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Raketech: Interim report Q2 2018

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“STRONG GROWTH IN ALL AREAS”

 

SECOND QUARTER 2018

  • Revenues increased by 41.3% to EUR 6.0 million (EUR 4.3 million)
  • Organic growth amounted to 24.5% (7.7%)
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 25.4% to EUR 3.2 million (EUR 2.6 million), corresponding to a margin of 53.7% (60.5%).
  • Adjusted operating profit amounted to EUR 2.9 million (EUR 2.4 million), corresponding to a margin of 48.3% (56.6%)
  • Profit for the period amounted to EUR 0.2 million (EUR 1.5 million)
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.02 (EUR 8.55) before dilution
  • NDCs (New Depositing Customers) increased by 7.7% to 20,519 (19,054)

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 2018

  • Revenues increased by 43.4% to EUR 10.9 million (EUR 7.6 million)
  • Organic growth amounted to 18.1% (14.6%)
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 20.1% to EUR 5.8 million (EUR 4.8 million), corresponding to a margin of 52.7% (62.9%)
  • Adjusted operating profit amounted to EUR 5.2 million (EUR 4.5 million), corresponding to a margin of 48.0% (59.4%)
  • Profit for the period amounted to EUR 1.1 million (EUR 3.4 million)
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.19 (EUR 28.27) before dilution
  • NDCs (New Depositing Customers) increased by 7.2% to 36,762 (34,292)

EVENTS DURING Q2 2018

  • On 3 May 2018, Raketech acquired the assets of Mediaclever Sverige AB – which operates high-profile casino affiliates
  • On 6 June, the Group entered into a share transfer agreement with Upside Media Ltd, acquiring 51% of Shogun Media Limited
  • The Annual General Meeting was held on 18 May 2018 in Stockholm, where Annika Billberg was elected as a new board member
  • The planned listing on Nasdaq First North Premier took place on 29 June 2018
  • The launch of two new sports guides – TVsportguide.com in the UK and TVsportguide.de in Germany
  • A horse racing guide was launched on Tvmatchen.nu in cooperation with ATG

CEO MICHAEL HOLMBERG COMMENTS THE QUARTER

”I am pleased to present a quarter with high activity levels and a continued good return from our operating model with growth within Core, Lab and M&A. Revenues for the second quarter amounted to EUR 6.0 million, an increase of 41.3%, of which 24.5% was organic, compared with 7.7% in the corresponding period last year. Adjusted EBITDA amounted to EUR 3.2 million, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 53.7%.

In June, Raketech was listed on Nasdaq First North Premier. This was a very exciting process, in which we encountered great interest in our business model and strategy. As a public company, our operations are further professionalised, and we are already seeing positive effects in conversations with both business partners and potential acquisition candidates. From a stock market perspective, our focus is on generating long-term shareholder value by delivering on our strategy and financial objectives.

I have great faith in the continued development of Raketech’s role in the value chain, and our capabilities to be a driving force within the gaming industry. Our agenda is busy in this regard and I look forward to an intensive remainder of 2018.”

PRESENTATION FOR INVESTORS, ANALYSTS AND THE MEDIA

CEO Michael Holmberg and CFO Andreas Kovacs will present the report and answer questions at 9.00 a.m. CET on 23 August at Helio T-House, Engelbrektsplan 1, Stockholm, Sweden. The presentation will be held in English and can also be followed online via https://tv.streamfabriken.com/raketech-q2-2018. To participate by phone, please dial +46 8 503 365 64 (SE) or +44 203 00 89 801 (UK).

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Michael Holmberg, CEO, michael.holmberg@raketech.com
Andreas Kovacs, CFO, andreas.kovacs@raketech.com

This information is such that Raketech Group Holding P.L.C. is required to publish under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted under the auspices of the above contact person for publication at 8.00 a.m. CET on 23 August 2018. 

 

About Raketech Group :

Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, with expertise in delivering SEO, online guides, communities and social media products in primarily the Nordic region and the UK. Through some 20 flagship brands, Raketech guides sports and gaming enthusiasts to the best possible services, while also delivering high quality traffic and leads to its partners. Raketech grows both organically and via acquisitions, and operates its business in accordance with a clear framework for responsible affiliate marketing services. The company’s shares are listed in Nasdaq First North Premier with ticker RAKE. Erik Penser is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, visit www.raketech.com.


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DAO.Casino is launching Sandbox for game developers

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Game developers will be able to become pioneers in the development of decentralized games for the gambling industry using DAO.Casino protocol.

