Logiq Reports Q2 2021 Results; Revenue Up 3% Sequentially to $8.3 Million, with Gross Margin at Record 29.5%
NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Logiq, Inc. (NEO: LGIQ) (OTCQX: LGIQ), a global provider of award-winning e-commerce and fintech solutions, reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021. The company will hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time today to discuss the results (see dial-in information below).
Q2 2021 Financial Highlights
- Revenue for the second quarter increased 3% sequentially to $8.3 million.
- Consolidated gross margin in the second quarter increased to 29.5%, up 1.9 percentage points sequentially and up 16.4 percentage points from the year-ago quarter.
- Gross margin for DataLogiq, the company’s data-driven, end-to-end e-commerce marketing solution, improved from the low of 15.5% in Q2 2020 to 28.4% in Q2 2021, due to improved internal efficiencies and scale of operations.
- Gross margin for AppLogiq, the company’s mobile commerce platform-as-a-service (PaaS), improved from the low of 11.6% in Q2 2020 to 31.7% in Q2 2021, as it continued to transition from lower to higher margin deployments.
- Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $5.8 million as of June 30, 2021.
Q2 2021 Operational Highlights
- Launched a new audio digital marketing channel on the Logiq Digital Marketing ™ (LDM) platform. Now in addition to web, mobile and Connected TV, marketing agencies and brands can now use LDM to add audio-based advertising to their overall multi-channel e-commerce marketing campaigns, such as for digital radio and podcasts.
- AppLogiq partnered with Mentalku, the exclusive government-licensed provider of psychological testing required for driver license applications and renewals in Indonesia, to offer a mobile payment option for Mentalku’s testing services.
- Released CreateApp 4.0, the company’s mCommerce platform-as-a-service, that included critical features requested by the company’s merchants to simplify stocking and inventory management processes.
- The total gross proceeds to the company from its initial public offering in Canada and listing on the NEO Exchange, and a partial exercise of an over-allotment option, totaled approximately US$5.3 million.
“In Q2, we achieved another quarter of improvement as we continued to transform our business and focus on higher margin, higher quality revenue streams,” commented Logiq president, Brent Suen. “Revenue climbed 3% sequentially to $8.3 million, following a better-than-expected, record 23% jump in the previous quarter.
“We also saw gross margin increase sequentially by 1.9 percentage points to a record 29.5% in the second quarter, up from 13.1% versus the same year-ago quarter. This resulted in gross profit more than doubling to $2.4 million versus the year ago quarter, but on $1 million less in revenue. We believe these results affirm our decision to transition away from low margin business activity and focus on higher quality, higher margin revenues streams.
“During the quarter, we also made great strides in expanding and strengthening our business relationship and operational platform across several fronts in preparation for future growth. On the AppLogiq front, we released CreateApp 4.0 that included critical features requested by our merchants to simplify stocking and inventory management processes.
“Additionally, we reported an exciting update with our mobile payment technology, PayLogiq. We announced a new partnership with Mentalku, the exclusive government-licensed provider of psychological testing required for all driver license applications and renewals in Indonesia — a country with more than 300 million licensed drivers .
“This will be the first time electronic payments may be made using the Mentalku mobile app or at their testing centers. So, this is a huge win that is potentially worth millions in transaction and service fees. It also underscores the highly competitive solution it provides potential partners, and the value of our strategic investment in developing AppLogiq’s mobile fintech platform.
“On the DataLogiq side, we continued to build out our Logiq Digital Marketing (LDM) platform. We added a new audio marketing channel. In addition to web, mobile and Connected TV, the digital marketing agencies and brands on our platform can add audio-based advertising to their multi-channel e-commerce marketing campaigns. This is a fast-growing area of digital marketing that we can now tap, and it has already attracted new clients to our platform.
“In fact, in just a very short span of time, more than a dozen agencies, like Decibel, Sway Group, and Digible, are now using LDM to ramp up their media buying programs for the many brands they serve. They have also provided us tremendous endorsements.”
Danielle Wiley, CEO of Sway Group, commented: “We decided to partner with Logiq Digital Marketing because of their modern approach to programmatic advertising. They built a platform that supports our data activation and media buying needs across the digital channels we need for our clients’ advertising campaigns. Their attention to getting us onboarded quickly, their responsiveness, and their high level of support have made them fabulous partners as we grow this offering.”
Suen continued: “LDM represents one of our lines of business that generates very high-margin revenue streams for us and our partners, so we’re very excited about its rapid growth and expansion with talented firms like the Sway Group.
“Perhaps the most significant operational event for the quarter was our IPO on a senior exchange in Canada. The IPO raised ~C$6.5 million (~US$5.3 million) in gross proceeds and was followed recently by a post-IPO raise of an additional US$4 million. These additional capital resources will support our growth initiatives, and advance us toward achieving our higher margin and profitability goals.
