Monday, April 26, 2021, 08:30 CEST — Disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014
Media and Games Invest plc (“MGI”, or the “Company”); publishes its Interim Report Q1 2021 reporting strong organic revenue growth of 38% for the group with additional 58% M&A driven growth following the KingsIsle and LKQD acquisition – and far more than doubled profitability as adjusted EBITDA (+127%) and adjusted EBIT (+173%) surged.
- Net revenues amounted to 9 mEUR (Q1’20: 26.5 mEUR), which is an increase of 96% based on a strong organic growth of 38% with additional 58% M&A-driven growth.
- Adjusted EBITDA1 amounted to 13.5 mEUR (Q1’20: 5.9 mEUR), which is an increase of 127% based on the high revenue increase following organic growth, supported by a strong EBITDA contribution from KingsIsle.
- Adjusted EBIT2 amounted to 9.3 mEUR (Q1’20: 3.4 mEUR), which is an increase of 173%.
- Earnings per share (EPS) undiluted/diluted amounted to EUR 0.02 cents (Q1’20: EUR 0.01 cents) and increased by 83%. EPS undiluted/diluted adjusted for PPA-amortization amounted to EUR 0.04 cents (Q1’20: EUR 0.02 cents) and increased by 94%.
- Net interest-bearing debt3 as of March 31, 2021 amounted to 97.6 mEUR (December 31, 2020: 61.6 mEUR).
- The leverage ratio4 amounted to 7 as per March 31, 2021 (2.1 as of December 31, 2020). This increase was caused by the cash out for the KingsIsle acquisition while KingsIsle’s EBITDA just contributed to one quarter yet. Despite that, MGI ended up in the mid-range of its net leverage target ratio of 2 – 3x.
- Cash and cash equivalents amounted to 7 mEUR as of March 31, 2021 compared to 46.3 mEUR as of December 31, 2020.
SELECTED KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, MGI GROUP
|YoY Growth in revenues||96%||99%||67%|
|Adj. EBITDA margins||26%||22%||21%|
|Adj. EBIT margins7||18%||13%||12%|
SELECTED KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS, MGI SEGMENTS
|MGI Games Segment|
|In mEUR||Q1 2021||Q1 2020||FY 2020|
|YoY Growth in revenues||97%||–||74%|
|Adj. EBITDA margins||40%||36%||31%|
|MGI Media Segment|
|In mEUR||Q1 2021||Q1 2020||FY 2020|
|YoY Growth in revenues||94%||–||59%|
|Adj. EBITDA margins||11%||7%||9%|
A word from Remco Westermann, CEO
“We closed the beginning of the year with another record quarter on the books. Revenues increased YoY by 96% to 51.9 mEUR. This was achieved through a combination of 38% organic and 58% M&A driven growth. We furthermore increased the already high profitability by 127% to 13.5 mEUR adj. EBITDA. At the same time, we laid numerous cornerstones for future growth, announcing the strongest organic pipeline in MGI’s history. This includes a.o. the upcoming game launches Heroes of Twilight and Skydome as well as the launch of Verve in Japan. The positive growth prospects are complemented by a strong recovery of the media market due to the foreseeable end of the pandemic. Combined with a strong balance sheet after the 40 mEUR Tap Issue we are ready for further organic and M&A-driven growth” says Remco Westermann, CEO & Chairman of the Board of MGI Group.
Notes – All Notes are defined as in the interim report Q1 2020 of MGI
Note (1) Adjusted EBITDA: Reported EBITDA excluding one-time costs. EBITDA adjustments amounted to 1.4 mEUR (Q1’20: 0.6 mEUR) driven by M&A costs related to the acquisition of KingsIsle.
Note (2) Adjusted EBIT: Earnings before interest and taxes excluding one-time costs and PPA depreciation.
Note (3) Net interest bearing debt: Interest bearing Financial Indebtedness excluding Shareholder and Related Party Loans minus Cash and Cash Equivalents.
Note (4) Leverage ratio: Net Interest-Bearing Debt divided by adjusted EBITDA for the past 12 months excluding Shareholder and Related Party Loans.
Note (5) EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Note (6) EBITDA margins: EBITDA divided by Net Revenues.
Note (7) Adjusted EBIT margins: Adjusted EBIT divided by Net Revenues.
Invitation to investor presentation
MGI also invites investors to participate in the presentation of the Q1 results by Remco Westermann (CEO) and Paul Echt (CFO) on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 CEST. The presentation will be held in English and will also be available on-demand on the Company’s website on www.mgi.group.
To participate via webcast, please visit:
To participate via phone, please call:
United Kingdom: +443333009265
The preliminary Q1 2021 report is available on the company’s website www.mgi.group.
The information in this notice has been made available for publication by the responsible person’s agency listed below on the date revealed by MGI’s news distributor EQS Newswire at the time of this press release. The responsible persons listed below can be contacted for more information.
Media and Games Invest plc
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About Media and Games Invest plc
Media and Games Invest plc (ISIN: MT0000580101) is a digital integrated games and media company with main operational presence in Europe and North America. The company combines organic growth with value-generating synergetic acquisitions, demonstrating continuous strong, profitable growth with a revenue CAGR of 45% over the last 6 years. Next to strong organic growth, the MGI Group has successfully acquired more than 30 companies and assets in the past 6 years. The acquired assets and companies are integrated and amongst others cloud technology is actively used to achieve efficiency gains and competitive advantages. The Company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in Stockholm and in the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Company has a secured bond that is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market as well as an unsecured bond listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market.
The Company’s certified advisor on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market is FNCA Sweden AB; firstname.lastname@example.org, +46-8-528 00 399.
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