Super Group Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results

Published

Third Quarter Highlights:

  • Revenue increased by 16% to €356.9 million, being Super Group's highest ever revenue for the third quarter
  • Profit for the period of €10.6 million includes a non-cash charge of €14.2 million arising from the change in fair value of option liability
  • Operational EBITDA ex-US of €64.1 million and a loss of €10.3 million from the US amounted to Operational EBITDA of €53.8 million

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Super Group (SGHC) Limited (NYSE: SGHC) (“SGHC” or “Super Group”), the parent company of Betway, a leading online sports betting and gaming business, and Spin, the multi-brand online casino, today announced third quarter 2023 consolidated financial results.

Neal Menashe, Chief Executive Officer of Super Group, commented: “Super Group has delivered yet another quarter of solid results, having achieved our highest ever revenue for a third quarter, as well as new all-time highs for both our customer numbers and deposits. I remain encouraged by our very strong customer engagement and continued expansion of our global iGaming offering.”

Alinda van Wyk, Chief Financial Officer of Super Group, stated: “For the third quarter, we delivered ex-US Revenue of €348.9 million and ex-US Operational EBITDA of €64.1 million, which resulted in a strong margin of 18%. We continue to focus on investing for future growth and the further realization of cost efficiencies. Despite some headwinds experienced this quarter, while tight, we are reaffirming our guidance, assuming a normalized margin for the remainder of the year."

Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue increased by 16% to €356.9 million for the third quarter 2023 (constant currency: 27% to €390.8 million) from €307.8 million in the same period from the prior year driven by growth from Africa and Middle East, European and North American markets partially offset by declines from the South/Latin America and Asia-Pacific markets.
  • Profit for the period was €10.6 million for the third quarter 2023, which included a non-cash charge of €14.2 million related to the increase in fair value of a liability for a call option granted to a third-party to purchase the B2B division of Digital Gaming Corporation Limited ("DGC"), which Super Group acquired in January 2023. Profit for the period of €34.9 million for the third quarter of 2022 included the positive impact of non-cash adjustments of €22.0 million related to the change in fair value of option liability.
  • Operational EBITDA was €53.8 million for the third quarter 2023 compared to €49.6 million in the third quarter of 2022. The measure for the third quarter 2023 was comprised of €64.1 million ex-US and a loss of €10.3 million in the US.
  • Monthly Active Customers increased 44% to 4.0 million during the third quarter 2023 from 2.7 million in the third quarter of 2022.
  • Cash and cash equivalents was €245.3 million at September 30, 2023, down from €254.8 million at December 31, 2022. This net reduction during the third quarter 2023 was the result of:
  • Inflows from operating activities amounting to €112.1 million;
  • Inflows from investing activities of €13.9 million. This was mainly attributable to a transfer of €138.5 million of restricted cash for the DGC bank lending facility into the available cash balance, reduced by a preceding injection into the facility of €18.6 million. There was an additional increase of €7.3 million resulting from interest and receipts from loans receivable. These increases were offset by the further investment in tangible and intangible assets of €47.5 million, predominantly due to the capitalization expenditure on software, issuance of loans of €55.9 million, cash paid on the acquisition of SportCC of €6.4 million as well as the cash paid on the acquisition of DGC of €11.7 million net of €7.7 million acquired from DGC;
  • Outflows from financing activities of €129.3 million primarily due to DGC settling its bank lending facility of €139.4 million as well as lease payments of €5.7 million and share repurchases of €2.6 million, offset by proceeds from interest-bearing borrowings of €18.5 million; and
  • A loss of €6.3 million as a result of foreign currency fluctuations on foreign cash balances held over this period.

