The Vancouver-based producer of titles like The Last Kids on Earth and Kim’s Convenience posted C$14.3 million in revenue during the three-month period ended December 31, up from C$11.6 million a year prior.
CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron said the company was making “steady progress” across its divisions throughout the quarter, which saw the producer deliver 32 half-hour episodes and 15 hour-long episodes of factual, scripted, and kids and family content.
"While there is a typical seasonality to revenue flow within the industry because of the timing of deliveries, we demonstrated our commitment to being good stewards of shareholder capital by strengthening our balance sheet, paying off our term loan, and ensuring that we are well-positioned to invest in the growth of our business."
Within the first two weeks of January, Thunderbird achieved a new milestone in Canada delivering the highest viewership numbers in the company's history, with 7.9 million Canadians tuning into Thunderbird programming, according to the company.
"In 2Q, Thunderbird's factual and kids and family divisions delivered excellent operational results,” Thunderbird’s chairman Brian Paes-Braga said in a statement.
“With a strong balance sheet, evolving business model from service to partner and owned IP, incredible organic growth, and scalable infrastructure, Thunderbird continues to position itself to benefit from a monumental shift in content consumption as streamers come online and demand more quality content.”
The firm narrowed its net loss to C$1.4 million compared to C$6.1 million in 2Q 2019 and paid off the balance of a C$6 million loan.
Thunderbird recently opened a new animation studio in Los Angeles in a major expansion of its kids and family division Atomic Cartoons. The new studio’s first project is already in production for a major global broadcaster.
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