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PopReach Announces First Quarter 2023 Results
[May 30, 2023]

PopReach Announces First Quarter 2023 Results

Revenue of $36.5 million - 152% growth year-over-year

Pro Forma Consolidated1 Revenue grew 17% year-over-year

Adjusted EBITDA2 of $3.0 million - 200% growth year-over-year

(All figures in US dollars, unless otherwise indicated)


TORONTO, May 30, 2023 /CNW/ - PopReach Corporation ("PopReach" or the "Company") (TSXV: POPR) (OTCQX: POPRF), a multiplatform digital technology company, announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

"Our financial results for the first quarter of 2023 show that the portfolio of companies we've assembled is continuing to deliver strong organic revenue growth while generating significant adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow each quarter," said Jon Walsh, CEO of PopReach. "The recent backing from a syndicate of four of Canada's leading banks for US$115 million in credit facilities is another major validation of our expansion strategy. We are excited about the additions of SCS and OpenMoves in the second quarter and the potential for further synergies."

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter 2023

  • Revenue of $36.5 million, a 152% increase from $14.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
  • Revenue grew 17% year-over-year on a Pro Forma Consolidated1 basis.
  • Gross profit of $13.9 million, a 116% increase from $6.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
  • Net loss of $4.2 million compared to a net loss of $0.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 of $3.0 million (8.3% of revenue), a 200% increase from $1.0 million (7.0% of revenue) for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
  • Adjusted Free Cash Flow2 of $2.4 million (81% Adjusted Free Cash Flow conversion rate), compared to $1.0 million (100% Adjusted Free Cash Flow conversion rate) for the three months ended March 31, 2022.
  • Cash as at March 31, 2023 was $4.7 million compared to $7.8 million at December 31, 2022. This decrease was largely due to debt repayments related to acquisitions.
  • Total debt as at March 31, 2023 was $47.1 million, including $35.3 million of senior lender debt, $5.5 million of bank indebtedness, and $6.3 million of convertible debentures, compared to $52.1 million in total debt as of December 31, 2022.

1 Please refer to "Selected Unreviewed and Unaudited Pro Forma Consolidated Financial Information" section of this press release
2 Please refer to "Non-IFRS Measures" section of this press release

Significant developments in Q1 2023 and subsequent to quarter end

  • In February 2023, PopReach Games soft launched PAYDAY Crime War, the highly anticipated free-to-play mobile action game, in Australia and the Philippines and extended the soft launch to Canada in May 2023, with the global game launch scheduled for Q2 2023.
  • On April 18, 2023, the Company acquired 100% of the shares of Schiefer Media, Inc. ("SCS"), a brand transformation company, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $14.9 million.
  • On April 26, 2023, the Company acquired 100% of the membership interest of OpenMoves LLC ("OpenMoves"), a performance and growth marketing company, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $7.5 million.
  • On May 25, 2023, the Company closed a US$115 million syndicated credit facility led by Bank of Montreal ("BMO") and including National Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada and Toronto Dominion Bank to replace and increase the Company's previous US$43 million senior secured credit facility with BMO to support the continued execution of the Company's acquisition strategy.

Selected Unreviewed and Unaudited Pro Forma Consolidated Financial Information

The Pro Forma Consolidated Revenue provided above is presented as if the reverse takeover transaction between PopReach and Federated Foundry Limited and the acquisition of each of Q1Media, Inc. ("Q1Media"), NotifyAI, LLC ("NotifyAI"), Crucial Interactive Holdings Inc. ("Contobox"), and Ubiquity Agency, LLC ("Ubiquity") were completed at the beginning of 2022.

The unreviewed and unaudited Pro Forma Consolidated Revenue provided above (the "Pro Forma Revenue") is derived from the Revenue figures presented in PopReach's financial statements, and in Management's Discussion and Analysis, filed on the Company's profile on SEDAR at for the applicable periods ("As Reported Revenue") after taking into account the following adjustments: (i) As Reported Revenue for the three month period ending March 31, 2023 reflecting Pro Forma Revenue for the period of $36.5 million; and (ii) As Reported Revenue for the three month period ending March 31, 2022 increased by $16.7 million to reflect Pro Forma Revenue for the period of $31.2 million.

Non-IFRS Measures

The Company prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). However, the Company considers certain non-IFRS financial measures as useful additional information to assess its financial performance. These measures, which it believes are widely used by investors, securities analysts and other interested parties to evaluate its performance, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other publicly traded companies, nor should they be construed as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS measures include "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Adjusted Free Cash Flow".

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow

Consolidated adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") is a non-IFRS measure of financial performance. Company management defines Adjusted EBITDA as IFRS Net income (loss) adding back finance costs, income taxes, depreciation amortization, gain/loss on disposal of assets and extinguishment of loans, fair value gain/loss on financial liabilities and contingent consideration, and excludes discontinued operations and the effects of significant items of income and expenditure which may have an impact on the quality of earnings, such as impairments where the impairment is the result of an isolated, non-recurring event. It also excludes the effects of equity-settled share-based payments, foreign exchange gains/losses, changes in deferred revenues, changes in deferred cost of sales, and other extraordinary one-time expenses. See reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA in the table below.

Company management defines "Adjusted Free Cash Flow" as Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures, such as acquisition of property and equipment and additions to intangibles, and income taxes paid during the applicable period. See reconciliation of Adjusted Free Cash Flow in the table below.

The presentation of these non-IFRS financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS and may be different from non-IFRS financial measures used by other companies.

Management believes Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are useful financial metrics to assess its operating performance on a cash basis before the impact of non-cash and extraordinary one-time items.

The following table presents the Company's calculation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow for each period:

For the three months ended

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

June 30,





Net loss










  Finance costs





  Income tax expense (recovery)





  Depreciation and amortization





  Impairment loss on intangibles and goodwill


  Fair value loss (gain) on financial liabilities





  Loss on disposal of property and equipment


  Loss on extinguishment of loan


  Share-based compensation expense





  Change in deferred revenue of in-app





  Change in deferred cost of sales





  Extraordinary one-time expenses





  Foreign exchange loss (gain)





  Loan forgiveness


  Non-recurring income


Adjusted EBITDA










  Acquisition of property and equipment





  Additions to intangible assets





  Taxes paid





Adjusted Free Cash Flow









Financial Statements and MD&A

PopReach's Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2023, and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the same period, are posted on its corporate website at and available on the Company's profile on SEDAR at

About PopReach Corporation

PopReach, a Tier 1 Issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange, with shares also trading on OTCQX® Best Market, is a multi-platform technology company focused on assembling the most effective and complete suite of advertising, marketing and monetization solutions for brands, advertisers and publishers. We acquire, optimize and scale market-leading digital technology businesses providing cross-platform, performance-driven advertising and data solutions to attract, engage and monetize high-value consumers. Our portfolio includes: PopReach Games, a free-to-play mobile game publisher; NotifyAI, a push notification advertising platform; Q1Media, an industry-leading advertising and media service provider; Contobox, a leading edge customer engagement platform; Ubiquity, a data driven user acquisition and marketing technology platform; SCS, an integrated agency powering brand performance with data and creativity; and OpenMoves, a Google Premier Partner driving creative and growth across pay-per-click advertising and search engine optimization.

Additional information about the Company is available at

Neither the 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. 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements and forward-looking information under applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking information"). Forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to and the business, financials and operations of the Company. Statements containing forward-looking information are not historical facts but instead represent management's expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events. Forward looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of this news release, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements and future events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to the factors described in greater detail in the public documents of the Company available at Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Investors are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on any such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Company. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.

SOURCE PopReach Corporation

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