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Catena Media ’s Year-end report 2020

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Strong start in January 2021 with year-on-year revenue growth of 58 percent and like-for-like organic revenue growth of 61 percent.

October – December 2020 (compared with October – December 2019)

Operating revenue amounted to EUR 26.6m (26.6) resulting in an increase of 0.3 percent.
Organic search revenue amounted to EUR 23.7m (23.3) resulting in an increase of 2 percent.
New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 124,959 (113,283), an increase of 10 percent.
Adjusted EBITDA increased by 9 percent and totalled EUR 12.3m (11.3), corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 46 percent (42).
EBITDA, including items affecting comparability of EUR 0.1m (-2.8), increased by 46 percent and totalled EUR 12.4m (8.5), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 47 percent (32).
Net cash generated from operating activities increased by 32 percent and amounted to EUR 11.9m (9.0).
Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.11 (-0.53) before
dilution and EUR 0.07 (-0.50) after dilution.
Cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR 29.9m (12.3) on 31 December.
Net interest-bearing liabilities (NIBL) amounted to EUR 57.0m (150.2) on 31 December, resulting in a leverage ratio (NIBL/Adjusted EBITDA) of 1.09 (3.46).
January – December 2020 (compared with January – December 2019)

Operating revenue amounted to EUR 106.0m (102.8) resulting in an increase of 3 percent.
Organic search revenue amounted to EUR 95.9m (88.3) resulting in an increase of 9 percent.
New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 443,524 (436,706), an increase of 2 percent.
Adjusted EBITDA increased by 20 percent and totalled EUR 52.0m (43.5), corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 49 percent (42).
EBITDA, including items affecting comparability of EUR -1.9m (-3.0), increased by 24 percent and totalled EUR 50.1m (40.5), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 47 percent (39).
Net cash generated from operating activities increased by 29 percent and amounted to EUR 49.0m (38.0).
Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.20 (-0.18) before dilution and EUR 0.12 (-0.17) after dilution.
Cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR 29.9m (12.3) on 31 December.
Net interest-bearing liabilities (NIBL) amounted to EUR 57.0m (150.2) on 31 December, resulting in a leverage ratio (NIBL/Adjusted EBITDA) of 1.09 (3.46).

“Catena Media had an exceptional ending to a strong quarter, breaking an all-time high in USD revenues in December, thanks to our ability to take and maintain dominant positions in both sports and casino across numerous states during the busiest sports season in the US.”

Michael Daly, CEO of Catena Media as of 1 March 2021

 

Year-end Key 2020 Takeaways

Increased Q4 Adj. EBITDA by 9 percent to EUR 12.3m.
Net debt (NIBL) down to EUR 57.0m (150.2) by year-end.
Soft start in the fourth quarter and strong ending in December 2020.
Sports segment back to normal pre-COVID-19 levels by year-end.
Headwinds in Germany for both Sports and Casino due
to the tolerance period for new regulations.
Trending to well above double-digit growth in 2021.
Our US iGaming Business developed well, with a share of 31 percent of total revenues in Q4 (43 percent growth) and 30 percent of total annual revenues (72 percent growth).
In December 2020 divested all shares in Catena Media Financials US Inc. (formerly Hammerstone Inc.).
Continued high investment in the US market to maintain our no. 1 position.
Strong start in January 2021 with year-on-year revenue growth of 58 percent.

George Miller (Gyorgy Molnar) started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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