International Game Technology PLC Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Results

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"Our 2018 results are in line with the improved outlook we provided in October. The year was characterized by strong global Lottery performance, resilience in Italy, and progress in North America Gaming," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "We've established solid foundations to build on – securing large, long-term Lottery contracts in key markets and executing a full refresh of our gaming machine cabinet and content portfolio. These efforts will translate into improved free cash flow beginning in 2019."

International Game Technology PLC Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Results

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International Game Technology PLC Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Results

- 2018 full year net loss of $21 million includes $120 million of non-cash impairment charges; 2018 Adjusted EBITDA of $1,737 million within expected range when normalized for FX
- Fourth quarter net loss of $102 million reflects non-cash impairment charges; Adjusted EBITDA of $416 million on strong global Lottery performance and North America gaming machine unit shipments
- Net debt of $7,761 million; final installment of Scratch & Win license fee paid in fourth quarter
- Cash dividend declared of $0.20 per ordinary share

LONDON, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Today, at 8:00 a.m. EST, management will host a conference call and webcast to present the fourth quarter and full year results; access details are provided below.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

"Our 2018 results are in line with the improved outlook we provided in October. The year was characterized by strong global Lottery performance, resilience in Italy, and progress in North America Gaming," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "We've established solid foundations to build on – securing large, long-term Lottery contracts in key markets and executing a full refresh of our gaming machine cabinet and content portfolio. These efforts will translate into improved free cash flow beginning in 2019."

"We achieved 4% Adjusted EBITDA growth on stable revenue at constant currency and scope in 2018," said Alberto Fornaro, CFO of IGT. "We managed our net debt effectively, while making large upfront payments for a key Lottery license in Italy, investing in long-term North America Lottery contracts, and returning capital to shareholders through dividends. Our outlook for 2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $1.70-$1.76 billion assumes underlying growth for our core Lottery and Gaming businesses."  

 

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