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Tech Solutions Firm Has YOY Growth for 7th Quarter in a Row

Source: Chris Thompson

 

August 25, 2023 (Investorideas.com Newswire) In Q2/23 the company began to realize synergies from its recent acquisition, which boosted revenue and cash flow, noted an eResearch report.

Data Communications Management Corp.'s (DCM:TSX; DCMDF:OTCQX) Q2/23 financial results were notable for a 75% year-over-year (YOY) increase in revenue, attributed to its acquisition of Moore Canada Corp. (MCC), reported Chris Thompson, eResearch's director of equity research, in an August 17 update note.

"The combined businesses achieved growth through expanded revenue with existing clients, successful acquisition of new clients, and ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of raw material cost increases by passing them on to the customers," Thompson wrote.

Attractive 114% Return

The Canadian marketing and business communication solutions provider offers investors a significant potential return of 114%, noted Thompson. It is trading now at about CA$3.22 per share, whereas eResearch's target price on it is CA$6.90 per share.

Data Communications Management is a Buy.

Growth Record Maintained

Thompson reviewed Data Communications Management's financial results from Q2/23, the company's seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth.

Revenue was a beat, coming in CA$119 million (CA$119M) versus eResearch's CA$113.2M forecast. Also, Q2/23 revenue was 74.7% higher than Q2/22's of CA$68.1M.

"Data Communications Management reported that it believes it can still achieve its targeted organic annual revenue growth rate of 5%," wrote Thompson.

Gross profit in Q2/23 was CA$32M, up 56.7% YOY. Gross margin in Q2/23, however, was 26.9%, down 3.1% YOY but consistent with eResearch's 27% estimate.

The tech solutions firm aims to achieve gross margins of greater than 30% in the upcoming quarters. Following the closing of the MCC acquisition in late April, Data Communications Management began initiatives to reach this target through synergies and greater efficiencies in organization, operations, procurement, and revenue, Thompson noted.

Adjusted EBITDA in Q2/23 was CA$13.8M, up 45.8% YOY from CA$9.5M and partly due to the MCC acquisition.

As far as costs, Q2/23 sales, general and administrative expenses were CA$23M, up from CA$18.8M in Q1/23 and up from CA$13.8M in Q2/22. Data Communications Management aims to achieve savings from synergies in the CA$25-30M range over the next 18-24 months and has already realized CA$4.2M in this regard.

Overall, for Q2/23, Data Communications Management reported a CA$2.9M net loss, whereas last year, at this time, it had achieved a net profit of CA$3.8M. Similarly, Q2/23 earnings per share was (CA$0.06) compared to a CA$0.09 gain in Q2/22.

Review of Balance Sheet

In May of Q2/23, the company generated CA$26.1M of gross proceeds from a private placement of common shares offering, reported Thompson.

The following month, it yielded CA$24.1M of gross proceeds from the sale and leaseback of its warehouse in Oshawa, Ontario.

At Q2/23's end, Data Communications Management had CA$21M in cash and CA$112.7M in debt after having paid it down by CA$60.4M.

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