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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 27, 2021 / Zedge, Inc. (NYSE American:ZDGE), a global app publisher with a portfolio of leading digital consumer brands serving 43 million monthly active users in October 2021, today announced revenue and operating income for both its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 ended July 31, 2021.
The Company is working to finalize the partial release (in an expected amount of approximately $0.5 million or $0.03 per share) of the valuation allowance on the Company's deferred tax asset. The Company expects to resolve the issue and proceed with its earnings release and host a conference call to discuss its full fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results within a week. In the interim, the Company is releasing the following:
Fiscal FourthQuarter Highlights (Fiscal 2021 versus Fiscal 2020)
Revenue increased 93.0% to$5.2 million versus $2.7 million;
Active subscriptions1 and subscription revenue increased 49.2% and 55.0%, respectively;
Operating income and operating marginof $2.2 millionand 42.2% versus$0.4 million and 14.4%, respectively;
MAU increased by 7.8%;
Zedge Premium Gross Transaction Value1 (GTV) of $0.3 million an increase of 45.0%.
Full-Year Fiscal 2021 Highlights (versus Fiscal 2020)
Revenue increased 106.6% to$19.6 million versus $9.5 million;
Active subscriptions and subscription revenue increased 49.2% and 100.8%, respectively;
Operating income and operating marginof $7.8 millionand 39.9% versus an operating loss of($0.4) million and (4.2)%, respectively;
Zedge Premium GTV of $0.95 million an increase of 29.8% versus last year.
1We use the following business metrics in this release because we believe they are useful in evaluating Zedge as an investment.
Monthly activeusers, or MAU, captures the numberof unique users that used our Zedge app duringthe previous 30-days of the relevant period, is useful for evaluating consumer engagement with our app which correlates to advertising revenue as more users drive more ad impressions for sale. It also allows readers and potential advertisers to evaluate the size of our user base;
Zedge Premium Gross Transaction Value, or GTV, is the total dollar amount of transactions conducted through the Zedge Premium Marketplace. As Zedge Premium is an internal focus for growth, we believe that this metric will help investors evaluate the progress we are making in growing this part of our business;
The term Active Subscriptions is replacing "paid subscriptions" due to changes made by Google Play with respect to how they calculate subscriptions. An active subscription is a subscription that has commenced and not been canceled, including paused subscriptions, and subscriptions in free trials,grace periods, or accounthold.
Zedge owns a portfolio of leading digital consumer brands that serve 43 million monthly active users in October 2021 across the globe. Our portfolio consists of Zedge Ringtones and Wallpapers, the leading mobile app used for mobile phone personalization, social content, and fandom art; Zedge Premium, a marketplace for artists, celebrities, and emerging creators to market their digital content, to Zedge's users; Emojipedia, the leading source of all things emoji; and Shortz, a mobile entertainment app in beta, focused on short-form storytelling. Zedge monetizes its content through ad-supported offerings, tokens, and subscriptions. For more information, visit https://www.zedge.net.
All statements above that are not purely about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "target" and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these forward-looking statements represent our currentjudgment of what may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important factors. Our filings with the SEC provide detailed information on such statements and risks and should be consulted along with this release. To the extent permitted under applicable law, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
Brian Siegel IRC, MBA Managing Director
SOURCE: Zedge, Inc.
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