Revenue by Geographical Region for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2023 in ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Africa and Middle East

99,381

673

100,054

Asia-Pacific

35,014

26,968

61,982

Europe

34,823

19,197

54,020

North America

33,645

100,443

134,088

South/Latin America

3,538

3,206

6,744

Total revenue

206,401

150,487

356,888

 

%

%

%

Africa and Middle East

48 %

0 %

28 %

Asia-Pacific

17 %

18 %

17 %

Europe

17 %

13 %

15 %

North America

16 %

67 %

38 %

South/Latin America

2 %

2 %

2 %

Revenue by Geographical Region for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 in ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Africa and Middle East

69,693

413

70,106

Asia-Pacific

41,929

26,559

68,488

Europe

29,125

9,298

38,423

North America

24,412

98,629

123,041

South/Latin America

3,653

4,110

7,763

Total revenue

168,812

139,009

307,821

 

%

%

%

Africa and Middle East

41 %

0 %

23 %

Asia-Pacific

25 %

19 %

22 %

Europe

17 %

7 %

12 %

North America

15 %

71 %

40 %

South/Latin America

2 %

3 %

3 %

Revenue by Geographical Region for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 in ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Africa and Middle East

296,834

1,425

298,259

Asia-Pacific

111,205

77,888

189,093

Europe

105,831

61,143

166,974

North America

108,889

292,510

401,399

South/Latin America

10,871

9,602

20,473

Total revenue

633,630

442,568

1,076,198

 

%

%

%

Africa and Middle East

46 %

0 %

27 %

Asia-Pacific

18 %

18 %

18 %

Europe

17 %

14 %

16 %

North America

17 %

66 %

37 %

South/Latin America

2 %

2 %

2 %

Revenue by Geographical Region for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 in ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Africa and Middle East

195,259

1,966

197,225

Asia-Pacific

147,340

77,179

224,519

Europe

87,833

13,809

101,642

North America

91,442

324,131

415,573

South/Latin America

12,613

11,543

24,156

Total revenue

534,487

428,628

963,115

 

%

%

%

Africa and Middle East

37 %

0 %

20 %

Asia-Pacific

28 %

18 %

23 %

Europe

16 %

3 %

11 %

North America

17 %

76 %

43 %

South/Latin America

2 %

3 %

3 %

Revenue by product line for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2023 in € ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

 

Online casino1

68,818

150,215

219,033

Fixed Odds Contingencies1

58,073

58,073

Sports betting1

64,566

64,566

Brand licensing2

8,294

8,294

Other3

6,650

272

6,922

Total revenue

206,401

150,487

356,888

Revenue by product line for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 in € ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Online casino1

57,770

138,822

196,592

Fixed Odds Contingencies1

14,908

14,908

Sports betting1

89,727

89,727

Brand licensing2

5,439

5,439

Other3

968

187

1,155

Total revenue

168,812

139,009

307,821

1 Sports betting and online casino revenues are not within the scope of IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’ and are treated as derivatives under IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’. Fixed Odds Contingencies has been reclassified from sports in the prior period in order to align to the current year classification. Fixed Odds Contingencies are casino style games in respect of which the odds are agreed at the time of the bet and accepted under the sports licenses in certain jurisdictions. This will be grouped together under Online Casino revenue moving forward.

2 Brand licensing revenues are within the scope of IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’.

3 Other relates to profit share, royalties and outsource fees from external customers.

Revenue by product line for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 in € ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Online casino1

206,990

441,812

648,802

Fixed Odds Contingencies1

143,721

143,721

Sports betting1

240,213

44

240,257

Brand licensing2

25,441

25,441

Other3

17,265

712

17,977

Total revenue

633,630

442,568

1,076,198

Revenue by product line for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 in € ‘000s:

 

Betway

Spin

Total

Online casino1

177,364

428,060

605,424

Fixed Odds Contingencies1

34,129

34,129

Sports betting1

290,283

381

290,664

Brand licensing2

31,096

31,096

Other3

1,615

187

1,802

Total revenue

534,487

428,628

963,115

1 Sports betting and online casino revenues are not within the scope of IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’ and are treated as derivatives under IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’. Fixed Odds Contingencies has been reclassified from sports in the prior period in order to align to the current year classification. Fixed Odds Contingencies are casino style games in respect of which the odds are agreed at the time of the bet and accepted under the sports licenses in certain jurisdictions. This will be grouped together under Online Casino revenue moving forward.

2 Brand licensing revenues are within the scope of IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’.

3 Other relates to profit share, royalties and outsource fees from external customers.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release includes non-GAAP financial information not presented in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”, hereafter "IFRS").

