ad pepper media International N.V.: Double-digit growth in the third quarterBack to overview
Nuremberg, Amsterdam, 19 October 2021
ad pepper Group, one of the leading performance marketing companies in Europe, achieved double-digit growth in the third quarter. Gross sales increased by around 20 percent to EUR 27,718k (Q3 2020: EUR 23,152k). Group revenue amounts to EUR 7,004k, which equates to around 17 percent growth (Q3 2020: EUR 6,011k). The revenue level achieved in Q3 2021 thus corresponds to the forecast for the third quarter of approximately EUR 7,000k, which had been announced along with the publication of the half-year results.
Growth was mainly driven by the Webgains segment with an increase of 33 percent to EUR 4,056k (Q3 2020: EUR 3,056k) and the ad agents segment, with an increase in revenue of 31 percent to EUR 2,240k (Q3 2020: EUR 1,707k). The ad pepper segment suffered a decline in revenue of 43 percent to EUR 708k (Q3 2020: EUR 1,248k).
Group EBITDA for the third quarter amounts to EUR 1,215k (Q3 2020: EUR 1,509k). The ad agents segment was able to increase its EBITDA to EUR 593k (Q3 2020: EUR 446k), while the Webgains segment generated EBITDA of EUR 1,049k in the third quarter (Q3 2020: EUR 894k) and the ad pepper segment achieved EBITDA of EUR 110k (Q3 2020: EUR 497k).
In the first nine months of the financial year, the Group generated gross sales of EUR 81,757k (Q1-Q3 2020: EUR 68,159k) and Group revenue of EUR 20,404k (Q1-Q3 2020: EUR 17,968k), corresponding to around 20 percent and 14 percent growth, respectively. EBITDA in the first nine months amounted to EUR 3,558k (Q1-Q3 2020: EUR 4,313k). The Group’s operating costs were mainly driven by new hires in the ad agents and Webgains segments. In these segments, the headcount was raised by around 15 percent and 10 percent, respectively, compared to the previous year.
This means that overall, the trends already visible in the first half of the year continued in the third quarter: a strong performance of the ad agents and Webgains segments contrasted with a development of the ad pepper segment that remained below the prior-year levels. In an otherwise intact market environment with, in part, dynamic growth rates, we currently expect Group revenue to reach up to EUR 8,000k (Q4 2020: EUR 7,648k) in the upcoming quarter.
The report for the first nine months 2021 will be published on 18 November 2021.
Key figures (unaudited) in kEUR:
|Q3 2021||Q3 2020||Q1-Q3 2021||Q1-Q3 2020|
|of which ad pepper||708||1,248||2,874||4,129|
|of which ad agents||2,240||1,707||5,916||4,858|
|of which Webgains||4,056||3,056||11,614||8,981|
|of which ad pepper||110||497||849||1,703|
|of which ad agents||593||446||1,221||756|
|of which Webgains||1,049||894||2,905||3,062|
|of which admin||-537||-328||-1,417||-1,208|
*including securities at fair value
For more information:
Jens Körner (CEO)
ad pepper media International N.V.
+49 (0) 911 929057-0