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LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D-BOX Applied sciences Inc. (TSX: DBO), a world chief in haptic and immersive leisure experiences, introduced at the moment its monetary outcomes for the primary quarter ended June 30, 2020. All quantities on this press launch are in Canadian {dollars}.


Highlights for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2020

In contrast with the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2019:

  • Complete revenues decreased from $7.5 million to $2.2 million because of the hostile impression of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Recurring income decreased from $2.Four million to $0.1 million because of the hostile impression of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Revenues associated to techniques gross sales from the leisure market excluding dwelling leisure decreased from $2.7 million to $0.Four million.
  • Revenues from dwelling leisure elevated from $0.1 million to $0.2 million.
  • Revenues from simulation and coaching decreased from $2.2 million to $1.5 million
  • Internet loss elevated from $0.6 million to $1,Zero million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* decreased from $0.2 million to ($0.1) million.
  • Money and money equal was $4.6 million as at June 30, 2020 in comparison with $4.1 million as at March 31, 2020. Subsequent to the quarter, D-BOX closed a $2.0M financing, enhancing the money place.       
First Quarter Ended June 30
(in 1000’s of {dollars}, besides per share quantities)
  First Quarter
2020 2019
Income 2,230 7,533
Internet loss (966) (606)
Adjusted EBITDA* (95) 215
Primary and diluted web loss per share (0.005) (0.003)
Data from the consolidated stability sheets
  As at
June 30, 2020
As at
March 31, 2020
Money and money equivalents 4,552  4,116 
* See the “Non-IFRS” measures” part within the Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation dated August 12, 2020.

On July 24, 2020, the Company signed a definitive settlement with the Nationwide Financial institution of Canada [“NBC”] associated to the provision of a line of credit score amounting to $Four million for the continuing operations and dealing capital of the Company. This line of credit score can be renewable yearly and can bear curiosity at prime fee plus 3.25%. The road of credit score can be secured by first-ranking hypothec and safety pursuits on all property of the Company and its U.S. subsidiary, and can change the three-year secured revolving credit score facility with the NBC from which an quantity of $Four million was drawn at June 30, 2020.

On July 24, 2020, the Company additionally signed a definitive settlement with the Enterprise Growth Financial institution of Canada [“BDC”] associated to the provision of a working capital industrial mortgage of $2 million. This mortgage will bear curiosity at a variable fee, presently 4.55%, and can be payable in 24 month-to-month instalments of $33 thousand from June 2021 to Could 2023 and by a ultimate fee of $1.2 million in June 2023. The mortgage can be secured by second-ranking hypothec and safety pursuits on all property of the Company and its U.S. subsidiary.

” We’re proud to shut the financings and keep a stable stability sheet in a really robust surroundings. Contemplating distinctive money assortment and money administration methods, we had been in a position to enhance our liquidity with out even considering the contribution of the brand new financings,” stated David Montpetit, CFO of D-BOX. “We are going to proceed to observe carefully our liquidity, apply for assist applications, and stay diligent on any spending.”

“Throughout the quarter, we now have began the execution of the D-BOX transformation plan. We’re assured our technological platform will allow us to faucet into the rising haptic market estimated at $38.6B by 2028, unlocking the worth for D-BOX shareholders. Whereas we stay dedicated to our current markets, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the alternatives in sure segments, wherein we’ll allocate extra sources akin to the patron market. For instance, sim racing at dwelling has been gaining large momentum and we’re happy with the instant reception of a current product launch.” stated Mr. Sébastien Mailhot, President and CEO. “Lastly, I wish to reiterate our focus in direction of profitability. We have now taken measures to scale back its price construction final November to turn into worthwhile. Whereas we stay dedicated to that purpose, the timing stays unsure due to the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic.”


