ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2012) - Bingo.com, Ltd. (BNGOF), owner of the popular online gaming community http://www.bingo.com, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. All amounts are presented in United States dollars and in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Recent Bingo.com highlights include:
- Net Income for the three months ended September 30, 2012 amounted to $29,002 compared to net loss of ($28,908) in the third quarter of 2012;
- Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, was $457,748, an increase of 32% from revenue of $347,742 in the second quarter of 2012.
"The third quarter of 2012 was a strong one for Bingo.com," commented Jason Williams, Bingo.com''s CEO. "Our strategy in the quarter was to increase our marketing activity to generate a large inflow of new players and increase our revenues. Our marketing during the quarter was well received by our target demographic and gaming activity on Bingo.com was improved across all categories. While many challenges remain, we are confident that with the current strategy in place, Bingo.com will continue to grow its player base, increase its revenues, and generate profits in future quarters."
Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, was $457,748, an increase of 10% from revenue of $416,732 for third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 32% from revenue of $347,742, in the second quarter of 2012. Gaming Revenue was $445,237, an increase of 12% in the quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared Gaming Revenue of $398,803 in the third quarter of 2011 and an 31% increase from revenue of $339,869 in the second quarter of 2012. The increase compared to the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of fiscal 2012 is due to an increase in players as a result of increased marketing. We earned advertising revenue of $12,511 in the quarter ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of 30% from advertising revenue of $17,929 in the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 59% from advertising revenue of $7,873 in the second quarter of 2012.
Operating costs before interest, and depreciation expenses, including sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses increased to $427,773 in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 7% over operating expenses of $400,444 in the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 14% over operating costs of $375,748 in the second quarter of 2012. The increase in operating expenses compared to the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012, is due to the increase in marketing expenses.
Sales and marketing expenses were $310,712 for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 42% over expenses of $219,578 in the third quarter of 2011 and an increase of 65% from expenses of $188,411 in the second quarter of 2012. Sales and marketing expenses principally include costs for Bingo.com marketing campaigns, affiliate commissions, search engine optimization, and other promotional expenses intended to increase our player base and improve gaming revenue. The increase in sales and marketing expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared to the third quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012 is due to a larger media budget in the third quarter of fiscal 2012 to drive additional players to the website.
Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2012, amounted to $29,002, a gain of $0.00 per share, an increase in net income compared to net income of $15,158, a gain of $0.00 per share for the same period in 2011 and an increase in net income compared to a net loss of ($28,908) or loss of ($0.00) per share in the second quarter of 2012.
We had cash of $574,787 and positive working capital of $980,660 at September 30, 2012. This compares to cash of $787,524 and positive working capital of $1,058,631 at December 31, 2011.
Bingo.com, Ltd. (BNGOF) is the parent company of the Bingo.com group of companies which own the popular online gaming community http://www.bingo.com. The Bingo.com website offers multiplayer bingo, slot machines, sweepstakes, and more. Players come together from around the world to chat, share, play and win at Bingo.com. The Bingo.com website has attracted millions of visitors from over 200 countries and is one of the most recognized and most visited bingo entertainment destinations on the Internet. Bingo.com operates its multi-language and multi-currency bingo and casino system as part of the Unibet partner program (http://www.poweredbyunibet.com). Bingo.com, Ltd. (BNGOF) trades on the OTCQB, the venture marketplace for companies that are current in their reporting with a U.S. regulator. Investors can find real time quotes and market information for the Company at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BNGOF/quote.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to anticipated future success of the company. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company''s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Specifically, readers should read the Company''s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on August 9, 2012, and the prospectus filed under Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on March 9, 2005 and the SB2 filed July 17, 2007, for a more thorough discussion of the Company''s financial position and results of operations, together with a detailed discussion of the risk factors involved in an investment in Bingo.com, Ltd.