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Overview

Brave Bison Group (AIM: BBSN) is a social video company, working with some of the biggest brands and most followed Youtube and Facebook talent in the world, to build successful global social media channel and content strategies and properties.

Brave Bison is also publisher of a global network of owned and operated social channels, regularly placed at the very top of the global rankings for monthly views and recently becoming #1 global publisher on Facebook.

Brave Bison makes it simple for content owners, creators, brands, publishers and platforms to unlock the value of online video, whether on a licensed, ad-funded, direct to consumer or paid placement basis. Clients include P&G, Shell, PUMA and Hyundai.

The business is based in two regions – Europe, with headquarters in London; and APAC, with offices in Singapore.

www.bravebison.io

Directors

Claire Hungate (CEO): 8 years in the media and content industry, most recently being CEO of Warner Bros TV Production UK.

Sir Robin Miller (Chairman): Formerly CEO & Chairman of Emap plc. Currently NE Chairman of Edge VCT plc.

Paul Campbell-White (CFO): 20yrs+ finance experience in the media industry, including FD roles in Warner Bros. TV Production UK Ltd & ITV Studios UK Ltd.

NED’s – Paul Marshall & Kate Burns

Financials

P&L2018
£~000
2017
£~000
Revenue21,17117,792
Gross Profit6,4624,858
EBITDA/ (Loss)598(1,747)
Profit/ (Loss) Before Tax(103)(17,157)
BALANCE SHEET2018
£~000
2017
£~000
Cash & Equivalents5,3624,821
Total Assets13,17211,597
(Total Liabilities)(7,867)(6,427)
Net Assets5,3055,170

Peer Group

Immotion Group (AIM:IMMO): virtual reality

Forbidden Technologies (AIM: FBT): cloud video platform

Bidstack Group (AIM: BIDS): in-game advertising

DCD Media (AIM: DCD): TV distribution and production

Major Shareholders

Directors’ Holdings
Claire Hungate – 3.8%
Sir Robin Miller – 0.59%
Paul Campbell-White – 0.50%
Paul Marshall – 0.22%

Others
Woodford IM – 19.7%
Vesuvius Ltd – 9.8%
Invesco AM – 7.8%
TCG LLC – 5.4%

Macro Indicators

“Zenith: After TV, Internet advertising to drive overall growth in adspend” (March 2019)

“Internet advertising will drive 4.7% growth in total global adspend in 2019, according to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts. About 4% ahead of the initial forecast, the study said that there will be 4.6% growth in both 2020 and 2021…This growth is attributed to the overlapping channels of online video and social media, which is expected to grow by 19% and 14% a year to 2021 respectively….”

Media Coverage

Thisismoney.co.uk (March 2019)
“Meanwhile, social video maker Brave Bison was up 10 per cent, or 0.3p, to 3.3p after expanding its relationship with the PGA Tour, the professional golfers association.”

Tubular Insights (March 2019): “The Highest-Ranking Facebook Video Publishers from February”
“…For the sixth month in a row, Viral TRND (a property of VideoAces winner Brave Bison) is still #1 across all Facebook publishers in the world…”

Shares Magazine (Dec 2018): “Brave Bison says performance ahead of expectations; touts maiden positive earnings”

Broker Coverage

Allenby Capital (March 2019)
“Brave Bison delivered its maiden EBITDA profit on the back of 19% revenue growth and generated net cash in FY18, as flagged in December’s trading update. The company is executing on the strategy that was set out in the FY17 Annual Report focusing on: growing the portfolio of owned and operated multiplatform channels; strategic partnerships; licensing its owned IP to third parties; and growing its APAC business. “

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