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  • Q2 2022 pro forma revenue was US $7.4 million, 14% above analyst consensus and an organic increase of 10% over Q2 2021
  • Trailing twelve-month pro forma revenue was US $30.6 million, an organic increase of 34% over the previous twelve months
  • Q2 2022 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA was US $1.9 million, 12% above analyst consensus and a decrease of 14% over Q2 2021
  • Trailing twelve-month pro forma Adjusted EBITDA was US $9.4 million, an organic increase of 21% over the previous twelve months
  • User Sessions on Playmaker web properties reached 674 million in Q2 2022, an increase of 40% over Q2 2021

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#sportsPlaymaker Capital Inc. (TSX-V: PMKR) (“the Company” or “Playmaker”), the digital sports media company that delivers authentic content experiences through its portfolio of sports media and technology brands, is pleased to report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 (“Q2 2022”).

“Q2 was a very productive quarter for us as we continued to invest in the foundation of our business, integrating recently acquired companies, and developing operational efficiencies and centres of excellence,” said Jordan Gnat, Playmaker CEO. “We completed two acquisitions subsequent to the quarter end with the key efforts on diligence and operational integration happening prior to closing the transactions. We launched new products with BarkBets and The 90th Minute and our new affiliate partnership with oddschecker. On the balance sheet side, we completed a financing with Beedie Capital, bringing additional institutional capital into the company. This investment provides us with the flexibility to execute on our strategies and a partner in Beedie Capital that brings unique expertise and perspective to complement our business. I have stated on many occasions that we will not profit at the expense of growth and not grow at the expense of profit. This is the disciplined approach we started with and, as demonstrated, we continue to focus on this balance.”

“Though we continue to invest in growth initiatives throughout the business, we produced $1.9 million of pro forma Adjusted EBITDA in Q2, demonstrating our balanced focus on profitability and growth,” said Mike Cooke, Playmaker CFO. “Meanwhile, at a time when capital is at a premium, we continue to strengthen our balance sheet, closing a US $20.0 million convertible loan facility in July 2022. This facility, combined with the US $15.0 million credit facility that we closed in March 2022, gives us significant flexibility to opportunistically pursue our M&A strategy – and to continue making investments to drive growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions over time.”

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Figures in USD)

  • Revenue – Revenue was $7.0 million in Q2 2022, compared to $3.0 million in Q2 2021.
  • Operating Income – Operating loss was $0.7 million in Q2 2022, compared to operating income of $0.4 million in Q2 2021.
  • Pro Forma Revenue (including all acquisitions to date) – Revenue was $7.4 million in Q2 2022, an increase of 10% from $6.7 million in Q2 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, revenue was $14.3 million, an increase of 17% from $12.2 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA (including all acquisitions to date) – Adjusted EBITDA was $1.9 million in Q2 2022, a decrease of 14% from $2.2 million in Q2 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, Adjusted EBITDA was $3.6 million, a decrease of 4% from $3.7 million in the same period of 2021.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents – Cash and cash equivalents were $2.5 million at June 30, 2022 compared to $5.1 million at March 31, 2022. Subsequent to quarter-end, on July 11, 2022, the Company closed a $20 million convertible loan facility and received a $15 million initial advance through that facility.

OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to Comscore data from June 2022, Playmaker now ranks as the fourth largest digital sports media group across the Americas, up from the sixth ranking across the same region as of December 2021.1
  • Playmaker achieved record engagement metrics in Q2 2022 across its owned and operated web properties, reaching a monthly high of more than 95 million users and generating 674 million sessions in the quarter, representing a 27% and a 40% increase, respectively, over Q2 2021.
  • Playmaker and Beedie Investments Ltd. (“Beedie Capital”) announced a US $20 million convertible loan facility. The proceeds from the convertible loan facility provide Playmaker the flexibility to continue to execute on its growth strategy, namely acquiring profitable digital media assets and focusing on organic growth opportunities for its portfolio of brands.
  • Playmaker acquired U.S.-based, soccer-focused media property, World Soccer Talk, to grow its footprint in the North American soccer market. Through its web property, mobile app, newsletter, social channels and podcast, World Soccer Talk is a respected destination for soccer news and an authority for information regarding “where-to-stream” live soccer matches.
  • Playmaker acquired Juanfutbol to accelerate its push into the Mexican and U.S. Hispanic sports markets. Juanfutbol provides Playmaker an expertise in branded content and sponsored campaigns as well as significant reach across numerous social media platforms.
  • The Nation Network (“TNN”) launched The 90th Minute, a soccer-focused brand with two flagship properties, Kicked Back and Sunday League Pundits. The 90th Minute will serve as the parent brand for TNN’s soccer properties and will house a collection of podcasts, websites, and social media channels.
  • Direct sales from tier one advertisers and sports betting operators continues to be an area of focus and growth for Playmaker. Direct sales for Playmaker’s owned and operated platform media businesses increased by 50% in Q2 2022 over Q2 2021, with direct sales accounting for more than 50% of total revenue in the quarter.
  • Yardbarker Media announced a strategic partnership with technology and sports betting content provider, oddschecker, to launch a sports betting vertical on yardbarker.com. The sports betting hub delivers fans a deeper betting content experience and includes actionable information such as promotions, free bets, odds comparisons, predictions and more.

