News

Building on Ting Internet’s success in Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina, Ting expands its fiber footprint in North Carolina.

February 5, 2019 – Wake Forest, NC   Ting, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) is pleased to announce that Wake Forest will be the next town to get crazy fast fiber Internet from Ting. Residents can pre-order now.

With established markets and operations in nearby Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina, Ting’s expansion into Wake Forest will benefit from its local brand strength and operational synergies. Once completed, it will also add approximately 10,000 serviceable addresses to Ting’s North Carolina footprint.

Ting Internet’s mission is to bring true gigabit fiber Internet with an unparalleled customer experience to cities and towns across America. Ting is building the infrastructure of the future: a gigabit fiber network extending to every customer. That means every home or business address connected to the Ting fiber network has its own fiber optic connection into the premises, enabling every user in a home or businesses to experience lightning fast, low latency, highly reliable Internet access.

“Increasingly, we see that cities and municipalities are looking for better Internet options for their residents and businesses because the incumbents aren’t stepping up,” said Tucows CEO Elliot Noss. “Fiber is the technology that will power smart cities for the next hundred years.”

In 2015, Ting announced it would bring fiber Internet to Holly Springs, NC, and in 2018 Ting named Fuquay-Varina as the next “Ting Town” in the greater Raleigh, NC area. The charming town of Wake Forest will be the third Ting Internet town in North Carolina, and the seventh in the country.

“Ting Internet is proud to be expanding into the Town of Wake Forest, which has so many of the qualities we look for in a Ting Town,” added Noss. “It’s a future-focused community with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong focus on education and progress. It’s a place where community leaders value the importance of fiber infrastructure and all the benefits it will bring to their constituents.”

Indeed, Ting’s build in Wake Forest would not be possible without the leadership and enthusiasm of the Town.

“Wake Forest is a growing community comprised of highly-educated, globally-connected residents that rely on high-speed communication to meet their ever-changing needs,” said Wake Forest Mayor, Vivian Jones. “We are extremely excited to welcome Ting to Wake Forest and look forward to experiencing the crazy fast speed and reliability fiber optic service delivers.”

Ting expects to light its first customers in Wake Forest this summer.

Pre-orders are open for Wake Forest

Wake Forest residents can pre-order Ting crazy fast fiber Internet now at ting.com/wakeforest. A one-time $9 pre-order is returned as a credit on a customer’s first Ting bill. Pre-ordering secures the best possible break on start-up costs on Ting gigabit service, including the full cost of installation.

Construction will begin this winter and will run in neighborhood phases. These construction phases will be announced on the dedicated Wake Forest Ting Town page at ting.com/wakeforest. This page will be updated regularly as milestones are reached.

Ting Internet offers symmetrical gigabit fiber Internet for residential, small business, and enterprise customers. Home gigabit Internet costs $89 a month. Business gigabit Internet costs $139 a month. Enterprise Internet service levels, installations and pricing vary and can be discussed with the local Ting Enterprise team.

CEO Elliot Noss, VP Networks Adam Eisner, Director, Market Development and Government Affairs Monica Webb, and other members of the Ting team are always available to speak with local and national media. Well, not literally always but you’ll find they’re pretty available and approachable.

About Ting Internet

Ting Internet provides crazy fast fiber Internet in select US towns and cities. Ting is committed to net neutrality and the open Internet. More than that, Ting is committed to being a part of improving the communities it serves by supporting and championing local good works. Ting sponsors local programs, events, foundations, festivals, charities, and public services everywhere we go, investing in the future of the towns we serve.

About Tucows

Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (opensrs.com) and Enom (enom.com) manage over 23 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 38,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows‘ corporate website (tucows.com).

Tucows, Ting, OpenSRS, Enom and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Tucows investor contact
Lawrence Chamberlain
416-519-4196
lawrence.chamberlain@loderockadvisors.com
Ting press contact
Ray Weiss
410-303-5019
rweiss@weisspr.com

TORONTO, January 30, 2019 – Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) today announced that it will report its fourth quarter 2018 financial results via news release on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5:05 p.m. ET.

