Interim report January – September 2019

Catena Media plc (Nasdaq Stockholm: CTM) 

July - September 2019 (compared with July - September 2018)

  • Revenues decreased by 5 percent and totalled EUR 26.4m (27.7)
  • EBITDA decreased by 15 percent and totalled EUR 11.4m (13.4), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 43 percent (48)
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs decreased by 15 percent and totalled EUR 11.5m (13.6),corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 44 percent (49)
  • Net cash generated from operating activities amounted to EUR 9.1m (10.2)
  • New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 99,435 (138,194), a decrease of 28 percent
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.20 (0.15) before dilution
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.19 (0.14) after dilution

 

January - September 2019 (compared with January - September 2018)

  • Revenues decreased by 2 percent and totalled EUR 76.3m (77.6)
  • EBITDA decreased by 11 percent and totalled EUR 32.0m (35.9), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 42 percent (46)
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs decreased by 15 percent and totalled EUR 32.2m (38.1), corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 42 percent (49)
  • Net cash generated from operating activities amounted to EUR 28.7m (29.1)
  • New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 323,423 (411,670), a decrease of 21 percent
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.36 (0.34) before dilution
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.34 (0.31) after dilution

“After three consecutive quarters of decline, I am happy to announce a trend shift in third-quarter revenues, which increased by +11% compared to the second quarter.”
Per Hellberg, CEO

Significant events during the third quarter

  • Increased number of shares and votes in Catena Media plc related to the final earn-out payment for U.S. assetsacquired in December 2016.
  • Catena Media agrees on amended terms for assets in the German sports betting-focused affiliate BayBets Ltd., acquired in December 2017.

Significant events after the end of the period

  • Notification of Major Holdings in Catena Media plc. The Notification indicates that Swedbank Robur Fonder AB, as of 7 October 2019, holds 4.46 percent of the votingrights in Catena Media plc.
  • Catena Media resolves upon a directed new share issue as final payment for an acquisition made in June 2018.
  • AskGamblers - a Catena Media core brand - now in Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Notification of Major Holdings in Catena Media plc. The Notification indicates that Bodenholm Capital AB, as of 2 October 2019, holds 15.19 percent of the voting rights 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 18 November 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 leadingmarket position with approximately 390 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.