Inspired Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

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"The year got off to a strong start, building on the momentum from outstanding organic growth, increased profitability across our businesses and better-than-expected initial results from our transformative acquisition which we realized in the fourth quarter of 2019," said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired. "However, the COVID-19 global pandemic resulted in the temporary closure of the land-based retail businesses of our customers with continuation of many of the associated expenses, which had a material negative impact on our first quarter results."

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NEW YORKMay 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

  • First Quarter Revenue Increased 55.4% Year-Over-Year, to $52.3 Million, Despite Disruption from the Ongoing COVID-19 Global Pandemic That Has Impacted the Company's Land-Based Business
  • First Quarter Adjusted EBITDA1 of $10.1 Million Declined Year-Over-Year Primarily Due to the Abrupt Nature of the Customer Closures Related to COVID-19 and the Delay in Realizing Effects from Associated Expense Reductions
  • 161 Valor™ Terminals Sold in North America During the First Quarter
  • Strong Demand in Interactive Business with April Recurring Revenues from Interactive Increasing 30% and 100% over March and February, Respectively
  • Virtuals in Greek Retail Shops Re-Launched May 11th

Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Financial results comparison for the first quarter 2020 versus first quarter 2019 on a reported basis:2

Total Revenue increased to $52.3 million, from $33.7 million during the first quarter of 2019, primarily driven by $27.4 million in revenue from the recently acquired Novomatic Gaming Technology Group ("Acquired Businesses").  However, this increase was significantly offset by the lag in sales and temporary suspension of the Company's land-based business due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic ("COVID-19 Closures") and the decrease in revenue in the UK Licensed Betting Office ("LBO") market primarily caused by the reduction in maximum B2 stakes to £2 implemented on April 1, 2019 (the "Triennial Implementation"). 

Adjusted EBITDA1 decreased to $10.1 million, from $13.7 million during the first quarter of 2019. First quarter 2020 results included $2.8 million from the Acquired Businesses (in its seasonally weakest quarter as leisure parks are closed in the winter months throughout the UK estate).  The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic was greater on Adjusted EBITDA than it was on Revenue due to the abrupt nature of the closures, which caused the Company to incur significant costs which had no associated revenues.

"The year got off to a strong start, building on the momentum from outstanding organic growth, increased profitability across our businesses and better-than-expected initial results from our transformative acquisition which we realized in the fourth quarter of 2019," said Lorne Weil, Executive Chairman of Inspired.  "However, the COVID-19 global pandemic resulted in the temporary closure of the land-based retail businesses of our customers with continuation of many of the associated expenses, which had a material negative impact on our first quarter results."