European internet wagering software designer Net Entertainment has released its second quarter 2013 financial results, noting large amounts of growth in the quarter.
Key financial indicators for the period were:
Second quarter 2013 revenues increased by 12.6% to SEK 148.7 (132.0) million
Operating profit amounted to SEK 38.7 (39.6) million
Operating margin was 26 (30) percent
Profit after tax amounted to SEK 38.8 (36.7) million
Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.98 (0.93) before and after dilution
Six license agreements with new customers were signed, two new customers’ casinos were launched
Financial numbers for the first half of the year were:
Revenues for the first six months increased by 14.6 percent to SEK 297.5 (259.5) million
Operating profit amounted to SEK 79.7 (79.7) million
Operating margin was 26.8 (30.7) percent
Profit after tax amounted to SEK 71.7 (71.4) million
Earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.81 (1.80) before and after dilution
Twelve new license agreements were signed and five new customers’ online casinos were launched
Speaking about his company's performance, Net Entertainment President and CEO Per Eriksson said, "The second quarter showed a solid development for Net Entertainment. We launched several new games and despite the seasonal effect that normally occurs during the months May-August the game volumes remained at a relatively stable level compared to the previous quarter."
"Compared to last year game transactions increased by 34%. Revenue growth was 13% (17% in Euros) during the second quarter compared to the same period in the previous year and the operating margin amounted to 26%."
"We see a continued interest for Net Entertainment’s products and services. Six new customer agreements were signed in the second quarter, of which one Tier-1 customer, Lottomatica, which is one of the market leaders in Italy. The agreement will further strengthen our position in Italy."
"Mobile games continue to show good growth and during the quarter four new agreements were signed. To date 34 customers have launched mobile games. The launch of the Live Casino product is moving forward, albeit at a somewhat slower pace than expected, primarily due to certain operators that are waiting to fully market the product until blackjack is live. We signed three new agreements for Live Casino during the quarter with a total of 19 agreements signed to date, of which eight are launched."
Additionally, Eriksson spoke about the firm's upcoming Live Dealer product "Common Draw Blackjack", noting: "In traditional blackjack each table can have a maximum of seven people playing simultaneously which has made the operators experience a shortage in blackjack tables within live casino. In addition, traditional blackjack is not scalable."
"Common Draw Blackjack is a unique solution developed by Net Entertainment where the number of players is unlimited while still receiving the same good experience as for traditional blackjack. The launch of Common Draw Blackjack is expected to take place during the third quarter followed by standard blackjack which also is an important part in Net Entertainment’s Live Casino portfolio."