“As we reflect on what has been exceptionally challenging 12 months, it’s particularly pleasing to complete the year with a record Q4 performance and annual revenues up by 28%. At the start of 2020, full year revenue of €117.7m would have been deemed a great success, so to have delivered such a performance, in spite of the sporting calendar being severely impacted for the best part of four months, speaks volumes for the business we have created, our talented people and the upward trajectory we are on.
Kambi finished the year in fine fashion, with year-on-year Q4 revenue up by 76% to €46.9m and operator turnover rising 77% at an operator trading margin of 9.4%. The Kambi Operator Turnover Index came in at 989 which was a clear all-time high, while our business model illustrated the scalability it possesses with an operating margin of 47%.
The US continues to be a success story, with Q4 delivering expansion into Tennessee’s online market and three on-property launches across Michigan and Mississippi. Our US-facing partners are increasingly leveraging Kambi’s differentiation capabilities in areas including risk, pricing and front-end, to forge unique paths in their respective markets. With major states such as Texas and New York now looking closely at online sports betting, it’s clear Kambi’s US journey is in its early stages.
Our strong growth means Kambi is now operating at a scale like never before, which in turn allows the Kambi sportsbook and service to continuously evolve. The powerful partner network we have created, with fantastic partners from around the globe, produces ever increasing amounts of unique data, from which we can draw valuable insights to help us improve and continue to offer a high-performance sportsbook.
Over the past few months, and despite restrictions on travel, we have successfully grown the global network with four new partners. While the November signing of the Belgium National Lottery was addressed in our Q3 report, we closed out the year with the addition of JVH Gaming and Entertainment in December. JVH is the largest private casino group in the Netherlands, a country we expect to introduce a new regulatory framework later this year.
In recent weeks, we have signed partnership agreements with Racing and Wagering Western Australia and Argentinian casino operator Casino Magic and we look forward to launching with all our new partners in the coming months. While there is understandably great attention given to the promise of the US market, this quartet of partnerships, spread across three continents, underlines the exciting opportunities that lie in other corners of the world and cements Kambi’s position as the global market leader.
In summary, it’s been a year that’s shown that when working together, we can find the right responses to the toughest of challenges. The Kambi model is based on partnership, on sharing, on working together with our partners to ensure they have the best chance of success. The model was undoubtedly stress-tested in 2020 but it passed with flying colours, leaving me more excited than ever about Kambi’s future.”
You are invited to participate in a report presentation at 10.45 (CET) with Kambi Group plc’s CEO Kristian Nylén and CFO David Kenyon. The presentation will be held in English via a telephone conference and can also be accessed via an audiocast using the link below.
Questions can be asked on the telephone conference or sent via the audiocast link. Please see details in the link below:
The dial-in numbers for participation in the telephone conference:
SE: +46 8 566 427 04
UK: +44 333 300 9262
US: +1 833 526 8396
Link to the audiocast: https://tv.streamfabriken.com/kambi-group-q4-2020
Kambi Group plc contacts:
Kristian Nylén, Chief Executive Officer
David Kenyon, Chief Financial Officer
Mia Nordlander, SVP Investor Relations