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, revenue on a constant currency basis and Operational EBITDA are non-GAAP company-specific performance measures that Super Group uses to supplement the Company’s results presented in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA is defined as profit before depreciation, amortization, financial income, financial expense and income tax expense/credit. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted gain on derivative contracts, transaction costs, share listing expense, change in fair value of option, adjusted RSU expense, change in fair value of warrant liabilities and earnout liabilities and associated foreign exchange movements, unrealized foreign currency gains and losses and other non-recurring adjustments. Operational EBITDA is Adjusted EBITDA further adjusted to exclude other non-operational adjustments outside of the current year’s operations as may be deemed appropriate by the company’s audit committee. Constant currency growth is calculated by translating non-Euro performance for 2022 and 2023 using 2022 exchange rates.

Super Group believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating the Company’s operating performance as they are similar to measures reported by the Company’s public competitors and are regularly used by securities analysts, institutional investors and other interested parties in analyzing operating performance and prospects.

Management does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with IFRS. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses that are required by IFRS to be recorded in Super Group’s financial statements. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures together with IFRS results. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results and guidance prepared in accordance with IFRS, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, IFRS results.

Reconciliation tables of the most comparable IFRS financial measure to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release and supplemental materials are included below. Super Group urges investors to review the reconciliation and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate its business. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly named non-GAAP measures differently than we do, which limits their usefulness in comparing our financial results with theirs.

Reconciliation of Profit after tax to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and Operational EBITDA

in ‘000s:

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

 

Profit for the period

10,626

 

34,877

 

36,262

 

170,216

 

Income tax expense

4,748

 

10,639

 

25,387

 

25,221

 

Finance income

(2,535

)

(587

)

(5,800

)

(1,252

)

Finance expense

695

 

276

 

1,779

 

939

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

19,848

 

15,742

 

61,603

 

46,907

 

EBITDA

33,382

 

60,947

 

119,231

 

242,031

 

Transaction fees

 

 

 

21,612

 

Gain on derivative contracts

 

(2,435

)

 

(4,147

)

Share listing expense

 

 

 

126,252

 

Foreign exchange on revaluation of warrants and earnouts

 

5,714

 

 

29,743

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

870

 

 

(33,744

)

Change in fair value of earnout liability

 

2,722

 

 

(192,214

)

Change in fair value of option

14,217

 

(21,983

)

22,495

 

(21,983

)

Adjusted RSU expense1

5,803

 

10,308

 

14,429

 

13,683

 

Unrealized foreign exchange1

(907

)

(8,219

)

3,168

 

(18,897

)

Non-recurring adjustments1

803

 

1,667

 

7,116

 

4,679

 

Adjusted EBITDA

53,298

 

49,591

 

166,439

 

167,015

 

Non-operational adjustments

457

 

(38

)

(5,135

)

(496

)

Operational EBITDA

53,755

 

49,553

 

161,304

 

166,519

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational EBITDA, ex-US

64,075

 

49,553

 

200,851

 

166,519

 

Operational EBITDA, US

(10,320

)

 

(39,548

)

 

1 Unrealized foreign exchange movements, additional RSU expenses and other non-recurring adjustments have been reclassified from the Operational EBITDA calculation to the Adjusted EBITDA calculation. This has resulted in a restatement of Adjusted EBITDA for all prior periods.

Webcast Details

The Company will host a webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET today to discuss the third quarter 2023 financial results. Participants may access the live webcast and supplemental earnings presentation on the events & presentations page of the Super Group Investor Relations website at: https://investors.sghc.com/events-and-presentations/default.aspx.

About Super Group (SGHC) Limited

Super Group (SGHC) Limited is the holding company for leading global online sports betting and gaming businesses: Betway, a premier online sports betting brand, and Spin, a multi-brand online casino offering. The group is licensed in multiple jurisdictions, with leading positions in key markets throughout Europe, the Americas and Africa. The group’s sports betting and online gaming offerings are underpinned by its scale and leading technology, enabling fast and effective entry into new markets. Its proprietary marketing and data analytics engine empowers it to responsibly provide a unique and personalized customer experience. For more information, visit www.sghc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, expectations and timing related to market entries and expansion, projections of market opportunity, growth and profitability expected growth of Super Group’s customer base, expansion into new markets.

