Strong results for Mediagrif in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 Second quarter highlights: -- Revenues up 20% or $2.5 million to $15.2 million; -- EBITDA reached 43% of revenues or $6.5 million, up 44% compared to $4.5 million; -- Operating profit of $5.2 million compared to $3.7 million; -- Profit of $3.4 million or $0.25 per share; -- Repayment of $3.0 million (including $2.0 million in advance) on the term loan. Quarterly dividend: -- Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share payable on January 14, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of markets on January 3, 2013. Amendment to credit agreement: -- Amendment to the existing credit agreement to support the Company's growth. TSX: MDF www.mediagrif.com LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), a world-leading operator of e-commerce solutions, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended September 30, 2012. Unless indicated otherwise, all amounts are in Canadian dollars. SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED RESULTS Three months ended Six months ended September 30 September 30 (in thousands of Canadian 2012 2011 2012 2011 dollars, except for numbers related to shares - unaudited) Revenues 15,213 12,706 31,060 25,343 EBITDA 6,514 4,477 12,639 8,469 Operating profit 5,219 3,732 10,111 6,957 Profit for the period 3,429 3,747 7,062 5,905 Earnings per share - Basic & Diluted 0.25 0.27 0.51 0.43 Weighted average number of share outstanding (in thousands) - Basic 13,797 13,705 13,769 13,694 - Diluted 13,822 13,740 13,806 13,733 The income analysis summary takes into consideration the impact of the acquisition of LesPAC network ("LesPAC") completed on November14, 2011. RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL 2013 For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, revenues totalled $15.2million, an increase of 19.7% or $2.5million compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2012 revenues of $12.7million. The revenue increase is explained by the addition of revenues from LesPAC for $3.1million, partly offset by a decrease in revenues, in original currencies, in certain subsidiaries, amounting to a net amount of $0.4million. Moreover, the changes in the value of the Canadian dollar compared to the U.S. dollar, combined with currency hedge in place, generated a negative impact on revenues of $0.1 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Total operating expenses of the second quarter of fiscal 2013, including cost of revenues, reached $10.0million, compared to $9.0million for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. The increase in operating expenses is mainly due to the addition of LesPAC activities for $1.8million during the second quarter while operating expenses of the other subsidiaries decreased by a net amount $0.8million as a result of lower salaries and professional services, a decrease in the bad debt expense and additional tax credits. EBITDA totalled $6.5million or 42.8% of revenues compared to $4.5million or 35.2% of revenues during the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Profit reached $3.4million ($0.25 per share), compared to $3.7million ($0.27 per share) recorded during the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 includes a foreign exchange loss of $0.3 million while the Company recorded a foreign exchange gain of $1.2million during the second quarter of fiscal 2012. RESULTS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF FISCAL 2013 For the first six months of fiscal 2013, revenues totalled $31.1million, an increase of 22.9% or $5.8million, when compared to the first six months of fiscal 2012 revenues of $25.3 million. The increase is explained by the addition of revenues from LesPAC for $6.7million, partly offset by a decrease in revenues, in original currencies, in certain subsidiaries, amounting to a net amount of $0.6million. Moreover, the changes in the value of the Canadian dollar compared to the U.S. dollar, combined with currency hedge in place, generated a negative impact on revenues of $0.2 million during the first six months of fiscal 2013. Total operating expenses of the first six months of fiscal 2013, including cost of revenues, reached $20.9million, compared to $18.4million for the first six months of fiscal 2012. The increase in operating expenses is mainly due to the addition of LesPAC activities for $3.8million during the first six months while operating expenses of the other subsidiaries decreased by a net amount $1.2million as a result of lower salaries and professional services and additional tax credits. EBITDA totalled $12.6million or 40.7% of revenues compared to $8.5million or 33.4% of revenues during the first six months of fiscal 2012. Profit reached $7.1million ($0.51 per share), compared to $5.9million ($0.43 per share) recorded during the first six months of fiscal 2012. CASH FLOW AND FINANCIAL POSITION During the second quarter of fiscal 2013, operating activities generated $5.7million of cash flows compared to $3.6million for the corresponding period of fiscal 2012. The Company used a portion of these funds and a portion of its cash and cash equivalents to repay an amount of $3.0million on the term loan during the second quarter of fiscal 2013. As at September 30, 2012, a total of $11.0million (including an amount of $8.0million in advance) had been repaid on the $40.0million Term Loan that was put in place to fund the acquisition of LesPAC. As at September 30, 2012, the Company had $5.8million of cash and cash equivalents and $16.0million available on its revolving credit facility of $20.0million. During the first six months of fiscal 2013, operating activities generated $8.0million of cash flows compared to $3.8million for the first six months of fiscal 2012. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS The credit agreement signed on November 10, 2011 with the National Bank of Canada and the Bank of Nova Scotia was amended on November 13, 2012, allowing the Company to consolidate its existing term loan and revolving facility into a single revolving credit facility, to increase its borrowing capacity thereunder and the existing accordion loan of $25.0million. The amended credit agreement now provides for a revolving facility of $60.0million, including an accordion loan of $40.0million, which is subject to lenders' acceptance. Conditions attached to the original credit agreement remain unchanged except for conditions related to the term loan, including the obligation to make mandatory quarterly instalments, which now cease to apply. QUARTERLY DIVIDEND The Board of Directors of Mediagrif approved and declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share payable on January 14, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of markets on January 3, 2013. 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 and spirits, diamonds and jewelry, classified ads, supply chain collaboration 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 profit measures 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 property, plant and equipment 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. Unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements, accompanying notes and MD&A are available on www.mediagrif.com and have been filed with SEDAR at the following address: www.sedar.com. Mediagrif InteractiveTechnologies Inc. Claude Roy President and Chief Executive Officer Tel.: 450-449-0102 ext. 2004 Toll Free: 1 877 677-9088 ext. 2004 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Bourque Chief Financial Officer Tel.: 450-449-0102, ext: 2135 Toll Free: 1 877 677-9088 ext. 2135 Email:email@example.com SOURCE: MEDIAGRIF INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC. To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/13/c7720.html CO: MEDIAGRIF INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC. ST: Quebec NI: ECOM ERN DIV FIN -0- Nov/13/2012 23:50 GMT
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