Sylogist Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : SYZ

Sylogist Ltd.

August 13, 2015 08:00 ET

Sylogist 9 Month Results: Revenue Grows 65%; Adjusted EBITDA Increases 67%; Dividend Declared

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Sylogist Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SYZ) ("Sylogist" or the "Company"), a provider of enterprise information management solutions to public and private sector customers, is pleased to announce its unaudited financial results for third quarter and first 9 months of its 2015 fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 and declared a $0.0625 per share dividend payable on September 9, 2015 to shareholders of record on August 26, 2015.

Q3 Headlines:

  • Revenues grew 74% to $6.6 million compared to $3.8 million in Q3 of fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased by $1.0 million or 71% to $2.4 million ($0.10 per share) from $1.4 million ($0.06 per share) in Q3 of fiscal 2014.
  • Profit (before income tax and net of stock compensation expense) was $1.7 million or $0.07 per share compared to $1.0 million or $0.05 per share in Q3 of fiscal 2014;
  • Profit for Q3 of fiscal 2015 was $1.2 million or $0.05 per share compared to $1.5 million or $0.07 per share in Q3 of fiscal 2014.
  • Cash and short-term investments as at June 30, 2015 totalled $44 million or $1.76 per share.
  • Adjusted working capital(1) (net of deferred revenue) was $45.2 million or $1.81 per share.
  • Combined tax pools at the end of June 2015 stood at approximately $33 million (CDN).

9 Month Headlines:

  • Revenues grew 65% to $19.7 million compared to $12 million in the first 9 months of fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased to $7.9 million ($0.32 per share) or 67% from $4.7 million ($0.22 per share) in the same period in fiscal 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA margins improved to 40% of revenue compared to 39% of revenue in the same period in fiscal 2014.
  • Profit (before income tax and net of stock compensation expense) was $5.9 million or $0.24 per share compared to $3.7 million or $0.18 per share in the first 9 months of fiscal 2014.
  • Profit for the first 9 months of fiscal 2015 was $1.9 million or $0.08 per share compared to $5.3 million or $0.25 per share in the same period last year.

"In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, Sylogist continued to grow at a substantial rate over last year. Year-over-year revenue increased 74% quarterly and 65% year-to-date. Q3 adjusted EBITDA rose 71% while nine-month adjusted EBITDA grew 67% over the same periods in fiscal 2014. Sylogist continues to operate with industry-leading financial metrics while maintaining an exceptionally strong balance sheet positioned for appropriate growth opportunities. We have recently commenced selective purchases of our own shares under our Normal Course Issuer Bid as part of our strategy to increase the value of Sylogist stock to our shareholders while continuing to pay a significant quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share" stated Jim Wilson, Chairman, President and CEO.

About Sylogist

Sylogist is a technology innovation company which, through strategic acquisitions, investments and operations management, provides intellectual property solutions to a wide range of public and private sector customers.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Working Capital are non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted EBITDA is defined as: profit for the period before stock based compensation, interest expense, bargain purchase price on acquisition, income taxes, acquisition-related costs, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted Working Capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities adjusted for deferred revenue.

Full financial statements together with Management's Discussion and Analysis are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Company's stock is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SYZ. Information about Sylogist can be found at http://www.sylogist.com.

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Forward-looking Statements

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