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  • 25 Jul 2017

CLIQ Digital AG strengthens global market position through UK majority participation

– Majority participation in the business operations of Universal Mobile Enterprises (UME)
– Mobile content marketing & distribution specialists with focus on the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, South Africa while expanding in other countries
– UME has nearly a million subscribers to their services year to date
– Financing from cash and cash flow from operating activities of CLIQ Digital AG

 

Dusseldorf, July 25, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has, as reported ad hoc on July 22, 2017, acquired a majority participation in the business operations of the UK based companies Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. and Moonlight Mobile Ltd (together “UME”). With economic effect as per June 1, 2017, the business of UME will be run by a newly established entity in which CLIQ Digital holds a stake of 51%. The remaining 49% of the shares in the newly established company will be held by the founders of UME, Richard Keeley and Alex Rooke, who will continue to manage the operative business. It was agreed between the parties to keep the purchase price confidential. The purchase price is financed from cash and the cash flow from operating activities of CLIQ Digital AG.

UME has grown dynamically since their establishment in 2009 and achieved a strong market position in the distribution of mobile content with a focus on entertainment and games. In the business year 2016/2017, ending April 30, UME generated net revenues of GBP 10.3 million (approx. € 11.5 million) and during the business year 2015/2016 GBP 6.2 million (approx. € 6.9 million). UME has nearly a million subscribers to their services year to date. UME is profitable and is aiming again for further growth in the current financial year 2017/2018. The future use of the know-how and the infrastructure of the CLIQ Digital Group will help to accelerate this expansion. The Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG expects to have operational synergies and cross-selling effects in marketing and sales as a result of the cooperation and estimates that the majority participation in the business of UME will already show a positive impact on the group earnings in the business year 2017.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 115 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Disclaimer:

This document contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of CLIQ Digital and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. CLIQ Digital does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.

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E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 22 Jul 2017

CLIQ Digital AG acquires majority participation in business operations of Universal Mobile Enterprises and Moonlight Mobile

Disclosure of inside information pursuant to Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 on Market Abuse (Market Abuse Regulation – MAR)

Dusseldorf, this 22 July 2017 – Today, CLIQ Digital AG (“CLIQ Digital“) signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the business operations of the UK based companies Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. (“UME“) and Moonlight Mobile Ltd. (“MM“). For this purpose, CLIQ Digital purchased 100% of the shares of UME and MM. With economic effect as per 1 June 2017, the business of UME and MM will be run by a newly established entity in which CLIQ Digital holds a stake of 51%. The remaining 49% of the shares in the newly established company will be held by the founders of UME and MM, Richard Keeley and Alex Rooke, who will continue to manage the operative business. Completion of the transaction took place immediately after signing.

UME and MM are active in the distribution of digital products. In their business year ending 30 April 2017 they achieved a total net revenue of GBP 10.3 million (UK GAAP). CLIQ Digital expects that the majority participation in the business of UME and MM will show a positive impact on its group earnings.

 
Disclaimer:

This document contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of CLIQ Digital and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. CLIQ Digital does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.

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E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 17 Jul 2017

New emoji-App with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton – CLIQ Digital AG distributes Emojis with the world-renowned racing driver

Dusseldorf, July 17, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, distributes a unique Emoji app with graphical images of the three-time Formula 1 world champion driver Lewis Hamilton. The app has been developed by CLIQ Digital in cooperation with Lewis Hamilton, works on Apple and Android devices and has over 250 personalized and exclusive emojis, stickers and expressions. All emojis have been handpicked by Lewis Hamilton himself.

Lewis Hamilton adds “I’m using emojis to communicate every day and it’s been pretty cool to put my own packs together. It turned out great and hope you guys have fun with the Hamoji’s!”

