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Skytel provides telecommunication services. The company offers mobile phones, prepaid and postpaid sim cards, voice, message, data services, internet, and more. It is based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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Mirada : Interim results for the six months to 30 September 2021

Dec 2, 2021

12/02/2021 | 03:01am EST Message : *Required fields The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information pursuant to Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 as amended. 2 December 2021 Interim results for the six months to 30 September 2021 Mirada (AIM: MIRA), a leading provider of integrated software solutions for digital TV operators and broadcasters, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 September 2021. Financial Highlights EBITDA* increased $0.55m (96%) to $1.12m (H1 FY21: $0.57m). Net Debt** increased to $7.71m at 30 September 2021 (31 March 2021: $7.07m), including utilisation of $1.12m of the revolving credit facility with Leasa, owned by the Group's largest shareholder. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and share-based payments Net Debt is defined as Gross Debt minus Cash Operational Highlights Significant increase in licences and Android TV uptake from the Group's largest customer, izzi Telecom. Commercial opportunities in Latin America continue to progress and emergence of Southeast Asia as a key potential growth market. Increase (from €1.3m to €3.0m) and extension of the Leasa facility, expiring November 2022. Post-period Highlights November 2021. Trading conditions continue to improve and pipeline continues to grow. Confident of delivering a year of material commercial and strategic progress. José-Luis Vázquez, CEO of Mirada, commented: "The market is now in recovery and with a superior product and a clear sales strategy, we are in a strong position to return to the growth trajectory we were on before the pandemic. Existing customers are once again looking to invest in our products and services and, while the lead times on new business can be lengthy and hard to predict, our pipeline is large and we are having productive conversations with prospects on a daily basis. Of course, the operating environment is not without risk and uncertainty as seen with the increase in Covid precautions over the past few days, but we have proven how resilient we are in the toughest of conditions, and assuming the demand in the market remains strong, we are confident in our ability to deliver high levels of commercial and strategic progress through the second half and beyond." Contacts About Mirada Mirada is a leading provider of products and services for Digital TV Operators and Broadcasters. Founded in 2000 and led by CEO José Luis Vázquez, the Company prides itself on having spent over 20 years as a pioneer in the Digital TV market. Mirada's core focus is on the ever-growing demand for TV Everywhere for which it offers a complete suite of end-to-end modular products across multiple devices, all with innovative state-of-the-art UI designs. Mirada's products and solutions, acclaimed for unparalleled flexibility and optimal time to market, have been deployed by some of the biggest names in digital media and broadcasting including Televisa, ATN International, Telefonica, Sky, Virgin Media, BBC, ITV, Skytel and France Telecom Orange. Headquartered in London, Mirada has commercial representation across Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia and operates technology centres in the UK, Spain and Mexico. For more information, visit . Chief Executive Officer's Statement Overview I am pleased to report that the growing momentum across the business reported in the announcement of our full year results has continued. Having not only weathered the pandemic so far but taken the opportunity to make significant and permanent operational improvements to the business, Mirada is primed to capitalise on the ever-increasing number of opportunities that are arising as we begin to look beyond the worst of Covid. Period Review The six months to the end of September 2021 was a period where virtually no new business activity took place - not only at Mirada but across the industry - so to be able to post a solid set of financials goes a long way to demonstrating how resilient we are as a business, underpinned by sticky customers and a growing proportion of recurring revenues. Operationally, we have continued to make excellent progress. Most significantly, our new global sales strategy - which has specialist resellers with vast local knowledge at its core - has been implemented and continues to go from strength to strength. Post-period end, we signed a significant reseller deal with Shift 2 Stream, a TV as a Service provider active in North America and the Caribbean, enabling us to expand our reach into North America and strengthening our presence in the Caribbean, both of which are important markets. A typical lead time for Mirada to sign up customers is nine to twelve months, but the fact our pipeline of active opportunities has grown so substantially in such a short space of time should reassure investors we are moving in the right direction with real conviction. We took the opportunity during the pandemic to refocus and optimise the organisation and make it more robust. We now have established remote working practices and are seeing increased levels of productivity across our technical, sales and central teams as a result. Fully embracing the cloud has not only enabled Mirada itself to operate as a more joined up entity, but it has proven invaluable in selling and maintaining our products and services around the world. As we approach calendar year 2022, Mirada is a leaner and more efficient and nimble business. We have previously identified the transition to Android TV as being a key market trend where Mirada has a strong competitive position, and the first half saw us continue to cement our position as one of the world's pre-eminent providers. The success of our rollout of STBs powered by our Android TV Operator Tier offering led to a significant increase in the number of licences our largest customer, izzi Telecom, ordered from us, which helped support revenues. Post-period end, we officially surpassed deployment of one million set-top-boxes containing our software which, according to statistics published by technology research firm Omdia, means Mirada STBs now constitute approximately 5% of the expected 20 million global Android TV Operator Tier installed base in 2021. Omdia forecasts that 50 million Android TV Operator Tier STBs will be in use in 2024, and with existing and prospective customers actively considering replacing their legacy platforms, we are well- positioned to be a material part of that growth. Closely linked to the explosion in demand for Android TV technology is the rise of super-aggregation, another macrotrend that is having a profound effect on the whole digital entertainment industry. In response to the rise of premium content providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, traditional pay TV operators are moving away from simply providing