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Published on: March 19, 2019

Strong progress in FY 2018

Kape has reported FY 2018 results in line with its January trading update with strong EBITDA growth to $10.4 million. The numbers are reported on a continuing business basis following disposals which leave the Group’s App Distribution segment as its sole focus. Kape has now completed its transformation into a privacy-led cybersecurity software provider. The acquisitions of Intego and ZenMate were concluded during the year; both are now integrated into the Group and expected to contribute to revenue growth and profitability in the coming year. The number of subscription users rose by 219% to around 830,000 while the customer retention rate improved to 74%. The numbers of paying users and subscriptions show the growth the customer base and the associated retention rate provides an indication of how well Kape is maintaining its quality of service and products. With Adjusted EBITDA in FY 2018 in line within expectations, we leave our estimates for FY 2019E all but unchanged and introduce estimates for FY 2020E which reflect assumptions of further strong user acquisition and an increase in recurring revenue.

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