Emojis have long been an established form of communication replacing longer terms in digital and mobile communication. Emoji’s iconographic and emotionally nuanced form of expression overcomes language barriers not only in the everyday language but has also found its way into professional correspondence. Hence, the targeted use of emojis in dealing with communication partners is perceived as empathic. CLIQ Digital AG also contributes decisively to this rapid development through the official emoji app of British racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

To corporate customers and their brands, CLIQ Digital offers the “CLIQMOJI” apps on iOS and Android as turnkey full-service solutions for their brands. This includes, besides its release on the App Store, the related marketing, and development of the emoji designs. The apps then contain hundreds of unique brand-specific emojis that can be shared with other people via instant messengers such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. With the innovative “CLIQMOJI” apps brands can target the monetization of the communication of social media followers. CLIQMOJI is the successful expansion of CLIQ Digital AG in the social media field. More information about CLIQMOJI is available at http://cliqmoji.com.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 22 May 2017

CLIQ Digital AG: Majority of shareholders approves all agenda items at the Annual General Meeting

Dusseldorf, May 22, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform held its Annual General Meeting in Dusseldorf on May 19, 2017, with 65.50 percent of the statutory nominal capital present. The shareholders expressed their profound satisfaction with the financial results 2016 and approved all resolutions proposed by the management with a majority. The actions of the executive board and the supervisory board were approved each at 99.99 percent. Unanimously, the shareholders agreed on the proposal to appoint MAZARS GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, as the auditor for the annual (consolidated) financial statements for the year 2017.

CLIQ Digital AG has shown a profitable growth in the financial year 2016 and impressively underpinned this development in the first quarter of 2017 with an increase in the net result of 61 percent compared to the prior year quarter. The Management Board confirmed its forecast for the fiscal year 2017 at the Annual General Meeting with a double-digit growth for the consolidated net result compared to the previous year.

The voting results are available for download under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers, and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Graefelfing/Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de
www.crossalliance.de

  • 08 May 2017

CLIQ Digital AG announces figures for the first quarter 2017 – successful start of the year with net profit increase of 61% compared to 1st quarter 2016


  • Revenue climbs 11% to EUR 17.6 million in Q1 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million)
  • EBIT up more strongly, by 43% to EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2016: EUR 0.7 million)
  • CLIQ factor rose from 1.41 in the prior year period to 1.44 in Q1 2017

 

Düsseldorf, May 8, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today announced its business development for the first three months in 2017.

Development in revenue and earnings

The CLIQ Digital Group has started the year 2017 successful and increased its revenues by 11% to EUR 17.6 million in the period January to March 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million). The double-digit growth in revenues was achieved, although the company’s marketing spend in the first quarter of 2017 of EUR 4.9 million is approximately 15% below the previous year’s level (Q1 2016: EUR 5.7 million).

The consolidated results also developed positively. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 6.5 million in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 6.4 million). EBIT rose even stronger, up by 43% to EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2016: EUR 0.7 million). As a result, the EBIT margin rose to 6.0% (Q1 2016: 4.7%) compared to the previous year. After minority interests, CLIQ Digital generated a net profit of EUR 0.6 million in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 0.4 million). This represents an increase of 61%. The cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved to EUR 0.09 in the reporting period (Q1 2016: EUR 0.06).

Development of KPI’s

Thanks to the strategic focus of CLIQ Digital AG on high-margin markets, the CLIQ factor, the ratio of revenue to costs per customer, as a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, continued to grow in the first quarter of 2017 to 1.44 after reaching 1.41 in 2016. Concentrating on countries with a high CLIQ factor has impacted the marketing spend in the first quarter, whereby the latter was also influenced by stricter regulations in some countries. At the same time, the customer base value, an important key figure for estimating the expected net revenue to be generated by existing customers amounts to EUR 20.5 million per the end of the quarter (Q1 2016: EUR 18,8 million)

The 3-month figures for 2017 are unaudited and were not subject to a review.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 24 Apr 2017

CLIQ Digital AG to distribute the mobile version of the popular For Dummies series worldwide

Dusseldorf, April 25, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has secured the worldwide distribution rights for the mobile versions of the popular For Dummies companions, with the original series published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. From the middle of the second quarter of 2017, CLIQ Digital will market over 190 English titles, which will be available on all mobile devices irrespective of the manufacturers.

For Dummies is one of the most successful book series worldwide with more than 250 million printed copies. For over 20 years on the market, it has received steadily growing popularity among the readers. Initially successful as a computer book series, the range of topics of For Dummies books have expanded over the past few years to include many areas from business to sports. The series is published in Germany by Wiley-VCH.

In the future, also the mobile For Dummies titles, distributed by CLIQ Digital, will give readers an easy-to-understand introduction to complex topics. The For Dummies series does not require any prior knowledge, and is aimed at anyone who wants to become familiar with a new field and wants to improve their skills at work, home or leisure. The For Dummies titles are characterized by their clear structure and easily understandable explanations, garnished with a proper portion of humor.

