- Approved authorized capital also facilitates listing on a foreign stock exchange.
- Strong operating performance in the core business segment of Social Commerce:
Revenue increase of around 80 percent in the first half of 2021
- Executive Board confirms annual targets: USD 420m in revenue and USD 18m EBITDA
- Wanja S. Oberhof: "Social Chain AG is ready for its next chapter: The planned move to the Prime Standard is a logical step given the dynamic segment development."
Berlin, 30 July 2021. Today, the Annual General Meeting of Social Chain AG (WKN: A1YC99, ISIN DE000A1YC996) set the course for the company's upgrade to the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The shareholders approved by a large majority the issuance of authorized capital of up to 50 percent of the current share capital. This corresponds to (together with an already existing authorized capital) of an issue of up to 5.74 million shares. The new authorized capital was created in connection with the listing of Social Chain AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Prime Standard, which is planned for this year. The resolution on the creation of the authorized capital also explicitly provides for a possible listing of Social Chain AG on a foreign stock exchange. This will give Social Chain AG the opportunity to pursue a listing on Nasdaq in a further step.
Wanja S. Oberhof, CEO of Social Chain AG: "We are planning to move to the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange before the end of the year. This will also make Social Chain shares attractive to investors who generally only invest in stocks in the premium segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In combination with possible capital increases, we expect Social Chain shares to become even more attractive and liquid. The planned change to the Prime Standard is also a logical next step in view of the Social Chain AG's successful business development."
Oberhof reported a strong operational performance at the annual general meeting, which was held virtually due to Corona. In the core business of Social Commerce, revenue grew by around 80 percent in the first six months of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020. The Social Commerce verticals "Food" and "Home & Living" performed particularly well. Agency business in the area of social media also almost doubled. Only in the events segment was there a decrease in revenue as a result of Corona. Overall, there is a clear revenue shift towards Social Commerce, the core business of Social Chain AG. Social Chain AG will publish the figures for the first half of 2021 on 26 August 2021.
Based on the operational business performance in the first six months, Oberhof confirmed Social Chain AG's revenue target for the 2021 financial year, which had recently been raised to USD 420 million. EBITDA is still expected at USD 18 million.
At the time of the vote, 59 percent of the company's registered share capital was represented. In addition to the increased authorized capital and the discharge of the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board, the shareholders appointed RSM GmbH as auditors for the 2021 financial year. The voting results can be viewed in detail at www.socialchain.com (Investor Relations section).
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The Social Chain AG: Social Commerce on a global scale
Social Chain AG is reshaping the world of brands and commerce. Our strategy and our actions are "Digital first – direct to customer": from branding to marketing to direct sales of our products in the categories Food, Home & Living, Beauty, and Fitness. Our online shops are the most efficient points of sale for our Direct-to-Consumer brands. More than 70 percent of Direct-to-Consumer sales are performed by our owned and operated online shops. Our communities, with over 86 million followers worldwide, inspire our customers and amplify our brand messages. We manage the expansion of our Social Commerce system of communities, brands, digital points of sale and logistics via our integrated proprietary technology platform: LINKS which analyses interests, purchase intentions and product satisfaction along the entire digital customer journey.
The Social Chain AG‘s headquarters are in Berlin, with additional locations in Munich, London, Manchester, New York and Los Angeles. The company employs a total of around 850 people. The Social Chain AG shares are traded on XETRA and several German stock exchanges.
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