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Tapinator Announces Q1 2020 Financial Results

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Tapinator, Inc., a developer and publisher of category leading apps for mobile platforms, today announced unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020, and the filing of its quarterly report for the periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019.  The quarterly report and financial statements may be found at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/TAPM/disclosure. The results provided below replace, in its entirety, any guidance or projections previously issued by the Company.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, Tapinator achieved revenue of approximately $914,000, bookings* of approximately $977,000, net loss of approximately $267,000, and adjusted EBITDA* of approximately $90,000. The Company’s revenue and bookings* represent year-over-year improvements of 12% and 1%, respectively.

*A table has been included in this press release with non-GAAP adjustments to the Company’s revenue resulting in bookings (a non-GAAP measure) and non-GAAP adjustments to the Company’s net loss, resulting in positive adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure) for the relevant periods.

Financial Highlights

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Quarter Ended

March 31

Change

2020

2019

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(%)

GAAP Results:

Revenue

$913,855

$813,055

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12%

Net Loss

$(267,203)

$(659,703)

NM(1)

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Diluted Net Loss Per Share

$(0.48)

$(1.20)

NM(1)

Non-GAAP Results:

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Adjusted EBITDA

$90,220

$(67,067)

NM(1)

Bookings:

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   Category Leading Apps

$714,658

$644,278

11%

   Rapid-Launch Games

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$262,650

$322,397

-19%

Total Bookings

$977,308

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$966,675

1%

1 Percentage change not meaningful

 

Ilya Nikolayev, CEO of Tapinator commented, “During the first quarter of 2020, we continued to grow our Category Leading Apps business and, in particular, we are proud of the additional strides that we have made with our Live Operations (or “Live Ops”) capabilities. These LiveOps initiatives have resulted in strong improvements to the monetization of our daily active users and increases to our average revenue per daily active user. We are continuing to invest in LiveOps in 2020 with daily goals and customized stats that will soon launch in Video Poker Classic as well as new upcoming limited time events including Cinco de Mayo, Mothers’ Day and Memorial Day Offers and Jackpots.

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With regards to new launches, we are very excited about the recent global launch of our new game, SPEED – Heads Up Solitaire. SPEED is a synchronous, heads-up card game where users compete with real players around the globe, in real time. The gameplay is based on a game that is proven in the real world and we believe that the metagame, social functionality, and virtual currency system that we have built will translate into strong retention and monetization metrics. We are also very excited that SPEED is currently featured by Apple, within a number of countries, in its “New Games We Love” category.

Given the continued uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus situation, we believe that people are increasingly seeking entertainment that they can experience from the safety of their home. Our mobile game offerings fill this need. In fact, our mission is to offer players social casino entertainment anytime, anywhere. We believe that “social” play from the user’s mobile device will become increasingly compelling given the current climate. Our upcoming game, SPEED, is a great example of a product that is traditionally played between friends and family in the real world yet can now be played anytime, anywhere as a truly heads-up, social game.”

Andrew Merkatz, President & CFO of Tapinator, also commented on the Company’s results, “We are pleased with the following accomplishments during the first quarter of 2020:

  • We achieved quarterly revenue of approximately $914,000 representing year-over-year growth of 12%
  • We reported quarterly Bookings* of approximately $715,000 within our core Category Leading Apps business, representing year-over-year growth of 11%
  • We implemented significant cost containment measures during the most recent quarter.  These measures contributed to quarterly adjusted EBITDA* of approximately $90,000, which compares to an adjusted EBITDA* loss of approximately ($67,000) recorded in Q1 2019.  These measures also contributed to a significant reduction in our net loss which narrowed to approximately ($267,000) in the first quarter of 2020 which compares to a net loss of approximately ($660,000) recorded in Q1 2019.
  • We made continued investment in our LiveOps capability yielding further monetization improvements in certain core games, an investment we believe crucial to the long-term success of our Category Leading Apps strategy.

The mobile game industry is expected to generate $100 billion in revenue in 2020, up from $86 billion in 2019, according to App Annie, the mobile data and analytics researcher. Based on the report, games are now 72% of all spending in the app stores. Mobile games saw 25% more spending than all other games combined in 2019. Mobile game spending was 2.4 times the spending for PC and Mac games, and 2.9 times spending for home game consoles in 2019.  Tapinator has become a seasoned operator in this massive and lucrative market, and we believe we are well positioned to continue to deliver strong growth and product leadership in the coming years.”

