Nazara Technologies Limited an India based, diversified gaming and sports media platform with a presence in India and across emerging and developed global markets such as Africa and North America, announced its un-audited Standalone and Consolidated results for the quarter and nine months ended31st December 2021.
As of December 31, 2021, Nazara has diverse business segments with revenue generation accruing across gamified learning, Esports, freemium and telco subscriptions.
Key Consolidated Financial Highlights for 9MFY22 are as follows:
ü Operating Revenues grew by 35% YoY to Rs. 4,466 million
ü EBITDA* stood at Rs. 797 million, a growth of 141% YoY
ü EBITDA* margins stood at 17.8% v/s 10.0% for 9MFY21
ü Delivered a PAT of Rs. 428 million, growth of 355% YoY; PAT margin of 9.6%
*EBITDA excludes other income
The Consolidated Revenue Mix across business segments stood as follows:
ü Esports segment has demonstrated 75% growth in revenue as well as 71% growth in EBITDA in the first 9MFY22 and has continued the YoY revenue growth momentum witnessed in FY 20-21 (102% growth over FY20). eSports has witnessed 70% revenue CAGR over the past 3 years. This segment now contributes the highest revenue in Nazara portfolio with 48% contribution in 9MFY22 revenue vs 37% in 9MFY21.
ü Gamified Early Learninggrew by 22% in 9MFY22 over 9MFY21 and added net positive paying subscriber base in Q3.
ü Skill based Real Money Gaming grew by 53% in 9MFY22 over 9MFY21 and delivered break even EBITDA in Q3 as against losses in previous quarters.
Commenting on the performance, Mr. Manish Agarwal, Group CEO, said,
“Nazara declared revenue of Rs. 4,466 Mn in 9MFY22 vs Rs. 3,308 Mn in 9MFY21, a growth of 35% on YoY basis, and our 9MFY22 EBIDTA surged by 141% to Rs. 797 Mn as compared to Rs. 331 Mn in 9MFY21.
For Q3FY22, we reported revenue of Rs. 1,858 Mn vs Rs. 1,304 Mn in Q3FY21, a growth of 42% on YoY basis, and our Q3 EBITDA came in at Rs 302 Mn as compared to Rs. 273 Mn in the same quarter of the previous year.
Overall, we are pleased with our growth in strategic areas of focus while maintaining healthy profitability and cash flows.
We have witnessed 75% YoY growth in the esports segment for 9MFY22 led by strong growth in revenue across all sub-segments in Nodwin and SportsKeeda. The addition of original IPs such as NH7 Weekender and expansion of our esports business into the Middle East via our acquisition of Publishme has further accelerated the growth momentum.
Nazara’s strategy of having a diversified portfolio across business segments in gaming continues to provide us with a stable and strong platform on which we can continue to build future growth and success.
Nazara continues to remain committed to building multiple growth levers across gamified learning, freemium, esports, and skill-based real money gaming via growth in its current portfolio and the addition of more offerings in the ‘Friends of Nazara’ network through strategic M&A.”
PAGCOR Licensees Give PHP60-M for New VMMC Wing
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center will soon have more patient rooms with the start of construction for the Magiting Veterans Wing on Friday, September 22, through a Php60 million grant from two licensees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.
The Magiting Veterans Wing is a project initiated by the Philippine Military Academy Magiting Class of 1970 with funding support from Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Inc. (BCFI) and Newport World Resorts Foundation, Inc. (NWRFI), among others.
The two foundations, representing Solaire Resort and Newport World Resorts, respectively, each released Php30 million with PAGCOR’s approval.
The project will be carried out in two phases. The first will be sponsored by BCFI and covers civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, masonry works and roof deck waterproofing while the second phase will be funded by NWRFI and consists of works, fixtures and devices.
The Magiting Wing will have a total floor area of 1379.84 square meters and will house 12 new private rooms inclusive of four suites, a nurse station, lounge area, hallway, storage, access ramp and connecting bridge to the main hospital building.
PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said the agency approved the grant from the casino foundations because of the project’s noble objective.
“PAGCOR recognizes the patriotism and sacrifice of Filipino veterans who dedicated their youth, vigor, strength and even lives for our country. By supporting this noble project, we show our gratitude to our modern-day heroes and their families,” he said.
Tengco said all integrated resort casino licensees in the country are required to put up a foundation to fund Corporate Social Responsibility programs on education infrastructure, health facilities, environmental preservation and cultural heritage restoration.
Two percent of the licensees’ gross gaming revenues from non-junket tables automatically go to such foundations.
Defense Secretary Gilberto C. Teodoro, who graced the ceremonial concrete pouring for the project, expressed gratitude to the project supporters.
“As donee, we will provide the necessary maintenance and other operating expenditures to see to it that your donations will not go to waste,” he said.
Teodoro said other plans to improve the welfare of Filipino veterans include decentralising the VMMC’s services and the upskilling of hospital personnel so that doctors and specialists can focus more on caring for patients.
“No soldier ever retires. They are always a part of the system. They provide guidance and support to our active personnel hence their job as a soldier is never done,” he said.
Aside from BCFI and NWRFI, other major sponsors of the Magiting Veterans Wing project are DMCI, San Miguel Corporation and some retired military personnel.
Dubai Racing Club Opts for TPD’s Horse Tracking Solution
Total Performance Data, the world’s leading horse racing live data provider, has announced today that Dubai Racing Club is a new client.
Following successful live trials at last Spring’s Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup meetings, Dubai Racing Club has signed a multi-year deal to use TPD’s services beginning with the new season at Meydan Racecourse on Friday 10 November. This extends TPD’s content footprint in the fast-growing Middle Eastern horseracing scene where both of Saudi Arabia’s racecourses are already live.
TPD will produce live and post-race timing stats for every horse as well as live running order graphics for the world’s biggest set of on course screens, including the new 4k big screen.
Will Duff Gordon, CEO of TPD, commented: “We are very excited to be further enriching the wonderful racing that takes place at Meydan and look forward to a successful partnership. I’d like to thank our engineering partners at Gmax for so rapidly delivering the live service back in March.”
Mohammed Riaz, Head of IT for Dubai Racing Club, said: “When Trakus ceased trading we were impressed with the speed of set up and quality of output when Gmax and TPD met our needs for the climax of last season. We are excited to use this content on our new 4k big screen as well as for our international audience.”
The new season at Meydan Racecourse begins on Friday, November 10th and concludes with the $30.5million Dubai World Cup meeting on Saturday, March 30th.
Niko Partners ‘India Games Market’ Report – India retains title as Asia’s fastest-growing video games market in 2023
- Meteoric rise in revenue: Niko Partners projects India video games revenue across all platforms to reach $868 million in 2023, up 21.2% YoY. India’s video game market is the fastest growing by gamers and revenue, which is forecast to reach $1.6 billion by 2027, growing at a 5-year CAGR of 17.2%. The report excludes revenue generated from Real Money Games.
- Player base keeps on expanding: The number of gamers in India across all platforms is forecast to reach 444 million in 2023, up 12.1% YoY, and reach 641.2 million in 2027, growing at a 5-year CAGR of 10.1%.
- Dominance of mobile gaming: India is a mobile-first market with 96.8% of total gamers playing on a smartphone or tablet.
- Game-spending is on an upward trajectory: 31% of the 444.4 million gamers will spend on video games in 2023, with annual ARPPU reaching $6.38.
- Esports continues to gain momentum: 71.8% of the total gamers have engaged with Esports by either playing an Esports game, watching or participating in an Esports tournament.
- Encouraging factors in terms of revenue growth and brand investment: The return of BGMI and Free Fire are positive signs for the industry and foreign game companies looking to enter the market.
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