Vertiqal Studios Reports Strong Q1 2024 Financial Performance with Revenue Growth and Cost Reductions

May 15, 2024 10:04 PM EDT | Source: Vertiqal Studios

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 15, 2024) - Gamelancer Media Corp. (TSX: VRTS) (OTCQB: GAMGF) (FSE: P93) (dba Vertiqal Studios) ("the Company") - Vertiqal Studios, a leading digital-channel network and video-production studio, is pleased to announce a robust financial performance for the first quarter of 2024. The company has achieved a significant increase in revenues and a reduction in costs, leading to a substantial decrease in EBITDA loss compared to Q1 2023.

Below is a summary of the financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2024 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Three months ended
March 31, 2024
Three months ended
March 31, 2023
Gross Profit$654,845$177,955268%
Total Expenses$1,250,090$2,999,637-58%
Net Loss($513,047)($2,590,925)80%


Financial Highlights of Q1 2024:

  • Revenue Composition and Growth: Vertiqal Studios reported a 17% increase in revenue compared to Q1 2023. Its programmatic offering of content contributed to 73% of the total revenues, highlighting its continued dominance in the Company's revenue mix. Additionally, revenues from Direct Media saw a measurable increase, now accounting for 28% of total revenues.

  • Cost Reductions: The company successfully reduced its cost of sales by 65%, thanks to strategic reductions in personnel resources, paid media spending, and revenue share with Snapchat partners. This optimization has resulted in an impressive margin of 78% for the quarter, compared to 25% in the same quarter last year, with specific highlights including a 75% margin from Snapchat and an 85% margin from Direct Media.

  • EBITDA Improvement: Vertiqal Studios has dramatically improved its EBITDA, reporting a loss of $194k for the quarter, a significant improvement from a loss of $1.2M in Q1 2023. This improvement reflects the effective management and operational efficiencies implemented across the company.

Operational and Strategic Developments:

  • Reductions in Operating Expenses: General administrative, advertising, and promotional expenses were collectively reduced by 41%, aligning with the company's commitment to streamline operations and enhance profitability.

  • Strategic Priorities and KPIs: The company continues to focus on building out its revenue team and optimizing operations through enhanced data strategies and internal control implementations. Vertiqal Studios is committed to maximizing every opportunity to its fullest potential, maintaining high margins and increasing operational efficiency.

Jon Dwyer, Chairman & CEO of Vertiqal Studios, commented, "First quarter results reflect our strategic focus on high-margin opportunities and operational efficiency. With the continued execution of our business strategy, Vertiqal Studios is well-positioned for sustained scalable growth and profitability."

About Vertiqal Studios

Vertiqal Studios is a leading digital-channel network and video-production studio specializing in the creation and distribution of viral videos. With a daily output of 100+ videos across 138 owned-and-operated channels, Vertiqal leverages TV economics to monetize content on platforms like TikTok and Instagram and revenue-share on platforms such as Snapchat. The company's focus on producing and broadcasting performative organic content to an audience of over 52 million followers and subscribers, generating over 2 billion monthly video views, positions Vertiqal as a key player in scalable marketing concepts with brands, agencies, and creators for full production and distribution brand campaigns on major social platforms.

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