SOURCE: Symbility Solutions Inc.

Symbility Solutions Inc.

May 29, 2015 08:00 ET

Symbility Solutions Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Symbility Solutions Inc. (the "Corporation"), (TSX VENTURE: SY), a global software company dedicated to developing applications for the insurance industry, today announced financial results for its first quarter 2015, ended March 31.

"As we had announced at the beginning of 2014, our largest customer terminated at year-end which impacted our first quarter revenue. This customer, together with the supply chain, represented $10.3 million which effectively reset our revenue to $17.5 million to start 2015," commented James Swayze, CEO, Symbility Solutions Inc. "While we knew it would be challenging to recoup this lost revenue in a single year, we are pleased to report that our first quarter financial results, together with the pro forma growth attributable to the business we acquired in the UK have us at a run rate of approximately $23.5 million with a more balanced customer concentration of 10 percent."

Pro FormaPerformance

On a pro forma basis, assuming the previously announced acquisition of customer contracts and related people from The Innovation Group (LSE: TIG) that was completed March 31, 2015, had occurred January 1, 2015, revenue decreased to $5.9 million for the three months ending March 31, 2015. This compares to revenues of $7.2 million in the same period last year.

The Corporation believes Adjusted EBITDA2 is also a useful measure as a proxy for operating cash flow and facilitates period-to-period operating comparisons. Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ending March 31, 2015, was ($554,000) compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $808,000 in the same period last year.

      
Pro Forma Selected Financial Information
For the three months ended March 31, in thousands of
dollars
2015   2014  
Pro Forma Revenue $5,869   $7,182  
Pro Forma Cost of Sales $1,407   $1,329  
Pro Forma Expenses $6,206   $6,586  
Pro Forma Net Loss ($1,744 ) ($698 )
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA ($554 ) $808  
         
For the three months ended March 31, in thousands of dollars 2015   2014  
Pro Forma IFRS Net Loss ($1,744 ) $(698 )
Finance income, net (41 ) (38 )
Pro Forma Depreciation and amortization 698   447  
Stock-based compensation 258   1,094  
Transaction related expenses 257   -  
Income tax expense 18   3  
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA ($554 ) $ 808  
         

IFRS Performance

In the three months ended March 31, 2015, consolidated revenue was $5 million, this compares to revenues of $7.2 million in the same period last year, which represents a decrease of 30 percent or $2.1 million.

The net loss for the three months ending March 31, 2015, was $1.9 million and represents a basic and fully diluted loss per share of $(0.01). This compares to net loss of $698,000 in the same period last year, representing a basic and fully diluted loss per share of ($0.01). The Corporation has a cash balance of $5.2 million as at March 31, 2015.

Selected Financial Information

For the three months ended March 31, in thousands of dollars 2015   2014  
Revenue $5,047   $7,182  
Cost of Sales $1,319   $1,329  
Expenses $5,679   $6,586  
Net Loss ($1,928 ) ($698 )
Adjusted EBITDA ($877 ) $808  
Loss per share3 ($0.01 ) ($0.00 )
         
As at March 31, 2015, and December 31, 2014, in thousands of dollars 2015   2014  
Cash and cash equivalents $5,162   $12,612  
Total Assets $34,783   $35,532  
Total long term liabilities $409   $409  
      

Non-IFRS Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ending March 31, 2015, was ($877,000) compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $808,000 in the same period last year.

      
For the three months ended March 31, in thousands of dollars 2015   2014  
IFRS Net Loss ($1,928 ) $(698 )
Finance income, net (41 ) (38 )
Depreciation and amortization 559   447  
Stock-based compensation 258   1,094  
Transaction related expenses 257   -  
Income tax expense 18   3  
Adjusted EBITDA ($877 ) $ 808  
      

The Corporation will host a conference call Friday, May 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. ET to provide a business update and review financial results for the first quarter of 2015. The conference call will be webcast. All interested parties are welcome to join the live webcast, which can be accessed at http://www.gowebcasting.com/6550. Participants may also join the conference call by dialing toll free 1-877-291-4570 or 1-647-788-4919 for international participants.

