CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ApartmentLove Inc. (CSE: APLV) (“ApartmentLove” or the “Company”), a leading provider of online home, apartment, and vacation rental marketing services to owners, renters, and vacationers from around the world is pleased to announce that it has executed an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with an Ontario based internet listing services company (the “Seller”) to purchase the internet listing services business of the Seller (the “Acquired Business“) for a cash purchase price of $940,000, subject to customary working capital adjustments (the “Acquisition”).
“The Canadian rental market remains very active as would-be homeowners are turning away from the unattainably high cost of homeownership in favor of the freedom and flexibility afforded to renters,” said Trevor Davidson – President & CEO of ApartmentLove Inc. Mr. Davidson added, “the Acquired Business has been at the forefront of the Canadian listing space and is an especially well-known and celebrated brand in southern Ontario. The acquisition provides us with many new and additional paying customers and their rental listings many of which are in the greater Toronto area (the “GTA”), the nation’s most populated region, while also providing hundreds of thousands of new Monthly Active Users (“MAUs”) greatly expanding the scope and capacity of our Canadian offering.”
The Acquisition is expected to close on or about November 30, 2022, subject to completion of customary closing conditions contained in the Purchase Agreement for transactions of this nature. Following the closing of the Acquisition, ApartmentLove expects to retain the existing front-line operating team currently driving the Acquired Business in addition to preserving the domain as a standalone asset under the expanding ApartmentLove Inc. umbrella. Management believes these post-closing procedures will help ensure a smooth transition for all customers, clients, MAUs, and cash flows.
Following the completion of the Acquisition, management believes new and continuous investments in Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”), digital marketing, and other advertising and promotional strategies targeting renters in the GTA will restore the Acquired Business’ top-line sales to “pre-pandemic levels” and anticipates earning in excess of a 50% EBITDA margin. In the short term, the incremental revenue and net cash generated from the Acquired Business’ operations will support the Company’s recurring cash flows and contribute to management’s aim of becoming cash flow positive as quickly as possible.
The Acquisition exemplifies the type and kind of established, scalable, and high-margin business ApartmentLove seeks to acquire while consolidating the deeply fragmented internet listing industry.
About ApartmentLove Inc.
ApartmentLove Inc. (CSE: APLV) is a leading provider of online rental marketing services to property owners, renters, and vacationers in more than 30-countries around the world. Having proven its ability to scale as a fast-growing “PropTech” in today’s complex and dynamic market environments, ApartmentLove is actioning its growth through acquisition program – purchasing complementing businesses that have many monthly active users, a history of recurring revenues, positive cashflows, and custom technologies that both accelerate and destress the renting experience while simultaneously advancing its own organic growth strategies in key markets around the world. ApartmentLove Inc. is a publicly traded company with its common shares listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE: APLV).
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Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”) does not have any standardized meaning as prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS“) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, and, therefore, is considered a “non-IFRS measure” and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. ApartmentLove believes the non-IFRS measure of EBITDA, combined with IFRS measures, such as revenue and net income (loss), are useful measures to its shareholders as management relies on such measures to provide insight into future operations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, readers are cautioned, however, that EBITDA should not be construed as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with IFRS as an indicator of the Company’s financial performance.
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