Q4 revenue and EBITDA growth and a strengthened balance-sheet
TORONTO, CANADA April 25, 2019 – YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF), (“The Company, or “Yangaroo”) the leading secure digital media management and distribution company, today announced its results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018. The full text of the Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis is available at www.yangaroo.com and at www.sedar.com. Please note that all currency in this press release is denoted in Canadian dollars.
“As anticipated, revenue in the final quarter of 2018 grew over the prior quarter, reflecting the seasonal trends in both segments of our business,” said Gary Moss, President and CEO of YANGAROO. “Notwithstanding the impact of seasonality and general customer activity on a quarter to quarter basis, we remain confident that our prior stated goal of a 15% exit annual run rate growth for 2019 in our Advertising division is achievable. We commenced our share buy-back program in January 2019 and are pleased with the response to date. The program remains in place for the balance of 2019, subject to normal trading blackout restrictions. We expect to lift the current blackout period in the third week of May 2019. To date the Company has bought- back 104,500 shares at an average price of $0.155.”
Gary Moss further added, “the Company’s recent quarterly sales growth, combined with its ability to keep costs low, have contributed to a strengthened balance sheet. Working capital and cash balances at year-end were significantly improved from the prior-quarter and prior-year, which can be expected to continue for the foreseeable future, as the Company looks to deploy its improved balance sheet strength to grow the business.”
Revenue for 2018 was $7.5M or 2% lower than 2017 primarily attributed to a loss of business from advertising clients partially off-set by increased music and entertainment sales. Fourth quarter revenue was $2.0M or 5% higher than the same period in 2017 and primarily attributed to increased music and entertainment sales. EBITDA for 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by $0.4M or 159% and $0.3M or 195%, respectively, from the same periods in 2017, and was primarily attributed to lower salary and technical development expenses and higher foreign exchange gains. Normalized EBITDA and Net Income for 2018 were $0.8M and $0.5M, respectively.
Additionally the Company’s Working Capital position as at December 31, 2018 was $2.7M, an increase of $0.8M or 39% from the same period in the previous year, resulting primarily from a higher cash position and lower trade and contractual severance payables.
Summary of operating results for the years, fourth quarters ended, and as at December 31:
As at April 23, 2019, the Company had a cash balance of $1.8M.
YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud-based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the industry standard and powers most of North America’s major awards shows.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Gary Moss at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.
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