Concurrent with the dissemination of its quarterly financial results news release at 5:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, management’s pre-recorded remarks discussing the quarter and outlook for the Company will be posted to the Tucows web site at http://www.tucows.com/investors/financials.  In lieu of a live question and answer period, for the subsequent five days, until Monday, February 18, shareholders, analysts and prospective investors can submit questions to Tucows’ management at ir@tucows.com. Management will post responses to questions of general interest to the Company’s web site at http://www.tucows.com/investors/financials/ on Monday, February 25 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET.  All questions will receive a response, however, questions of a more specific nature may be responded to directly.

About Tucows

Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (https://ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) and Enom (http://www.enom.com) manage a combined 23 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 38,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

Tucows, Ting, OpenSRS, Enom and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Contact:
Lawrence Chamberlain
Loderock Advisors
(416) 519-4196
lawrence.chamberlain@loderockadvisors.com

– Tucows Reports Continuing Strong Financial Results for Third Quarter 2018 –

TORONTO, November 7, 2018 – Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. All figures are in U.S. dollars.

Summary Financial Results

(In Thousands of US Dollars, Except Per Share Data)

3 Months Ended September 30 9 Months Ended September 30
2018
(Unaudited)
2017
(Unaudited)
% Change 2018
(Unaudited)
2017
(Unaudited)
% Change
Net revenue 83,519 85,008 -2% 260,401 238,800 9%
Net income 5,346 3,440 55% 12,698 11,128 14%
Basic Net earnings per common share 0.50 0.33 52% 1.20 1.06 13%
Adjusted EBITDA1 11,858 9,368 27% 33,425 26,082 28%
Net cash provided by operating activities 11,214 7,282 54% 26,541 17,814 49%

1. This Non-GAAP financial measure is described below and reconciled to GAAP net income in the accompanying table.

 

Summary of Revenues and Gross Margin
(In Thousands of US Dollars)

Revenue Gross Margin
3 Months ended September 30 3 Months ended September 30
2018
(Unaudited)
2017
(Unaudited)
2018
(Unaudited)
2017
(Unaudited)
Network Access Services:
Mobile Services 22,546 21,749 11,147 9,384
Other Services 2,033 1,442 1,161 847
Total Network Access Services 24,579 23,191 12,308 10,231
Domain Services:
Wholesale
Domain Services 45,070 47,770 7,656 5,477
Value Added Services 4,541 4,203 3,734 3,516
Total Wholesale 49,611 51,973 11,390 8,993
Retail 8,731 8,873 4,266 4,262
Portfolio 598 971 450 791
Total Domain Services 58,940 61,817 16,106 14,046
Network Expenses:
Network, other costs (2,315) (2,461)
Network, depreciation and amortization costs (1,838) (1,322)
Total Network expenses (4,153) (3,783)
Total revenue/gross margin 83,519 85,008 24,261 20,494

 

“Our third quarter results again demonstrate how the consistent performance and cash flow generation of our Domains and Ting Mobile businesses are enabling us to invest in the build out of the Ting Internet footprint for our next phase of outsized growth,” said Elliot Noss, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucows Inc. “Gross margin contribution expanded in each of our businesses, with Domains benefiting from normalized margins following the Enom acquisition and Network Access benefiting from Ting Mobile’s lower costs, a larger subscriber base and higher usage per subscriber, as we continue to reposition our offering for renewed growth. Importantly, Ting Internet continues to steadily advance its network builds, grow its number of serviceable addresses, and expand its subscriber base. We now have five fully active towns where we are installing, activating and supporting customers every day.”

Financial Results

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2018 was $83.5 million compared with $85.0 million for the third quarter of 2018, with the decrease due primarily to acceleration of revenue in the first quarter of 2018 related to the bulk transfer of 2.65 million very low margin domain names, which was partially offset by the continued growth of Ting Mobile and a bulk transfer of 0.2 million very low margin domains names in the third quarter of 2018. Excluding the impact of these of bulk transfers, net revenue for the third quarter of 2018 increased 3.5% compared to the third quarter of 2017.
Net income for the third quarter of 2018 increased 55% to $5.3 million, or $0.50 per share from $3.4 million, or $0.33 per share, for the third quarter of 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA1 for the third quarter of 2018 increased 27% to $11.9 million from $9.4 million for the third quarter of 2017.
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the third quarter of 2018 was $10.8 million compared with $11.2 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018 and $12.5 million at the end of the third quarter of 2017.

