Ackroo achieves record earnings quarter with 60% year to date positive EBITDA growth
HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ackroo Inc. (TSX-V: AKR; OTC: AKRFF) (“Ackroo” or the “Company”), a loyalty marketing, gift card and payments technology and services provider, has filed their financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and is pleased to report quarterly revenues of $1,476,490 representing a 36% increase over the same period in 2018. The Company also achieved $250,208 of positive EBITDA during the period representing a 27% increase over the previous quarter and 54% over the same period in 2018. The revenue and earnings growth are primarily related to the Company increasing their subscription revenue by 44% over Q3 2018 which has led to an increased ratio of recurring revenue to one time revenue which is now at an all-time high of 78% of total revenues. The continued strong revenue and record earnings growth further validates the Company’s strategic plans and has the Company poised for a strong close to the year as they head into their busiest quarter.
“We achieved several key goals during the quarter” said Steve Levely, CEO at Ackroo. “We began integrating and normalizing the recent IQ724 acquisition while also further growing our organic business. We continued to grow our recurring revenues while further advancing our technology via digital marketing, big data and integrations to various point-of-sale solutions to expand our addressable market and product offering. We expanded our service offering by introducing debit and credit card payment services for our growing merchant base. We now have over 200 installations on Clover and have signed our first ever payment processing clients in the process. Most importantly despite the increased costs that are associated with the IQ724 acquisition that we will see for the first 2 quarters, we still delivered significant quarter over quarter and year over year earnings growth and delivered another cash flow positive quarter. We are now positioned to exceed our earnings goals for 2019 and are poised for an even bigger 2020 ahead.”
The complete financial results for Ackroo are available at www.sedar.com. Highlights include:
- Sales of $1,476,490 for the three month period ended September 30th, 2019 as compared to $1,083,046 for the three month period ended September 30th, 2018 (36% growth);
- Subscription revenue of $1,157,771 for the three month period ended September 30th, 2019 as compared to $803,843 for the three month ended September 30th, 2018 (44% growth);
- Positive EBITDA from operations excluding stock based compensation was $250,208 for the three month period ended September 30th, 2019 as compared to $196,395 of positive EBITDA from the three month period ended June 30th, 2019 (54% growth);
- Positive EBITDA from operations excluding stock based compensation was $518,098 for the nine month period ended September 30th, 2019 as compared to $323,728 of positive EBITDA from the nine month period ended September 30th, 2018 (60% growth);
- Positive cash flow created was $391,929 for the nine month period ended September 30th, 2019 as compared to $6,659 of negative cash flow from the nine month period ended September 30th, 2018;
Ackroo provides merchants of all sizes a robust, cloud based multi-currency marketing platform to help attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing their revenues and margins. Through a SaaS based business model Ackroo provides an in-store and online automated solution to help merchants process loyalty, gift card and promotional transactions at the point of sale, provide key administrative and marketing data, and to allow customers to access and manage their loyalty and gift card accounts. Ackroo also provides important marketing and payment services to assist their merchants with utilizing Ackroo’s technology solution and to provide a single point of contact for all of their primary merchant currencies. Ackroo is headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit: www.ackroo.com.
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