a range of linear channels to working with content providers to integrate their offerings alongside their own into a single, consolidated TV experience. This enables them to attract new and retain existing subscribers, who increasingly demand variety and convenience in equal measure, while providing the content providers a lucrative, low-cost route to market. Mirada's flagship Android TV-powered product, Iris, now boasts one of the most comprehensive sets of integrated content providers available, with all the key players including Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO, Fox and more now represented. This is a technically challenging feat to achieve and maintain - particularly in the small and medium operator space - giving Mirada a strong competitive advantage as we look to capitalise on improving trading conditions post-pandemic. Alongside the increased business from izzi Telecom - both for our Android TV platform and in enhancing its legacy Linux technology - we made good progress in delivering products and services across the rest of our customer base. Uptake of our products for Viya and OneComm in the US Virgin Islands and Bermuda respectively (both owned by ATNi) continues to be healthy. In Spain, Zapi subscribers grew by 22% in the period, and we anticipate a boost in those numbers with the addition of new content provider integrations as the company pursues its super-aggregation strategy in partnership with us. I am pleased to report that after the pandemic impacted the pace of subscriptions for Skytel in Mongolia, we have seen a resumption of more normal deployment levels of our over-the-top (OTT) service (SkyGo), which at 30 September had been accessed by almost 340 000 users. It is a similar story at Digital TV Cable Edmund in Bolivia, where activity has resumed with an expectation for sustained growth in the next calendar year. Moving forwards, with industry trends continuing to evolve in our favour and through being able to bring one of the best products available to market through new and improved sales channels, assuming the recovery from Covid continues we are confident of being able to announce important new wins in the not-too-distant future. Geographically, new business momentum continues to build in Latin America, while Southeast Asia has emerged as a substantial growth opportunity with talks ongoing across several prospects. I would like to take this opportunity to again thank our staff for their hard work, dedication and acumen through what has been an extremely busy period for us. The volume and scale of opportunities we have before us is genuinely unprecedented and the ways of working we have adopted are still relatively new. I am proud of how everyone at Mirada has bought into what we are trying to achieve, demonstrating exceptional adaptability and commitment, and am grateful for their efforts. I would also like to thank our shareholders, partners and customers for their continued support. Funding Requirements On 27 September 2021, the Company announced the extension from €1.3m to €3.0m of the facility granted by a related party, of which €1,47m was utilised at 30 September 2021. The facility is being provided by Leasa Spain, S.L.U. ("Leasa" or the "Lender"). The Lender is incorporated in Spain and ultimately owned by Mr Ernesto Luis Tinajero Flores who has a total beneficial interest in 87.21% of Mirada's share capital. The term of the Facility has been extended until 30 November 2022 ("Maturity Date"), although the Company retains the option to repay any drawn amounts earlier. Financial Overview Revenue from activities was $5.99 million for the six months to 30 September 2021 (H1 FY21: $5.47 million), a $0.52 million increase on the same period last year largely due to a significant increase in licences and Android TV uptake from the Group's largest customer, izzi Telecom. In H1 FY22, our largest customer represented 79% of total revenues (H1 FY21: 67%). The higher weighting is predominately due to izzi Telecom purchasing an increased number of licences as its business has grown versus the impact of Covid on new customers. The Board expects that the proportion of revenue from this customer will remain at high levels, however it should reduce as contributions from anticipated new customers grow. EBITDA increased $0.55 million to $1.12 million (H1 FY21: $0.57 million). EBITDA in this context is defined as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and share-based payments. The main driver of the increase is the $0.52m revenue growth, mentioned above. Other Administrative Expenses are flat, however, excluding the 5% devaluation of the US Dollar against the Euro in the period, the reduction in Other Administrative Expenses, at constant foreign exchange rates, was $0.23 million (5%). Loans and borrowings increased by $1.07 million to $8.25 million (31 March 2021: $7.18 million). Of these facilities, long-term debt included $1.84 million of bank loans and $0.93 million of zero-interest loans from Spanish Government entities. Short-term debt included $1.75 million from the Leasa facility, $1.71 million short-term credit lines, $0.65 million bank loans, $0.37 million short-term zero- coupon loans from Spanish Government entities, and $1.01 million invoice factoring facilities. Cash and cash equivalents increased to $0.54 million at the end of the period (31 March 2021: $0.11 million). Net Debt increased to $7.71 million (31 March 2021: $7.07 million). The main driver for the increase is a $1.12m utilisation of the facility with Leasa, owned by the Company's largest shareholder. Outlook While Covid effectively brought new business to a halt and curtailed existing customer investment into Mirada products and services, it forced us to rethink many of our working practices and accelerated plans to optimise the operations of the business. Now, although we appear to be emerging from the worst of the pandemic, those changes will continue to benefit Mirada. At the same time, markets are returning to normal and with them the number of opportunities with prospective and existing customers are increasing. Lead times for the types of significant deals we are pursuing can be long and unpredictable, but it has been some time since our pipeline has been this healthy, and the interactions our sales team are having with targets on a daily basis give us real cause for optimism. As we move through the second half, we expect to see the same positive market trends that built up a head of steam in the first half to continue. We are working on several potentially lucrative opportunities, we have a differentiated product that opens up revenue opportunities for digital TV operators and broadcasters in ways that few others can, and we have a robust and efficient organisational infrastructure geared up to support our growth ambitions. While we remain cognisant of the fact Covid isn't going away anytime soon and still has the potential to cause further disruption in ways that are hard to predict, we have demonstrated our resilience to This is an excerpt of the original content. To continue reading it, access the original document here . Attachments

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