SHOAL GAMES LTD. ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS
Shoal Games Ltd. Announces Fourth Quarter Results
ANGUILLA, B.W.I., January 28, 2016 / Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV:SGW) (OTCQB:SGLDF) http://www.shoalgames.com (“the Company”), owner of Trophy Bingo, an innovative, non-gambling, social bingo game, http://www.trophybingo.com, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. All amounts are presented in United States dollars and in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Recent Shoal Games Ltd. highlights include:
- Revenue of $85,446, an increase of 768% from revenue of $11,130, in the third quarter of 2015
- Cash of $570,086 and positive working capital of $454,341 as at December 31, 2015.
- Q4 average Trophy Bingo rating of 4.47 stars (max 5 stars) in Google Play Store
- Launch of Trophy Bingo in Amazon App Store
“The fourth quarter of 2015 saw the Company engaged in marketing, software development, and performance tuning of Trophy Bingo in a live environment,” commented Jason Williams, Shoal Games CEO. Our objective since launch has been to generate significant downloads so that we could assess the game’s earning potential and popularity with bingo players. We successfully generated 157,354 downloads, secured average ratings of 4.47 in Google Play, and booked $85,446 in revenue for the quarter. All three metrics were ahead of our projections and we remain confident in Trophy Bingo’s capacity to become a Top Grossing game. Our tuning efforts were particularly effective as we saw average Day 1 retention for the quarter climb to 38%, from 34% in the third quarter, and ARPDAU (Average Revenue Per Daily Active User) double from $0.046 in the third quarter to $0.092 in Q4.
“We launched in the Amazon App Store in the fourth quarter which has extended Trophy Bingo’s reach to all owners of Amazon’s Fire range of devices,” continued Williams. “We continue to pursue strategies that may result in more cost effective downloads for Trophy Bingo through platform launches or featured listings. A special product release is coming soon to Trophy Bingo that will enable players to interact more in the game which will help to increase referral downloads and reduce our marketing expense per install. The first quarter of 2016 will see us testing some new tuning and monetization concepts with Trophy Bingo as we work to raise the ARPDAU figures higher and increase our revenues again, this time with a lower marketing budget.
“We’re encouraged by Trophy Bingo’s results and feel that with our planned feature and content releases scheduled in 2016 we will be able to position Trophy Bingo for a push into the Top Grossing charts. Should Trophy Bingo continue to increase its performance it has the potential to earn the Company significant income for many years. We look forward to developing the game and business to achieve this objective.”
Total Revenue from continuing operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, increased to $85,446, an increase from revenue from continuing operations of $12,210 for fourth quarter of 2014 and an increase from revenue of $11,130, in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in Revenue compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 and the third quarter of 2015, is due to the Company launching a full global release of a feature complete Trophy Bingo in the Google Play and Apple App Store in the third quarter of 2015.
Sales and marketing expenses from continuing operations were $337,322 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, an increase over expenses of $75,819 in the fourth quarter of 2014 and an increase of 145% from sales and marketing expenses of $137,266 in the third quarter of 2015. This increase in sales and marketing expenses from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was due to a larger marketing campaign to attract players to the new Trophy Bingo game. Selling and marketing expenses from continuing operations principally include publishing services and user acquisition costs to acquire players.
The net loss after taxation from continuing operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, amounted to ($819,004), a loss of ($0.01) per share, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of ($734,523) or ($0.01) per share in the quarter ending December 31, 2014 and net loss from continuing operations of ($758,611), or ($0.01) per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.
We had cash of $570,086 and positive working capital of $454,341 at December 31, 2015. This compares to cash of $2,876,386 and positive working capital of $2,856,230 at December 31, 2014.
For full details of the Company’s operations and financial results, please refer to the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov or the Shoal Games Ltd. corporate website at http://investor.shoalgames.com or on the www.sedar.com website.
About Shoal Games Ltd. (formerly Bingo.com, Ltd.)
Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV:SGW) (OTCQB:SGLDF) http://www.shoalgames.com is the parent company of the group of companies, which owns Trophy Bingo, an innovative, non-gambling social bingo game. Trophy Bingo is a puppy themed bingo adventure where players must win their way through 120 levels of bingo challenges. The game is free to download and supports in-app purchases and incentivized advertising for players who find themselves in need of extra bingos or want to engage with the premium power plays contained in the game. Shoal Games Ltd. trades on the TSX Venture exchange in Canada and the OTCQB venture marketplace for companies that are current in their reporting with the U.S. regulator. Investors can find real time quotes and market information for the Company at http://web.tmxmoney.com/quote.php?qm_symbol=SGW and http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/SGLDF/quote.
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