SOURCE: Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

April 25, 2016 09:00 ET

Distinct Infrastructure Group Reports Record Revenue and EBITDA for 2015

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 25, 2016) -  Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DUG) ("Distinct" or the "Company") today released its financial results for the four-months and thirteen-month periods ended December 31, 2015. For the year ended, the Company had record revenues of $37.1 million for the thirteen-month period ended December 31, 2015 ("FY2015"), an increase of $11.5 million or 45% as compared to the twelve-month period ended November 30, 2014 ("FY2014"). FY2015 includes an additional month and two Christmas holiday seasons, which is historically a period of reduced productivity and increased vacation time. Factors contributing to the Company's revenue growth included increased projects from one of Canada's largest telecommunications company.

"The results for 2015 are an affirmation of the Company's business plan and strategy," said Alex Agius, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "Distinct continues to grow its core business organically while maintaining control over expenses. This well-defined approach will allow the Company to continue to grow organically and through acquisitions."

Further commenting on the positive financial results, Joe Lanni, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, "We are excited about our opportunities in 2016. Distinct plans to further deploy the proceeds of its $20 million acquisition line of credit as it prepares for continued growth in 2016 through strategic acquisitions. We continue to evaluate opportunities that will enhance the Company's capabilities, increase its customer base and add the valuable resources required to meet its operational goals."

Other highlights for FY2015:

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $6.8 million in FY2015 as compared to $4.2 million in FY2014, a 63% increase. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 18.3% FY2015 compared to 16.2% in the prior fiscal year, an improvement of 2.1%.
  • The majority of top-line and EBITDA growth has been organic, as the Company continues to procure additional projects and increase its book of business with key and new clients. Organic growth in Ontario continues to keep pace with its existing customers' increasing workload, fueled by projects initiated by some of Canada's largest communication companies, various utilities and municipalities across the province.
  • SaskTel, Saskatchewan's leading full-service communications provider, has awarded Distinct various projects valued at approximately $2 million. These projects are part of SaskTel's "Fiber to The Home" program.
  • In March 2016, Distinct announced the acquisition of Mega Diesel Excavating Ltd. ("Mega") for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.5 million. The acquisition presents Distinct with the opportunity to fast track our expansion plans in Western Canada and capitalize on infrastructure spending in Alberta. The addition of Mega will bolster the Company's hydro excavation capabilities in Western Canada to nearly 10 hydro vac trucks and provide both companies with the ability to leverage both of our strong relationships and service capabilities.
Consolidated Financial Highlights
    December 31, 2015   November 30, 2014
Total current assets   35,908,724   16,392,345
Total non-current assets   14,376,669   5,221,238
Total Assets   50,285,393   21,613,583
Current liabilities   8,719,675   14,141,452
Long-term debt, debentures & finance lease obligations   25,050,270   3,089,620
Total Liabilities   33,769,945   17,231,072
Total Shareholders' Equity   16,515,448   4,382,511
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity   50,285,393   21,613,583
    13 months ended   12 months ended
    December 31, 2015   November 30, 2014
Revenue   37,104,288   25,614,409
Direct costs   24,882,388   16,958,149
Selling, general and administrative   5,428,480   4,497,756
Depreciation   1,587,155   609,570
Total expenses   31,898,023   22,065,475
Earnings from operations   5,206,265   3,548,934
Other expenses        
Finance expense   976,460   535,223
One-time costs   1,183,122   0
    2,159,582   535,223
Income before taxes   3,046,683   3,013,711
Income taxes   776,282   720,385
Net and comprehensive income   2,270,401   2,293,326
Earnings per share:        
Basic and diluted   0.01   0.02
EBITDA   5,610,298   4,158,504
Adjusted EBITDA   6,793,420   4,158,504
Note:   EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP/IFRS figures. Management believes that, in addition to net earnings, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful measures as they provide an indication of the results generated by the Company's principal business activities. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA plus one-time costs relating to financing and public listing activities.

The financial statements, notes to the financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the fourth month period and year ended December 31, 2015 are available on SEDAR at as well as DIG's investor relations website at

In addition, the Company announces that as a result of a realignment of senior management, Mr. Ian Hogg will no longer serve as the Chief Operating Officer.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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