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Friday 09 February, 2018

7digital Group PLC

Year End Trading Update

RNS Number : 3878E
7digital Group PLC
09 February 2018
 

9th February 2018

7digital Group plc

("7digital" or "the Company")

Year end trading update

 

7digital (AIM:7DIG), the B2B digital music and radio services company, today issues a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2017.

Unaudited revenue for 2017 is expected to be up 52% at £17.3m (2016: £11.3m). The Company's contracted and billed revenues for the period were in fact £18.6m, with revenues from major new client MediaMarktSaturn ("MMS") at £6.5m. However, of this MMS revenue, £1.3m is to be recognised in Q1 2018 rather than in the 2017 financial period leading to reported revenue of £17.3m.

Losses at Adjusted LBITDA level are expected to be significantly reduced from the previous period and be better than market expectations.

Following the acquisition of 24-7 in June, operational restructuring has already begun and has resulted in the closure of the Company's office in Paris and a reduction in headcount. The Board is pleased to report good progress towards its goal of profitability in the current financial year.  As previously announced, the Company has continued to make progress in signing new clients to its platform. This is in line with the Company's Platform as a Service ("PaaS") model. The PaaS model typically includes an upfront fee and an ongoing monthly recurring fee to support the platform.

 

Simon Cole, Chief Executive of 7digital, commented:

"2017 was a year which marked a major transformation at 7digital. Our acquisition in June of 24-7 and, with it, the contract to supply services to MediaMarktSaturn throughout Europe has cemented our market leading position as a business-to-business platform in the rapidly growing market for streamed music and radio services. Perhaps more importantly, it led to a profitable H2 and a significantly improved EBITDA loss for the year, ahead of expectations. This provides the right foundation for full year profitability in 2018."

 

This announcement contains information which, prior to its disclosure, was inside information for the purpose of the Market Abuse Regulation.

 

Enquiries:

 

7digital Group

020 7099 7777

Simon Cole, Chief Executive

 

Matt Honey, Chief Financial Officer

Holly Ashmore, PR Manager

 

 

 

 

Arden Partners (nominated adviser and broker)

 

020 7614 5900

Chris Hardie / Ruari McGirr / Benjamin Cryer

 

 

 

 

 

About 7digital (http://about.7digital.com)

 

7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers - including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

7digital fosters industry growth and innovation by simplifying access to music for clients such as Onkyo, Global Radio and musical.ly. From years of being the largest independent producer of programming for the BBC, launching Radioplayer in multiple territories, and powering services for partners like Panasonic, TDC and Electric Jukebox, 7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital music and next-generation radio services.

 


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