Notes:
1. Adjusted EBITDA

Tucows reports all financial information required in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Along with this information, to assist financial statement users in an assessment of our historical performance, the Company typically discloses and discusses a non-GAAP financial measure, adjusted EBITDA, in press releases and on investor conference calls and related events that exclude certain non-cash and other charges as the Company believes that the non-GAAP information enhances investors’ overall understanding of our financial performance.

The Company believes that the provision of this supplemental non-GAAP measure allows investors to evaluate the operational and financial performance of the Company’s core business using similar evaluation measures to those used by management. The Company uses adjusted EBITDA to measure its performance and prepare its budgets. Since adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial performance measure, the Company’s calculation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies; and should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because adjusted EBITDA is calculated before recurring cash charges, including interest expense and taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of the business, it should not be considered as a liquidity measure. Non-GAAP financial measures do not reflect a comprehensive system of accounting and may differ from non-GAAP financial measures with the same or similar captions that are used by other companies and/or analysts and may differ from period to period. The Company endeavors to compensate for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded in the calculation of adjusted EBITDA to net income based on U.S. GAAP, which should be considered when evaluating the Company’s results. Tucows strongly encourages investors to review its financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure.

The Company’s adjusted EBITDA definition excludes depreciation, amortization of intangible assets, income tax provision, interest expense, interest income, stock-based compensation, asset impairment, gains and losses from unrealized foreign currency transactions and infrequently occurring items, including acquisition and transitions costs. Gains and losses from unrealized foreign currency transactions removes the unrealized effect of the change in the mark-to-market values on outstanding unhedged foreign currency contracts, as well as the unrealized effect from the translation of monetary accounts denominated in non-U.S. dollars to U.S. dollars.

The following table reconciles net income to adjusted EBITDA (dollars in thousands):

3 months ended September 30 9 months ended September 30
2018
(unaudited)
2017
(unaudited)
2018
(unaudited)
2017
(unaudited)
Net income for the period 5,346 3,440 12,698 11,128
Depreciation of property and equipment 1,445 978 4,007 2,614
Amortization of intangible assets 2,296 2,245 6,953 6,070
Impairment of intangible assets 2 2
Interest expense, net 914 864 2,761 2,703
Provision for income taxes 1,370 1,823 3,781 2,781
Stock-based compensation 711 203 1,904 834
Unrealized loss (gain) on change in fair value of forward contracts (35) 1 7 (37)
Unrealized loss (gain) on foreign exchange revaluation of foreign denominated monetary assets and liabilities (269) (427) 191 (761)
Acquisition and transition costs* 80 239 1,123 748
Adjusted EBITDA 11,858 9,368 33,425 26,082
*Acquisition and other costs represents transaction-related expenses, transitional expenses, such as duplicative post-acquisition expenses, related to our acquisition of Enom in January 2017. Expenses include severance or transitional costs associated with department, operational or overall company restructuring efforts, including geographic alignments.

 

Conference Call
As per its new quarterly conference call format initiated last quarter, concurrent with the dissemination of this news release, management’s pre-recorded remarks discussing the quarter and outlook for the Company have been posted to the Tucows web site at https://www.tucows.com/investors/financials/. In lieu of a live question and answer period, for the next five days (until Monday, November 12), shareholders, analysts and prospective investors can submit questions to Tucows’ management at ir@tucows.com. Management will post responses to questions of general interest to the Company’s web site at https://www.tucows.com/investors/financials/ on Friday, November 16 at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET. All questions will receive a response, however, questions of a more specific may be responded to directly.

About Tucows
Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (https://ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) and Enom (http://www.enom.com) manage a combined 23 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 38,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

This release includes forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements regarding our expectations regarding our future financial results and, including, without limitation, our expectation regarding our ability to realize synergies from the Enom acquisition and our expectation for growth of Ting Internet. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Information about other potential factors that could affect Tucows’ business, results of operations and financial condition is included in the Risk Factors sections of Tucows’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Tucows as of the date they are made. Tucows assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

Tucows, Ting, OpenSRS, Enom and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Contact:
Lawrence Chamberlain
Loderock Advisors
(416) 519-4196
lawrence.chamberlain@loderockadvisors.com

To Top