Rightster Group Plc – Final Audited Results for 2014

May 7th, 2015

Rightster Group PLC
(“Rightster” or the “Company”)

Final Audited Results

Rightster Group PLC (AIM: RSTR), the online video distribution and monetisation network, announces its preliminary results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2014.

Key Highlights

 The Company has shown significant growth over the course of the year including the completion of two strategic acquisitions and noteworthy additions to its client roster.

  • Total Transaction Value* has risen from £11.0m in 2013 to£16.9m in 2014
  • Net Revenue has increased from £6.2m in 2013** to £8.7m in 2014
  • Gross Profit has grown from £0.6m in 2013 to £3.9m in 2014
  • Average monthly video views have risen to 1.2bn in H2 2014 (369% growth from H2 2013)
  • Content Owners have increased from 850+ to 2,500+. Publishers have grown from 7,500+ to 10,500+

* Total Transaction Value shows the total amount of business facilitated through Rightster. It sums the total exchange of revenue between Rightster partners before revenue shares are distributed.

** after adjusting for a key contract terminated during 2013, net revenue in 2013 was £3.0m

Post period update

Rightster has had a good start to 2015. Highlights in the first quarter of 2015 include the following:

  • Average monthly video views for Q1 2015 estimated at 1.6 billion
  • By the end of Q1 2015, the Company surpassed 72 million subscribers and reached 124 million unique users worldwide across its YouTube Network (the latter being a 125% increase from the end of Q1 2014)
  • Secured a partnership with Microsoft Lumia and extended its global partnership with 20th Century Fox, to include 10 additional international territories
  • Further growth in Asia Pacific including:
    • a partnership with Bauer Media Australia to boost its online video viewership and grow its revenue on and off YouTube;
    • a deal with Seoul-based studio, ROI Visual, to boost the online presence of its pre-school safety based series, Robocar POLI, in France;
    • a partnership with Coconuts Media (a Hong Kong and Singapore based web production company) to manage its Coconuts TV YouTube channel and support wider syndication of its online video content; and
    • deals with some of the leading publishers in APAC, including Yahoo! AUNZ and Summit Media Philippines;
  • Charles Muirhead has ceased to be a Director of the Company with immediate effect;
  • Further to the announcement on 30 April 2015 regarding a proposed placing to raise approximately £5 million through the issue of new ordinary shares, the Company confirms it will be posting a circular to shareholders today containing a notice of general meeting.

For further information please contact:

Rightster Group plc
Patric Walker (CEO) / Niall Dore (CFO)
via Newgate

Cenkos Securities
Max Hartley / Mark Connelly (Nomad)
Tel: 020 7397 8900

Tim Thompson/ Adam Lloyd / Robyn McConnachie
Tel: 0207 653 9850

About Rightster Group plc

Founded in 2011, Rightster is already the number one global multi-platform network for digital video. Rightster’s cloud-based software and services platform makes it simple for Content Owners, Creators, Brands, Publishers and Platforms to unlock the value of online video, whether on a licenced, ad-funded, direct to consumer or paid placement basis. Rightster’s network stands at over 2,500 Content Owners and over 10,500 Publishers, managed by global and local teams in 13 offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific