13.07.2018 ad pepper media International N.V.  NL0000238145

DGAP-Adhoc: ad pepper media International N.V. upholds business performance and posts robust growth and improved EBITDA according to plan

DGAP-Ad-hoc: ad pepper media International N.V. / Key word(s): Half Year
Results/Preliminary Results
ad pepper media International N.V. upholds business performance and posts
robust growth and improved EBITDA according to plan

13-Jul-2018 / 17:25 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation
(EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Nuremberg, Amsterdam, July 13, 2018

ad pepper media International N.V. generated sales of EUR 18,095k in the
first six months of 2018. On a like-for-like basis, the Group's sales growth
thus amounted to 22.1 percent (H1 2017: EUR 14,818k). ad pepper media, the
performance agency specializing in lead generation and audience targeting,
once again posted the most dynamic business performance. This segment
boosted its first-half sales by 56.1 percent to EUR 5,011k (H1 2017: EUR
3,209k). The performance marketing agency ad agents continued to build
successfully on Amazon services and increased its sales by 22.0 percent to
EUR 8,512k (H1 2017: EUR 6,979k). Lower advertising spending in the past
quarter which was largely due to one key customer, led to slightly lower
sales in our affiliate network Webgains (on a like-by-like basis) of EUR
-57k, or -1.2 percent (currency-adjusted: +1.9 percent).

The Group's gross margin rose by EUR 737k to EUR 9,401k, or 8.5 percent in
the first half of 2018. The ad pepper media segment reported particularly
dynamic growth of EUR 619k (+39.5 percent), while ad agents posted an
increase of EUR 164k in its gross margin (+6.9 percent). With EUR -118k, or
-2.6 percent, the gross margin in the Webgains segment declined slightly
(currency-adjusted: +0.3 percent).

Due in particular to higher employment costs, the Group's operating expenses
rose to EUR 8,962k (H1 2017: EUR 8,363k). The ad pepper Group had a total of
217 employees, 29 more than at the previous year's reporting date.

With EBITDA of EUR 602k, the Group increased this key earnings figure by
20.4 percent compared with the previous year (H1 2017: EUR 500k).
Segment EBITDAs amounted to EUR 155k at ad agents (H1 2017: EUR 462k) and to
EUR 169k at Webgains (H1 2017: EUR 396k). ad pepper media generated EBITDA
of EUR 1,010k (H1 2017: TEUR 657k), the highest earnings ever posted by this

Liquid funds (including securities measured at fair value) rose sharply
compared with the end of the previous year's period and amounted to EUR
20,760k (June 30, 2017: EUR 18,404k). The group still has no liabilities to

The report on the first six months of 2018 will be published on August 21,

Comparison of key figures (preliminary, unaudited) for H1/2018 and H1/2017:

                              H1 2018 H1 2017   %
    Sales           EUR 000s  18,095  33,796*  -46.5
    Gross margin    EUR 000s   9,401    8,664    8.5
    EBITDA          EUR 000s     602      500   20.4
    EBIT            EUR 000s     439      301   45.8
    EBT             EUR 000s     494      293   68.4

    Liquid funds**  EUR 000s  20,760   18,404   12.8
* On a like-for-like basis, i.e. applying IFRS 15 to the equivalent period
in the previous year, sales for the previous year's period amount to EUR
14,818k and the Group's sales growth came to 22.1 percent.

** including securities

For further information:
Dr. Jens Körner (CEO)
ad pepper media International N.V.
+49 (0) 911 929057-0
[email protected]


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   Language:    English
   Company:     ad pepper media International N.V.
                Frankenstrasse 150 C
                90461 Nuremberg
   Phone:       +49 911 9290570
   Fax:         +49 911 929057-157
   E-mail:      [email protected]
   Internet:    www.adpeppergroup.com
   ISIN:        NL0000238145
   WKN:         940883
   Listed:      Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated
                Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,
                Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

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ad pepper media
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
940883 3,720 Kaufen 85,56
KGV 2019e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
16,91 14,73 1,157 -17,65
5,36 27,60 1,13 30,441
Dividende '17 in € Dividende '18e in € Div.-Rendite '17
in %
0,00 0,00 0,00 15.05.2018
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
22.05.2018 21.08.2018 15.11.2018 29.03.2018
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-2,72% 0,11% 9,38% 43,57%

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