Bragg Gaming Group, a global B2B gaming technology and content provider, today reported record financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. The Company also provided an update on its strategic growth initiatives, reiterated its full year 2022 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA guidance and established initial growth targets for 2023 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA.
Summary of 3Q22 Financial and Operational Highlights
|Gross profit margin||50.0||%||51.4||%||-137||bps|
|Adjusted EBITDA margin||10.7||%||11.5||%||-76||bps|
- Bragg’s reporting currency is Euros. The exchange rate provided is US$1.00 = €1.00. Due to fluctuating currency exchange rates, this reference rate is provided for convenience only.
- Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS For important information on the Company’s non-IFRS measures, see “Non-IFRS Financial Measures” below.
Chief Executive Officer Commentary
“Our record third quarter results reflect significant year-over-year revenue, gross profit and Adjusted EBITDA growth highlighting our progress in providing value-added content and services to a growing global base of customers across regulated iGaming markets, including in North America,” said Yaniv Sherman, Chief Executive Officer for Bragg. “In the third quarter of 2022, we generated third quarter records for revenue of
€20.9 million (USD $20.9 million), gross profit of €10.4 million (USD $10.4 million), gross profit margin of 50.0%, and Adjusted EBITDA of €2.2 million (USD $2.2 million). Our operating momentum has been consistent throughout the year as for the first nine months of 2022 revenue, gross profit and Adjusted EBITDA have improved significantly, compared to the same period in 2021.
“We continue to make steady progress on our strategic initiatives, including the development of new proprietary content, securing exclusive distribution agreements for popular third-party content and expanding our customer base and the number of markets we serve, including the Dutch market where we have established a leading position following our launch with multiple operators since the market opened. We have also integrated the Wild Streak Gaming and Spin Games acquisitions, established two new in-house game studios, and adjusted other areas throughout the organization to further streamline our operations and better position Bragg to scale as a global business.
“As a content-led business, we are focused on accelerating the number of proprietary games we develop and growing the number of exclusive third-party games from leading studios, such as Sega Sammy Creation, Bluberi and Bally’s Interactive’s Gaming Arts and King Show Games studios, we can offer our customers. Our library of proprietary and exclusive third-party games has grown consistently throughout 2022 and that growth will accelerate in 2023 and beyond. We also continue to further differentiate our content library through new exclusive iGaming content distribution agreements with leading third-party game development studios. Our expanding library of proprietary and exclusive third-party content will serve us well as we deploy these new games over our newer tech stack with customers in markets we already serve, as well as when we enter new markets, particularly in North America.”
Mr. Sherman concluded, “Our positive Adjusted EBITDA, combined with capital we raised in the third quarter positions us to continue to invest to drive further growth. Reflecting our strong performance through the first nine months of the year and our expectations for consistent operating execution in the fourth quarter, we are reiterating our guidance for 2022 full year revenue and Adjusted EBITDA. Looking ahead, we expect our consistent execution against our strategy and growth initiatives will drive further revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth in 2023. Our expectation that we will continue to deliver top-line and Adjusted EBITDA growth in what is currently a highly dynamic and volatile environment is a testament to our team members ability to execute on our focused strategies, which positions us well to deliver near- and long-term shareholder value.”
Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Business Highlights
- Since July 1, 2022, Bragg’s new Remote Game Server (“RGS”), powered by the Oryx tech stack, has gone live in Connecticut and Ontario as well as in Michigan where the Company’s new proprietary, US-focused content is live with three major iGaming operators.
- In September, Bragg raised net proceeds of USD $8.4 million of growth capital through an investment by Lind Global Fund II LP in the form of a USD $8.7 million convertible debt security which has a face value of USD $10.0 million.
- In September, the Company entered into an iGaming content development partnership with Bally’s Interactive (formally Gamesys), pursuant to which Bally’s Interactive online brands such as Virgin Casino, JackpotJoy and Vera&John will launch content from Bragg’s proprietary slots studios along with a range of exclusive proprietary and third-party titles from Bragg’s existing and future portfolio. Bragg will also distribute titles on an exclusive basis via its RGS from a select number of Bally’s Interactive’s third-party partner studios, marking a new and exclusive distribution channel for iGaming content from certain developers including Gaming Arts and King Show Games.
- In October, Bragg entered into an agreement with Sega Sammy Creation (“SSC”) for the exclusive rights to distribute select titles from SSC’s popular content portfolio to iGaming operators in the U.S., U.K. and other global markets.
Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and other Key Metrics Highlights
- Revenue increased by 3% to €20.9 million (USD $20.9 million) compared to €12.9 million (USD$12.9 million) in 3Q21.
- Wagering revenue generated by customers of €4.6 billion (USD $4.6 billion) increased from €3.2 billion (USD $3.2 billion) in Wagering revenue in 3Q22 reflects a change in product mix towards turn-key customers (Player Account Management or PAM), managed services and proprietary content, resulting in improved gross profit and Adjusted EBITDA.
- Gross profit increased 58% to €10.4 million (USD $10.4 million) from €6.6 million (USD $6.6 million) in 3Q21, representing a gross profit margin of 50.0%.
- Net loss for the period was €2.0 million (USD $2.0 million), an improvement from a net loss of €2.5 million (USD $2.5 million) in 3Q21, primarily due to higher gross profit that was offset by an increase in IT and hosting costs, professional fees, transnational and exceptional costs, sales and marketing expense and higher depreciation and amortization.
- Adjusted EBITDA was €2.2 million (USD $2.2 million), an increase of 6% compared to €1.5 million (USD $1.5 million) in 3Q21, representing an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 10.7%.
- Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2022 was €17.2 million (USD $17.2 million) which reflects in part the €8.3million (USD $8.4 million) in net proceeds from the convertible debt security issued in September.
Full Year 2022 Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance
Reflecting its expectation for continued steady operating performance in 4Q22, Bragg reiterated its outlook for 2022 full year expected revenue and Adjusted EBITDA of €76-80 million (USD $76-80 million) and €10-11 million (USD $10-11 million), respectively. The midpoints of the 2022 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA guidance ranges represent growth of 34% and 46%, respectively, over the reported full year 2021 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA. Bragg also provided an initial expectation for 2023 full year revenue growth of low double- digit percentage and for 2023 full year Adjusted EBITDA growth of at least 20%.