“We continue to see strong market trends driving phenomenal growth in the e-commerce markets worldwide. So, we believe the combination of DataLogiq’s robust digital marketing solutions and AppLogiq’s m-commerce fintech technology will help drive increased global market penetration over the coming quarters, along with strong revenue growth and expanding margins.”
Q2 2021 Financial Summary
Revenue increased 3% sequentially to $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2021, and decreased 11% as compared to $9.3 million in the same year-ago quarter. The decrease from the year-ago period was primarily due to a decrease in AppLogiq PaaS revenue as it transitioned to high-margin deployments, which was partially offset by an increase in DataLogiq revenue. The quarterly sequential increase was due to growth in AppLogiq revenue.
AppLogiq contributed $2.8 million or 34% of consolidated revenue in Q2 2021, a decrease of 50% from $5.7 million or 61% of consolidated revenue in the same year-ago period. The decrease was primarily due to the transition away from bulk white label distributors to higher margin direct end users as well as ongoing effects of COVID in some markets.
DataLogiq contributed $5.5 million or 66% of consolidated revenue in Q2 2021, which increased 49% from $3.7 million or 39% of consolidated revenue in the same year-ago period. The increase was primarily due to an increasing focus on its data monetization business.
Overall gross profit increased 10% sequentially to $2.4 million or 29.5% of revenue in Q2 2021, and increased 101% from $1.2 million or 13.1% of revenue in the same year-ago period.
AppLogiq’s gross profit increased 38% to $901,000 or 31.7% of AppLogiq revenue in Q2 2021 from $653,000 or 11.6% of AppLogiq revenue in the same year-ago period. The increase was primarily due to the change in strategic focus from bulk white label distributors to high-margin direct marketing end users.
DataLogiq’s gross profit increased 173% to $1.5 million or 28.4% of DataLogiq revenue in Q2 2021 compared to $567,000 or 15.5% of DataLogiq revenue in the same year-ago period. The increase was due to an increase in data monetization revenues and a decrease in overall customer acquisition costs.
Total operating expenses increased 24% sequentially to $7.8 million in Q2 2021, and increased 198% compared to $2.6 million in the same year-ago period. The increase in operating expenses was mainly due to an increase in general and administrative expenses of $3.8 million, which included costs incurred from the company’s listing on a senior exchange in Canada. The increase in operating expenses was also due to an increase in sales and marketing expense of $253,000, an increase in research and development expense of $559,000, and an increase in depreciation and amortization expense of $581,000.
Net loss was $5.0 million or $(0.27) per basic and fully diluted share in Q2 2021. This compared to net loss of $1.7 million or $(0.14) per basic and fully diluted share in the second quarter of 2020.
As of June 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaled $5.8 million, compared to cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash of $2.9 million as of March 31, 2021.
First Half 2021 Financial Summary
Revenue decreased 33% to $16.4 million in the first half of 2021, compared to $24.3 million in the same year-ago period. The decrease from the year-ago period was primarily due to a decrease in AppLogiq revenue, partially offset by an increase in DataLogiq revenues, which included revenues from Fixel AI and Rebel AI.
AppLogiq m-commerce platform-as-as-service (PaaS) contributed $5.3 million or 32% of consolidated revenue in the first half of 2021, which decreased 70% from $17.4 million or 72% of consolidated revenue in the same year-ago period. The decrease was primarily due to a focus away from bulk white label distributors to direct marketing end users.
DataLogiq contributed $11.1 million or 68% of consolidated revenue in the first half of 2021, which increased 62% from $6.9 million or 28% of consolidated revenue in the same year-ago period. The increase was primarily due to improvement in its data monetization business.
Overall gross profit increased 21% to $4.7 million or 28.5% of revenue in the first half of 2021, compared to $3.9 million or 15.9% of revenue in the same year-ago period.
AppLogiq’s gross profit decreased 40% to $1.6 million or 31.0% of AppLogiq revenue in the first half of 2021 from $2.7 million or 15.7% of AppLogiq revenue in the same year-ago period. The improvement in gross margins was a result of the change in strategic focus from bulk white label distributors to direct marketing end users.
DataLogiq’s gross profit increased 171% to $3.0 million or 27.4% of DataLogiq revenue in the first half of 2021 compared to $1.1 million or 16.3% of DataLogiq revenue in the same year-ago period. The increase is due to an increase in data monetization revenues and a decrease in overall customer acquisition costs.
Total operating expenses increased 75% to $14.1 million in the first half of 2021, compared to $8.1 million in the same year-ago period. The increase in operating expenses was due to an increase in general and administrative expense of $4.8 million, depreciation and amortization expense of $821,000, and sales and marketing expenses of $569,000, which was partially offset by a decrease in research and development expense of $96,000.
