VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - Snipp Interactive Inc. ("Snipp" or the “Company”) (TSX-V: SPN; OTCPK: SNIPF), a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates, and loyalty solutions, announces its preliminary unaudited financial results for Q4 2020. Note that these preliminary Q4 2020 financial results have not been audited. The Company is currently in the process of having its full fiscal 2020 financial results audited. All results are reported under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and in US dollars.
Q4 2020 Highlights - based on preliminary unaudited results
(Refer to Non-GAAP Measures, Gross Margin, EBITDA and Bookings Backlog discussion below)
EBITDA in Q4 2020 is forecast to improve by over 100% compared to Q4 2019, an EBITDA improvement of over $1,000,000. Q4 2020 EBITDA is forecast to be greater than $100,000 positive vs Q4 2019 EBITDA that was negative $1,014,667.
The Company also forecasts to be EBITDA positive on a full year basis.
Revenue for Q4 2020 is forecast to increase by over 50% compared to Q4 2019. Revenue for Q4 2020 is forecast to be above $2,000,000 compared to revenue for Q4 2019 of $1,349,685.
Gross margin in Q4 2020 is forecast to be above 70% compared to 60% in Q4 2019.
The Company continued to focus on cost improvements from its integration efforts, resulting in lower costs over multiple expense categories.
“Q4 marked the end of what was a difficult year for everyone. Despite the profound challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of revenue of over $1.5MM for the year, I am very proud of our teams’ dedication and focus on executing to our strategy. This has ultimately led to an epic fourth quarter of growth that clearly demonstrates the growing value of our platform and gives us a base to build on for 2021. As we enter the final month of our first quarter in 2021, we are seeing the benefits accruing from a strong end to the last year. We look forward to completing our annual audit and releasing our full year audited financials in April as well as our first quarter results in May as per our regular release schedule.
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Snipp uses certain performance measures throughout this document that are not recognizable under Canadian generally accepted accounting principles or IFRS ("GAAP"). These performance measures include Gross Margin and EBITDA. Management believes that these measures provide supplemental financial information that is useful in the evaluation of the Company's operations.
Investors should be cautioned, however, that these measures should not be construed as alternatives to measures determined in accordance with GAAP and IFRS as an indicator of Snipp's performance. The Company's method of calculating these measures may differ from that of other organizations, and accordingly, these may not be comparable.
Snipp defines earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) as revenue minus operating expenses excluding non-cash operating expenses of stock-based compensation, depreciation and amortization (interest and taxes are not included in the Company’s operating expenses).
Snipp defines Gross Margin as revenue less campaign infrastructure. The Company's calculation of Gross Margin is not a financial measure that is recognized under GAAP. Investors should be cautioned that the Company's defined Gross Margin should not be construed as an alternative measure to other measures determined in accordance with GAAP.
Snipp defines Bookings Backlog as future revenue from existing customer contracts to be recognized in future quarters. Bookings get translated into revenues based on IFRS principles and the Bookings Backlog reflects how revenues in future quarters are steadily being booked today.
Snipp is a global loyalty and promotions company with a singular focus: to develop disruptive engagement platforms that generate insights and drive sales. Our solutions include shopper marketing promotions, loyalty, rewards, rebates and data analytics, all of which are seamlessly integrated to provide a one-stop marketing technology platform. We also provide the services and expertise to design, execute and promote client programs. SnippCheck, our receipt processing engine, is the market leader for receipt-based purchase validation; SnippLoyalty is the only unified loyalty solution in the market for CPG brands. Snipp has powered hundreds of programs for Fortune 1000 brands and world-class agencies and partners.
Snipp is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with a presence across the United States, Canada, Ireland, Europe, and India. The company is publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Venture Exchange (TSX-V) in Canada and is also quoted on the OTC Pink marketplace under the symbol SNIPF.
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Snipp Interactive Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
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