Scientific Games swings to profit and beats estimates
Scientific Games has reported a second-quarter net income of $109 million, compared to loss of $203 million in the prior year, primarily due to strong revenues in the online gaming business segment.
AEBITDA was $383 million, up 217 percent from $121 million in the prior year period, driven by double-digit AEBITDA growth in iGaming, Lottery. Second-quarter consolidated revenue was $880 million, up 63 percent from $539 million last year.
Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said, “I am very pleased that we continue to make tremendous progress on all of our key strategic pillars while also driving significant growth in the quarter. We have emerged from the pandemic a much stronger Company with significant momentum.
All of our businesses grew sequentially on both the top and bottom lines in the quarter. Gaming delivered its highest revenue quarter since the fourth quarter of 2019, Lottery and Digital achieved record results and SciPlay delivered its second highest revenue quarter in its history. Following our strategic review, we will be singularly focused on becoming a leading cross-platform global game company with focus on content and digital markets. We are moving rapidly to transform our company and I have never been more optimistic about our path forward.”
Michael Eklund, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games, added, “In concert with our Board, we announced a strategic action plan to transform our company and unlock value. We are taking decisive steps to optimize our portfolio, de-lever our balance sheet and invest to grow. I am very encouraged by the interest and discussions we are having around our proposed divestitures, and we are making great progress as we move quickly to unlock shareholder value. We are proud of the team as they continue to execute during this exciting time, delivering a quarter with strong revenue, profit and cash flow growth. The team is laser focused on maintaining discipline to drive balance sheet strength and operational efficiency and we are energized for the future.”