• Post published:July 23, 2021
  • Post category:News / iGaming

In the context of the seasonal US sporting calendar, Kambi was still able to post strong Q2 results, with revenue of €42.8m, an operator turnover index of 911 and an operator trading margin of 9.3%, completing a highly encouraging half-year.

In June, we held a virtual Capital Markets Day, which enabled us to present our strategy for the future, including our position in markets with strong potential for growth, the global opportunities ahead and how we plan to capitalise on those opportunities. I believe that Kambi, more than anyone else in the market, has what it takes to be the world’s number one sportsbook provider in today’s increasingly regulated and competitive landscape.

In terms of global opportunities and our addressable market, there was positive news from Canada with the repeal of its ban on single wagers, in turn handing provinces the ability to offer a much more liberalised form of regulated sports betting. We’re pleased to see provinces picking up the baton and making strides towards new licensing frameworks. Ontario, the country’s largest province with a population of approximately 15 million, could be the first to go live by the end of the year.

We’re very excited about what the future holds at Kambi. We have a leading product, a fantastic network of partners and talented and passionate staff, recently illustrated by Kambi winning three prestigious EGR B2B Awards and two Global Gaming Awards. Kambi only succeeds when our partners succeed, and these awards are as much a testament to our fantastic partners as they are to us.

Meanwhile, our success in recent years provides us with a strong balance sheet, giving us the ability to expand when and where needed, expedite our global growth plans, and create further shareholder value.”

Financial summary

  • Revenue amounted to €42.8 (Q2 2020: 14.8) million for the second quarter of 2021 and €86.0m (H1 2020: 42.7) million for the first half of 2021, an increase of 102%
  • Operating result (EBIT) for the second quarter of 2021 was €16.6 (-3.4) million, at a margin of 38.8% (-22.7%), and €35.3 (3.5) million, at a margin of 41.0% (8.2%) for the first half of 2021
  • Result after tax amounted to €13.4 (-3.0) million for the second quarter of 2021 and €28.4 (1.7) million for the first half of 2021
  • Earnings per share for the second quarter of 2021 were €0.432 (-0.099) and €0.919 (0.056) for the first half of 2021
  • Cash flow from operating and investing activities (excluding working capital movements) amounted to €11.4 (-2.8) million for the second quarter of 2021 and €28.0 (1.3) million for the first half of 2021

Key highlights

  • Strong financial performance with quarterly revenue of €42.8m, an operator trading margin of 9.3% and a net cash position of €84.5m
  • Further expanded US presence, supporting Churchill Downs Incorporated, Penn National Gaming and Kindred with sports betting launches in four states
  • Extended footprint in growing South American sports betting market, powering the launch of Olimpo.bet in Peru ahead of a wider roll-out
  • Quarterly performance boosted by strong operator trading margins in the Euro 2020 soccer tournament

“I’m delighted to say Kambi’s positive momentum continued into the second quarter of the year, with strong financial results driven by the UEFA European Football Championship, compensating for a lack of NFL and college sports in the US.