TORONTO, January 12, 2017 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2016 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
Revenue for the quarter grew to $8.5 million compared to $7.0 million in the same period the previous year. Revenue growth was powered by theScore’s Canadian and US direct sales teams, as well as growth in engagement within theScore’s mobile apps.
EBITDA loss for the three months ended November 30, 2016 was $0.4 million versus $2.3 million in Q1 F2016. A combination of an increase in revenue plus savings in expenses led to direct improvements in the Company’s profitability. Net and comprehensive loss for the three months ended November 30, 2016 was $0.8 million compared to $3.1 million in the same period the previous year.
Average monthly sessions of theScore’s mobile apps reached 459 million compared to 414 million for the same period the previous year, with users opening our apps an average of 98 times a month each, a new quarterly record. Average monthly active users of theScore’s mobile apps were 4.7 million versus 4.8 million in Q1 F2016.
“We again saw record levels of engagement across our mobile apps and also recorded our best ever quarter in terms of EBITDA,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore. “Our proficiency in driving engagement and revenue from our existing user base means we will be able to consistently improve profitability.
“Our priority now is focusing on audience growth, something we’ve been actively working on through an exciting new feature roadmap for our flagship app, while continuing to explore opportunities and strengthen our early foothold in new and exciting areas with high growth potential, like bots and esports.”
theScore will be hosting a conference call at 8:30am EST on Thursday, January 12. Management will review the Company’s Q1 F2017 results, followed by a question and answer session.
Conference Call Dial-In Numbers
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8688
Toll Free North America: (+1) 888 390 0546
Toronto: (+1) 416 764 8677
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The conference call will also be webcast live here.
theScore will also be hosting its Annual General Meeting at 11:00am EST on Thursday, January 12 at the Company’s Toronto office at: 500 King Street West, Fourth Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1L9.
For more information:
Sr. Manager, Communications
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2366
Email: [email protected]
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 416.479.8812 ext. 2206
Email: [email protected]
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About theScore Inc.
theScore, Inc. is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to the sports content they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats, alerts and videos via emerging and established digital media platforms, including its mobile sports applications theScore and theScore esports, its web platforms theScore.com and thescoreesports.com and theScore Bot for Facebook Messenger and Kik Messenger.
Non-IFRS Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing results in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), theScore also provides supplementary non-IFRS financial measures as a method of evaluating the Company’s performance. theScore utilizes earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) to measure operating performance. theScore’s definition of EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization, finance income, income taxes, and acquisition costs which in theScore’s view do not adequately reflect its core operating results. EBITDA is used in the determination of short-term incentive compensation for all senior management personnel. EBITDA is not a measure of performance under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net and comprehensive income or loss prepared in accordance with IFRS or as a measure of operating performance or profitability. EBITDA does not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.
Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “expects” or “intends” and other similar statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements reflect theScore’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including among other things, those which are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form as filed with the TSX Venture Exchange and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and elsewhere in documents that theScore files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.