Bob Mobile reports EUR 9.0 million operative EBITDA for the first nine months and confirms its guidance for 2012 financial year
- 9-Months revenues up to EUR 52.5 million
- 9-Months operative EBITDA at EUR 9.0 million
- Third quarter operative EBITDA of EUR 2.7 million
During the first nine month of the 2012 financial year, Bob Mobile AG - the future Cliq Digital AG -, a leading provider of mobile entertainment content, generated EUR 52.5 million of revenues, an increase of 92% compared to the previous year period (EUR 27.3 million). The operative EBITDA (excluding merger and restructuring costs) amounted to EUR 9.0 million, versus EUR -0.5 million in the previous year period. In the third quarter the company achieved revenues of EUR 15.4 million (previous year period: EUR 10.0 million) and an operative EBITDA of EUR 2.7 million (previous year period: EUR -0.3 million).
Luc Voncken (CEO) comments: "We are in line with our forecast and confirm our guidance for 2012. Additional revenues in the fourth quarter as well as in the upcoming months will occur from ten quality games we have signed to launch on thumbr. The highly anticipated "Dragons vs. Unicorns" and the award-winning "Skyrise Runner" are amongst the first games to launch and will be supported by dedicated Marketing and PR campaigns which focus on the territories that have proven to be the most profitable." In the third quarter the Premium mobile business launched new countries such as United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Columbia and Hungary. In these countries the Premium mobile services are now offered via online and mobile marketing to consumers and do already contribute to revenue and margin. Cliq is in the sweet spot for mobile games, apps and entertainment on feature- and smartphones.
The detailed IFRS consolidated figures for the first half-year of the 2012 financial year will be published by the end of November. All figures have not been audited and have not undergone an audit review.
CLIQ Digital AG
Bob Mobile AG - in future to be renamed Cliq Digital AG - which is based in Straelen (in future to be relocated to Düsseldorf), Germany, is a leading provider of mobile entertainment with focus on games (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3). As a marketer and publisher of games and other mobile value-added services, the Group is active in over 50 countries, especially by way of its direct sales to end-customers. Cliq Digital has been establishing its Freemium Mobile Games division since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005, and listed on the stock market. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012 with the acquisition of Dutch company Cliq B.V. Cliq provided the basis of the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and profitable growth through expanding into new countries, extending its games portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The company is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.