CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gambling.com Group Limited (Nasdaq: GAMB) (“Gambling.com Group” or the “Company”), a multi-award-winning performance marketing company and a leading provider of digital marketing services active in the global online gambling industry, today announced its operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
“Our core business performed brilliantly in the quarter, driving record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA performance. This very strong underlying growth together with the acquisitions of RotoWire.com and BonusFinder.com, propelled Q1 2022 revenue 70% past our previous best quarter” said Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Gambling.com Group, “Our current primary strategic objective is to rapidly grow our business in the U.S. market, which is exactly what we did in the quarter – while also delivering high margins despite the continuous investments in the business to position us for further U.S. growth. We continue to believe that the affiliate model offers American and international online gambling operators the most effective and reliable way to spend their marketing budgets, and we look forward to another record year for the Group.”
First Quarter 2022 Highlights
- North American revenue grew 544% to $10.6 million
- Delivered 67,000 new depositing customers
- Closed the acquisitions of RotoWire.com and BonusFinder.com
- Successful new market launches in New York and Louisiana
- Strong organic revenue growth led by North America, complemented by growth from acquisitions
- Strong start to the recently announced McClatchy media partnership
- Subsequent to quarter end, successful new launch in Ontario
Elias Mark, Chief Financial Officer of Gambling.com Group, added, “We saw our accelerated investments in the business during the second half of 2021 start to pay off, and grew revenue 70% to deliver the best quarterly performance in the Group’s history. The record performance was driven by exceptionally strong growth in North America, particularly in New York, and very solid results in the United Kingdom and Ireland measured against our previous best quarter. Strong underlying organic growth is complemented by our recent acquisitions, which were all performing in-line with, or better than, our initial expectations. We continue to expect another record year for the Group and reiterate our full year guidance.”
For the fiscal year 2022. based on currently available information, we estimate:
- Total revenue will be in the range of $71 million and $76 million; and
- Adjusted EBITDA will be in the range $22 million and $27 million
This release contains certain non-IFRS financial measures, such as EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin and free cash flow, and related ratios. See ”Supplemental Information – 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.