Ackroo achieves 18% YoY revenue growth and 51% YoY EBITDA growth over 2018
HAMILTON, Ontario, April 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ackroo Inc. (TSX-V: AKR; OTC: AKRFF) (the “Company” or “Ackroo”), a loyalty marketing, gift card, and payments technology and services provider, has filed its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019. The results for the year ended December 31, 2019 reflect 18% year over year revenue growth from 2018 and a 7-year cumulative average growth rate of 36% per year since inception in 2012. The results also include a 25% increase in subscription revenue and a 51% increase in EBITDA over 2018.
“2019 was a great year for the Company,” said Steve Levely, CEO at Ackroo. “We once again delivered double-digit year over year growth while continuing to improve our technology, services, and operations. We acquired and began integrating our largest acquisition to date in IQ724 which also introduced a new lending partner in BDC Capital who will help support more of our inorganic growth plans in the future. We launched AckrooPay adding value-added payment services for our growing client base to help further differentiate Ackroo while adding a new revenue stream for the Company. We now have a very stable business split evenly across Petroleum, Automotive, and Hospitality & Retail with a third of our revenues coming from small 1-4 locations businesses, a third medium 5-100 location businesses, and a third large 101+ location businesses. A healthy mix across both verticals and sizes. As we face the current pandemic, this diversification across industry and size and the general nature of our SaaS-based software business have been important for our ability to manage through the current challenges. It has allowed us to maintain all staff and continue to further develop and expand our technology and operations while also assisting our merchants where we can. The fundamentals we continued to improve on in 2019 and the work we are doing now through the current crisis will position us to emerge as an even stronger organization when business goes back to normal. Ackroo is poised now more than ever to continue to simplify, consolidate, and improve the fragmented loyalty marketing, gift card, and payments landscape and we are excited for what lies ahead.”
The complete financial results for Ackroo are available at www.sedar.com. Highlights include:
· Revenue of $5,233,227 for the year ended December 31, 2019 as compared to $4,435,019 for the year ended December 31, 2018 (18% growth);
· Subscription and Service revenue was $4,054,697 for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to $3,233,856 for the year ended December 31, 2018 (25% growth);
· Positive adjusted EBITDA of $614,034 for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to positive adjusted EBITDA of $406,427 for the year ended December 31, 2018 (51% increase);
· Positive adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenue increased to 12% for the year ended December 31, 2019, as compared to 9% of total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2018 (3% increase)
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, data, and payment services to assist their merchants with utilizing Ackroo’s technology solution, to better understand and steer their customer’s behaviors, 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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