TORONTO, July 25 2013 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2013 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
FISCAL 2013 Q3 OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile platforms reached 4.5 million in Q3 F2013 compared to 3.6 million in Q3 F2012, an increase of 25%.
- In May, theScore announced the closing of a $16 million private placement financing, allowing the Company to accelerate the development and marketing of its mobile sports apps.
- In May, theScore recorded more than one million subscribers to Breaking News Alerts on iOS and Android devices.
“More sports fans than ever are using theScore,” said John Levy, Chairman and CEO of theScore. “Accelerating user growth remains our top priority, and our recent private placement financing has allowed us to significantly bolster our product development and content teams. We can’t wait to unveil our next game-changing features this fall.”
LEADERSHIP TEAM APPOINTMENTS
Mr. Levy also announced the following changes to the Company’s senior leadership team, which will take effect September 1, 2013:
Benjie Levy, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will be appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Benjie will be responsible for the development and execution of theScore’s business strategy and management of theScore’s operations.
Jonathan Savage, currently Vice President, Product will be appointed Senior Vice President, Product. In this role, Jonathan will lead the design and development of theScore’s products and services, and oversee theScore’s product development, engineering, growth and analytics teams.
Ethan Ross, currently Vice President, US Sales, will be appointed Senior Vice President, Sales. Ethan will expand his responsibilities and assume responsibility for theScore’s global advertising sales efforts, including sales, client services and ad operations.
Joe Ross, currently Director, Content will be appointed Vice President, Content. Joe will be responsible for the leadership of theScore’s content strategy, overseeing theScore’s editorial and original content teams.
FISCAL 2013 Q3 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2013 was $1.37 million compared to $1.15 million in the same period the previous year, an increase of 19%. Revenue for the nine months ended May 31, 2013 was $3.97 million compared to $2.86 million for the same period the previous year, an increase of 39%.
EBITDA loss for the three months ended May 31, 2013 was $2.35 million compared to $2.07 million in the same period the previous year and $7.08 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2013 compared to $4.65 million for the same period the previous year. This difference was primarily as a result of an increased investment in personnel related to the development of theScore’s mobile apps as well as the impact of the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit, which reduced the comparative EBITDA loss by $1.48 million for the same nine-month period last year.
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About theScore Inc.
theScore is the ultimate, personalized mobile experience which serves a new generation of sports fans. By providing an insanely addictive combination of real-time engagement and shared experiences, theScore connects sports fans to what they love, dispensing real-time sports news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content which is compelling, relevant and seamlessly shareable.
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The following tables reconcile net and comprehensive income (loss) to EBITDA.