GAN posts fourth-quarter of $36.9 million up 21%

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GAN’s fourth quarter revenue was $36.9 million an increase of 21% compared to the prior year quarter. B2B revenues increased 26% or $2.9 million and B2C revenue increased by $3.6 million.

Operating expenses were $172.4 million versus $35.3 million. The increase was primarily related to a $137.1 million non-cash impairment charge during the quarter ended December 31, 2022, an increase of $133.6 million from the comparable period in 2021.

In addition, Depreciation & Amortization increased $2.3 million primarily due to content licensing intangible assets and the amortization of GAN Sports technology placed in service in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Net loss of $147.7 million versus $12.6 million. The increase in net loss was primarily driven by increased operating expenses including an increase of $133.6 million in non-cash impairment charges, partially offset by increased B2B and B2C contributions.

Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN, stated:“Our fourth quarter continued to show strong B2C KPIs as we grew active customers by nearly 50%. We also ended the year with solid momentum in our B2B sports betting business as we announced our partnership to support WynnBet at Encore Boston Harbor and had a highly successful launch last month. This marks our third GAN Sports client in the U.S. and we maintain a healthy pipeline of potential future partners for the platform.

At the same time, it has become apparent to us that the capital requirements to gain market share for initiatives such as SuperRGS as well as in certain competitive markets for sports betting like Ontario, Canada do not provide a path toward achieving an acceptable ROI in a reasonable period of time. As such, we have elected to allocate capital away from these endeavors and toward more appropriate growth strategies. Accordingly, we are focused on leaning into the value that GAN Sports has demonstrated thus far and being a market leader in emerging Latin American markets through our B2C operations.

Lastly, as part of our commitment to improving our returns for shareholders, we have launched a formal strategic review process to evaluate options available to hasten our path to better profitability metrics and a more attractive return profile. We hope to complete this process in a timely manner and will certainly provide updates as appropriate.”