Tellza Communications Inc.
TSX : TEL

Tellza Communications Inc.

November 06, 2015 12:36 ET

Tellza Announces 2015 Q3 Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 6, 2015) - Tellza Communications Inc. (TSX:TEL) announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30th, 2015.

Revenue for the nine months ended September 30th, 2015 was $213 Million USD compared to $196 Million USD in 2014. EBITDA* was $1.7 million USD compared to $2.1 million USD in 2014. While we conduct our business primarily in USD, our stock trades in CDN dollars. With the appreciation of the USD compared to the CDN dollar in 2015, EBITDA in CDN dollars is $2.2 million for the nine months ended September 30 compared to CDN dollars $2.4 million in 2014. The reduction in USD EBITDA is related to tighter margins in our core business, higher bad debts and ongoing start-up costs related to route dynamix, the Company's SMS initiative.

Net Income was $nil million USD compared to net income of $0.7 million USD in 2014. The decrease in Net Income is primarily related to increase in non-cash depreciation and amortization in 2015 of $1.6 million compared to $1.0 million in 2014; increase related to the 2014 acquisition of Matchcom and CAPEX related to development of our communications network and related systems.

"We're operating in the nearly free market for telephone calls. Our investment in systems has allowed us to remain profitable, while many of our competitors have commenced exiting the business. As the systems commodity matures, we expect to see sustained business with improved margins," said Gary Clifford, Executive Chairman.

Tellza Communications Inc.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
[amounts in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share information]
Three months Nine months
Three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 2014 2015 2014
$ $ $ $
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Revenue 85,378 71,839 213,358 195,971
Cost of revenue 83,215 69,511 206,754 189,517
Gross margin 2,163 2,328 6,604 6,454
Operating expenses 1,725 1,746 4,874 4,399
Income before undernoted: 438 582 1,730 2,055
Depreciation of property and equipment 173 75 419 222
Amortization of intangible assets 403 275 1,213 850
Stock-based compensation 0 3 0 9
Interest and debt costs 26 (18 ) 85 (18 )
602 335 1,717 1,063
Income before income taxes (164 ) 247 13 992
Provision for income taxes
Current - - - -
Deferred - 43 0 278
- 43 - 278
Net income and comprehensive income for the period (164 ) 204 13 714
Net income and comprehensive income attributable to
Shareholders (157 ) 197 (20 ) 691
Non-controlling interests (7 ) 7 33 23
(164 ) 204 13 714

The Company's financial statements and other disclosures are available on SEDAR.

The Company's corporate profile is located at www.tellza.com/investors.html.

About Tellza

Tellza is a Technology Company operating in the Communication market. The business is organized into three business units: Tellza Communications, Tellza Technologies and Tellza Investments. Tellza Communications is a global communications company operating under several brands: Route Dynamix, Phonetime, Tel3, and MatchcoM. Tellza Technologies provides real time big data management tools for the telecommunications market. Tellza Investments seeks portfolio investment opportunities in various market places. Tellza is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TEL).

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Information:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which may be identified by words like "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "intends", "indicates" or similar expressions. These statements are not a guarantee of future performance and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. Tellza's actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors set forth in reports and other documents filed by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory authorities from time to time. See www.sedar.com which contains all securities files.

*We define EBITDA and Cash Profits as earnings before taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock based compensation, and interest. EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, it is a standard measure used in the telecommunications industry to assist in understanding and comparing operating results. EBITDA is reviewed regularly by management and our Board of Directors in assessing performance and in making decisions regarding the ongoing operations of the business and the ability to generate cash flows. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance nor does it have a standardized meaning under IFRS. In evaluating these measures, investors should consider that the methodology applied in calculating as such measures may differ among companies and analysts. Below is a reconciliation of "EBITDA" to net income for the periods presented:

Three and nine months ended June 30, 2015 2014 2015 2014
$ $ $ $
Net income and comprehensive income for the period (164 ) 204 13 714
Provision for income taxes - 43 - 278
Depreciation of property and equipment 173 75 419 222
Amortization of intangible assets 403 275 1,213 850
Stock-based compensation - 3 - 9
Interest and debt costs 26 (18 ) 85 (18 )
EBITDA 438 582 1,730 2,055

Contact Information

  • Tellza Communications Inc.
    Gary Clifford
    Executive Chairman
    +647 281 1831
    gclifford@tellza.com

    Tellza Communications Inc.,
    Michael Vazquez
    Chief Executive Officer
    +954-608-5058
    mike@tellza.com