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Mediagrif announces its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013

Third quarter highlights:

  • Revenues up 11% or $1.5 million to $15.1 million.
  • EBITDA of $6.2 million up 29%, compared to $4.8 million (before transaction costs of $1.4 million for the acquisition of LesPAC).
  • Operating profit of $4.9 million compared to $2.3 million.
  • Profit of $3.5 million ($0.24 per share), up by $2.5 million.
  • Full repayment of long-term debt following the private placement of common shares of $35.0 million.

Increase in quarterly dividend at $0.10 per share:

  • Increase of 11% of quarterly dividend from $0.09 to $0.10 per share.


LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), a world-leading operator of e-commerce solutions, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended December 31, 2012. Unless indicated otherwise, all amounts are in Canadian dollars.


  Three months ended
December 31
  Nine months ended
December 31
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for numbers related to shares - unaudited) 2012 2011 2012 2011
Revenues 15,128 13,617 46,188 38,960
EBITDA 6,173 3,353 18,812 11,822
Operating profit 4,898 2,250 15,009 9,207
Profit for the period 3,475 965 10,537 6,870
Earnings per share        

- Basic & Diluted 0.24 0.07 0.75 0.50
Weighted average number of share outstanding (in thousands)        

- Basic 14,356 13,710 13,964 13,699
  - Diluted 14,374 13,762 13,995 13,743

The results for the three- and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2012 include a non-recurring expense of $1.4 million related to the acquisition of LesPAC.

The income analysis summary takes into consideration the impact of the acquisition of LesPAC network ("LesPAC") completed on November 14, 2011.


For the third quarter of fiscal 2013, revenues totaled $15.1 million, an increase of 11.1% or $1.5 million compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2012 revenues of $13.6 million.

The revenue increase is mainly explained by the increase in revenues from LesPAC for $1.9 million, partly offset by a decrease in revenues, in original currencies, in certain subsidiaries, amounting to a net amount of $0.2 million. Moreover, the changes in the value of the Canadian dollar compared to the U.S. dollar, combined with currency hedges in place, generated a negative impact on revenues of $0.1 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

Total operating expenses of the third quarter of fiscal 2013, including cost of revenues, reached $10.2 million, compared to $11.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. The decrease in operating expenses is mainly due to the $1.4 million transaction costs related to the acquisition of LesPAC incurred during the third quarter of fiscal 2012 while LesPAC activities added $1.0 million in operating expenses during the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Additional tax credits of $0.2 million were also recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

EBITDA totaled $6.2 million or 40.8% of revenues compared to $3.4 million or 24.6% of revenues during the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

Profit reached $3.5 million ($0.24 per share), compared to $1.0 million ($0.07 per share) recorded during the third quarter of fiscal 2012.


For the first nine months of fiscal 2013, revenues totaled $46.2 million, an increase of 18.6% or $7.2 million, when compared to the first nine months of fiscal 2012 revenues of $39.0 million.

The increase is mainly explained by the increase in revenues from LesPAC by $8.6 million, partly offset by a decrease in revenues, in original currencies, in certain subsidiaries, amounting to a net amount of $0.8 million. 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 $0.3 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2013.

Total operating expenses of the first nine months of fiscal 2013, including cost of revenues, reached $31.2 million, compared to $29.8 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2012. The increase in operating expenses is mainly due to the increase in LesPAC activities for $4.8 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2013 partly offset by a decrease in professional fees (including the $1.4 million transaction costs related to LesPAC), lower salary expenses and additional tax credits.

EBITDA totaled $18.8 million or 40.7% of revenues compared to $11.8 million or 30.3% of revenues during the first nine months of fiscal 2012.

Profit reached $10.5 million ($0.75 per share), compared to $6.9 million ($0.50 per share) recorded during the first nine months of fiscal 2012.


On December 6, 2012, the Company completed the sale, by way of a private placement, of 2 million common shares for gross proceeds of $35.0 million. The Company used the proceeds to repay in full the term loan and revolving credit facility.

As at December 31, 2012, the Company had $9.3 million of cash and cash equivalents and $60.0 million available on its unused revolving credit facility.

Operating activities generated $4.9 million of cash flows during the third quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $5.4 million for the corresponding period of fiscal 2012.

During the first nine months of fiscal 2013, operating activities generated $12.9 million of cash flows compared to $9.2 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2012.


The Board of Directors of Mediagrif approved a 11% dividend increase in the quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share and declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share. The dividend is payable on April 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on April 2, 2013.


We have been informed by our client, Public Works and Government Services of Canada ("PWGSC"), that it will not call for tenders in order to replace the MERX solution. The department uses MERX's electronic tendering system pursuant to a contract which expires May 31, 2013.

PWGSC plans to provide its suppliers with a solution developed internally. Suppliers of PWGSC, as well as those of other departments and governmental agencies, may continue to benefit from all the value added services of MERX.

The Company believes that the loss of a portion of the revenue from the expiration of this agreement will be compensated, among other things by:

  • Providing the services of MERX to all suppliers and other departments and agencies that are currently using MERX.
  • The increase activity generated by the use of MERX by our public and private sector clients in Canada.

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.


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