LYCOS Announces Q4 and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

BOSTON--()--Lycos, (NSE:LYCOS | BSE:532368 ) one of the most widely known Internet brands in the world and one of the first search engines on the web, today announced its audited results for the year ended March 31st 2015.

The Company posted an annual revenue of $320.03 million and net profit of $55.96 million against the previous year revenue of $276.59 million and net profit of $36.52 million respectively. The digital segment revenues grew by 21.58% and overall revenue growth is about 15.71% compared to last year.

Year-end highlights include:

Annual consolidated revenue of $320.03 million

Annual consolidated PAT of $55.96 million

EPS of $0.12 per share

Digital revenues grew by 21.58% from last year.

“Results this financial year were very strong. Our teams executed well in building solid revenue streams by aligning relevant technologies around best growth opportunities. We continue to focus on providing a simple yet a powerful internet experience to our users and clients,” said Suresh Reddy, Chairman of LYCOS.

Business highlights:

LYCOS Advertising

  • Media Buying (Publishers/DSPs) – Some of the of leading publishers we added this quarter:
    • PlayBuzz’ which is one of the most popular social content publishing platforms.
    • ‘The Denver Post’ the leading daily newspaper in Colorado and one of the largest circulated newspapers in the US.
    • ‘Gannett Broadcasting,’ one of the largest local content providers in the US.
    • ‘MediaMath,’ one of the largest programmatic DSP’s worldwide.
  • Video Advertising -
    Our journey towards becoming one of the larger video advertising players continues, in addition our mobile video advertising activity increased significantly in this fast growing segment.


  • Business Intelligence: Enabled the integration of first party data to our online campaigns.
  • Compass: During the last quarter we reached the final stage of development which included the integration of Real Time Bidding technology that will uplift the rates we offer to our partners.


  • Enhanced search advertising has reported a 12% increase in revenue from last quarter.


A new division focussed on consumer internet products (IoT) is getting ready for a launch in June 2015.

Additional details 2015 year end details can be viewed at the company’s website in the Investors’ section.

Conference Call Details:

LYCOS will host a conference call on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 4:30 AM EST, (2PM ISP) to discuss the financial results. Call-in details will be available from the Investor Relations page of the company's website at:


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Media Contact:
True North Brand Group, Inc.
Mark Tedeschi, 781-740-4050