Symbility Solutions Reports Record Revenue and Profitability in Third Quarter 2017


TORONTONov. 29, 2017 /CNW/ – Symbility Solutions Inc. (“Symbility” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: SY), a global software company focused on modernizing the insurance industry, today announced financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017

“Symbility has been working hard over the past couple of years to ensure we have enough adjusters in the supply chain trained to support our customers in their time of need and Q3 2017 was definitely a time when all hands were required on deck,” said James Swayze, CEO of Symbility Solutions. “It was nice to see the leverage of our model emerge in this busy quarter to show strong profitability with the record revenue.”

Mr. Swayze continued, “the strength of our top and bottom line this quarter gives us confidence to reiterate our guidance of $40 million – $42 million in revenue and $2 million – $3 million in Adjusted EBITDAfor 2017.”

THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

  • Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2017 ended Sept. 30, 2017 was $11.3 million compared to $8.7 million in the same period in 2016, an increase of 30 percent. Consolidated revenue for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017was $30.4 million compared to $25.3 million in the same period in 2016, an increase of 20 percent.
  • The Company reported an Adjusted EBITDA of $1.6 million in Q3 2017 compared to an Adjusted EBITDA of $0.3 million in Q3 2016, an increase of 507 percent. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017 was $1.6 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA of ($0.3) million in the same period in 2016.
  • The Company had a net income per share2 of $0.00 in the third quarter of 2017 compared to a net loss per share of ($0.00) in the third quarter of 2016. The Company had a loss per share of ($0.01) for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017 compared to a loss per share of ($0.01) in the same period in 2016.
  • The Company had a cash balance of $6.4 million as at Sept. 30, 2017 compared to a cash balance of $8.0 million as at Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $0.6 million compared to net loss of ($0.5) million in the same period in 2016. Net loss for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2017 was ($1.5) million compared to net loss of ($2.8) million in the same period in 2016, an improvement of 48 percent.

SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

in thousands of dollars

three months ended Sept. 30,

nine months ended Sept. 30,

2017

2016

2017

2016

Revenue

$11,274

$8,693

$30,405

$25,269

Cost of sales

$3,365

$3,080

$9,498

$7,957

Expenses

$7,334

$6,138

$22,352

$20,060

Net income (loss)

$580

($530)

($1,453)

($2,769)

Adjusted EBITDA1

$1,608

$265

$1,634

($3)

Income (loss) per share2

$0.00

($0.00)

($0.01)

($0.01)

As at Sept. 30, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2016, in thousands of dollars

2017

2016

Cash and cash equivalents

$6,447

$7,976

Total assets

$37,328

$38,021

Total long-term liabilities

$389

$396

three months ended Sept. 30,

nine months ended Sept. 30,

2017

2016

2017

2016

IFRS net income (loss)

$580

($530)

($1,453)

($2,769)

Finance income, net

(3)

(6)

(12)

(16)

Depreciation and amortization

454

672

1,559

2,050

Stock-based compensation

193

118

606

695

Transaction related expense

386

0

914

0

Income tax expense (recovery)

(2)

11

20

37

Adjusted EBITDA1

$1,608

$265

$1,634

($3)

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 and restructuring cost. 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.

In Canadian dollars, rounded to the nearest cent.

INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL 

Symbility will host a live webcast and conference call Thursday, November 30th, at 4 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results. All interested parties are welcome to join the live webcast, which can be accessed at  https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1491521/55E0B6D86B5C99A4DF483C7B5E5E5E45. Participants may also join the conference call by dialing toll free (888) 231-8191 or (647) 427-7450 for international participants. A replay of the webcast will be available on Symbility’s website. 

ABOUT SYMBILITY

Symbility (TSX.V: SY) believes in creating world-class experiences that simplify business and improve lives. With a history in modernizing insurance claims solutions for the property and health industries, Symbility has established itself as a partner that puts security, efficiency and customer experience first. Symbility PROPERTY™ brings smarter thinking to property insurance. Symbility HEALTH™ helps benefits professionals build their brands and businesses. Our strategic services team, Symbility INTERSECT™ empowers a variety of businesses with smarter mobile and IoT product development strategy, design thinking and engineering excellence. With our three segments pushing industries forward, Symbility proves that change for the better is entirely possible.  symbilitysolutions.com

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company, its products and operations. 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 Company 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 Company which are available at www.sedar.com. The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking statements attributable to the Company 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 Company has no obligation to update such statements.

This press release should be read in conjunction with Company’s consolidated financial statements and related notes, and management’s discussion and analysis for the quarter ending September 30, 2017, 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.

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Symbility Solutions Inc.

Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(Unaudited – In thousands of Canadian dollars)

Sept. 30,

2017

Dec. 31,

2016

Assets

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

6,447

7,976

Accounts receivable

8,586

6,488

Prepaid expenses

1,552

1,217

Tax credits receivables

522

745

17,107

16,426

Long-term assets

Prepaid expenses

58

33

Security deposits

89

114

Property and equipment

560

626

Intangible assets

8,751

10,059

Goodwill

10,763

10,763

37,328

38,021

Liabilities

Current Liabilities

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

1,924

2,288

Accrued liabilities

4,009

4,025

Provisions

701

845

Deferred revenue

2,483

1,836

Long-term liabilities

9,117

8,994

Accrued liabilities and others

7

14

Customer deposits

382

382

9,506

9,390

Shareholders’ equity

27,822

28,631

37,328

38,021

Symbility Solutions Inc.

Interim Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) and Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(Unaudited – In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share data)

three-month period ended
Sept. 30,

nine-month period ended
Sept. 30,

2017

2016

2017

2016

Revenue

Software and other

8,439

6,924

23,669

21,002

Professional services

2,835

1,769

6,736

4,267

Total Revenue

11,274

8,693

30,405

25,269

Cost of sales

Software and other

2,004

2,009

5,317

5,268

Professional services

1,361

1,071

4,181

2,689

Total cost of sales

3,365

3,080

9,498

7,957

Gross Profit

7,909

5,613

20,907

17,312

Expenses

Sales and Marketing

3,330

3,132

10,656

10,277

General and administration

2,455

2,361

7,056

6,385

Research and development

1,022

884

3,341

2,676

Depreciation, amortization, and foreign exchange

141

(239)

385

722

Transaction

386

914

7,334

6,138

22,352

20,060

Income (loss) before finance income, net and

income tax expense

575

(525)

(1,445)

(2,748)

Finance income, net

(3)

(6)

(12)

(16)

Income tax expense

(2)

11

20

37

Net income (loss) and comprehensive income

(loss) for the period

580

(530)

(1,453)

(2,769)

Basic income (loss) and comprehensive

income (loss) per common share

0.00

(0.00)

(0.01)

(0.01)

Diluted income (loss) and comprehensive

income (loss) per common share

0.00

(0.00)

(0.01)

(0.01)

Weighted average number of common

shares outstanding

Basic

239,473,840

238,674,675

239,130,208

237,950,831

Diluted

247,870,944

238,674,675

239,130,208

237,950,831

For further information: James R. Swayze, chief executive officer, (647) 775-8603, jswayze@symbilitysolutions.com; Blair R. Baxter, chief financial officer, (647) 775-8608, bbaxter@symbilitysolutions.com; Lucy De Oliveira, VP, Global Marketing, (647) 775-8607, ldeoliveira@symbilitysolutions.com; Babak Pedram, Investor Relations, (416) 644-5081, bpedram@virtusadvisory.com