Mediagrif reports solid 2012 annual results and increases its quarterly dividend
Fiscal year 2012:
-- Revenue up 14.3% or $6.7 million to $53.8 million. -- EBITDA increased 14.9% to $17.4 million compared to $15.1 million a year ago. -- Net earnings of $9.5 million ($0.69 per share), compared to $8.0 million ($0.58 per share) in fiscal 2011. -- The Company completed the acquisition of LesPAC on November 14, 2011. -- Repayment of $6.0 million (including an amount of $5.0 million in advance) on the term loan contracted in connection with the acquisition of LesPAC.
Increase of quarterly dividend at $0.09 per share:
-- Increase of 13% of quarterly dividend from $0.08 to $0.09 per share.
LONGUEUIL, QC, June 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – Mediagrif Interactive
Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), a world-leading operator of e-commerce
solutions, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2012. Unless indicated otherwise, all amounts are in
SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED RESULTS
Three months ended Fiscal year ended March31st March 31st (in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for numbers related to shares - unaudited) 2012 2011 2012 2011 Revenues 14,864 12,747 53,824 47,076 EBITDA 5,523 3,672 17,364 15,112 Operating profit 4,022 2,766 13,229 12,345 Net earnings 2,635 1,900 9,505 7,995 Earnings per share - Basic 0.19 0.14 0.69 0.58 - Diluted 0.19 0.14 0.69 0.58 Weighted average number of share outstanding (in thousands) - Basic 13,721 13,680 13,705 13,784 - Diluted 13,779 13,715 13,755 13,804
The earnings analysis summary takes into consideration the impact of the
acquisitions of SystÃ¨mes InterTrade Inc. (“InterTrade”) completed on
December 22, 2010 and of LesPAC completed on November 14, 2011. In
relation with the acquisition of LesPAC, the Company incurred and
expensed in the third quarter 2012, acquisition related costs that
impacted operating profit and EBITDA by $1.4 million and net earnings
by $1.3 million.
FISCAL YEAR END MARCH 31, 2012 RESULTS
For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, total revenues reached $53.8
million, an increase of $6.7 million when compared with revenues of
$47.1 million for the corresponding period of 2011. This increase is
mainly due to the revenues of InterTrade and of LesPAC which amounted
to $8.1 million during the year ended March 31, 2012. Revenues, in
original currencies, from some subsidiaries decreased by a net amount
of $0.5 million during the year ended March 31, 2012. Moreover, the
changes in the value of the Canadian dollar compared to the US dollar,
combined with hedge coverage in place, generated a negative impact on
revenues of $0.9 million during the year ended March 31, 2012.
Operating expenses for the year ended March 31, 2012 reached
$29.7 million, compared to $24.5 million for the corresponding period
of 2011. The increase in operating expenses is mainly due to the
addition of InterTrade and LesPAC related operating expenses of $4.6
million, the acquisitions costs of LesPAC of $1.4 million partly offset
by lower salaries and benefits of $1.0 million.
EBITDA totalled $17.4 million for the year ended March 31, 2012
compared to $15.1 million in the corresponding period of 2011.
Net earnings reached $9.5 million ($0.69 per share) compared to
$8.0 million ($0.58 per share) for the year ended March 31, 2011.
FOURTH QUARTER 2012 RESULTS
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, revenues reached $14.9 million,
an increase of $2.2 million when compared to the fourth quarter of
fiscal 2011 revenues of $12.7 million. The increase is mainly due to
the revenues of LesPAC which amounted to $2.6 million in the fourth
quarter of fiscal 2012, partly offset by a reduction in revenues from
some subsidiaries amounting to $0.4 million.
Operating expenses of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 reached $7.8
million, compared to $7.0 million for the corresponding quarter of
2011. The increase in operating expenses is mainly due to the addition
of LesPAC related operating expenses of $1.5 million (including a $0.7
million amortization expenses related to this addition). This increase
was partially offset by lower salaries, lower professional services and
by additional tax credits for a total of $0.7 million.
EBITDA totalled $5.5 million or 37.2% of revenues compared to $ 3.7
million or 28.8% of revenues during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.
Net earnings reached $2.6 million ($0.19 per share) during the fourth
quarter of fiscal 2012, compared to $1.9 million ($0.14 per share) in
the corresponding quarter of 2011.
CASH FLOW AND FINANCIAL POSITION
On November 10, 2011, in connection with the acquisition of LesPAC, the
Company entered into a credit agreement providing a long-term
financing comprised of a $40.0 million, guaranteed, non renewable term
loan and a $20.0 million, guaranteed, revolving credit facility for
general corporate purposes, including acquisitions. Both the term loan
and the revolving facility extend over five years. The Company used the
entire amount of the term loan and $7.5 million of the revolving credit
facility to finance the acquisition at closing.
During the fiscal year 2012, operating activities generated $12.3
million of cash flow compared to $10.3 million for the corresponding
period of 2011. The Company used a portion of these funds and a portion
of its cash and cash equivalents to repay an amount of $6.0 million on
the term loan and an amount of $2.8 million on the revolving credit
As at March 31, 2012, the Company had $5.4 million of cash and cash
equivalents and $15.3 million available on its revolving credit
facility of $20.0 million.
QUARTELY DIVIDEND INCREASED TO $0.09 PER SHARE
The Board of Directors of Mediagrif approved a 13% dividend increase in
the quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share and declared a quarterly
dividend of $0.09 per share. The dividend is payable on July 16, 2012
to shareholders of record at the close of markets on July 3, 2012.
TRANSITION TO IFRS
Mediagrif’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended
March 31, 2012 have been prepared using IFRS. Amounts relating to the
year ended March 31, 2011 have been restated to reflect the adoption of
IFRS. Details of the accounting differences can be found in the notes
to the consolidated financial statements.
About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses since
1996. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell
products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities
and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and
efficiency. The Company provides e-commerce solutions in the fields of
electronic components, computer equipment and telecommunications,
medical equipment, automotive aftermarket, wine & spirits, diamonds and
jewelry, classified ads, supply chain and government opportunities.
Mediagrif has its headquarters in Longueuil and has offices in North
America and Asia. For more information, please visit us at www.mediagrif.com or call 1 877 677-9088.
In addition to providing an earnings measure in accordance with IFRS,
the Company shows operating profit and earnings before interest, taxes,
depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) as supplementary earnings
measures. The Company sometimes refers to the free cash flow measure in
its documents. Free cash flow is defined as cash flows from operating
activities less the acquisition of fixed assets and intangible assets
presented in investing activities and less dividends paid that are
presented in financing activities. Operating profit, EBITDA and free
cash flow are not intended to be measures that should be regarded as an
alternative to other financial operating performance measures prepared
in accordance with IFRS. Those measures do not have a standardized
meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar
measures presented by other companies.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with
respect to the Company. These forward-looking statements, by their
nature, necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these
forward-looking statements. We consider the assumptions on which these
forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable, but caution the
reader that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which
are beyond our control, may ultimately prove to be incorrect since they
are subject to risks and uncertainties that affect us. We disclaim any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except as required by applicable securities legislation.
Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts are in Canadian dollars.
SOURCE MEDIAGRIF INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC.