ad pepper media International N.V.: Record Sales and positive EBITDA

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Nuremberg, Amsterdam, January 29, 2016 – Based on preliminary figures, ad pepper media International N.V. concluded the financial year 2015 with record sales of EUR 56,009k, corresponding to a growth of 18.5 percent compared to the equivalent previous year’s figure (2014: EUR 47,281k). The group’s growth was mainly driven by the Webgains segment, where sales rose by 33 percent to EUR 40,882k (2014: EUR 30,713k). Webgains thus accounted for around 73 percent of the group’s total sales and is again one of the fastest-growing performance networks.

Due to – among other factors – disposals of non-core activities, the gross margin for the past financial year showed a slight decline of 1.8 percent to EUR 15,844k (2014: EUR 16,131k) while operating expenses could be substantially reduced by 20.3 percent to EUR 15.986k (2014: EUR 20,070k). Proceeds from sales of company shareholdings contributed a total of EUR 386k to earnings.

All key profitability figures are therefore positive: EBITDA for the 2015 financial year amounted to EUR 539k (2014: EUR -3,729k), with the Webgains segment contributing EUR 1,349k (2014: EUR 102k). EBIT amounted to EUR 244k (2014: EUR -3,940k). EBT came to EUR 443k (2014: EUR -5,224k).

Liquid funds (including securities measured at fair value) amount to EUR 22,437k (December 31, 2014: EUR 19,639k). The group still has no liabilities to banks.

The annual report 2015 will be published on March 24, 2016.


Year on year comparison of key figures (unaudited)

    2015 2014 % change
Sales EUR 000s 56,009 47,281 18.5
Gross margin EUR 000s 15,844 16,131 -1.8
EBITDA EUR 000s 539 -3,729 <-100.0
EBIT EUR 000s 244 -3,940 <-100.0
EBT EUR 000s 443 -5,224 <-100.0
    12.31.2015 12.31.2014 % change
Liquid Funds* EUR 000s 22,437 19,639 14.2
Equity ** EUR 000s 16,664 16,296 2.3

*including securities measured at fair value
**before deferred taxes


For further information:

Dr. Jens Körner (CFO)
ad pepper media International N.V.
phone: +49 (0) 911 929057-0
fax: +49 (0) 911 929057-157