Kambi Group plc
30 May 2023 - 05:00
*EBITA (acq) = Earnings before interest, taxation and amortisation on acquired intangible assets
Key Q1 highlights
“The first quarter was another busy period for Kambi including new market launches in the Americas, the expansion of Kambi’s partner network and a full sporting calendar. These events helped drive a 12% year-on-year increase in operator turnover and a 19% rise in revenue to €44 million. EBITA (acq) was €5.8 million, impacted by a number of factors including foreign exchange movements and one-off costs to improve future efficiency.
The business hit several important commercial milestones in Q1 as we continue to make significant progress with the key growth drivers detailed at our Capital Markets Day earlier this year. Among these drivers is to extend key partnerships, and I was delighted to secure renewals during the quarter with two of our largest partners in Rush Street Interactive, one of the leading operators in the Americas, and BetPlay owner Corredor Empresarial S.A. which is the market leader in Colombia with plans to expand across Latin America.
Latin America is a region of significant long-term potential for Kambi and will become increasingly integral as we look to extend our lead as the number one supplier across the Americas. Kambi already has a strong foothold in some of the region’s most established sports betting markets such as Colombia and Argentina, and recent public announcements from the Brazilian government show positive signs that regulation of sports betting in Brazil is edging nearer in what is projected to become one of the world’s largest regulated markets.
From a product perspective, Kambi’s expanding AI-driven trading capability is a core component of our vision to redefine what’s possible in sports betting. After a successful roll-out for the soccer World Cup in Q4, this industry-leading method of automated pricing, which blends machine learning with vast amounts of data, was extended to all top European domestic soccer leagues, as well as the Champions League and Europa League. As a result, we can now create more bet offers at a faster delivery speed than the rest of the market, as well as deliver a richer Bet Builder, leading to both a better product and greater efficiencies for the business.
In short, we remain steadfast in our commitment to setting a new standard for sports betting and to pioneer next generation entertainment that eliminates friction and creates new innovative betting options for operators. The road towards our long-term financial targets won’t be linear, but we are carefully putting in place the fundamentals which will enable us to accelerate as we progress. With a market-leading sportsbook that continues to remove product boundaries, a strong sales pipeline and the prospect of further regulation in key markets, I look forward to updating the market over the coming quarters.”
You are invited to participate in a web presentation at 10.45 CEST with Kambi Group plc’s CEO Kristian Nylén and CFO David Kenyon. The presentation will be held in English and can be accessed using the link below. After the presentation there will be the opportunity to ask questions.
Please see details in the link below:
Link to the webcast: https://ir.financialhearings.com/kambi-q1-2023
Dial-in number to the teleconference will be received by registering on the link below. After the registration you will be provided phone numbers and a conference ID to access the conference: https://conference.financialhearings.com/teleconference/?id=200647
Link to report page: https://www.kambi.com/investors/financial-reports-and-presentations/
Kambi Group plc contacts:
Kristian Nylén, Chief Executive Officer
David Kenyon, Chief Financial Officer
Mia Nordlander, SVP Investor Relations
Chris Stutzman, Investor Relations Analyst