Current Outlook
It is too early to quantify and distinguish the impact of the coronavirus pandemic for our business.  In our games, we have seen an increase in the number of downloads as well as user engagement and also some uptick in revenues in March and April. Despite this uptick, we believe the pandemic creates significant uncertainty regarding the longer term impact on consumer and advertising spending within mobile apps. Despite this uncertainty, we continue to have strong conviction regarding our Category Leading Apps business, and specifically our focus on social casino games. The strategic changes we implemented in 2017-2018, shifting from Rapid-Launch Games to Category Leading Apps, and the initiatives we began in 2019 to focus on LiveOps both continue to pay off. We have also seen positive early results from cost containment measures that we undertook during the first quarter of 2020 that we believe will continue to yield improved operating results moving forward.

While we are not providing financial guidance at this time, we continue to believe we are well positioned to again deliver strong company-wide revenue and adjusted bookings growth in 2020. This growth is expected to be derived from our seasoned franchises such as Video Poker Classic and Solitaire Derby, combined with recent game launches such as SPEED. We also anticipate significantly improved adjusted EBITDA and significantly narrowed net loss in 2020. Based on the Company’s strong financial performance over the past twelve months, the repeatable nature of the Company’s Category-Leading App revenues, its strong product portfolio, its significant operating leverage, and its attractive market positioning at the intersection of mobile entertainment and online casino style gaming, we continue to believe Tapinator is currently fundamentally and deeply undervalued. The Company’s management and independent board of directors remain committed to working diligently and prudently on behalf of all of its shareholders to both grow and unlock this value in 2020 and beyond.

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*Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have provided in this release the non-GAAP financial measures of Bookings and adjusted EBITDA, as a supplement to the measures of Revenue and Operating Income, which are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Management uses Bookings and adjusted EBITDA internally in analyzing our financial results to assess operational performance and liquidity. The presentation of Bookings and adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to Bookings and adjusted EBITDA in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. We believe Bookings and adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors because it allows for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics we use in making operating decisions and because our investors and analysts use them to help assess the health of our business. Below, we have provided reconciliations between our historical and projected Bookings and adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures below.  Some limitations of Bookings and adjusted EBITDA are as follows:

  • Bookings does not reflect that we defer and recognize online game revenue over the estimated life of durable virtual goods;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include the impact of stock-based expense, impairment of previously capitalized software or intangible assets previously acquired, acquisition-related transaction expenses, one-time financing expenses, contingent consideration fair value adjustments and restructuring expense;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect income tax expense;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include other income or expense, which includes foreign exchange gains and losses and interest income or expense;
  • Adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation and amortization of intangible assets and impairment of capitalized software.  Although depreciation and amortization and impairment of capitalized software are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized or impaired may have to be replaced in the future; and
  • Other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate adjusted EBITDA differently or not at all, which will reduce their usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, you should consider Bookings and adjusted EBITDA along with other financial performance measures, including Revenue, Net Income (Loss), Diluted Net Income (Loss) Per Share, Cash Flow from Operations, Operating Income (Loss) and our other financial results presented in accordance with GAAP.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Results

Quarter Ended

March 31

2020

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2019

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted EBITDA:

Net loss

$(267,203)

$(659,703)

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Interest expense, net

13,423

1,773

Tax expenses

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Amortization of capitalized software development

116,080

184,699

Depreciation and amortization of other assets

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925

1,790

Stock-based expense

130,602

404,375

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One-time financing costs

96,393

Adjusted EBITDA

$90,220

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$(67,067)

Reconciliation of Revenue to Bookings:

Revenue

$913,855

$813,055

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Change in deferred revenue

63,453

153,620

Bookings

$977,308

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$966,675

 

About Tapinator
Tapinator Inc. (OTC: TAPM) develops and publishes category leading apps for mobile platforms, with a focus on social casino games. Tapinator’s library includes more than 300 titles that, collectively, have achieved over 500 million mobile downloads, including notable properties such as Video Poker Classic and Solitaire Derby. Tapinator generates revenues through the sale of branded advertising and via consumer transactions, including in-app purchases and subscriptions. Founded in 2013, Tapinator is headquartered in New York, with product development and marketing teams located in North AmericaEurope and Asia. Consumers can find high-quality mobile entertainment wherever they see the ‘T’ character logo, or at http://tapinator.com.

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Delasport Expands in Ontario with a new deal with Green Brick Labs

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Leading iGaming supplier Delasport expands further in Ontario through a sportsbook deal with Canadian operator Green Brick Labs (GBL).

The global software company will provide its award-winning Plug & Play Sportsbook iFrame solution, so that their new partner can add it to their growing platform.

The deal is expected to come into fruition by the end of this quarter and is yet another strategic move by Delasport, who successfully obtained an Ontario license earlier this year.

