Interim report January – September 2018

Catena Media plc (Nasdaq Stockholm: CTM)

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2018 (COMPARED WITH JULY-SEPTEMBER 2017) 

  •  Revenues increased by 60 percent and totalled EUR 27.7m (17.3)
  •  EBITDA increased by 52 percent and totalled EUR 13.4m (8.8), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 48 percent (51)
  •  Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs increased by 43 percent and totalled EUR 13.6m (9.5), corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 49 percent (55)
  •  Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 10.2m (10.4)
  •  New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 138,194 (100,741), an increase of 37 percent
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.15 (0.10) before dilution
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.14 (0.10) after dilution

“It´s my believe that Catena Media´s business, through being in the sweet spot of the value chain, has substantial growth opportunities ahead.”

Per Hellberg, CEO

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

  •  Revenues increased by 63 percent and totalled EUR 77.6m (47.6)
  •  EBITDA increased by 61 percent and totalled EUR 35.9m (22.3) corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 46 percent (47)
  •  Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs increased by 52 percent and totalled EUR 38.1m (25.0) corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 49 percent (53)
  •  Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 29.1m (16.9)
  •  New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 411,670 (272,384), an increase of 51 percent
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.34 (0.29) before dilution
  •  Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.31 (0.28) after dilution 

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE THIRD QUARTER

  •  Changes in the Board of Directors of Catena Media. Anders Brandt voluntarily resigns. Öystein Engebretsen fills the vacant board seat.
  •  Change in number of shares and votes in Catena Media plc, August 2018.
  •  Catena Media resolves to implement directed new share issue as part of second earn-out payment for assets acquired in December 2016.
  •  Increased number of shares and votes in Catena Media plc, July 2018.
  •  Catena Media consolidates its lead in the financial vertical by acquiring premium Forex industry news website LeapRate.com. 
  •  Catena Media resolves to implement a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets acquired in May 2017 and June 2018.
  •  Catena Media resolves to implement a directed new issue of shares as payment for assets acquired in April 2018 and for the company´s incentive programmes.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE END OF THE PERIOD

  •  Catena Media Nomination Committee 2019 AGM appointed.
  •  Catena Media agrees on amended terms for US assets acquired in December 2016.

For further information, please contact:   

Per Hellberg, CEO, Catena Media plc
Phone: +46 709 10 74 10, e-mail: per.hellberg@catenamedia.com

Pia-Lena Olofsson, CFO, Catena Media plc
Phone: +46 708 58 04 53, e-mail: pia-lena.olofsson@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 6 November 2018 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 350 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden, Italy and Malta (HQ). Total sales in 2017 reached EUR 67.6 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap.

Further information is available at www.catenamedia.com