These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “pipeline,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations, and identify and realize additional opportunities; (ii) the ability to maintain the listing of Super Group’s securities on a national securities exchange; (iii) changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which Super Group operates; (iv) variations in operating performance across competitors; (v) changes in laws and regulations affecting Super Group’s business; (vi) Super Group’s inability to meet or exceed its financial projections; (vii) changes in general economic conditions; (viii) changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; (ix) future global, regional or local economic and market conditions affecting the sports betting and gaming industry; (x) changes in existing laws and regulations, or their interpretation or enforcement, or the regulatory climate with respect to the sports betting and gaming industry; (xi) the ability of Super Group’s customers to deposit funds in order to participate in Super Group’s gaming products; (xii) compliance with regulatory requirements in a particular regulated jurisdiction, or Super Group’s ability to successfully obtain a license or permit applied for in a particular regulated jurisdiction, or maintain, renew or expand existing licenses; (xiii) the technological solutions Super Group has in place to block customers in certain jurisdictions, including jurisdictions where Super Group’s business is illegal, or which are sanctioned by countries in which Super Group operates from accessing its offerings; (xiv) Super Group’s ability to restrict and manage betting limits at the individual customer level based on individual customer profiles and risk level to the enterprise; (xv) the ability by Super Group’s key executives, certain employees or other individuals related to the business, including significant shareholders, to obtain the necessary licenses or comply with individual regulatory obligations in certain jurisdictions; (xvi) protection or enforcement of Super Group’s intellectual property rights, the confidentiality of its trade secrets and confidential information, or the costs involved in protecting or enforcing Super Group’s intellectual property rights and confidential information; (xvii) compliance with applicable data protection and privacy laws in Super Group’s collection, storage and use, including sharing and international transfers, of personal data; (xviii) failures, errors, defects or disruptions in Super Group’s information technology and other systems and platforms; (xix) Super Group’s ability to develop new products, services, and solutions, bring them to market in a timely manner, and make enhancements to its platform; (xx) Super Group’s ability to maintain and grow its market share, including its ability to enter new markets and acquire and retain paying customers; (xxi) the success, including win or hold rates, of existing and future online betting and gaming products; (xxii) competition within the broader entertainment industry; (xxiii) Super Group’s reliance on strategic relationships with land based casinos, sports teams, event planners, local licensing partners and advertisers; (xxiv) events or media coverage relating to, or the popularity of, online betting and gaming industry; (xxv) trading, liability management and pricing risk related to Super Group’s participation in the sports betting and gaming industry; (xxvi) accessibility to the services of banks, credit card issuers and payment processing services providers due to the nature of Super Group’s business; (xxvii) the regulatory approvals related to proposed acquisitions and the integration of the acquired businesses; and (xxviii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time for Super Group including those under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2023, and in Super Group’s other filings with the SEC. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in other documents filed or that may be filed by Super Group from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Super Group assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Super Group does not give any assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

Super Group (SGHC) Limited

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss and Other Comprehensive Income

for the Three Months and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023 and 2022

(€ in '000s, except for share and profit per share)

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Revenue

356,888

 

 

307,821

 

 

1,076,198

 

 

963,115

 

Direct and marketing expenses

(270,839

)

 

(226,921

)

 

(823,879

)

 

(693,338

)

Other operating income

360

 

 

1,853

 

 

2,669

 

 

7,146

 

General and administrative expenses

(38,810

)

 

(36,918

)

 

(113,262

)

 

(109,373

)

Transaction fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

(21,612

)

Depreciation and amortization expense

(19,848

)

 

(15,742

)

 

(61,603

)

 

(46,907

)

Profit from operations

27,751

 

 

30,093

 

 

80,123

 

 

99,031

 

Finance income

2,535

 

 

587

 

 

5,800

 

 

1,252

 

Finance expense

(695

)

 

(276

)

 

(1,779

)

 

(939

)

