Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Performance Exceeded High End of Outlook:
Full Year 2022 Financial Performance Met High End of Outlook:
LONDON, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. Today, at 8:00 a.m. EST, management will host a conference call and webcast to present the results; access details are provided below.
"We achieved all our financial goals last year while strengthening product leadership positions across our Global Lottery, Global Gaming, and PlayDigital activities," said Vince Sadusky, CEO of IGT. "Important strategic work executed over the last few years has transformed IGT into a company with higher growth prospects, a better profit profile, and a solid path to delivering on our long-term goals. It has also enabled record capital returns to shareholders in 2022. We enter 2023 from a position of strength with good momentum across business segments."
"2022 was another year of significant financial accomplishments," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "With reduced interest expense and improvements to the effective tax rate, 2022 adjusted EPS highlights IGT's significantly improved earnings power. We generated strong cash flow while funding increased investments for future growth. This, coupled with proceeds from sales of non-core businesses, allowed us to meaningfully reduce debt and leverage to the lowest levels ever. The Company's enhanced credit profile and significant liquidity provide solid support and flexibility as we execute our multi-year plan."
Overview of Consolidated Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Key Highlights:
Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights:
Consolidated revenue of $1.1 billion increased 4%, or 8% at constant currency, from $1.0 billion in the prior-year period
Operating income of $230 million, up 24% as reported and 30% at constant currency, from $186 million in the prior year
Adjusted EBITDA of $419 million, up 8% as reported and 13% at constant currency, from $387 million in the prior year; reflects strong profit growth in Global Gaming and PlayDigital and a significant contribution from Global Lottery
Net interest expense of $66 million, down from $77 million in the prior year on lower average debt balances
Foreign exchange loss of $95 million versus a gain of $4 million in the prior year, primarily reflecting the impact of fluctuations in the EUR/USD exchange rate on debt
Provision for income taxes of $101 million, compared to $56 million, primarily due to higher non-deductible foreign exchange losses and incremental valuation allowances on deferred tax assets
Net loss of $31 million versus net income of $55 million as increased profit is more than offset by higher non-cash foreign exchange losses
Full Year 2022 Financial Highlights:
Consolidated revenue of $4.2 billion increased 3%, or 8% at constant currency, from $4.1 billion in the prior-year period
Operating income of $922 million, up 2%, or 9% at constant currency, from $902 million in the prior-year period
Adjusted EBITDA of $1.7 billion, down 1% as reported and up 4% at constant currency, from $1.7 billion in the prior-year period, reflecting strong Global Gaming and PlayDigital profit growth and lower contribution from Global Lottery
Net interest expense of $289 million, compared to $341 million in the prior-year period, as net proceeds from asset sales and free cash flow generation drove lower average debt balances
Foreign exchange loss of $36 million, compared to a gain of $66 million in the prior-year period, primarily reflecting the impact of fluctuations in the EUR/USD exchange rate on debt
Other non-operating expense of $7 million versus $98 million in the prior-year period
Provision for income taxes of $175 million versus $274 million in the prior year, primarily driven by lower incremental valuation allowances on deferred tax assets and a tax benefit arising from the DDI/Benson matter provision
Net income from continuing operations of $414 million compared to $255 million in the prior-year period
Cash from operations was $899 million compared to $1.0 billion in the prior-year period
Record shareholder returns of $276 million; $161 million deployed in dividends to shareholders and $115 million for share repurchases
Net debt of $5.2 billion, down $0.8 billion from $5.9 billion at December 31, 2021
Cash and Liquidity Update
Total liquidity of $2.4 billion as of December 31, 2022; $590 million in unrestricted cash and $1.8 billion in additional borrowing capacity
The Company announced full redemption of $61 million, 5.35% Notes due 2023, on January 23, 2023
In a separate press release issued today, the Company announced the make-whole redemption of €188 million of 3.50% Notes due 2024 and $200 million of 6.50% Notes due 2025
The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per common share
Introducing 2023 Expectations
Earnings Conference Call and Webcast:
February 28, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. EST
To register to participate in the conference call, or to listen to the live audio webcast, please visit the "Events Calendar" on IGT's Investor Relations website at www.IGT.com. A replay will be available on the website following the live event.
