"With the combination of Scientific Games and Bally, we are focused on becoming the partner of choice for gaming, lottery and interactive customers," said President and Chief Executive Officer Gavin Isaacs. "To this end, we plan to launch an exciting array of new products across our Bally, WMS, Shuffle Master, Williams, Barcrest and lottery brands throughout the world in 2015. At the same time, as we continue to invest in developing innovative new products and services to help our customers grow their businesses, we also are just as committed to quickly implement our integration plans to realize targeted cost savings and generate growing free cash flow." Mr. Isaacs continued, "We believe that our planned new product and service introductions will demonstrate that no other company can match the breadth and depth of our differentiated solutions to address the needs of gaming, lottery and interactive customers. The diversity of our products and services and the scale of our operations uniquely position Scientific Games to effectively serve our customers and achieve long-term growth."
"We are very pleased with our financial results for the 2014 fiscal year and the fourth quarter," commented Co-Chief Executive Officer John Pollard. "The positive trends experienced during the year have continued and we expect the same to carry on through 2015." "We achieved record revenue in 2014, driven by the success of our proprietary products including our Scratch FX<® and PlayBook® instant tickets. Our strong portfolio of contracts, including a number of new contracts obtained in 2014, allowed us to maintain significant momentum throughout the year. Sales of our licensed games product line were also strong throughout the year. Our production volumes reached record levels during the year and our average selling prices were ahead of 2013. Were it not for the timing of a large amount of goods in transit over year end our annual ticket sales volumes would also have reached record levels."