FDJ Q1 revenue up 7% to €710 million

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FDJ’s revenue for the first-quarter was 710 million euros, up 7%. Gaming revenue in France of 645 million euros, up 3% on a high basis of comparison in the 1st quarter of 2023

Strong momentum in online games, with revenue of 100 million euros, representing almost 15% of the Group’s total gaming revenue

Tender offer for Kindred opened on 20 February 2024 for a maximum period of 9 months. The completion of the tender offer remains subject, in particular, to obtaining regulatory approvals and to FDJ acquiring at least 90% of Kindred’s share capital.

Lottery revenue rose by 1.4% to 504 million euros, driven by over 4% growth in instant games, driven by the success of gaming portfolio animation such as the launch of Ticket d’Or (€5) at the beginning of January. Draw games, as expected given the unfavourable base effect, mainly for Amigo, were down by 3%. Excluding Amigo, which decline is attributable to its new formula launched at the beginning of June 2023 has stabilised, lottery revenue would have grown by more than 4%.

In sports betting & online gaming open to competition, revenue came to 141 million euros, up 9.5% and up 0.9% excluding the integration of ZEturf, despite a high basis for comparison in the 1st quarter of 2023, which had benefited in particular from the very positive impact of the World Cup at the end of 2022.

This performance is attributable to the strong growth in revenue of ParionsSport En Ligne, which rose by more than 25%; which, in addition to its intrinsic momentum, also benefits from the attractiveness of poker, with a high level of cross-selling.

Revenue from other activities (International and Payment & Services) came to 65 million euros, compared with 37 million euros in the 1st quarter of 2023, an increase attributable to the integration of PLI, which performed well, driven in particular thanks to EuroDreams.

The momentum of online games remains very strong, with revenue up by more than 30% to 100 million euros, representing almost 15% of the Group’s total gaming revenue. Excluding ZEturf and PLI, growth in online games revenue exceeded 20%, driven both by sports betting and online gaming open to competition and by the online lottery, which benefited from EuroDreams’ very high rate of digitalisation, as well as from the attractiveness of instant games and of the exclusive online offer.

Stéphane Pallez, Chairwoman and CEO of the FDJ Group, said: “FDJ has made a good start to the year, in line with its 2024 objectives. All our activities are growing, thanks to our network of over 29,000 retailers and a dynamic online gaming business, which now accounts for 15% of the Group’s gaming revenue. We are also confidently pressing ahead with the Kindred acquisition announced at the end of January.”