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Comscore Media Metrix® – Sports – June 2022 – Multi Platform – Desktop 6+ and Total Mobile 18+ – Total Visits – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, United States

CONFERENCE CALL

The Company will host a management conference call to discuss its Q2 2022 financial results on August 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Hosting the call will be Jordan Gnat, Chief Executive Officer; Jake Cassaday, Chief Operating Officer; and Mike Cooke, Chief Financial Officer.

To participate in the conference call, please dial-in using one of the following numbers approximately five minutes prior to commencement and ask to join the Playmaker call:

Dial-In Number (Toll Free): 1-844-707-6933

Dial-In Number (International): 1-412-317-5796

A replay of the Conference Call will be made available at playmaker.fans/investors.

To sign up for Playmaker Investor Alerts, visit: PMKR Investor Alerts.

TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE DISCLAIMER

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

NON-IFRS MEASURES

Some of the information presented in this press release includes non-IFRS financial measures, including, “EBITDA”, “Adjusted EBITDA”, “working capital”, and metrics that are presented on a pro forma basis. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement IFRS measures by providing further understanding of the Company’s results of operations from management’s perspective. Accordingly, these measures should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s financial information reported under IFRS.

“EBITDA” is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

“Adjusted EBITDA” is earnings of the Company’s operating subsidiaries before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, excluding the impact of head office costs and any one-time costs.

“working capital” is the Company’s current assets minus its current liabilities.

“pro forma” is an adjustment to incorporate the results of any acquisitions made through the date of this press release, assuming each acquisition occurred on the first day of the period being presented.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which reflects Playmaker’s current expectations regarding future events. The words “will”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “plans”, “intends” and similar expressions are often intended to identify forward-looking information, although not all forward-looking information contains these identifying words. Forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Playmaker’s control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, business and political conditions. Playmaker undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

ABOUT PLAYMAKER CAPITAL INC.

Playmaker (TSX-V: PMKR; OTC: PMKRF) is a digital sports media company that acquires and integrates premier fan-centric media brands, curated to deliver highly engaged audiences of sports fans to tier one advertisers, online sports betting operators, and sports federations and leagues. Leveraging its in-house technology stack, Bench, and with a 360 degree view of sports fans, Playmaker delivers authentic digital content experiences for sports fans and best-in-class results for its partners across the Americas.

Playmaker reports in U.S. dollars, except where noted otherwise, and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

For more information, visit: http://www.playmaker.fans or contact Playmaker Chief Executive Officer Jordan Gnat via email jgnat@playmaker.fans | T: (416) 815-4993

Playmaker Capital Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Financial Position

(Stated in U.S. dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

2022

(Unaudited)

 

December 31,

2021

(Audited)

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

2,478,240

$

7,111,728

Accounts receivable

 

 

4,558,803

 

4,406,719

Income taxes receivable

 

 

184,902

 

45,711

Inventory

 

 

143,489

 

18,770

Prepaid and other current assets

 

 

762,084

 

377,061

Total current assets

 

 

8,127,518

 

11,959,989

Property and equipment

 

 

1,006,550

 

778,381

Intangible assets

 

 

48,330,035

 

45,808,097

Goodwill

 

 

28,085,443

 

28,393,097

Deferred tax asset

 

 

855,546

 

868,116

Other long-term assets

 

 

48,819

 

20,720

Total assets

 

$

86,453,911

$

87,828,400

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

1,172,295

$

567,572

Income taxes payable

 

 

82,495

 

81,264

Deferred revenue

 

 

317,659

 

188,993

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

1,669,682

 

2,623,321

Current portion of lease liability

 

 

169,525

 

88,951

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

 

14,365

Current deferred consideration

 

 

2,034,033

 

2,345,759

Current contingent consideration

 

 

11,851,550

 

10,475,031

Total current liabilities

 

 

17,297,239

 

16,385,256

Long-term debt

 

 

5,888,888

 

46,708

Long-term lease liability

 

 

513,540

 

415,057

Deferred tax liability

 

 

4,221,940

 

4,237,822

Deferred consideration

 

 

 

1,848,388

Contingent consideration

 

 

4,455,624

 

8,837,406

Total liabilities

 

 

32,377,231

 

31,770,637

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

62,659,877

 

60,494,370

Contributed surplus

 

 

1,171,967

 

606,863

Warrant reserve

 

 

277,393

 

303,278

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

 

 

(1,542,347)

 

(1,368,266)

Deficit

 

 

(8,490,210)

 

(3,978,482)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

54,076,680

 

56,057,763

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

86,453,911

$

87,828,400

Playmaker Capital Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Net Loss and Comprehensive Loss

Unaudited

(Stated in U.S. dollars, except share information)

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30,

 

