NeoGames shares rise on strong Q1 results
NeoGames a technology-driven provider of end-to-end iLottery and iGaming solutions, announced today financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023.
The total of revenues and the company’s share in NPI revenues was $64.3 million during the first quarter of 2023 compared to $22.4 million during the first quarter of 2022, representing a 187% increase from the prior year, reflecting primarily the business combination with Aspire Global.
iLottery revenues were $14.4 million during the first quarter of 2023, compared to $13.3 million during the first quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 8.7% year-over-year. In addition, the Company’s share in NPI revenues was $14.8 million during the first quarter of 2023, compared to $9.2 million during the first quarter of 2022, representing an increase of 60.9% year-over-year.
NeoGames’ iLottery revenue plus the Company’s share of NPI revenues during the quarter was $29.2 million, up 30.1% year-over-year.
iGaming revenues were $35.1 million for the first quarter of 2023 and reflect new commercial terms effective January 1, 2023, to account for the majority of Aspire Core revenues on net basis compared to historical figures which are prepared on a gross basis. If iGaming revenues had been accounted for on a gross basis for the Aspire Core segment total revenue would have been $55.8 million for iGaming, which would have reflected 20.5% year over year growth when measured in reporting currency.
Moti Malul, Chief Executive Officer of NeoGames, said: “We are pleased to have carried the momentum we exited 2022 with, into the start of 2023 as we took steps to further solidify our position as the global leader in iLottery, sports betting and iGaming solutions. Toward this end, we were proud to be recognized by EGR North America as the lottery supplier of the year, as well as with the Gold distinction for ‘Best New Game’, beating other pure gaming companies with our title, Desert Fantasy.
In iLottery, our proprietary games from NeoGames Studio continued to perform strongly across all of our key accounts, and together with the Jackpot runs early in the quarter, have contributed to strong performance in the US. We are also proud to note that our customer, the Virginia Lottery, recently became the first US lottery to operate a completely cloud-based iLottery program. On the sports betting front, BtoBet processed approximately one billion bets during the month of March, an all-time high. In iGaming, Pariplay also had a very active quarter, going live with twelve operators, including DraftKings in the US, and signing another nine, including Betsson.
“Equally exciting as the developments across all of our business units, is the impact they had on our financial results. Our revenue grew 187% year-over-year and we were able to maintain EBITDA margins above 30% across the company operating segments. We look forward to building off this strong first quarter throughout the balance of the year and beyond.”