Ramat Gan, Israel, May 15, 2023 – Viewbix Inc. (OTC: VBIX) (“Viewbix” or the “Company”), a global developer of mar-tech and ad-tech innovative technologies, today announced its interim consolidated financial results for the first quarter of 2023, highlighted by consistent growth in revenues, which reached $20.9 million.
The Company’s consolidated financial results demonstrate the continued growth of its digital content platform, operated by its subsidiary Cortex Media Group Ltd. (“Cortex”), with strong improvement in its EBITDA, reaching $658 thousand.
“We are very pleased with the performance we have seen in the first quarter of 2023,” said Viewbix CEO, Mr. Amihay Hadad, commenting on the results. “We continue to witness a growth in demand for our digital content platform’s solutions, and the growth we see in these reports is even more impressive considering the fact that the first quarter of the year is generally characterized by a lower volume of activity compared to the average. With the trend of EBITDA improvement reported in Gix Media’s search platform as well, we are looking forward to the upcoming quarters.”
The consolidated results refer to Viewbix’s interim consolidated financial statements (together with its subsidiaries Gix Media Ltd. (“Gix Media”) and Cortex) for the three months ending March 31, 2023, in comparison to the same period of 2022.
Key highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023, include:
- Revenues for the first quarter of 2023 reached $20.9 million compared to $20.4 million for the same period last year. Out of this amount, the revenues from our digital content platform accounted for $15,752 thousand for the first quarter of 2023.
- Operating Loss for the first quarter of 2023 was $76 thousand compared to an operating income of $219 thousand for the corresponding period in 2022. The reason for the decrease in the operating income is mainly due to the increase in general and administrative expenses, following the reorganization transaction with Gix Media on September 19, 2022 in the amount of approximately $290 thousand in the first quarter of 2023 in comparison to the same period of 2022.
- EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciations, Amortizations) for the first quarter of 2023 amounted to $658 thousand, compared to $805 thousand for the corresponding period in 2022.
- Net cash from operating activities was positive for the first quarter of 2023 and amounted to $12 thousand as compared to negative net cash from operating activities in the amount of $1,950 thousand for the corresponding period in 2022.
First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights (Including EBITDA Reconciliation):
|U.S. dollars in thousands||For the three months ended March 31|
|Operating income (loss)||(76||)||219||(135||)%|
|GAAP Net Loss||(345||)||(149||)||(132||)%|
|Non-GAAP Net Income||337||371||(9||)%|
|Net Cash from Operations||12||(1,950||)||101||%|
|U.S. dollars in thousands||For the three months ended March 31|
|GAAP Net Loss||(345||)||(149||)|
|Financial expenses, net||185||337|
|Taxes on income||84||31|
|Depreciation and amortization||734||586|
|Share-based compensation expenses||30||1|
|Financial expenses, net||(185||)||(337||)|
|Taxes on income||(84||)||(31||)|
|Deferred tax income in connection with amortization of intangible assets||(82||)||(67||)|
|Non- GAAP Net Income||337||371|
Use of Non-GAAP Measures
Viewbix’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, or GAAP, and represent earnings as reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Viewbix has provided in this release certain financial information that has not been prepared in accordance with GAAP. Viewbix’s management believes that the non-GAAP EBITDA described in the release, which includes adjustments for specific items that are generally not indicative of our core operations, provides additional information that is useful to investors in understanding Viewbix’s underlying performance, business and performance trends, and helps facilitate period-to-period comparisons and comparisons of its financial measures with other companies in Viewbix’s industry. However, the non-GAAP financial measures that Viewbix uses may differ from measures that other companies may use. Non-GAAP financial measures are not required to be uniformly applied, are not audited and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures consist of GAAP financial measures adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expenses, acquisition related expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets and the related taxes thereon. Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) is defined as operating income excluding stock-based compensation expenses, depreciation, acquisition related items consisting of amortization of intangible assets, acquisition related expenses.
About Viewbix Inc.
Viewbix, through its subsidiaries Gix Media Ltd. and Cortex Media Group Ltd., operates in the field of digital advertising (together, the “Group”). The Group has two main activities: ad-search and digital content. The search platform develops a variety of technological software solutions, that automate, optimize and monetize online campaigns, by acquiring and routing internet user traffic to search engines . The digital content platform creates, edits and markets content in various languages to various target audiences in order to generate revenues from advertisements displayed together with the content, which are posted numerous digital content, marketing and advertising platforms (such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Apple), in order to attract internet user traffic for advertisers. Viewbix’s technological tools allow advertisers and website owners to earn more from their advertising campaigns and generate additional profits from their websites.
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