Net loss was $9.1 million or $(0.53) per basic and fully diluted share in the first half of 2021. This compared to net loss of $4.5 million or $(0.38) per basic and fully diluted share in the first half of 2020.
Conference Call Later today, Logiq management will host a conference call, followed by a question-and-answer period.
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021 Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. Pacific time) Toll-free dial-in number: 1-877-300-8521 International dial-in number: 1-412-317-6026 Conference ID: 10159482
Please call the conference telephone number five minutes prior to the start time. An operator will register your name and organization. If you have any difficulty connecting with the conference call, please contact CMA at 1-949-432-7566.
A replay of the call will be available after 7:30 p.m. Eastern time on the same day through Monday, August 30, 2021, as well as available for replay via the Investors section of the Logiq website at www.logiq.com/ir .
Toll-free replay number: 1-844-512-2921 International replay number: 1-412-317-6671 Replay ID: 10159482
Logiq Inc. is a U.S.-based leading global provider of e-commerce and fintech business enablement solutions. Its DataLogiq business provides a data-driven, end-to-end e-commerce marketing solution. Its AI-powered LogiqX™ data engine delivers valuable consumer insights that enhance the ROI of online marketing spend. The company’s Fixel technology offers simplified online marketing with critical privacy features.
In its AppLogiq business, Logiq’s platform-as-a-service, branded as CreateAPP™, enables small- and medium-sized businesses worldwide to easily create and deploy a native mobile app for their business without technical knowledge or background. CreateAPP™ empowers businesses to reach more customers, increase sales, manage logistics, and promote their products and services in an easy, affordable, and highly efficient way. CreateAPP™ is offered in 14 languages across 10 countries and three continents, including some of the fastest-growing emerging markets in Southeast Asia. The company’s PayLogiq, branded as AtozPay™ in Indonesia, offers mobile payments, and GoLogiq, branded as AtozGo™ in Indonesia, offers hyper-local food delivery services. Connect with Logiq: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook .
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LOGIQ INC. Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Jun 30||December 31|
|Intangible assets, net||16,831,602||11,736,540|
|Property and equipment, net||181,429||178,561|
|Total non-current assets||22,590,957||16,993,191|
|Amount due from associate||6,578,700||5,673,700|
|Right to use assets – operating lease||182,799||364,234|
|Prepayment, deposit and other receivables||736,969||206,443|
|Financial assets held for resale||681||594,263|
|Cash and cash equivalents||5,766,264||3,478,889|
|Total current assets||16,806,012||12,946,912|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY|
|Accruals and other payables||1,402,930||1,110,732|
|Lease liability – operating lease||182,799||364,234|
|Convertible promissory notes||2,911,000||2,911,000|
|Amount due to director||77,500||77,500|
|Deposits received for shares to be issued||1,744,665||–|
|Total current liabilities||9,016,839||5,519,527|
|Total non-current liabilities||10,000||517,068|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 21,236,411 and 15,557,439 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively*||2,124||1,556|
|Additional paid-in capital||74,944,666||66,739,895|
|Accumulated deficit brought forward||(71,180,710)||(62,123,326)|
|Total stockholder’s equity||30,370,130||23,903,508|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||39,396,969||$||29,940,103|
|*||The number of shares of common stock has been retroactively restated to reflect the 1 for 13 reverse stock-split on February 25, 2020.|
LOGIQ INC. Consolidated Statements of Operations
|For the three months ended June 30,||For the six months ended June 30,|
|Cost of Service||5,855,138||8,095,406||11,709,194||20,431,668|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,030,931||449,625||1,720,276||899,249|
|General and administrative||4,992,774||1,180,246||9,137,139||4,382,288|
|Sales and marketing||351,992||99,262||721,253||152,277|
|Research and development||1,459,535||900,844||2,562,672||2,658,195|
|Total Operating Expenses||7,835,232||2,629,977||14,141,340||8,092,009|
|(Loss) from Operations||(5,386,383)||(1,410,323)||(9,466,235)||(4,227,223)|
|Other (Expenses)/Income, net||421,189||(265,223)||419,292||(261,415)|
|Net (Loss) before income tax||(4,965,194)||(1,675,546)||(9,046,943)||(4,488,638)|
|Income tax (Corporate tax)||(10,441)||–||(10,441)||–|
|Net (Loss) profit per common share – basic and fully diluted:||(0.2678)||(0.1369)||(0.5300)||(0.3764)|
|Weighted average number of basic and fully diluted common shares outstanding*||18,577,937||12,241,835||17,090,133||11,926,020|
|*||The weighted average number of shares of common stock has been retroactively restated to reflect the 1 for 13 reverse stock-split on February 25, 2020.|