 

On September 17, 2018, DAO.Casino is opening Sandbox for developers, independent teams and game development studios that choose to harness the power of the rapidly developing DApp industry.

Since Monday everyone may submit their application for Sandbox on the official Sandbox page.

The Sandbox project is designed by DAO.Casino developers. Participants of Sandbox will learn the basics of decentralized applications development on DAO.Casino protocol. Developers participating in Sandbox will learn to create, design and deploy decentralized games and applications on Ethereum blockchain.

DAO.Casino is planning to reward most active developers for their constructive feedback on the improvement and optimization of the SDK and related documentation. The company will separately announce the details of the rewards program later this fall.

“We are confident that the Sandbox project will play an important role in our collaboration with studios and independent game developers. We cannot wait to see our product helping developers unleash their creative and entrepreneurial talents and apply those to one of the most groundbreaking technologies of the XXI century. — states Ilya Tarutov, CEO, DAO.Casino. – I am sure that the products we’re developing will transform the online gambling into a fair and transparent industry for all of the involved parties: casino operators, developers, and affiliate marketers. “

“We are launching the Sandbox with the goal of enabling as many developers as possible to learn to create decentralized games. We have achieved an important milestone by starting to accept applications from developers all around the world who share our idea to make online gambling fair and transparent. With our technology, developers can take the whole gambling industry to the next level” – says Alexandra Fetisova from DAO.Casino.

DAO.Casino disrupted the online gambling industry in 2017 by starting the development of the protocol based on Ethereum blockchain technology. DAO.Casino protocol ensures the automation of transactions and facilitates interactions between all the industry participants: casino operators, game developers, and affiliate marketers. DAO.Casino team is fully dedicated to developing the best products and making the gambling industry a better place.

 


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Big Time Gaming licences patented mechanic to Storm Gaming

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BTG licences its patented and trademarked MegaWays™ mechanic to UK-based developer Storm Gaming Technology Ltd

 

Pioneering online slot developer, Big Time Gaming, has struck yet another deal to licence its patented and trademarked MegaWays™ mechanic to Storm Gaming. Storm Gaming will be combining this with some of its brand licenses including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The Chase and Tipping Point to take its slots to the next level and deliver a superior player experience. The partnership will allow Storm Gaming to design and develop its own games using MegaWays™, which debuted in Big Time Gaming’s Dragon Born over three years ago.

Blueprint, another licensee of MegaWays™ has had great success leveraging BTG’s ground breaking IP, and Storm are sure to follow suit with a range of interesting products penned for land-based and online deployment Q1 2019.

MegaWays™ is a random reel modifier system that allows any given spin to produce a different number of symbols across the reels, allowing players to experience a totally different game with every spin. Big Time Gaming has cornered the market with this innovation with games like Bonanza, White Rabbit and Extra Chilli, and will be launching Who Wants to be a Millionaire in November – the most anticipated branded slot launch in history.

Nik Robinson, Big Time Gaming CEO, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing how Storm use the MegaWays™ mechanic. Storm has some highly entertaining IP licenses that will work seamlessly with MegaWays™.”

Steve Murray from Storm Gaming, said: “The MegaWays™ concept is remarkable; it provides for and delivers exciting game play on a whole new level. “We shall be using MegaWays™ on new Storm concepts and licensed IP with a number of launches set for the coming months.”


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AGA Releases New Research On Economic Impact Of Gaming Industry

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Report shows 9.5 percent increase in economic output; industry now supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide

 

the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new study examining the striking impact the gaming industry has on the U.S. economy – providing stable jobs to nearly two million Americans and generating billions of dollars in tax revenue. This is the first comprehensive report on the gaming industry’s national economic impact since 2014.

Oxford Economics’ 2018 study found that the U.S. gaming industry:

  • Contributes $261 billion to the U.S. economy, a 9.5 percent increase since 2014;
  • Supports nearly 1.8 million jobs, up from 1.7 million jobs in 2014; and
  • Generates $40.8 billion in tax revenues to federal, state and local governments.

“Gaming companies across the country are enabling long-lasting careers for their employees and making a huge impact on their communities through innovative partnerships with local nonprofits, volunteerism and the generation of revenue that supports critical services. The industry’s tax revenue alone provides enough funding to hire 692,000 new teachers,” said Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs for the American Gaming Association. “Since our last study in 2014, casino gaming has expanded into new markets, offered innovative new entertainment options and enhanced its position as a key contributor to local, state and federal economies.”

The research was commissioned by AGA and conducted by Oxford Economics. More information about the study can be viewed here.

About AGA: 

The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.


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