International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has reported its financial results for Q1 2020.
The Q1 2020 results reflect the impact of global COVID-19 restrictions. Revenue declines were evident in each business segment and across all primary revenue streams.
The consolidated revenue was $940 million, down 18% from the prior year. The company also reported an operating loss of $197 million, down from income of $178 million in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA was $309 million, down 26% from the prior-year period.
Net debt of $7.17 billion improved 3% from $7.38 billion at 31 December 2019; Net debt leverage of 4.47x, up from 4.31x at 31 December 2019, primarily due to lower EBITDA in the first quarter of 2020.
“After a solid start in the first two months of the year, we quickly shifted our focus to the global COVID-19 health crisis in March. The safety and well-being of our people, customers, and communities have been our highest priority since day one. We implemented robust business continuity plans and maintain service levels at our normal, high standards. I am grateful for the passion and perseverance the entire IGT team has demonstrated during these unprecedented times and I am confident IGT is well positioned to emerge from the crisis a stronger, even more competitive organization,” Marco Sala, CEO of IGT, said.
“We’ve taken swift actions across all non-essential costs and are now switching our focus to structural cost savings initiatives. At the same time, we have adopted strict measures to preserve liquidity in the current environment. Given the uncertainty created by COVID-19, we are withdrawing our previous financial outlook for 2020, but we are confident that with $2.2 billion of liquidity, we are geared with sound financial flexibility to weather the storm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Max Chiara, CFO of IGT, said.