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Charlotte, NC – Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) (“Gambling.com Group” or the “Company”), a leading provider of digital marketing services active exclusively in the global online gambling industry, today announced its operating and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of $10.4 million; grew 66% compared to $6.3 million in the same period for the prior year
  • Net income of $2.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or a loss of $0.02 per diluted share, in the same period for the prior year
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $5.5 million; grew 46% compared to $3.8 million in the same period for the prior year, representing an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 53%[1][1]
  • Free cash flow of $3.1 million; decreased 3% compared to $3.2 million in the same period for the prior year[2][2]

Second Quarter 2021 Business Highlights

  • Completed redomiciliation from Malta to the Channel Island of Jersey in May
  • Successful launches of EmpireStakes.com, BetArizona.com and IllinoisBet.com which provides bettors with trusted and up-to-date state-specific gambling information to help them place safe and secure legal wagers
  • Completed acquisition of two domain portfolios suitable for targeting the US market
  • Subsequent to quarter end, completed successful public listing of common shares on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “GAMB”
  • Subsequent to quarter end, announced appointment of Mr. Daniel D’Arrigo to Board of Directors

“Our second quarter results (which were our first interim financial results as a public company) were highlighted by continued strong top-line growth, and, based on our Adjusted EBITDA margins, we areamong the most profitable names in the online gambling industry,” said Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Gambling.com Group. “Since our founding in 2006, we have built an affiliate marketing powerhouse with recognizable brands around the globe. Players trust our services to help them find a safe, fun and legal betting experience while our B2C operator clients utilize our best-in-class technology platform to support their increasingly important customer acquisition initiatives. We are incredibly excited about the next step in this journey as a public company and look forward to sharing the success with our new investors.”

[1][1] Adjusted figures represent non-IFRS information. See “Non-IFRS Financial Measures” and the tables at the end of this release for an explanation of the adjustments and reconciliations to the comparable IFRS numbers.

[2][2] Adjusted figures represent non-IFRS information. See “Non-IFRS Financial Measures” and the tables at the end of this release for an explanation of the adjustments and reconciliations to the comparable IFRS numbers.

Total operating expenses increased by $4.2 million to $7.2 million compared to $3.0 million in the prior year. On a constant currency basis, operating expenses increased by $3.9 million to $7.2 million compared to $3.3 million in the prior year.

Sales and Marketing expenses totaled $3.1 million, an increase of $1.5 million compared to 2020, driven by increased wages and salary expenses associated with increased headcount as well as investments in the Company’s organic growth initiatives.

Technology expenses totaled $0.9 million compared to $0.5 million in 2020, mainly the result of higher wages and salary expense associated with increased headcount partially offset by capitalized development costs.

General and Administrative expenses totaled $3.4 million compared to $0.9 million in the prior year, mainly driven by non-recurring expenses related to the public offering totaling approximately $1.5 million and the expansion of the senior management team.

Earnings

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 46% to $5.5 million compared to $3.8 million in the prior year representing an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 53%.

Operating profit in the second quarter decreased 3% to $3.2 million compared to $3.3 million in 2020. Operating profit was affected by non-recurring expenses related to the public offering totaling approximately $1.5 million.

Net income in the second quarter totaled $2.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or a loss of $0.02 per diluted share, in the prior year. The increase was the result of significant growth in pre-tax income compared to the prior year.

Free Cash-flow

Total cash generated from operations of $4.7 million increased 47% compared to $3.2 million in the prior year. The increase was driven by improved operating profit and net income compared to the prior year. Free cash flow, totaled $3.1 million compared to $3.2 million in the prior year. The decline was the result of increased capital expenditures consisting primarily  of the acquisition of two domain portfolios, partially offset by the increase in cash generated from operations.

Balance Sheet

Cash balances as of June 30, 2021 totaled $17.2 million, an increase of $9.0 million compared to $8.2 million as of December 31, 2020. Working capital as of June 30, 2021 totaled $17.2 million, an increase of $7.1 million compared to $10.1 million as of December 31, 2020.

Total assets as of June 30, 2021 were $55.1 million compared to $45.4 million as of December 30, 2020. Total borrowings, including accrued interest, totaled $6.1 million compared to $6.0 million as of December 31, 2020. Total liabilities stood at $14.1 million compared to $11.2 million as of December 31, 2020.

Total equity as of June 30, 2021 was $41.1 million compared to $34.2 million as of December 31, 2020.

2021 – 2023 Financial Targets

Total Revenue Growth ˃ Average 40%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin[1][3] ≥ Average 40%
Leverage[2][4] < Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA 2.5x[3][5]

2021 Outlook

Elias Mark, Chief Financial Officer of Gambling.com Group, added, “Our financial results for the second quarter came in at the high end of our previously provided ranges as we reported strong growth in revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and net income compared to the prior year. We also continue to produce strong free cash flow and weremain in a solid financial position after the public offering last month. We are carrying encouraging momentum into the second half of the year. As a result, we are expecting to achieve or exceed our Revenue Growth target and Adjusted EBITDA margin target for the full year 2021 before the effects of any acquisitions and without incurring further borrowings.”

Conference Call Details

Date/Time: Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 9:00 am EST
Webcast: https://www.webcast-eqs.com/gamb2021082609_en/en
U.S. Toll-Free Dial In: 877-407-0890
International Dial In: 201-389-0918

To access the call, please dial in approximately ten minutes before the start of the call. An accompanying slide presentation will be available in PDF format within the “News & Events” section of the Company’s website.

An archived webcast of the conference call will also be available in the News & Events section of the Company’s website at gambling.com/corporate/investors/news-events.

[1][3] Adjusted figures represent non-IFRS information. See “Non-IFRS Financial Measures” and the tables at the end of this release for an explanation of the adjustments and reconciliations to the comparable IFRS numbers.

[2][4] Leverage is defined as Net Debt as a proportion of Adjusted EBITDA.

[3][5] Net Debt is defined as Borrowings less Cash and Cash Equivalents.