POSITIVE THIRD QUARTER FROM BETSSON
22nd October, 2015 at 07:54:22
Revenue up by 24 percent
Third quarter revenue at Swedish online gambling group Betsson increased y-o-y by 24% to SEK 972.9 million, the company reported Thursday, claiming it as the highest quarterly revenue figure it has yet reported, with organic growth of 15 percent.
The FIFA World Cup represented 1.5% of the revenue in the comparative figures for 2014, underlining the company's current success.
Operating income amounted to SEK 260.2 (207.2) million, corresponding to an increase of 26% and an operating margin of 26.8 (26.5) percent.
Income before tax amounted to SEK 262.9 (204.1) million, with net income coming in at SEK 247.0 (193.4) million, corresponding to SEK 1.78 (1.40) per share.
Customer deposits in all of Betsson's gaming solutions amounted to SEK 3,237.7 (2,737.3) million, an increase of 18 percent.
Gross turnover in the Sportsbook amounted to SEK 5,506.1 (4,063.3) million, corresponding to growth of 36 percent.
Mobile revenue amounted to SEK 326.1 (176.4) million, an increase of 85 percent. Mobile revenue constituted 34 (23)% of total revenue in the quarter.
During the quarter the MrSmith Casino brand was migrated to the shared Techsson technical platform.
Europe-Bet contributed SEK 75.2 (-) million to the revenue in the quarter, and SEK 23.0 (-) million to the operating income.
Reporting on its interim results, Betsson revealed that:
* Revenue increased by 21% to SEK 2,680.9 (2,220.4) million;
* Operating income was SEK 712.1 (568.7) million;
* Income before tax was SEK 711.6 (558.2) million;
* Net income amounted to SEK 672.7 (527.7) million, corresponding to SEK 4.87 (3.87) per share;
Pontus Lindwall, Betsson's president and CEO, commented: "By continuously analysing a huge amount of data about Internet use and what is relevant for customers, Betsson is able to develop more individually designed experiences. This has contributed to the Casino operations posting organic growth of 19 percent, whilst the product category grew 9% in the highly competitive Nordic market. Advancements in how to handle big volumes of data are crucial for the company's sustainable, profitable growth."
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