LAS VEGAS, NV - (NewMediaWire) - June 14, 2023 - Golden Matrix Group Inc. (NASDAQ:GMGI), developer, licensor and global operator of online gaming and eCommerce platforms, systems and gaming content, today reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2023.
● Q2 revenues of $10.3 million, an increase of 21% on revenues of $8.5 million in the like year-ago quarter.
● Q2 net income (loss) of $(534,000) versus $586,984 in the like year-ago quarter.
● Adjusted Q2 ’23 EBITDA of $452,000.*
● Revenues of $21.1 million in the first six months of fiscal ‘23, an increase of 21% on revenues of $17.4 million in the comparable year-ago period;
● Net income (loss) of $(977,000) in the first six months versus $936,363 in the comparable year-ago period.
● Adjusted first half ’23 EBITDA of $1.3 million.*
● Cash and cash equivalents of $15.7 million, current assets of $21.8 million, and total assets of $34.8 million as of April 30, 2023.
● Total liabilities of $3.95 million, with only $9,000 non-current as of April 30, 2023.
● Working capital of $17.8 million and current ratio of 5.5:1 as of April 30, 2023.
● Shareholders’ equity increased to $30.9 million, up from $26.8 million on October 31, 2022 (FYE).
● Current operator and registered user numbers of 710 and 7.2 million, respectively, in B2B traditional business.
● Company’s B2C segment, RKings Competitions, now has over 300,000 registered users on its tournament platform.
● MEXPLAY, the company’s B2C regulated casino in Mexico, launched marketing campaigns in March and is showing strong month-on-month improvements in both numbers of new customers and deposits.
The company said that revenue contributions from its B2B and B2C (RKings, MEXPLAY) segments in Q2 ’23 were $3.8 million (37%) and $6.5 million (63%), respectively.
According to Golden Matrix CEO Brian Goodman, “We are pleased with the revenue contributions from our B2B and B2C segments in Q2, which is traditionally our slowest quarter, and particularly in light of certain technology issues that occurred at RKings. Unfortunately, there had been some system failures when extreme numbers of customers purchased tickets for several high-ticket prize competitions, and this impacted both revenues and profitability at RKings. Working with Amazon AWS, the technology has now been upgraded to increase the performance and speed of RKings’ servers and accommodate heightened levels of participation by our players. Having that resolved, we remain confident in RKings’ continued success in Great Britain and look forward to introducing its scalable platform to additional geographic markets.”
Mr. Goodman emphasized that the company, once again, was cash flow positive in its quarterly results and that, with respect to the reported net loss of $534,000, profitability in Q2 was impacted by several factors, including a non-cash charge of $808,666 for stock-based compensation and approximately $102,000 for due-diligence expenses (primarily legal, accounting, travel) associated with the anticipated acquisition of the MeridianBet Group.
GMGI entered into a definitive agreement in January 2023 to acquire the MeridianBet Group and its related companies. As disclosed in this quarterly filing, the Company and MeridianBet have verbally agreed to extend the date and modify additional terms of the definitive agreement in order to facilitate the closing of the transaction. We have plans to document a new definitive date for closing via amendment in the near future.
Mr. Goodman noted that the MeridianBet Group, which is already “extremely profitable,” has increased its year-to-date revenues considerably. “This is a very exciting time in the history of our company,” concluded Mr. Goodman. “We enter the second half of this year with a strong balance sheet and two well-established verticals, as well as a growing casino business in Mexico; and, with the successful acquisition of the MeridianBet Group, the combined enterprise will be generating multiple streams of gaming revenue while providing players worldwide with the most popular best-in-class products, including casino games and sports betting.”
For additional information on Golden Matrix’s financial performance, please refer to the company's Form 10-Q for the second quarter ended April 30, 2023, available at https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/gmgi/sec-filings or www.sec.gov.
A summary of the Company's performance and highlights can be found at www.goldenmatrix.com/highlights
* Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. See also "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) attributable to Golden Matrix Group Inc., to Adjusted Earnings excluding Interest Expense, Interest Income, Amortization Expense and Stock-based Compensation Expense" included in the tables at the end of this release.
About Golden Matrix
Golden Matrix Group, based in Las Vegas NV, is an established B2B and B2C gaming technology company operating across multiple international markets. The B2B division of Golden Matrix develops and licenses proprietary gaming platforms for its extensive list of clients and RKings, its B2C division, operates a high-volume eCommerce site enabling end users to enter paid-for competitions on its proprietary platform in authorized markets. The company also owns and operates MEXPLAY, a regulated online casino in Mexico.
Our sophisticated software automatically declines any gaming or redemption requests from within the United States, in strict compliance with current US law.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted EBITDA, which is disclosed above, is a “non-GAAP financial measure” presented as a supplemental measure of the Company’s performance. Adjusted EBITDA is not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and also excludes stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted EBITDA is presented because we believe it provides additional useful information to investors due to the various noncash items during the period. Adjusted EBITDA is not recognized in accordance with GAAP, is unaudited, and has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are: Adjusted EBITDA does not reﬂect cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures, or contractual commitments; Adjusted EBITDA does not reﬂect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs; Adjusted EBITDA does not reﬂect the signiﬁcant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on debt or cash income tax payments; although depreciation and amortization are noncash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reﬂect any cash requirements for such replacements; and other companies in this industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than the Company does, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. The Company’s presentation of these measures should not be construed as an inference that future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. For more information on these non-GAAP ﬁnancial measures, please see the section titled “Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) attributable to Golden Matrix Group, Inc., to Adjusted Earnings excluding Interest Expense, Interest Income, Amortization Expense and Stock-based Compensation Expense” included at the end of this release. Estimated pro forma Adjusted EBITDA of the Company for the FY2022 period, assuming the successful closing of the MeridianBet acquisition as discussed above has not been reconciled to the comparable GAAP financial measure because the reconciliation could not be performed without unreasonable efforts.
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