Allwyn International Q3 2023 Preliminary Unaudited Results and Update on Current Trading

December 6, 2023 | Financial

  • Consolidated Total Revenue of €2,007m in Q3, +98% YoY, with the growth driven by recent acquisitions; excluding these, consolidated Total Revenue of €1,006m for Q3, -1% YoY
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of €368m in Q3, +16% YoY, consolidated Adjusted EBITDA margin of 41.7%; excluding recent acquisitions, consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of €319min Q3, +1% YoY
  • Q3 performance impacted by customer-friendly sports results (as seen across the industry) and unfavourable jackpot cycles
  • Consolidated Net debt / Pro forma LTM Adjusted EBITDA of 1.7x as of 30 September 2023

Selected consolidated financial data (Q3/Q3)

€ millions Q3 2023 Q3 2022 Δ
Total Revenue 2,007.3 1,013.1 98%
of which: Gross gaming revenue (“GGR”) 1,921.7 968.7 98%
Net Revenue 883.3 642.0 38%
Operating EBITDA 310.8 311.3 -0%
Adjustments to EBITDA 57.6 5.4
Adjusted EBITDA 368.4 316.7 16%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 41.7% 49.3% -7.6 p.p.
CAPEX 31.8 10.4 206%
Adjusted Free cash flow 336.6 306.3 10%


Selected consolidated financial data (9M/9M)


€ millions 9M 2023 9M 2022 Δ
Total Revenue 5,700.6 2,880.2 98%
of which: Gross gaming revenue (“GGR”) 5,470.7 2,754.7 99%
Net Revenue 2,601.2 1,823.4 43%
Operating EBITDA 997.4 855.0 17%
Adjustments to EBITDA 98.7 14.6
Adjusted EBITDA 1,096.1 869.6 26%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 42.1% 47.7% -5.6 p.p
CAPEX 74.5 36.4 105%
Adjusted Free cash flow 1,021.6 833.2 23%


In Q1 2023, we completed the acquisitions of Camelot UK, the current operator of the UK National Lottery, and of Allwyn LS Group (formerly referred to as Camelot LS Group), the current operator of the Illinois Lottery under a private management agreement (the “Camelot Acquisitions”). These acquisitions have a significant impact on consolidated metrics of the Group and comparability with previous periods. Differences between the business models of the recent acquisitions and existing operations also results in profit margins not being directly comparable.

On a pro forma LTM basis, Total Revenue would have been €8,337.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA would have been €1,483.8 million.

Robert Chvatal, Allwyn CEO, commented:

“I am pleased to report that Allwyn delivered another quarter of solid financial performance and strategic progress, notwithstanding headwinds from customer-friendly sports results (which impacted the sports betting sector in general) as well as less favourable jackpot cycles.

Total Revenue increased by 98% year-on-year in Q3 2023, reflecting a steady performance in our existing geographies in addition to the significant contribution from the Camelot Acquisitions that we completed in the first quarter.

The steady performance in our existing geographies was underpinned by continued progress in digital, where we see the benefits of our ongoing focus on product development and the customer proposition. Alongside this, we continue to successfully roll out of a number of important game innovations, including new launches in the exciting annuity category in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Greece and Cyprus. In doing so, we remain focused on our responsibilities to all our stakeholders, including our relentless focus on safe play.

We continued to deliver solid margins and free cash flow generation, with only a limited impact of inflation on our cost base, reflecting our favourable cost structure, with our largest cost categories being directly linked to revenue, and our focus on cost and capital efficiency.

Reflecting the strong free cash flow generation of our business model, in our Greece and Cyprus segment OPAP announced a €150 million share buyback programme during the quarter. We do not plan to tender shares and therefore expect our economic interest in OPAP to increase marginally as the buyback is carried out, consistent with our inorganic growth strategy. In parallel, OPAP has announced that it will not be continuing its scrip dividend programme. We will therefore be receiving all future dividends from OPAP in cash.

Overall, despite the sector headwinds in the quarter, I am very pleased with Allwyn’s continued progress and believe we are well placed to end 2023 successfully, and for the next chapters of our growth story.”

SOURCE: Allwyn International a.s.

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