As previously announced, the Corporation is holding their Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 12 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held at the TMX Broadcast Centre -- The Exchange Tower -- 130 King Street West Toronto, Ontario, for shareholders, investors and guests.

Symbility is pleased to announce that it has engaged Investor Cubed Inc. to provide investor relations and shareholder communications services, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval. Investor Cubed will be focused on increasing investor awareness while introducing Symbility to its network of investment advisors, investment dealers, institutions and other financial professionals. In connection with the engagement, Investor Cubed has been awarded a consulting contract paying $5,000 for a term of one month, at which time further activities will be considered.

1 Pro Forma is assuming that the previously announced acquisition of customer contracts from The Innovation Group (LSE: TIG) that was completed March 31, 2015, had occurred January 1, 2015.

2 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure and is calculated as earnings before interest income, taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment losses, stock-based compensation, and other non-recurring gains or losses including transaction costs related to acquisition. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure that facilitates period-to-period operating comparisons. Adjusted EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is not necessarily comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net earnings (loss) prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by IASB. All other financial measures referenced herein have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards unless stated otherwise.

3 In Canadian dollars, rounded to the nearest cent.

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About Symbility Solutions Inc.

Symbility® Solutions® (TSX VENTURE: SY) is a global provider of cloud-based and smartphone/tablet-enabled claims technology for the property and health insurance industries. Designed to be flexible and easy-to-use, Symbility Solutions' two product suites, Symbility Property™ and Symbility Health™, empower insurers to collaborate across the entire claims processing workflow and reduce costs while delivering a market-leading claims experience. For more information, please visit www.symbilitysolutions.com or follow Symbility on Twitter at @symbility and on LinkedIn at symbility-solutions.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the Corporation, its products and operations and the contemplated financing. These statements generally can be identified by use of forward looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "estimate", "anticipate", "intends", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar variations. The actual results and performance of the Corporation discussed herein could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, competition, changes in government regulations, and the factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Management's Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form of the Corporation which are available at www.sedar.com. The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to the Corporation and persons acting on their behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and the Corporation has no obligation to update such statements.

This press release should be read in conjunction with Corporation's consolidated financial statements and related notes, and management's discussion and analysis for the quarter ending March 31, 2015, copies of which can be found at www.sedar.com.

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

All trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Symbility Solutions Inc.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
(Unaudited --- In thousands of Canadian dollars)

 As at
  March 31, 2015  December 31,2014
      
      
Assets     
Current assets   
 Cash and cash equivalents5,162 12,612
 Accounts receivable and other assets 5,311  4,879
 Prepaid expenses and other assets 685  704
 Tax receivables 995  895
 12,153 19,090
Long-term assets     
 Prepaid expenses 29  34
 Security deposits 55  56
 Property and equipment 767  747
 Intangible assets 13,889  8,657
 Goodwill 7,890  6,948
  34,783  35,532
      
Liabilities     
Current Liabilities     
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 5,983  5,136
 Deferred revenue 2,180  2,135
  8,163  7,271
Long-term liabilities     
 Accrued liabilities and others 64  64
 Customer deposits 345  345
  8,572  7,680
      
Shareholders' equity 26,211  27,852
  34,783  35,532
    
    

Symbility Solutions Inc.
Interim Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Loss
(Unaudited -- In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data)

 Three-month period ended March 31 
  2015   2014  
         
Revenue 5,047   7,182  
Cost of sales 1,319   1,329  
  3,728   5,853  
Expenses        
 Sales and marketing 2,480   3,138  
 General and administration 1,716   1,946  
 Research and development 1,106   1,785  
 Transaction related 257   -  
 Other operating (income) 120   (283 )
  5,679   6,586  
Loss before finance costs (income), net and income tax expense (1,951 ) (733 )
 Finance income, net (41 ) (38 )
 Income tax expense 18   3  
         
Net loss and comprehensive loss for the period (1,928 ) (698 )
Basic and diluted loss and comprehensive lossper common share (0.01 ) (0.00 )
Weighted average numberof common shares outstanding      
 Basic and Diluted 210,054,511   205,731,893  
         
   

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