The mobile For Dummies series from CLIQ Digital contains a comprehensive range of various topics, such as Economics and Investing, Wine, Cooking, or Music. For Dummies is a highly attractive product that fits perfectly with CLIQ Digital. With For Dummies, CLIQ Digital AG distributes another premium product to offer consumers an informative and entertaining service.

As part of the strategy 2017 and beyond CLIQ Digital is investing in their content portfolio in order to be able to deliver to its customers high value and next generation content.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 11 Apr 2017

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year – double-digit growth rates again

– Audited figures for 2016 are according to the preliminary figures published February 15, 2017
– Double-digit growth rates in revenue and results- Forecast 2017 confirmed: double-digit growth in revenue, EBITDA, and net profit
– Expansion of CLIQ’s social media services with CLIQMOJI

Dusseldorf, April 11, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today publishes its audited consolidated financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year and confirms the 2017 forecast.

Revenue and earnings development in 2016

The 2016 fiscal year was again a very successful year for CLIQ Digital AG. The group increased revenue by 17.2% to EUR 65.3 million in 2016 (2015: EUR 55.7 million). The company’s substantial rise in marketing spend of 23.4% compared to the previous year resulted overall in a very positive business performance. Marketing spend amounted to EUR21.6million in the period from January to December 2016 (2015: EUR 17.5 million).

Also, CLIQ Digital achieved double-digit growth rates in the consolidated results. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 30.5% to EUR26.1million in 2016 (2015:EUR20.0 million). Accordingly, the EBITDA margin rose to 40.0% in the year under review (2015:35.9%). EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment charges on capitalized customer acquisition costs amounted to EUR 5.1 million (2015: EUR 4.6 million). EBIT rose even stronger, up 73.1% to EUR 4.5 million (2015: EUR 2.6 million). As a result, the EBIT margin improved year-on-year to 6.9% (2015: 4.7%). The increase in depreciation and amortization is directly attributable to the rise in marketing spend. After minority interests, the net profit in the reporting year rose by 92.9% to EUR 2.7 million (2015: EUR 1.4 million). The cumulative earnings per share (EPS) doubled to EUR 0.44 in 2016 (2015: EUR 0.22).

Development of KPI’s in 2016

CLIQ Digital AG succeeded in further expanding its strong position in the European market in 2016 and growing in this region significantly stronger than in previous years. In addition, CLIQ Digital benefits from higher margins in Europe. The share of the European market in total revenues was 82% in 2016, compared to 69% in the previous year 2015. Through the concentration on high-margin markets, the ARPU (the average net sales per user in the first six months) rose to EUR 11.73 (2015: EUR 10.80).

In 2016, the company also recorded an increase to EUR 8.32 (2015: EUR 7.74) regarding the cost per customer acquisition (CPA). The CLIQ factor, the ratio of ARPU to CPA, as a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, improved in 2016 to 1.41 (2015: 1.40). At the same time, the customer base value, a key figure for estimating the expected net revenue generated by existing customers, increased by 8.9% to EUR 20.9 million in the period under review (2015: EUR 19.2 million).

Balance sheet 2016

In 2016, CLIQ Digital generated a cash flow from its operating business of EUR25.9million (2015:EUR18.2million). The successful business performance in 2016 also allowed the company to reduce its debt with its financing institution significantly. Liabilities to banks amounted to EUR 10.6 million as at 31 December 2016, which is 29% below the previous year’s figure (2015: EUR 14.9 million). At the balance sheet date 2016, the consolidated equity amounted to EUR 43.4 million (2015: EUR 40.7 million). CLIQ Digital AG thus has a solid financial foundation to keep on pursuing its ambitious expansion targets in the future.

Outlook 2017

After a very successful 2016 fiscal year, CLIQ Digital AG started with strong momentum into the current year. For the full year 2017, CLIQ Digital AG targets a rise in marketing spend compared to the previous year. As a result, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG expects a double-digit percentage growth compared to the previous year for revenue, EBITDA, and net profit.

