Catena Media’s Year-end report 2018

Catena Media plc (Nasdaq Stockholm: CTM)

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2018 (COMPARED WITH OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017)

  •  Revenues increased by 36 percent and totalled EUR 27.3m (20.1)
  •  EBITDA increased by 17 percent and totalled EUR 12.0m (10.3), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 44 percent (52)
  •  Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs increased by 8 percent and totalled EUR 12.0m (11.1), corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 44 percent (55)
  •  Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 11.5m (10.9)
  •  New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 127,805 (113,258), an increase of 13 percent
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.22 (0.12) before dilution
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.21 (0.11) after dilution 


“The process of transitioning from a distinct acquisition strategy to an increased focus on organic growth is
progressing and the results have already been favourable, with clear indicators that we are on the right path.”

Per Hellberg, CEO

JANUARY – DECEMBER 2018 (COMPARED WITH JANUARY-DECEMBER 2017) 

  •  Revenues increased by 55 percent and totalled EUR 105.0m (67.7)
  •  EBITDA increased by 47 percent and totalled EUR 47.8m (32.6) corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 46 percent (48)
  •  Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs increased by 39 percent and totalled EUR 50.1m (36.1) corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 48 percent (53)
  •  Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 40.7m (27.8)
  •  New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 539,475 (385,642), an increase of 40 percent
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.56 (0.40) before dilution
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.52 (0.40) after dilution 

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER

  •  Notification of major holdings in Catena Media plc.
  •  Catena Media resolves upon a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets acquired in July 2018.
  •  Increased number of shares and votes in Catena Media plc.
  •  Interim report January-September 2018.
  •  Nomination Committee appointed for Catena Media 2019 Annual General Meeting. 
  •  Catena Media agrees on amended terms for US assets acquired in December 2016.
  •  The proposal from Catena Media’s Board of Directors to the annual meeting is that, as in 2017, no dividend is paid for 2018. 

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE PERIOD

  •  Increased number of shares and votes in Catena Media plc.
  •  Catena Media appoints interim Group CFO, Erik Edeen.
  •  Notifications of major holdings in Catena Media plc. 


For further information, please contact:   
Per Hellberg, CEO, Catena Media plc
Phone: +46 709 10 74 10, E-mail: per.hellberg@catenamedia.com

Erik Edeen, Interim Group CFO, Catena Media plc
Phone: +46 768 47 23 19, E-mail: erik.edeen@catenamedia.com                          

Åsa Hillsten, Head of IR & Communications, Catena Media plc 
Phone: +46 700 81 81 17, E-mail: asa.hillsten@catenamedia.com

This information is information that Catena Media plc. is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on 7 February 2019 at 07.00 CET.

About Catena Media
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 360 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden, Italy and Malta (HQ). Total sales in 2018 reached EUR 105.0m. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap.

Further information is available at www.catenamedia.com