  • On March 11, 2020, the World Well being Group declared coronavirus (“COVID-19) a world pandemic. Most governments have enacted emergency measures to fight the unfold of the virus, together with journey bans, obligatory closures of nonessential companies and companies and social distancing. These measures have brought on materials disruption to companies worldwide leading to financial uncertainty, provide chain disruption, change in shopper demand. These days, D-BOX can not reliably present an estimate of the period or magnitude of the outbreak and its impression on the Company’s monetary outcomes. 
  • D-BOX proceeded with the launch of its 3rd Technology Haptic resolution which targets racing followers, a market estimated at 75 million followers in the US.  High sim racing companions took benefit of the rise in curiosity pushed by at-home leisure. Companions akin to SimLab, Vesaro, RSeat, VRX and Sim Seats, generated a rise in D-BOX system gross sales throughout the quarter.
  • Lugner Cinema acquired 60 D-BOX haptic techniques by our European associate ECCO changing into the primary full D-BOX auditorium in Austria’s capital metropolis Vienna.  


The monetary info referring to the primary quarter ended June 30, 2020 ought to be learn along with the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated monetary statements and the Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation dated August 12, 2020. These paperwork can be found at www.sedar.com.


Adjusted EBITDA offers helpful and complementary info, which can be utilized, particularly, to evaluate profitability and money flows from operations. It consists of web earnings (loss) excluding amortization, monetary bills web of earnings, earnings taxes, impairment expenses, share-based funds, international trade loss (acquire) and non-recurring bills associated to restructuring prices. The next desk reconciles adjusted EBITDA to web loss:

All quantities are in 1000’s of Canadian {dollars}
  First quarter
ended June 30
2020   2019  
Internet loss (966 ) (606 )
  Amortization of property and gear 475   417  
  Amortization of intangible property 191   258  
  Amortization of different property   1  
  Monetary bills (earnings) 94   93  
  Earnings taxes (restoration) (1 ) (7 )
  Share-based funds 46   45  
  Overseas trade loss 66   14  
 Adjusted EBITDA (95 ) 215  
* See the “Non-IFRS measures” part within the Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation dated August 12, 2020.


D-BOX redefines and creates sensible, immersive and haptic leisure experiences by offering suggestions to the entire physique and sparking the creativeness by movement. Haptic primarily permits to really feel sensations that might be felt if the physique was interacting straight with bodily objects. D-BOX has collaborated with among the finest corporations on the planet to ship new methods to boost nice tales. Whether or not it’s films, video video games, digital actuality purposes, themed leisure or skilled simulation, D-BOX creates a sense of presence that makes life resonate like by no means earlier than.

D-BOX Applied sciences Inc. (TSX: DBO) is headquartered in Montreal with places of work in Los Angeles, USA and Beijing, China. Go to d-box.com


This information launch accommodates statements which will represent “forward-looking info” inside the that means of relevant Canadian securities laws. Ahead-looking info might embody, amongst others, statements relating to the long run plans, actions, aims, operations, technique, monetary efficiency and situation of the Company, or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. On this information launch, phrases akin to “might”, “would”, “may”, “will”, “possible”, “imagine”, “anticipate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “estimate” and comparable phrases and the unfavorable kind thereof are used to determine forward-looking statements. Ahead-looking statements shouldn’t be learn as ensures of future efficiency or outcomes, and won’t essentially be correct indications of whether or not, or the instances at or by which, such future efficiency can be achieved. No assurance might be on condition that any occasions anticipated by the forward-looking info will transpire or happen. Ahead-looking info is predicated on info obtainable on the time and/or administration’s good-faith perception with respect to future occasions and are topic to recognized or unknown dangers, uncertainties, assumptions and different unpredictable elements, lots of that are past the Company’s management.

These dangers, uncertainties and assumptions embody, however usually are not restricted to, these described beneath “Threat Elements” within the Company’s Annual Data Type for the fiscal 12 months ended March 31, 2020, a replica of which is accessible on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and will trigger precise occasions or outcomes to vary materially from these projected in any forward-looking statements.  The Company doesn’t intend, nor does the Company undertake any obligation, to replace or revise any forward-looking info contained on this information launch to mirror subsequent info, occasions or circumstances or in any other case, besides if required by relevant legal guidelines.


David Montpetit
Chief Monetary Officer
D-BOX Applied sciences Inc.
450 442-3003, ext. 296
[email protected]
Steve Li
Vice President Investor Relations and Company Technique
D-BOX Applied sciences Inc.
450 442-3003, ext. 403
[email protected] 

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