– Mobile sports company releases fiscal 2015 first quarter results
TORONTO, January 15 2015 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2014 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
FISCAL 2015 Q1 OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile platforms reached a record 10.2 million in Q1 F2015, an increase of 112% compared to the same period in F2014.
- Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile apps reached 4.8 million in Q1 F2015, an increase of 15% compared to the same period in F2014.*
- Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile web platform reached 5.4 million in Q1 F2015, an increase of 776% compared to the same period in F2014.*
- Average monthly sessions of theScore’s mobile apps reached 298 million in Q1 F2015, an increase of 56% compared to the same period in F2014.*
- Achieved record quarterly revenue of $3.05 million in Q1 F2015
- Advertising revenue for Q1 F2015 increased by 49% compared to the same period the previous year.
“2015 is off to a great start with more than 10 million sports fans now using theScore as their go-to mobile sports platform,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore.
“The recent acquisition of daily fantasy sports game Swoopt also further strengthened and diversified our offering, giving us a strategic entry point into the daily fantasy sports space with a product that enjoys a clear fit with theScore’s existing user base. Coupled with the record quarterly revenue we enjoyed in Q1, theScore is well on course to reinforce its position as a leader in mobile sports during 2015.”
Q1 F2015 OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
- theScore was named “one of the world’s greatest” apps by Business Insider as part of the influential media outlet’s annual ‘App 100’ list.
- theScore for iOS and Android was updated with a host of new features designed to take football fans closer to the gridiron than ever before, including rich scoring play visuals and detailed graphics that track each pass, drive, penalty and kick.
- theScore for iOS and Android was updated with Feed Filters, allowing users to create additional customized Feeds to track their favorite leagues, teams and players, making it perfect for even deeper fantasy sports tracking.
- theScore for iOS was updated to be fully optimized for the newly released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices.
Q1 F2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Revenue for the three months ended November 30, 2014 was $3.05 million compared to $2.1 million the previous year, an increase of 45%. EBITDA loss for the three months ended November 30, 2014 was $1.5 million compared to $2.3 million the previous year, an improvement of 35%.
* User metrics from Q1 F2014 exclude theScore’s secondary mobile sports application, SportsTap, which was retired September 30, 2013.
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About theScore Inc.
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable. theScore is available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices.
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