CLIQ Digital is setting another strong new trend: Emojis – small images that use symbols to express feelings in chat applications on smartphones or tablet PCs. To its business clients CLIQ Digital offers the “CLIQMOJI” apps on iOS and Android as turnkey full-service solutions for their brands. This includes, besides its release on the App Store, the related marketing, and development of the Emoji designs. The apps then contain hundreds of unique brand-specific Emojis that can be shared with other people via instant messengers such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. “With our CLIQMOJIs, we want to offer customers the opportunity to use personalized Emojis. For example, we are working with the Dutch musician/rapper Lil` Kleine (Jorik Scholten), who now also has a growing fan base in Germany. Furthermore, we signed the German pop star and the former member of the renowned girl group Monrose, Senna Gammour”, according the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG. CLIQMOJI underlines the successful expansion of CLIQ Digital services in the social media field. More information about CLIQMOJI is available at cliqmoji.com.

The audited consolidated annual report 2016 of CLIQ Digital AG is as of now available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com/front-IR/annual-reports/.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 09 Mar 2017

CLIQ Digital AG shifts to the new (stock) market segment Scale

Dusseldorf, 9 March 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform shifts from the Entry Standard to the new stock market segment Scale.
Scale will be stronger regulated in admission and follow-up duties than the previous open market Entry Standard segment. Due to increased transparency and quality requirements, companies with a proven business model, such as CLIQ Digital, are becoming even more attractive to investors. Listed companies will benefit from Deutsche Börse’s network and services such as Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners and Research Reports. CLIQ Digital AG is supported by Lang & Schwarz Broker GmbH as a capital market partner and by CROSS ALLIANCE in capital market communication. Since 2008, the shares of CLIQ Digital AG have been listed in the open market Entry Standard segment. The company already reports well above the prescribed minimum standards and publishes its business development on a quarterly basis in German and English. CLIQ Digital will continue to further increase its transparent and comprehensive financial communications in the new segment.
By moving to Scale, CLIQ Digital also emphasizes the quality standards and the growth prospects of the group and is convinced that it is now listed in a market segment that can reflect its share price performance adequately. In 2016, CLIQ Digital AG’s share price significantly exceeded the Entry Standard Index with a share price increase of around 140%.

About CLIQ Digital:
CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:
CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 15 Feb 2017

CLIQ Digital AG publishes preliminary figures for 2016 – result doubles after strong fourth quarter & reduces debt significantly

 – Revenue climbs 17.3% to EUR 65.3 million (2015: EUR 55.7 million)

– EBITDA increases by 30.5% to EUR 26.1 million (2015: EUR 20.0 million)

– EBIT margin rises significantly to 6.9% (2015: 4.7%)

– Net result nearly doubles to EUR 2.7 million (2015: EUR 1.4 million, +92.9%)

– Significant decrease in net debt by 28.4%

 

Düsseldorf, 15 February 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has published its preliminary figures for the 2016 financial year today. After a successful business performance in the first nine months of 2016, the company gained growth momentum again in the fourth quarter and posted a sharp increase in the result.

Development in revenue and earnings (in EUR million)

2015 2016
Gross revenue 55.7 65.3
EBITDA 20.0 26.1
EBIT 2.6 4.5
Net Result (after minority interests) 1.4 2.7

 

According to preliminary figures, the CLIQ Digital Group increased its revenue by 17.2% to EUR 65.3 million in the 2016 financial year (2015: EUR 55.7 million). The company further increased its marketing expenditure in the reporting year (+23.4% as against 2015) and thus gained significant growth momentum again compared to the previous year (EUR 21.6 million as against EUR 17.5 million in the previous year).

In the reporting period, the CLIQ Digital Group realized another significant improvement in profitability compared to the previous year. According to preliminary calculations, the EBITDA margin climbed from 35.9% in the previous year to 40.0% in the period under review. In the 2016 financial year, EBITDA amounted to EUR 26.1 million (2015: EUR 20.0 million), which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 30.5%. EBIT showed an even greater increase of 73.1% to EUR 4.5 million (2015: EUR 2.6 million). This equates to an EBIT margin increase from 4.7% in the previous year to 6.9% in the period under review. The net result after minority interests doubled to approximately EUR 2.7 million in the reporting period as compared to EUR 1.4 million in the previous year (+92.9%). The customer base value rose by 8.9% to EUR 20.9 million in 2016 versus EUR 19.2 million in the previous year. The customer base value is an important figure for estimating future revenue generated from current customers.

In addition, successful business performance in the 2016 financial year allowed the company to significantly reduce its debt with its financing institution to a greater extent than expected. Liabilities to banks amounted to EUR 10.7 million as at 31 December 2016, which thus equates to a decrease of 28.4% compared to the previous year’s figure (31 December 2015: EUR 14.9 million).

