SOURCE: Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc.

November 17, 2016 16:15 ET

Distinct Infrastructure Group Reports Record Revenue for Third Quarter of 2016

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 17, 2016) - Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DUG) ("Distinct" or the "Company") today released its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. For the three-month period ended September 30, 2016, the Company reported record revenues of $16.12 million, an increase of $7.39 million or 84.73% as compared to the three months ended August 31, 2015. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, the Company reported record revenues of $42.40 million, an increase of $19.00 million or 81.18% as compared to the nine months ended August 31, 2015.

Joe Lanni, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented: "Distinct continues to experience strong demand for our services from key customers which is reflected in our record quarterly revenue. We believe that the Company has built a solid foundation on which to continue our exceptional growth into 2017 while at the same time remaining focused on maximizing operational efficiencies. With over 380 employees and 400 units of rolling stock, DIG remains strategically placed as a key full-service contractor in the Canadian telecom & utility infrastructure landscape."

Further commenting on the record financial results, Alex Agius, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "Distinct's strong organic growth would not be possible without our clients. Our record financial results are a testament to the quality of our full-service turnkey offering. Distinct's reputation as a leader in the industry for safety, efficiency and quality has been one of the key drivers of our success to date. We remain deeply committed to these values as we continue to explore organic and strategic growth opportunities beyond our core domestic markets."

Additional highlights:

  • EBITDA of $2.98 million during the third quarter of 2016 as compared to $1.47 million in the third quarter of 2015, a 103.53% increase. The Company also reported EBITDA of $5.62 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016 as compared to $3.64 million for the nine-month period ended August 31, 2015, a 54.31% increase.
  • Organic growth in the Ontario & Alberta markets continued to be driven by increased demand from new and existing customers. The Company's telecommunication infrastructure business continues to experience increased demand for projects from one of the Company's largest customers. iVac's internal and external growth continues as sales efforts have proven to yield results in key markets.

Consolidated Financial Highlights

   September 30, 2016  December 31, 2015
Total current assets  43,079,237  35,908,724
Total non-current assets  18,930,519  14,376,669
Total Assets  62,009,756  50,285,393
Current liabilities  18,148,174  8,719,675
Long-term debt, debentures & finance lease obligations  25,748,044  25,050,270
Total Liabilities  43,896,218  33,769,945
Total Shareholders' Equity  18,113,538  16,515,448
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity  62,009,756  50,285,393
   For the three months ended  For the nine months ended
   Sept. 30, 2016  Aug. 31, 2015  Sept. 30, 2016  Aug. 31, 2015
Revenue  16,122,306  8,727,311  42,396,036  23,399,392
Direct costs  10,089,440  5,781,330  28,800,330  15,904,299
Selling, general and administrative  3,048,994  1,479,942  7,973,630  3,851,836
Depreciation  738,681  303,888  2,002,945  906,520
Total expenses  13,877,115  7,565,160  38,776,905  20,662,655
Earnings from operations  2,245,191  1,162,151  3,619,131  2,736,737
Other expenses            
Finance expense  1,009,149  294,648  2,643,070  634,762
   1,009,149  294,648  2,643,070  634,762
(Loss) / Income before taxes  1,236,042  867,503  976,061  2,101,975
Income taxes  117,196  339,916  117,196  764,583
Net and comprehensive (loss) / income  1,118,846  527,587  858,865  1,337,392
(Loss) / earnings per share            
Basic  0.04  0.02  0.03  0.08
Diluted  0.04  0.02  0.03  0.08

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

About Distinct:

Distinct Infrastructure Group Inc. is a turnkey solutions firm providing design, engineering, construction and maintenance services to telecommunication firms, utilities and government bodies. Distinct's full-service suite of offerings includes underground construction, aerial construction, inventory management, and technical services including fibre to the building and home. The Company's head offices are located in Toronto, Ontario, with additional offices in Edmonton, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan.

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