Six months ended June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Revenue

 

$

6,977,718

$

3,039,141

$

12,794,291

$

3,039,141

 

Cost of sales

 

 

666,049

 

145,706

 

1,395,018

 

145,706

 

Gross profit

 

 

6,311,669

 

2,893,435

 

11,399,273

 

2,893,435

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising, commissions and fees

 

1,198,608

 

772,084

 

1,677,411

 

772,084

 

Web services and publishing

 

 

268,566

 

114,003

 

491,818

 

114,003

 

Salary and wages

 

 

3,322,411

 

1,186,199

 

6,318,872

 

1,204,025

 

Professional fees

 

 

219,018

 

141,970

 

694,054

 

224,541

 

General and administration

 

 

500,692

 

146,386

 

933,109

 

154,346

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

370,719

 

116,918

 

584,529

 

117,008

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,123,867

 

16,094

 

2,064,703

 

16,391

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

7,003,881

 

2,493,654

 

12,764,496

 

2,602,398

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

(692,212)

 

399,781

 

(1,365,223)

 

291,037

 

Listing and filing fees

 

 

(5,786)

 

(1,734,304)

 

(11,613)

 

(1,734,304)

 

Transaction costs

 

 

(100,398)

 

(171,638)

 

(749,332)

 

(228,027)

 

Interest expense

 

 

(93,574)

 

(107,134)

 

(104,057)

 

(107,134)

 

Other income

 

 

4,454

 

4,247

 

12,277

 

4,247

 

Other expenses

 

 

(59,539)

 

(2,992)

 

(71,765)

 

(2,992)

 

Change in fair value of consideration

 

 

 

 

(1,896,772)

 

 

Foreign exchange gain (loss)

 

 

(138,795)

 

513,128

 

(276,109)

 

339,157

 

Net loss before taxes

 

 

(1,085,850)

 

(1,098,912)

 

(4,462,594)

 

(1,438,016)

 

Current income tax expense

 

 

(26,995)

 

(20,530)

 

(49,134)

 

(20,530)

 

Net loss

 

$

(1,112,845)

$

(1,119,442)

$

(4,511,728)

$

(1,458,546)

 

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) on translation

 

 

(1,016,142)

 

(723,432)

 

(174,081)

 

(548,498)

 

Net loss and comprehensive loss

 

$

(2,128,987)

$

(1,842,874)

$

(4,685,809)

$

(2,007,044)

 

Basic and diluted net loss per share

 

$

(0.01)

$

(0.01)

$

(0.02)

$

(0.03)

 

Basic and diluted weighted average number of shares

 

 

215,158,590

 

82,327,862

 

213,863,106

 

56,454,641

 

Playmaker Capital Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows

Unaudited

(Stated in U.S. dollars)

For the six months ended June 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

 

2022

 

2021

Net loss

 

$

(4,511,728)

$

(1,458,546)

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

2,064,703

 

16,391

Share-based compensation

 

 

584,529

 

117,627

Listing fees, RTO costs

 

 

 

618,184

Interest expense on convertible debenture, settled with shares

 

 

 

102,740

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

8,648

 

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

 

 

1,896,772

 

Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

 

276,109

 

(339,157)

Change in non-cash working capital:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

378,139

 

(277,460)

Income taxes receivable

 

 

(139,191)

 

(24,470)

Inventory

 

 

(124,719)

 

(20,724)

Prepaid and other assets

 

 

(399,502)

 

(101,333)

Accounts payable

 

 

183,574

 

596,794

Income taxes payable

 

 

1,231

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

128,666

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

(1,123,786)

 

(62,950)

Net cash flows used in operating activities

 

 

(776,555)

 

(832,904)

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of Futbol Sites, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

(6,166,393)

Acquisition of Fanaticos

 

 

 

(204,290)

Acquisition of Futmarketing

 

 

(875,000)

 

Acquisition of SportsDrop

 

 

(1,200,000)

 

Settlement of deferred and contingent consideration

 

 

(7,393,636)

 

Cash acquired through RTO

 

 

 

162,375

Purchase of property and equipment

 

 

(109,076)

 

(15,434)

Purchase of intangible assets

 

 

(73,633)

 

Net cash flows used in investing activities

 

 

(9,651,345)

 

(6,223,742)

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of preferred shares

 

 

 

5,505,000

Issuance of common shares

Issuance costs on preferred and common shares

 

 

 

19,881,600

(1,236,391)

Options exercised

 

 

 

27,956

Warrants exercised

 

 

162,174

 

9,900

Long-term debt drawn

 

 

6,000,000

 

Long-term debt repayments

 

 

(111,112)

 

(22,186)

Lease liability principal payments

 

 

(96,839)

 

(21,440)

Net cash flows provided by financing activities

 

 

5,954,223

 

24,144,439

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(4,473,677)

 

17,087,793

Foreign exchange impact

 

 

(159,811)

 

(206,011)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

7,111,728

 

6,631,358

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

2,478,240

$

23,513,140

 

Contacts

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