Gain on derivative contracts

 

 

2,435

 

 

 

 

4,147

 

Foreign exchange on revaluation of warrants and earnout liabilities

 

 

(5,714

)

 

 

 

(29,743

)

Share listing expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

(126,252

)

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

(870

)

 

 

 

33,744

 

Change in fair value of earnout liability

 

 

(2,722

)

 

 

 

192,214

 

Change in fair value of option

(14,217

)

 

21,983

 

 

(22,495

)

 

21,983

 

Profit before taxation

15,374

 

 

45,516

 

 

61,649

 

 

195,437

 

Income tax expense

(4,748

)

 

(10,639

)

 

(25,387

)

 

(25,221

)

Profit for the period

10,626

 

 

34,877

 

 

36,262

 

 

170,216

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

9,876

 

 

34,634

 

 

34,050

 

 

169,973

 

Non-controlling interest

750

 

 

243

 

 

2,212

 

 

243

 

 

10,626

 

 

34,877

 

 

36,262

 

 

170,216

 

Other comprehensive income items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation

5,251

 

 

(1,784

)

 

4,459

 

 

(4,159

)

Other comprehensive income for the period

5,251

 

 

(1,784

)

 

4,459

 

 

(4,159

)

Total comprehensive income for the period

15,877

 

 

33,093

 

 

40,721

 

 

166,057

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive profit for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

15,127

 

 

32,850

 

 

38,509

 

 

165,814

 

Non-controlling interest

750

 

 

243

 

 

2,212

 

 

243

 

 

15,877

 

 

33,093

 

 

40,721

 

 

166,057

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic

498,360,431

 

 

490,197,468

 

 

498,336,881

 

 

489,580,095

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted

500,333,127

 

 

490,197,468

 

 

500,478,521

 

 

489,580,095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit per share, basic (cents)

1.98

 

 

7.07

 

 

6.83

 

 

34.72

 

Profit per share, diluted (cents)

1.97

 

 

7.07

 

 

6.80

 

 

34.72

 

Super Group (SGHC) Limited

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

as at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022

(€ in '000s)

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non‐current assets

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and Intangible assets

 

333,300

 

 

226,229

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

15,486

 

 

14,031

 

Right-of-use assets

 

23,577

 

 

14,165

 

Deferred tax assets

 

32,662

 

 

23,294

 

Regulatory deposits

 

12,038

 

 

11,809

 

Loans receivable

 

80,313

 

 

25,524

 

Investments in non-listed equity

 

958

 

 

1,781

 

 

 

498,334

 

 

316,833

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

154,445

 

 

116,800

 

Income tax receivables

 

11,837

 

 

40,349

 

Restricted cash

 

42,710

 

 

148,240

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

245,326

 

 

254,778

 

Assets held for sale

 

38,846

 

 

 

 

 

493,164

 

 

560,167

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

991,498

 

 

877,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

 

21,395

 

 

10,308

 

Deferred tax liability

 

6,004

 

 

8,707

 

Derivative financial instruments

 

2,059

 

 

15,129

 

 

 

29,458

 

 

34,144

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

 

4,675

 

 

6,951

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

102

 

 

1,203

 

Deferred consideration

 

1,038

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

184,046

 

 

155,304

 

Customer liabilities

 

55,498

 

 

50,246

 

Provisions

 

42,250

 

 

43,745

 

Income tax payables

 

37,386

 

 

50,761

 

Derivative liability associated with assets held for sale

 

38,074

 

 

 

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

 

13,768

 

 

 

 

 

376,837

 

 

308,210

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

406,295

 

 

342,354

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Issued capital

 

289,753

 

 

289,753

 

Treasury stock

 

(2,632

)

 

 

Foreign exchange reserve

 

(1,550

)

 

(6,009

)

Retained profit

 

280,876

 

 

234,333

 

Equity attributable to owners of the parent

 

566,447

 

 

518,077

 

Non-controlling Interest

 

18,756

 

 

16,569

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

585,203

 

 

534,646

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

991,498

 

 

877,000

 

 

Investors: investors@sghc.com

Media: media@sghc.com

Source: Super Group

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