VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwired - August 18, 2014) - Vigil Health Solutions Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VGL) ("Vigil") announces the results of operations for the quarter ending June 30, 2014.

Business Highlights

  • Revenue up 33% to $1.19 million compared to $894 thousand in the three-month period ended June 30, 2013.
  • EBITDA up 241% to $71 thousand compared to $21 thousand in the three months ended June 30, 2013.
  • Earnings up 54% to $32 thousand compared to $21 thousand in three-month period ended June 30, 2013.

"Senior living construction continues to show growth in assisted living and particularly freestanding memory care. We are pleased to see this reflected in the increasing number of installations of our flagship product, the Vigil Dementia System," stated Troy Griffiths, President and CEO of Vigil Health Solutions Inc.

Financial Results
Revenue for the three-months ended June 30, 2014 was $1.19 million compared to $894 thousand in the three-month period ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 33%. Project revenue made up 55% of total revenue; the remaining revenue came from follow on sales to existing customers. These sales include service and maintenance billings and replacement products including wireless devices and communication equipment.

Bookings for the quarter were $1.35 million down 16% compared to the prior fiscal year's record bookings of $1.60 million.

At June 30, 2014 Vigil had a backlog of approximately $3.11 million (including $1.08 million in deposits and progress billings, recorded as deferred revenue on the balance sheet) compared to approximately $3.43 million (including $1.28 million in deposits and progress billings, recorded as deferred revenue on the balance sheet) at June 30, 2013. At June 30, 2014, Vigil's backlog included 35 projects at varying stages of installation and progress billing with an average size of $89 thousand. There were 33 projects with an average size of $104 thousand in the three months ended June 30, 2013. 

The gross margin percentage for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was 52% compared to 53% for the three months ended June 30, 2013. In addition to the large number of one off sales, that usually have better margins due to the lower labour component, the increase in the US Dollar has bolstered gross margin beyond management's usual expectations of between 42% and 47%.

Expenditures for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $563 thousand, up 21% from operating expenditures of $463 thousand for the period ended June 30, 2013. The increase is primarily due to increased compensation and staffing costs.

Earnings for the three month period ended June 30, 2014 were $32 thousand, or $0.002 per share compared to $21 thousand, or $0.001 per share for the previous year. The profitable quarter was the result of increased revenue and strong margins.

Detailed financial statements along with Management Discussion and Analysis have been filed with SEDAR (

Financial information will be mailed to entitled security holders on August 29, 2014, or, upon notice to the Company, entitled security holders may request a copy of financials in advance.

Summary Financial Information
  June 30,  June 30,
  2014  2013
  (unaudited)  (unaudited)
Revenue $1,190,625  $893,897
Cost of sales  573,317   423,098
Gross profit  617,308   470,799
Expenses  562,638   463,430
Income before the following items  54,670   7,369
Other income (expense):  (23,164)  13,132
Comprehensive income for the period $31,506  $20,501

Non-IFRS Measure
For the three months ended June 30, 2014, we are disclosing Adjusted EBITDA, a non-IFRS financial measure, as a supplementary indicator of operating performance. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income before, interest, income taxes, amortization, stock based compensation and currency gains or losses including derivative foreign exchange differences. We are presenting the non-IFRS financial measure in our filings because we use it internally to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and to evaluate our performance and because we believe that our current and potential investors and analysts use the measure to assess current and future operating results and to make investment decisions. It is a non-IFRS measure, may not be comparable to other companies and it is not intended as a substitute for IFRS measures.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation 
  Three months ended 
  June 30, 2014  June 30, 2013 
Income for the period $31,506  $20,501 
Add / (deduct)        
  Foreign exchange  30,385   (16,779)
  Derivative exchange  (7,481)  2,902 
  Interest  (612)  745 
  Tax  872   - 
  Stock based compensation  11,906   9,977 
  Amortization  3,504   3,504 
   39,664   349 
 Adjusted EBITDA $71,170  $20,850 

About Vigil Health Solutions Inc.
Vigil offers a proprietary technology platform combining software and hardware to provide comprehensive solutions to the expanding seniors' housing market. Vigil has established a growing presence in North America and an international reputation for being on the leading edge of systems design and integration. Vigil's objective is to offer solutions for the full continuum of care. Vigil's product range includes the innovative wireless Vitality Care System™ featuring discreet 'mini pendants', a nurse call system, mobile fall, incontinence monitoring, resident check and the award-winning Vigil Dementia System.

Certain statements contained in this news release that are not based on historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees of future performance but are only predictions that relate to future events, conditions or circumstances or our future results, performance, achievements or developments and are subject to substantial known and unknown risks, assumptions, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance, achievements or developments in our business or in our industry to differ materially from those expressed, anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements include all financial guidance, disclosure regarding possible events, conditions, circumstances or results of operations that are based on assumptions about future economic conditions, courses of action and other future events. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. These forward-looking statements appear in a number of different places in this presentation and can be identified by words such as "may", "estimates", "projects", "expects", "intends", "believes", "plans", "anticipates", or their negatives or other comparable words. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the outlook for our future operations, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statements concerning strategies or developments, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions, end customer demand conditions, channel inventory and sell through, revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, profits, forecasts of future costs and expenditures, the outcome of legal proceedings, and other expectations, intentions and plans that are not historical fact.

The risk factors and uncertainties that may affect our actual results, performance, achievements or developments are many and include, amongst others, our ability to develop our sales force and generate revenue, the length of the sales cycle, management of the Company's growth, ability to recruit and retain staff, fluctuations in demand for current and future products, our ability to develop, manufacture, supply and market existing and new products that meet the needs of customers, volatility in the exchange rate, ability to secure financing, ability to secure product liability insurance, the continuous commitment of our customers, increased competition, changes in regulation and reliance on third party suppliers. These risk factors and others are discussed in the Risks and Uncertainties section of our "Management Discussion and Analysis" segment of our fiscal 2014Annual Report. Many of these factors and uncertainties are beyond the control of the Company. Consequently, all forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by this cautionary statement and there can be no assurance that actual results, performance, achievements or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized.

Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions and, except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should the assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change.

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Contact Information:

For further information please contact:
Troy Griffiths
President and CEO
Tel: (250) 383-6900
Fax: (250) 383-6999

Vigil Health Solutions Inc.
2102-4464 Markham Street
Victoria, BC
V8Z 7X8