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FIRST NINE MONTHS AT €1.2BN REVENUES AND €426M EBITDA, WITH SOLID Q3 RESULTS DRIVEN BY THE INCREASE IN THE ONLINE MARKET SHARE ACROSS ALL PRODUCT SEGMENTS AND BRANDS. 2023 GUIDANCE CONFIRMED.

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The Board of Directors of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. approved the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the nine months at 30 September 2023.

9M 2023 Results

  • Bets of €21.7 billion, +19% compared to the same period pro forma1 in 2022 (+34% reported)
  • GGR2 of €2,844.1 million, +7% compared to the same period pro forma in 2022 (+10% reported)

Total Online market share: at 21.2% in Q3 (+3.8pp versus FY 2022)

iSports market share: at 20.4% in Q3 (+3.1pp versus FY 2022)

iGaming market share: at 21.7% in Q3 (+4.5pp versus FY 2022)

  • Revenues at €1,194.9 million, +12% compared to the same period pro forma in 2022 (+17%

reported)

o Online at €374.0 million, +30% compared to 9M 2022 pro forma (+56% reported)

o Sports Franchise at €277.4 million, +10% compared to 9M 2022

o Gaming Franchise at €543.5 million, +3% compared to 9M 2022

  • Adjusted EBITDA3 at €426.4 million, +15% compared to the same period pro forma in 2022 (+25% reported)
  • Operating cash flow4 at €344.7 million
  • Net financial debt at €1,248.1 million equivalent to 2.2x on LTM run rate Adjusted EBITDA5
  • Guidance for fiscal year 2023 confirmed: €1,630 – 1,690 million of revenues, €570 – 590 million6 of Adjusted EBITDA, (c. 50% of Adjusted EBITDA contributed by the Online segment), c. €65 million of recurring capex, c. €45 million of concession capex, c. €30 million of one-off growth capex and c. €35 million of payable for potential deferred consideration.

Guglielmo Angelozzi, Chief Executive Officer of Lottomatica Group, commented: “In this third quarter we have consolidated our leadership position and our Online business has continued to grow market share across all product segments and brands. In the first nine months we reached €426 million of EBITDA, up 15% compared to the same period in 20227. We are on track to achieving our guidance for fiscal year 2023 and to continue to execute our strategy of organic and M&A growth.”

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The Board of Directors of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. approved the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the nine months ended 30 September 2023.

 

Key consolidated results for 9M 2023

 

Please note that Betflag has been consolidated on the reported numbers (“rep”) since 1st December 2022. Thus, the first nine months of 2023 results are commented compared to the pro forma (“PF”) amounts for the same period of 2022 as if Betflag acquisition occurred on 1st January 2022.

 

Bets by segment

€ million; % 9M 2023 9M 2022 PF            9M 2022 rep YoY PF % YoY rep %
Online

 

Sports Franchise

 

Gaming Franchise

11,533

 

2,029

 

8,149

8,400                       6,303

 

1,769                       1,769

 

8,118                       8,118

+37%

 

+15%

 

+0%

+83%

 

+15%

 

+0%

Total Bets 21,711 18,287                      16,190 +19% +34%

 

In the first nine months of 2023, Lottomatica collected bets for €21.7 billion, +19% compared to the same period pro forma in 2022 (+34% reported). The Online segment continued to outperform with bets up 37% compared to the same period pro forma of 2022 (+83% reported).

 

Revenues by segment

€ thousands; % 9M 2023 9M 2022 PF           9M 2022 rep YoY PF % YoY rep %
Online

 

Sports Franchise

 

Gaming Franchise

373,978

 

277,447

 

543,518

288,185                   239,514

 

252,599                   252,599

 

525,691                   525,691

+30%

 

+10%

 

+3%

+56%

 

+10%

 

+3%

Revenues 1,194,943 1,066,475                1,017,804 +12% +17%

 

Revenues amounted to €1,194.9 million in the first nine months of 2023, compared to €1,066.5 million in the same period pro forma of 2022, with +12% increase pro forma (+17% reported). Excluding the impact of the unfavourable payout8, revenues in Q3 were up +11% compared to Q3 2022 pro forma, substantially in line with the growth rate of the first two quarters.