‘We are happy to extend our foothold in Ontario and make it happen with a great partner like Green Brick Labs, adding to our confidence as a leading software supplier’, says Delasport’s VP of Business Development Rosaire Galea Cavallaro. ‘Our Plug & Play sportsbook iFrame solution will skyrocket GBL’s operations due to the high quality of service they will be able to provide to their customers and we couldn’t be prouder.’

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The Canada-based operator shares a similar opinion and as much excitement for the new partnership:

‘This is exactly the type of product we needed and is yet another proof that we provide the best solutions on the market for our customers’, GBL’s CEO Matt Rathbun comments. ‘At GBL, we prioritize great user experience, so this deal fits our vision perfectly.’

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The Mill Adventure Partners with GeoLocs to Offer Advanced GeoLocation Services to Operators

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GeoLocs, a leading provider of advanced geolocation compliance technology dedicated to the iGaming industry, is thrilled to announce its partnership with The Mill Adventure, a pioneering platform provider.

The partnership will see The Mill Adventure seamlessly integrate GeoLocs, a comprehensive geolocation service, into their platform, offering robust, precise, and secure geolocation verification for their operator partners. This integration ensures guaranteed compliance, enhances security, and prioritises player privacy (as seen by the recent ISO certification awarded to GeoLocs and mkodo), all while delivering a superior experience to users when verifying their location on iOS, Android, and desktop with no need for additional downloads or companion apps.

“We are very excited about our partnership with The Mill Adventure,” said Stuart Godfree, Managing Director of GeoLocs. “Our advanced geolocation technology perfectly complements The Mill Adventure’s cutting-edge platform, enabling operators to offer a more secure, compliant, and user-friendly gaming experience.”

The Mill Adventure is renowned for its innovative solutions that empower operators to create unique and engaging gaming experiences. By leveraging GeoLocs’ geolocation technology, The Mill Adventure will provide operators with the tools they need to ensure precise geolocation verification, fraud prevention, and adherence to local gaming regulations, as well as a unique player experience that will set their clients apart from competitors, in markets such as Ontario, Canada. This partnership emphasises both companies’ commitment to innovation, security, and regulatory compliance.

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“Integrating GeoLocs’ geolocation services into our platform offering not only enhances our compliance capabilities but also allows us to offer secure and enhanced gaming experiences to operators and their users,” said Robert Bowell, Chief Operations Officer of The Mill Adventure. “This collaboration reinforces our mission to deliver top-tier solutions to the iGaming industry.”

As the iGaming industry continues to evolve, the importance of accurate geolocation services cannot be overstated. The partnership between GeoLocs and The Mill Adventure is a significant step forward in addressing these needs, providing operators with the tools necessary to thrive in a competitive market.

For more information about GeoLocs and The Mill Adventure, please visit geolocs.io and themill.io

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BetConstruct to Participate at Canadian Gaming Summit 2024

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BetConstruct is set to present its latest advancements in Sportsbook and Social Gaming at the Canadian Gaming Summit, taking place June 18-20 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada.

The Canadian Gaming Summit is a pivotal event for the gaming industry, offering a premier platform for industry leaders to network, explore innovative products, and gather essential insights. During the summit, BetConstruct will demonstrate a variety of its products and services, with a focus on its Social Gaming platforms and its comprehensive Sportsbook solution.

The Sportsbook, renowned for its flexibility and state-of-the-art technology, is designed to meet the dynamic needs of operators and players alike. It covers millions of monthly matches across over 3000 leagues in 21 sports tournaments, providing accurate sports statistics and a suite of management tools tailored for operators. Key enhancements include personalised CRM features, AI-driven push notifications, and customisable sports trees, along with innovative tools like Bet-Insights and a new Telegram Bot for seamless iGaming integration and enhanced user engagement.

Building on this foundation, the FTN 2024 Offer introduces a Multi-Wallet website and Branded Exchange, which further streamline transactions and elevate user convenience during the European Football Championship. These features are designed to integrate seamlessly with the Sportsbook’s robust infrastructure, providing a cohesive and enhanced experience for all users during this high-profile sports event.

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Additionally, BetConstruct will showcase its Social Gaming platform, designed to enhance player engagement and encourage community interaction through innovative gaming experiences. The Social Casino Games Development at BetConstruct creates custom social games that attract more players by delivering an exceptional social casino experience. This initiative ensures player flexibility and incorporates a variety of features to increase the games’ appeal.

Visitors are invited to join BetConstruct at Stand A210 to discover how their leading-edge technologies can transform gaming operations and elevate the user experience, setting new standards in the industry.

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