TORONTO, July 11 2018 – theScore, Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore”) today announced the financial results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
Revenue for the quarter grew to $7.2 million compared to $6.4 million in the same period in F2017. Revenue for the first nine months of F2018 grew to $22.6 million compared to $21.6 million for the same period in F2017. Q3 F2018 revenue growth was accomplished thanks to strong performances from theScore’s Canadian direct sales and US programmatic businesses.
EBITDA loss for the three months ended May 31, 2018 improved to $44K, compared to a loss of $2.2 million for the same period the previous year. EBITDA loss for the first nine months of F2018 improved to $30K compared to a loss of $4.0 million for the same period the previous year. EBITDA loss for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017 included an impairment loss on the disposal of a non-core investment of $0.8 million.
Average monthly active users of theScore app on iOS in Q3 F2018 were up 9% compared to the same period the previous year, including growth in May of more than 12% year-over-year. iOS growth was offset by lower monthly active users of theScore app on Android. As a result, total average monthly active users of theScore mobile app in Q3 F2018 were 3.9 million, consistent with the same period the previous year. Average monthly app sessions-per-user were 93 versus 96 for Q3 F2017.
“It’s been an exciting period for theScore,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore. “We’ve seen continued strong app user growth on our iOS platform, a new monthly record of more than 50 million sports fans reached on our social and emerging platforms, and last week’s launch of theScore on Bixby to increase our presence on Android devices.
“This quarter also saw the legalization of sports betting in the United States, which presents an exciting opportunity for us. The state-by-state roll-out of this, and the different models being explored within each individual state, means the US sports betting landscape remains a fluid one. theScore is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity thanks to our mobile sports expertise, combined with our large and highly-engaged audience. We look forward to sharing more on our plans in due course.”
theScore will be hosting a conference call at 4:30pm EST on Wednesday, July 11. Management will review the Company’s Q3 F2018 results, followed by a question and answer session.
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About theScore Inc.
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.
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