Key financial indicators for the first half ending June 30th, 2018 were:
- Revenues up 5% to £867 million, up £40 million from last year, due in large part to World Cup wagers
- EBITDA down 1% to £217 million in the second quarter
- Profits before tax up 4% to £106 million
- Online revenues of £462 million, up 5%
- Sportsbetting revenues up 5%
- Retail revenues of £162 million, up 1%
Despite the strong performance, the company is expecting full year EBITDA to be between £460 and £470 million, which is softer than initially expected. The company is factoring in the purchase of U.S. daily fantasy sports group FanDuel, which will give the company a foothold on the burgeoning American sportsbetting industry.