The Online segment totalled €374.0 million revenues in 9M 2023, +30% compared to the same period of 2022 pro forma (+56% reported), with a strong double-digit performance also in the third quarter driven by the market share growth across all product segments and brands. Excluding the impact of the unfavourable payout8, revenues in Q3 were up +40% compared to Q3 2022 pro forma.

The Sports Franchise segment reported €277.4 million in revenues in 9M 2023, up +10% compared to the same period of the previous year. Excluding the impact of the unfavourable payout7, revenues in Q3 were up +8% compared to Q3 2022 pro forma.

The Gaming Franchise segment revenues reached €543.5 million in 9M 2023, +3% compared to the same period of 2022. Revenues in Q3 decreased by -3% compared to Q3 2022, which benefited from the removal of Covid-related restrictions.

 

Adjusted EBITDA and margin by segment

€ thousands, % 9M 2023 9M 2022 PF                     9M 2022 rep YoY PF % YoY rep

         %        

+56%

 

+1%

 

+4%

Online

 

Sports Franchise

 

Gaming Franchise

217,855        58.3%

 

79,939        28.8%

 

128,587        23.7%

168,768        58.6%          139,548        58.3%

 

79,169        31.3%            79,169        31.3%

 

123,612        23.5%          123,612        23.5%

+29%

 

+1%

 

+4%

Adj EBITDA 426,381        35.7% 371,549        34.8%          342,329        33.6% +15% +25%

 

Adjusted EBITDA reached €426.4 million in the first nine months of 2023, +15% compared to the same period pro forma of 2022 (+25% reported). Adjusted EBITDA margin reached 35.7% on revenues, compared to 34.8% in the same period pro forma of 2022 (33.6% reported) driven by the higher contribution of the Online business.

Excluding the impact of the unfavourable payout7, Adjusted EBITDA in Q3 was up +18% compared to Q3 2022 pro forma, in sequential acceleration compared to the first two quarters.

 

Operating cash flow

€ thousands 9M 2023 9M 2022 rep
Adjusted EBITDA 426,381 342,329
Recurring capex

 

Concession capex

(46,073)

 

(35,582)

(44,503)

 

Operating cash flow 344,726 297,826

 

Operating cash flow in the first nine months was €344.7 million, compared to €297.8 million for the same period in 2022, as a result of the increase in Adjusted EBITDA partially offset by concession payments.

 

Net financial debt

 

€ milion                                                       30 June 2023

Pro forma

 

30 Sept 2023

 

Gross Financial Debt                                                       1,539

 

EUR 550m FRNs due 2028                                                  550

 

EUR 565m SSNs due 2028                                                  565

 

EUR 350m SSNs due 2027                                                  350

 

IFRS 16 (leases)                                                                     74

 

1,542

 

550

 

565

 

350

 

77

Cash                                                                                   (323) (294)
 

Net Financial Debt                                                            1,216

 

1,248

LTM run rate Adjusted EBITDA                                             559 572
  2.2x

 

Net leverage                                                                        2.2x

 

Net financial debt amounted to €1,248 million as of 30 September 2023, equivalent to a net leverage of 2.2x on LTM run rate Adjusted EBITDA9.

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Management will hold a conference call at 10:00 CET on 31 October 2023 to comment the consolidated results to the market. The event can be followed:

  • Via phone: +39 02 802 09 11 or +44 121 281 80 04 or +1 718 705 87 96
  • Via  Webcast

The manager in charge of preparing the company’s accounting documents, Laurence Lewis Van Lancker, declares, pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 154-bis of the Consolidated Finance Act, that the accounting information contained in this press release corresponds to the documented results, books and accounting records.

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