INTRALOT ANNOUNCES 9Μ2013 FINANCIAL RESULTS: EBITDA INCREASE +22% IN 9M2013
INTRALOT Group today announces its financial results for the nine-month period ending September 30th 2013, prepared in accordance with IFRS.
In 9M13 INTRALOT’s Consolidated Revenues grew by 7.9%, to €1,080.0m. Net of a negative FX impact of €53.0m, revenues reached €1,133.0m, posting an increase of 13.2% y-o-y in 9M 2013. EBITDA increased by 22.6%, to €143.5m. Net of a negative FX impact of €5.9m, EBITDA reached €149.4m, an increase of 27.7% y-o-y in 9M 2013. EBT increased by 23.3%, to €40.1m and was affected by €10.7m of negative FX charges. On an adjusted for FX-basis, EBT would have reached €50.8m in the 9M 2013 period. Net profit for the period was shaped at €0.5m and was strongly affected by €10m of negative FX differences. On an adjusted for FX-basis, Net Profit would have reached €10.5m in the 9M 2013 period.
Cash Flow from Operations reached €45.5m in the 9M, 2013 period. Net Debt in Q3 2013 increased by €35.5m compared to 6M 2013, mainly due to capex concentrated in the respective quarter and the HY bond issue expenses. Finally, FX impact on cash in Q3 was 6.2m.
Concerning the parent company, Revenues for the period increased by 1.0%, to €102.8m. EBITDA increased by 68.4% to €42.7m from €25.3m in 9M 2012. Earnings After Taxes (EAT) increased by 87.2%, to €30.8m from €16.5m in 9M 2012.
Commenting on 9M13 results INTRALOT Group CEO, Mr. Constantinos Antonopoulos, noted: “As we are approaching the end of the full year 2013, the financial performance of INTRALOT during the 9M 2013 period is a well balanced result of growth and financial strength: on a Group level our revenues increased by almost 8% and EBITDA posted an impressive growth rate of more than 22% in the respective period. EBITDA margin increased to 13.3% in the 9M 2013 period, compared to 11.7% in the same period last year.
This is the fourth consecutive quarter that we see an improvement of the Ebitda margin, which is in-line with our strategy to continuously improve our existing operations and to selectively participate in projects that are very promising. Moreover, the improvement of Ebitda margins and financial results, despite the FX impact we have witnessed in the last couple of quarters, is also indicative of the strength of the real, underlying business. In our view, FX impact is a short-term and temporary situation that we expect to improve in the next few quarters.
Regarding recent developments, we signed our third contract in Taiwan, to offer sports betting services to the license holder in the country for a period of 10 years. This project marks INTRALOT’s third cooperation in Taiwan, having previously been selected as the technology supplier for the ChinaTrust Commercial Bank, and also the technology provider for Sports Betting.
In Greece, Hellenic Lotteries, in which we participate, acquired a 12-year license to offer instant and passive tickets in the country, an operation that is expected to start in Q1 2014. We are very excited about the fact that we will be participating in the instant ticket business in Greece after the success it met under our operation in the decade 1993-2003. Finally, in Turkey, the process to acquire an additional stake of more than 25% in our subsidiary company Bilyoner finalized in Q4, a move that will increase our presence in the growing sports betting market of Turkey.
INTRALOT is leading the way of the gaming industry, being synonymous with Innovation in Gaming and has recently introduced the Mobile Lottery, a new approach for mobile gaming. Moreover, our state-of-the-art VLTs Monitoring system, iGEM, has been certified by Gaming Standards Association (GSA).”
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 56 jurisdictions, more than 5.500 people and revenues of €1.4 billion for 2012, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.