– Revenue grows 44% year-over-year as mobile sports company attracts record user numbers
TORONTO, July 24 2014 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three months and nine months ended May 31, 2014 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
FISCAL 2014 Q3 OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile platforms reached 5.5 million in Q3 F2014, an increase of 33% compared to the same period in F2013.*
- Average monthly user sessions of theScore’s mobile platforms reached more than 182 million in Q3 F2014, an increase of 38% compared to the same period in F2013.*
- Mobile advertising revenues for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2014 increased by 60% and 90%, respectively, compared to the same periods the previous year.
- In May, theScore closed its public offering and concurrent private placement of Class A Subordinate Voting Shares to raise aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $17,250,000.
- theScore was named an ‘Official Honoree’ in the category of ‘Sports: Handheld Devices’ in one of the digital world’s most prestigious awards – The Webby Awards.
- theScore launched ‘Feed’ on its Android app – allowing users to create their own continuously updated stream of sports content, combining all the information on the leagues, teams and players the user is following in a single view.
- theScore.com was redesigned, making it fully responsive and providing a great viewing experience for sports fans across a wide range of devices and screens, combined with all the news and data fans have come to expect from its flagship mobile app.
- theScore significantly enhanced its soccer coverage on its iOS and Android apps, offering news, scores and stats from all major English domestic league and cup competitions as well as those in Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, MLS and the UEFA Europa League and World Cup.
“We set new records for sports fans using theScore on their mobile devices during what proved to be a very strong Q3,” said John Levy, Chairman and CEO of theScore. “Our round of financing has equipped us to continue improving our already outstanding mobile-first sports experience while also expanding our marketing efforts. Q4 is off to a great start thanks to our great World Cup coverage, and we’re excited about what we’ll achieve during the remainder of F2014.”
FISCAL 2014 Q3 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Revenue for the three months ended May 31, 2014 was $2.0 million compared to $1.4 million for the same period the previous year, an increase of 44%. Revenue for the nine months ended May 31, 2014 was $6.0 million compared to $4.0 million for the same period the previous year, an increase of 51%.
EBITDA loss for the three months ended May 31, 2014 was $2.1 million compared to a loss of $2.4 million for the same period the previous year. EBITDA loss for the nine months ended May 31, 2014 was $5.1 million compared to a loss of $7.1 million in the same period the previous year. This was a result of increased revenues of $0.6 million and $2.1 million respectively, and increased operating expenses related mainly to increased headcount and marketing expenses, offset by Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit.
*User metrics from Q3 F2013 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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