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Bluedrop Releases Q1 Financial Results
Revenues up 15% for the Quarter reflecting progress on growth plans
St. John's, Newfoundland CANADA, March 01, 2013 /FSC/ - Bluedrop Performance
Learning Inc. (BPL - TSX Venture), today reported its financial results for the
quarter ended December 31, 2012.
The revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $2,392,954 up from
$2,080,448 an increase of 15% on the same period in the previous year. Gross
profit for the quarter was $964,178 down from $1,011,210 a decrease of 5%.
Pre-tax earnings for the quarter were a loss of $461,333 versus income of
$521,900 a decrease of $983,233. After tax loss for the period was $407,800 as
compared to income of $336,227. For further details please see the Financial
Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended
December 31, 2012 which are available on the Company's web site at
www.bluedrop.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
During the Quarter, the Company experienced a delay in business activities
related to a significant contract with CAE Inc. That in turn resulted in less
billable hours and less revenues in relation to the previously announced
translation contract associated with this work. It is expected that the contract
will be restarted in the coming quarters and that the forecasted revenues from
the program and some of the translation contract will be realized in the fiscal
year. Any work remaining on the contract is now increasing the backlog of work
for the group. The displaced workers were quickly redeployed to another program
and the company is now realizing a more normalized billable utilization. This
delay contributed to the reduced in Quarter revenues and the reduced margins for
the period. The CoursePark business unit enjoyed continued year over year growth
of over 35% and a slight reduction in period margins due to a one time write off
of prepaid content.
The Company continued to invest in its future growth by increasing its sales and
marketing efforts across all operations for an in quarter increase of $277,134
versus the same period last year. General and administrative expenses increased
by $46,052 in the quarter compared to the same period last year. There were
various changes in Share Based compensation, Amortization, Interest and in
period government assistance that contributed to the reduced earnings. See the
Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter
ended December 31, 2012 for more information.
Commenting on the results and progress of Bluedrop, Founder and CEO Emad
Rizkalla said "I am happy with the continued growth despite the delay on the CAE
contract. Our affected Defence project team is now fully redeployed on new
programs and we should have more normalized billable time along with increased
backlog. The CoursePark.com unit continues to make significant strides. We
entered this year with a plan to invest in sales and marketing to drive growth
and I am still confident this will produce strong in year growth."
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in workplace training
for individuals, corporations, military personnel and the public sector.
Launched in 2004, with six offices and over 100 employees, Bluedrop is
transforming the workplace by designing, developing and delivering practical,
actionable and affordable training content that improves individual and overall
performance of organizations. For more information, visit www.bluedrop.com.
Bluedrop Performance Learning
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