SOURCE: Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

August 29, 2016 09:00 ET

Distinct Infrastructure Group Reports Record Revenue for Second Quarter of 2016

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 29, 2016) - Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. ("Distinct" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: DUG) today released its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016. For the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, the Company reported record revenues of $15.5 million, an increase of $7.0 million or 82.3% as compared to the three months ended May 31, 2015. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, the Company reported record first-half revenues of $26.3 million, an increase of $11.6 million or 79.1% as compared to the six months ended May 31, 2015.

"The Company continues to experience exceptional growth as evidenced by its record revenues for the first half of 2016," said Joe Lanni, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "It is a testament to the abilities of management that the Company has been able to achieve the record revenues given the significant investment that it has made in its people, equipment and training. Having made the investment in the hiring and training of 100 additional employees in the first six months of 2016, the Company a solid foundation to continue its growth that it has experienced to date for the remainder of 2016 and through 2017 which will permit management to maximize operational efficiencies."

Further commenting on the positive financial results, Alex Agius, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "The success that the Company has achieved to date is evidence of the Company's ability to manage its organic growth in its core business without sacrificing the quality of work that our customers have come to expect from us. We will continue to execute on our business strategy to grow organically while evaluating potential opportunities, both domestic and international, which will enhance the Company's offerings while expanding its customer base."

Additional highlights:

  • EBITDA of $1.6 million during the second quarter of 2016 as compared to $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, a 10.2% increase. The Company also reported first half EBITDA of $2.6 million as compared to $2.2 million in the first half of 2015, a 21.1% increase.
  • The Company continues to experience strong organic growth in the Ontario market driven by increasing demand from new and existing customers. Specifically, the Company's telecommunication infrastructure business continues to experience increased demand for projects from one of the Company's largest customers. As well, start-up revenues from the iVac segment continue to grow as that business shows robust internal and external growth.
Consolidated Financial Highlights
   June 30, 2016  December 31, 2015
Total current assets  43,561,938  35,908,724
Total non-current assets  19,690,208  14,376,669
Total Assets  63,252,146  50,285,393
Current liabilities  19,300,891  8,719,675
Long-term debt, debentures & finance lease obligations  27,534,452  25,050,270
Total Liabilities  46,835,343  33,769,945
Total Shareholders' Equity  16,416,803  16,515,448
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity  63,252,146  50,285,393
   For the three months ended  For the six months ended
   June 30, 2016  May 31, 2015  June 30, 2016  May 31, 2015
Revenue  15,514,275  8,507,528  26,273,730   14,672,081
Direct costs  11,042,213  5,821,589  18,710,891   10,122,969
Selling, general and administrative  2,863,319  1,226,539  4,924,635   2,371,894
Depreciation  731,985  474,920  1,264,264   602,632
Total expenses  14,637,517  7,523,048  24,899,790   13,097,495
 Earnings from operations  876,758  984,480  1,373,940   1,574,586
 Other expenses             
 Finance expense  866,014  147,926  1,633,921   340,114
   866,014  147,926  1,633,921   340,114
 (Loss) / Income before taxes  10,744  836,554  (259,981 ) 1,234,472
 Income taxes  -  232,667  -   424,667
Net and comprehensive (loss) / income  10,744  603,887  (259,981 ) 809,805
(Loss) / earnings per share             
Basic  0.000  0.004  (0.001 ) 0.005
Diluted  0.000  0.004  (0.001 ) 0.005

The financial statements, notes to the financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 are available on SEDAR at as well as DIG's investor relations website at

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