Ayondo reallocates IPO proceeds as Q2 losses double

Singapore

CATALIST-LISTED Ayondo, which runs a social trading platform, has posted a second-quarter net loss of three million Swiss francs (S$4.1 million), doubling from 1.5 million francs for the same period a year earlier as trading revenue dipped.

Although Ayondo's number of active clients for the second quarter grew 6 per cent from a year earlier to 24,246, trading revenue slipped 9 per cent to 4.7 million francs. Average revenue per active client dipped 15 per cent to 193 francs.

"The decrease in revenue was mainly attributable to a change in the mix of clients with an increase in the number of B2B (business-to-business) clients who have lower average revenues than other clients," the group explained in its results filing on Tuesday night. Ayondo was listed on the Catalist board in March. Its financial performance for the second-quarter was below its expectations at the time of the IPO (initial public offering), it said.

Hence, after reviewing its cash flow position, Ayondo redirected S$1.511 million of its IPO net proceeds that was to go towards platform enhancement and another S$3.938 million that was to be spent on marketing, for general working capital purposes.

The entire S$18.5 million in net proceeds from the IPO has already been spent, the group said.

Loss per share was 0.006 franc, widening from 0.003 franc for the second quarter last year.

Net asset value per share was 0.07 franc as at June 30, up from an illustrative 0.02 franc as at Dec 31.

Ayondo said: "The group continues to focus on the growth of particularly its B2B business monetising its pipeline, whilst maintaining cost discipline... scaling the business through client acquisition at low cost is at the heart of the fintech model and the group will continue to make strong progress in this regard."

Ayondo shares closed at S$0.095 on Wednesday, down 4.5 Singapore cents or 32.1 per cent.

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