The 2016 business figures are preliminary figures that have not been audited yet. CLIQ Digital AG will issue detailed information on its business and earnings performance in the final audited annual financial statements for 2016 prepared in accordance with IFRS and provide an outlook for the 2017 financial year when the 2016 Annual Report is published on 11 April 2017.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

 

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 101 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

 

Contact:
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Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance

  • 14 Nov 2016

CLIQ Digital AG announces 9-months figures 2016 – Significant increase in revenue and profitability due to strong 3rd quarter

– Revenue rises around 15% to EUR 47.4 million (9 months 2015: EUR 41.4 million)

– EBITDA climbs up approx. 38% to EUR 19.3 million (9 months 2015: EUR 13.9 million)

– Net earnings increase by around 57% to EUR 1.9 million (9 months 2015: EUR 1.2 million)

– Customer value base increases significantly by 31% to EUR 20.5 million

 

 

Dusseldorf, November 14, 2016 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today publishes its financial figures for the first nine months of the 2016 financial year. In the first nine months of the current financial year, CLIQ Digital Group generated revenue of EUR 47.4 million compared to EUR 41.4 million in the prior year period. This represents a growth of around 15%. The company was able to further boost its growth dynamics in the third quarter, next to the already strong first half year, and thereby recorded an above average increase in earnings.

Development in revenue and earnings

9M/ 2016 9M/ 2015
Gross revenue in EUR million 47.4 41.4
EBITDA in EUR million 19.3 13.9
Adjusted EBITDA in EUR million 3.7 3.0
Net Result in EUR million 1.9 1.2

 

Revenue in the third quarter of 2016 went up by approximately 35% to EUR 16.2 million, compared to EUR 12.0 million in the third quarter of 2015. Marketing spend increased to EUR 16.0 million in the period January to September 2016 compared to EUR 11.6 million in prior year period. In the third quarter of 2016, marketing expenditures amounted to EUR 5.8 million, a raise of around 46% compared to the same quarter of the previous year (Q3/2015: EUR 3.9 million). To achieve this sharp increase in marketing spend during the third quarter, management accepted a lower then average CLIQ Factor.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by about 38% in the first nine months of the current financial year to EUR 19.3 million (9 months 2015: EUR 13.9 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment charges to capitalized customer acquisition costs), an important indicator for the performance of CLIQ Digital AG, also increased significantly by about 24% to EUR 3.7 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 3.0 million in the prior year period. Net earnings increased above the average by around 57% to EUR 1.9 million in the reporting period (9 months 2015: EUR 1.2 million). The cumulative earnings per share (EPS undiluted) improved to EUR 0.30 in the first nine months of 2016 (9 months 2015: EUR 0.19).

Development in the performance indicators

9M/ 2016 9M/ 2015
Number of Sales 1,884,901 1,551,541
ARPU (average net revenue per user for the first 6 months) in EUR 11.97 10.32
CPA (Cost per Acquisition) in EUR 8.48 7.49
ARPU to CPA (CLIQ-Factor) 1.41 1.38
Marketing spend in EUR million 16.0 11.6
Customer value base in EUR million 20.5 15.6

 

The profitability of the CLIQ Digital Group increased significantly in the first nine months of the current financial year compared to last year. ARPU (Average net revenue per user) went up to EUR 11.97 in the period January to September 2016 (9 months 2015: EUR 10.32) and CPA (cost per acquisition) increased to EUR 8.48 in the first nine months of 2016 compared to EUR 7.49 in the prior-year period. The CLIQ-Factor, the ARPU to CPA ratio improved from 1.38 in the first nine months of 2015 to 1.41 in the first nine months of 2016, thus underscoring a sustainable increase in customer profitability. The customer value base increased by 31% to EUR 20.5 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 15.6 million as of the first nine months of 2015. The customer value base is an important key figure for estimating the net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

Outlook 2016

Based on the clearly positive revenue and earnings performance in the first nine months of the current financial year 2016 and the further raise in marketing spend in the third quarter of 2016, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG confirms its forecast for double-digit growth rates on revenue and earnings throughout the year 2016 compared to the previous year.

The 9-months figures are unaudited.

 

 

About CLIQ Digital:

 

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 85 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

 

Contact:

 

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

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