Note: Certain totals in the tables included in this press release may not add due to rounding
Comparability of Results
All figures presented in this news release are prepared under U.S. GAAP, unless noted otherwise. Adjusted figures exclude the impact of items such as purchase accounting, impairment charges, restructuring expense, foreign exchange, and certain one-time, primarily transaction-related items. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures are included in the tables in this news release. Constant currency changes for 2022 are calculated using the same foreign exchange rates as the corresponding 2021 period. Management uses non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, and to evaluate the Company's financial performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect the Company's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of business trends. These constant currency changes and non-GAAP financial measures should however be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Amounts reported in millions are computed based on amounts in thousands. As a result, the sum of the components may not equal the total amount reported in millions due to rounding. Certain columns and rows within tables may not add due to the use of rounded numbers. Percentages and earnings per share amounts presented are calculated from the underlying unrounded amounts.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 jurisdictions around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2021 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com. Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. Nothing in this news release is intended, or is to be construed, as a profit forecast or to be interpreted to mean that the financial performance of International Game Technology PLC for the current or any future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical published financial performance of International Game Technology PLC, as applicable. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to International Game Technology PLC, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management supplements the reporting of financial information, determined under GAAP, with certain non-GAAP financial information. Management believes the non-GAAP information presented provides investors with additional useful information, but it is not intended to nor should it be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures. Moreover, other companies may define non-GAAP measures differently, which limits the usefulness of these measures for comparisons with such other companies. The Company encourages investors to review its financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.
Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) from continuing operations (a GAAP measure) before income taxes, interest expense, foreign exchange gain (loss), other non-operating expenses, depreciation, impairment losses, amortization (service revenue, purchase accounting and non-purchase accounting), restructuring expenses, stock-based compensation, litigation expense (income), and certain other non-recurring items. Other non-recurring items are infrequent in nature and are not reflective of ongoing operational activities. For the business segments, Adjusted EBITDA represents segment operating income (loss) before depreciation, amortization (service revenue, purchase accounting and non-purchase accounting), restructuring expenses, stock-based compensation, litigation expense (income) and certain other non-recurring items.
Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents debt (a GAAP measure, calculated as long-term obligations plus short-term borrowings) minus capitalized debt issuance costs and cash and cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents are subtracted from the GAAP measure because they could be used to reduce the Company's debt obligations. Management believes that net debt is a useful measure to monitor leverage and evaluate the balance sheet.
Net debt leverage and Leverage are non-GAAP financial measures that represents the ratio of Net debt as of a particular balance sheet date to Adjusted EBITDA for the last twelve months ("LTM") prior to such date. Prior to the disposal of the Italian B2C gaming businesses in the second quarter of 2021, management calculated the Net debt leverage ratio as the ratio of Net debt as of a particular balance sheet date to the LTM of Adjusted EBITDA – combined prior to such date. Management believes that Net debt leverage is a useful measure to assess our financial strength and ability to incur incremental indebtedness when making key investment decisions.
Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents cash flow from operations (a GAAP measure) less capital expenditures. Management believes free cash flow is a useful measure of liquidity and an additional basis for assessing IGT's ability to fund its activities, including debt service and distribution of earnings to shareholders.
Constant currency is a non-GAAP financial measure that expresses the current financial data using the prior-year/period exchange rate (i.e., the exchange rates used in preparing the financial statements for the prior year). Management believes that constant currency is a useful measure to compare period-to-period results without regard to the impact of fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates.
A reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the corresponding amounts prepared in accordance with GAAP appears in the tables in this release. The tables provide additional information as to the items and amounts that have been excluded from the adjusted measures.
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