AGTech Holdings has announced the third quarterly results for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Revenue of the Group for the nine-month period amounted to approximately HK$118.1 million representing a decrease of approximately 8.9% over the corresponding period in 2018. Revenue contributions were mainly derived from lottery hardware, lottery games and systems, provision of lottery distribution and ancillary services, games and entertainment business in the PRC.
The decrease in revenue for the nine-month period was primarily caused by the decrease in sales of lottery hardware of approximately HK$14.5 million. The decreases in revenue were partially offset by an increase of approximately HK$6.1 million in revenue from the lottery games and systems.
John Sun, Chairman and CEO of AGTech said: “We are pleased to announce that the Group continued to capitalize on many core business opportunities in the lottery and games & entertainment sectors, providing innovative and high-quality products and services to the industry, and continue to establish the foundation for future growth opportunities.”
“During the Nine-Month Period, the Group won eleven lottery hardware tenders to supply lottery terminals to the SLACs in Tianjin, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Anhui, Beijing, Guandong, Jiangsu, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang of the PRC. This demonstrates the Group’s continued industry leading position and commitment in China’s lottery hardware market.”
“The Group will continue to leverage and explore on collaboration with Alibaba Group’s retail ecosystem to enhance on lottery distribution models where appropriate. Current retail networks include Lingshoutong, Alibaba’s mom-and-pop convenience stores, rural Taobao, the physical network of rural locations in China, and Cainiao Post, community-based pick-up drop-off physical stations. We believe that the integration of lottery services and products through Alibaba’s physical new retail distribution channel and networks under new retail strategy will continue to create opportunities in the future.”
“Paytm First Games (formerly known as ‘Gamepind’), a mobile games and entertainment platform of the joint venture of the Group with One97 Communications Limited in India, launched a dedicated cricket channel in March and fantasy cricket in May. The Group expects that Paytm First Games will continue to build its user base, paving the way to monetize this unique platform, thus capitalizing on the significant potential of the fast growing mobile entertainment market in India.”
“With regards to our investment relating to the formation of Ant Bank (Macao) Limited (formerly known as ‘Xinghui Bank Limited’), the Group’s increase in share capital contribution to the JV Company demonstrates our commitment to grow the business and pursue further development opportunities in Macau and overseas.”