The GMGI Group reported revenue of $11.3m for the quarter ended 31 July, representing a 24.2% year-on-year increase. Last month, the developer confirmed it fulfilled expectations of record Q3 revenues without disclosing full results.
“We have continued the year with strong momentum and delivered solid results,” Goodman said. “The company achieved record revenues and posted its seventh consecutive quarter with positive cash flow from operations.
“Profitability in Q3 was impacted by several factors… including a significant increase in one-off legal and due-diligence expenses associated with the anticipated acquisition of the MeridianBet Group… as well as the start-up marketing costs related to the roll-out of Mexplay, the company’s B2C online casino in Mexico.”
The MeridianBet takeover
In January, GMGI struck a deal worth about $300m to purchase MeridianBet. Terms were amended in July, with GMGI hoping to complete the deal in Q4.
“We have made important investments during the quarter in systems and people to accelerate the growth of our B2C segments, both RKings and Mexplay,” Goodman added. “At the same time, there was significant progress in seeking to secure the financing required to close the deal for the acquisition of the MeridianBet Group and its related companies.
“Upon the successful acquisition of MeridianBet, the combined enterprise is expected to be generating multiple streams of gaming revenue and profit in regulated jurisdictions worldwide and offering highly popular best-in-class products, including casino games and sports betting.
“Closing of the MeridianBet acquisition will be a watershed event which is expected to catapult Golden Matrix into the global gaming markets as a highly competitive participant.”
The operating costs segment
Revenue contribution from RKings – GMGI’s B2B segment – was $3.7m in Q3, while the contribution from its B2C segment Mexplay was $7.6m.
GMGI took full ownership of RKings in November last year, having initially purchased a majority holding in November 2021.
Gross profit was $2.1m. This resulted from $9.1m in cost of goods sold. Operating costs grew 72.8% year-on-year to $3.0m, bringing the loss to $892,099.
The loss was aided slightly by earned interest of $15.1m, but was affected by $7.6m in interest expense. Following $81.0m in provision for income taxes, the net loss reached its $965,628 total, a $1.6m difference year-on-year.
Aside from the Q3 one-off costs, GMGI recorded a non-cash charge of $931,614 for stock-based compensation.
Meanwhile, adjusted quarterly earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) totalled $161,783 for the quarter.
In the first nine months of GMGI’s financial year, through to the end of July, revenues reached $32.4m – up 22.4% from $26.5m. Gross profit, after $25.7m in cost of goods sold, was $6.6m.
Operating expenses for the year so far added up to $8.3m, up by 62.0%, bringing the operating loss to $1.7m.
Following other income of $67,956 the loss for the nine months was $1.6m, furthered still by tax of $299,071.
The company’s nine-month loss of $1.9m compared to a profit of $1.5m last year.