1ST QUARTER 2016 RESULTS-INTRALOT REBOUNDS IN 1Q2016 WITH STRONG EBITDA INCREASE
1ST QUARTER 2016 RESULTS
INTRALOT REBOUNDS IN 1Q2016 WITH STRONG EBITDA INCREASE, AND NET DEBT STABILIZATION
May 18th, 2016
INTRALOT SA (RIC: INLr.AT, Bloomberg: INLOT GA), an international gaming solutions and operations leader, announces its financial results for the three-month period ending March 31st, 2016, prepared in accordance with IFRS.
Commenting on the 1Q 2016 Results INTRALOT Group CEO Antonios Kerastaris noted:
“INTRALOT’s strong financial performance in 1Q16, despite strong FX headwind, confirms that our operational model evolution and the alignment of our portfolio offering with market trends generate measurable results. Our strategy for growth through local partnerships in new and existing markets is guided by expanding and diversifying our portfolio with complementary products and market share. Additionally, our unique understanding of traditional industry verticals such as lottery and betting retail as both technology provider and operator drives our new product roadmap towards a universal customer experience.”
OVERVIEW OF RESULTS
- Consolidated revenues decreased by 3.6% to €335.2m in 1Q16 compared to the same period a year ago.
- Constant currency basis: Net of a negative FX impact of €42.5m, revenues reached €377.7m,posting an increase of 8.6% vs. 1Q15.
- The decrease derives from: -29.1m in Australasia due to lower sales in Azerbaijan where the local currency suffered a severe devaluation last February and December, -5.2m in South America due to softer sales in Jamaica, Argentina and Brazil partially counterbalanced by the increased sales in Peru, +15.8m in East Europe due to Bulgaria, +4.9m in North America, +0.3m in Africa and +0.7m in West Europe.
- Numerical Games is the largest contributor to our top line, comprising 46.9% of our revenues (+1.4% vs. 1Q15), followed by Sports Betting contributing 38.4% to Group turnover (-8.3% vs. 1Q15). VLTs/AWPs represented 3.0% of Group turnover (+68.2% vs. 1Q15), followed by Technology contracts with 9.4% (-6.7% vs. 1Q15) and Racing with 2.3% (-38.0% vs. 1Q15).
- Wagers handled
During the 1Q16 period INTRALOT systems handled €6.9 bn. of wagers worldwide, increased by 2.7% y-o-y. North America increased by 28.6%, Africa increased by 10.6%, East Europe increased by 0.3%, Asia decreased by 6.2%, South America and West Europe decreased by 4.1%.
GROSS MARGIN / OPERATING INCOME / OPEX
- The Gross profit margin remained stable in 1Q16 at 19.4% compared to 1Q15, as margin expansion that took place in countries such as the US, Turkey and Argentina was counterbalanced by margin contraction mainly in Azerbaijan and Jamaica. Payout for the Group in the respective period increased by 2.6%.
- Other operating income in 1Q16 totaled €6.3m compared to €4.9m in 1Q15, posting an increase of 27.1%. The major driver of this increase was Turkey (€1.5m) and the growth in instant ticket services of our US operations (€0.7m).
- Total operating expenses decreased by 7.2% to €41.6m in line with our strategy to contain costs.
- EBITDA developed to €47.3m in 1Q16, an increase of 5.6% compared to 1Q15.
- Constant currency basis: net of a negative FX impact of €6.2m, EBITDA reached €53.6m in 1Q16, an increase of 19.5% y-o-y.
EBT / NIATMI
- EBT in 1Q16 was shaped at €11.8m compared to €22.7m in 1Q15, negatively affected by increased Exchange differences of €13.7m in 1Q16.
- Constant currency basis: net of a negative FX impact of €19.4m, EBT increased by 67.2% to 21.3m in 1Q16 from €12.7m in 1Q15.
- NIATMI from continuing operations for the period was shaped at a negative €-8.7m compared to €-5.0m in 1Q15, while including the discontinued operations in Italy NIATMI was €-12.0m from €-8.9m in 1Q15.
- Constant currency basis: net of a negative FX impact of €14.5m, NIATMI from continued operations improved significantly to €-3.7m in 1Q16 from €-14.4m in 1Q15.
- Foreign Exchange Variation had a negative effect of €42.5m on Revenues and €14.5m on NIATMI mainly due to the Azeri Manat performance.
- Operating Cash-flow was shaped at €41.2m, increased by 56.6% compared to 1Q15. The growth is mainly attributed to the WC improvement (-2.9m in 1Q16 from -17.7m in 1Q15).
- Net Capex in 1Q16 was €11.1m, compared to €12.1m in 1Q15. Major Capex items in 1Q16 include investments in our US new business of €6.2m, R&D of €1.9m.
- Net Debt from continuing operations as at 31 March 2016 developed at €483.3m, increased by €5.6m compared to 31 December 2015 (€477.6m), including a negative FX impact of €1.7m.
- Net debt, including discontinued operations in Italy, was shaped at €474.0m as at 31 March 2016, improved by €3.6m compared to 31 December 2015.
- We have in the past engaged in repurchases of our debt and may do so again in the future subject to market conditions. In particular, we are currently reviewing alternatives to refinance a portion of our debt (some or all of our 2018 notes and our syndicated credit facility) as part of our continuous strategy to maintain a strong financial profile and to extend the maturity of our indebtedness. There can be no assurance that any such refinancing may occur in the near future.
- Revenues from Operation contracts (licenses) decreased by 5.9% mainly due to lower revenues in Azerbaijan and Jamaica, partially counterbalanced by the improved performance of Bulgaria and Peru.
- Sales from Management contracts posted an increase of 1.1% mainly driven by the performance of Russia and Morocco.
- Revenues from HW sales and facilities management increased by 6.4% mainly due to increased revenues in US, partially counterbalanced by the revenues in Argentina and an IT contract in Malaysia.
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 57 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.91 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees in 2015, INTRALOT is an innovation – driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive.