TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF), the leading secure digital media management and distribution company, today announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Revenue for Q2 was $1,797,924, 11% lower than the same period in 2017 and 8% lower than Q1 2018, with net loss of $18,828 and normalized EBITDA of $48,365. Revenue for the first half of 2018 was $3,747,014, 1% lower than the first half of 2017 with net income of $66,143 and normalized EBITDA of $227,931.

Advertising revenue of $1,025,092 in Q2 has dropped 16% over the same period in 2017 and dropped 17% over the previous quarter. The year-to-date revenue for the first 2 quarters was $2,254,547, which remained flat compared to the same 2 quarters in 2017. The decrease in Q2 was mainly due to inconsistent timing of campaign spending by a major client, as evidenced by higher revenues from the client in the previous quarter.

Entertainment Division’s Q2 revenue was $772,832, down 4% over 2017 and up 7% over the previous quarter. The revenue of the first half of 2018 was $1,492,467, 2% lower than the same period in 2017. The change in revenue recognition standards in 2018 resulted in lower awards management revenue in the current quarter compared to last year, but is a timing change only. However, the increase in volume of music deliveries in the current quarter brought a positive change compared to previous quarter. The drop of revenue for the first half of 2018 was mainly a result of the general decline in the volume of subscription and music video deliveries.

“The flat revenue year to date, both consolidated and in the Advertising Division, does not yet reflect the business development efforts outlined last quarter,” said Gary Moss, President and CEO of YANGAROO. “YANGAROO continues to develop its Advertising Division sales force and opportunity pipeline. The Company recently added ad sales representatives in the Los Angeles and Miami markets and they are already contributing to sales opportunities. The Advertising Division pipeline continues to grow and mature and the first significant new customers are completing their testing and onboarding processes. The Company expects new customer business to start making a contribution to revenue in the latter part of 2018. Until revenue growth accelerates, the Company will continue to carefully control costs.”

Total operating expense was $1,846,239 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, 3% higher than the previous year and 3% lower than the previous quarter. The year-to-date operating expenses was $3,747,336, 8% higher than the same period in 2017. The increases for both the current quarter and the year-to-date were primarily due to higher value of stock options granted, salary adjustments and bonus accrual. The decrease over previous quarter was a result of lower stock option expenses in the current quarter. The Company has incurred a net loss of $18,828 in the current quarter, compared to a net income of $171,597 in the same quarter of last year; and retained a net income of $66,143 in the first half of 2018, compared to $204,446 in the same period of last year. Excluding the impact of non-cash and non-operating costs, the second quarter of 2018 had positive normalized EBITDA of $48,365 and $227,931 for the first half of 2018.

Summary of operating results for the periods ended June 30th:

$CDN Six Months Second Quarter -------------------------------- ------------------- --------------------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - --------- Revenue 3,747,014 3,766,797 1,797,924 2,026,731 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - --------- EBITDA 156,099 292,354 25,033 218,165 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - --------- Normalized EBITDA 227,931 422,465 48,365 301,952 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - --------- Net income (loss) for the period 66,143 204,446 (18,828 ) 171,597 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - --------- Basic income (loss) per share 0.001 0.003 (0.000 ) 0.003 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - --------- Diluted income (loss) per share 0.001 0.003 (0.000 ) 0.003 -------------------------------- --------- --------- --------- - ---------

Please note that all currency in this press release is denoted in Canadian dollars.

The full text of the financial statements and Management Discussion & Analysis is available at www.yangaroo.com and at www.sedar.com.

About YANGAROO:YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud-based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the industry standard and powers most of North America’s major awards shows.

YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Gary Moss at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.

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