Allwyn International Q3 2023 Preliminary Unaudited Results and Update on Current Trading

5 December 2023

Allwyn International a.s. (“Allwyn” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) announces its preliminary unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended 30 September 2023 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

  • Consolidated Total Revenue of €2,007m in Q3, +98% YoY, with the growth driven by recent acquisitions; excluding these, consolidated Total Revenue of €1,006m for Q3, -1% YoY
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of €368m in Q3, +16% YoY, consolidated Adjusted EBITDA margin of 41.7%; excluding recent acquisitions, consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of €319min Q3, +1% YoY
  • Q3 performance impacted by customer-friendly sports results (as seen across the industry) and unfavourable jackpot cycles
  • Consolidated Net debt / Pro forma LTM Adjusted EBITDA of 1.7x as of 30 September 2023

Selected consolidated financial data (Q3/Q3)

€ millionsQ3 2023Q3 2022Δ
Total Revenue2,007.31,013.198%
of which: Gross gaming revenue (“GGR”)1,921.7968.798%
Net Revenue883.3642.038%
Operating EBITDA310.8311.3-0%
Adjustments to EBITDA57.65.4
Adjusted EBITDA368.4316.716%
Adjusted EBITDA margin41.7%49.3%-7.6 p.p.
Adjusted Free cash flow336.6306.310%

Selected consolidated financial data (9M/9M)

€ millions9M 20239M 2022Δ
Total Revenue5,700.62,880.298%
of which: Gross gaming revenue (“GGR”)5,470.72,754.799%
Net Revenue2,601.21,823.443%
Operating EBITDA997.4855.017%
Adjustments to EBITDA98.714.6
Adjusted EBITDA1,096.1869.626%
Adjusted EBITDA margin42.1%47.7%-5.6 p.p
Adjusted Free cash flow1,021.6833.223%

In Q1 2023, we completed the acquisitions of Camelot UK, the current operator of the UK National Lottery, and of Allwyn LS Group (formerly referred to as Camelot LS Group), the current operator of the Illinois Lottery under a private management agreement (the “Camelot Acquisitions”). These acquisitions have a significant impact on consolidated metrics of the Group and comparability with previous periods. Differences between the business models of the recent acquisitions and existing operations also results in profit margins not being directly comparable.

On a pro forma LTM basis, Total Revenue would have been €8,337.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA would have been €1,483.8 million

Robert Chvatal, Allwyn CEO, commented:

“I am pleased to report that Allwyn delivered another quarter of solid financial performance and strategic progress, notwithstanding headwinds from customer-friendly sports results (which impacted the sports betting sector in general) as well as less favourable jackpot cycles.

Total Revenue increased by 98% year-on-year in Q3 2023, reflecting a steady performance in our existing geographies in addition to the significant contribution from the Camelot Acquisitions that we completed in the first quarter.

The steady performance in our existing geographies was underpinned by continued progress in digital, where we see the benefits of our ongoing focus on product development and the customer proposition. Alongside this, we continue to successfully roll out of a number of important game innovations, including new launches in the exciting annuity category in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Greece and Cyprus. In doing so, we remain focused on our responsibilities to all our stakeholders, including our relentless focus on safe play.

We continued to deliver solid margins and free cash flow generation, with only a limited impact of inflation on our cost base, reflecting our favourable cost structure, with our largest cost categories being directly linked to revenue, and our focus on cost and capital efficiency.

Reflecting the strong free cash flow generation of our business model, in our Greece and Cyprus segment OPAP announced a €150 million share buyback programme during the quarter. We do not plan to tender shares and therefore expect our economic interest in OPAP to increase marginally as the buyback is carried out, consistent with our inorganic growth strategy. In parallel, OPAP has announced that it will not be continuing its scrip dividend programme. We will therefore be receiving all future dividends from OPAP in cash.

Overall, despite the sector headwinds in the quarter, I am very pleased with Allwyn’s continued progress and believe we are well placed to end 2023 successfully, and for the next chapters of our growth story.”


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