Scientific Games Reports First Quarter 2019 Results -Revenue Growth and Improved Operations Lead to Strong Cash Flow Social IPO Accelerates Path to Deleveraging

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Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said, "We are incredibly proud that we have continued to build on our momentum and are looking forward to the year ahead. We are focused on effectively operating our businesses, reducing costs and building upon the strong foundation for profitable growth that we see today. Last week, we successfully took SciPlay public as a new company, which accelerates our ability to pay down debt. All of these actions support our steadfast commitment to smartly grow our business, drive free cash flow and create meaningful value for our stakeholders."

Scientific Games Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
Revenue Growth and Improved Operations Lead to Strong Cash Flow
Social IPO Accelerates Path to Deleveraging

LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

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First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • First quarter revenue rose 3 percent to $837 million, up from $812 million in the year ago period, reflecting growth in our Lottery and Social businesses.
  • Net loss was $24 million compared to $202 million in the prior year period, driven by higher operating income, partly attributable to a $45 million reduction in restructuring and other expenses. The prior year net loss also included a $93 million charge related to our February 2018refinancing.
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA ("Consolidated AEBITDA"), a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, increased 3 percent to $328 million from $320 million in the prior year period, reflecting the revenue growth.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $167 million from $30 million in the year ago period driven by the improved operating results, lower restructuring and other expenses and a $66 million favorable change in accrued interest.
  • On May 7, 2019, the Company completed the initial public offering of a 17.4% minority interest in its Social gaming business, SciPlay Corporation ("SciPlay"). SciPlay is trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "SCPL". Scientific Games received $301 million in proceeds from the offering, which enables us to make substantial payments to reduce debt. The Company believes the offering provides SciPlay greater flexibility to pursue additional growth initiatives.

Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said, "We are incredibly proud that we have continued to build on our momentum and are looking forward to the year ahead. We are focused on effectively operating our businesses, reducing costs and building upon the strong foundation for profitable growth that we see today. Last week, we successfully took SciPlay public as a new company, which accelerates our ability to pay down debt. All of these actions support our steadfast commitment to smartly grow our business, drive free cash flow and create meaningful value for our stakeholders."

Michael Quartieri, Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games, added, "This quarter, we paid down $145 million in debt and completed a major refinancing that lowered our borrowing costs and extended our debt maturities. As a result of the SciPlay IPO, we expect to continue our deleveraging path and the efficient deployment of our resources to generate the returns needed to enhance our free cash flow."

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