Date: 03.11.2023

by Mateusz Mazur

Last update: 25.11.2023 10:43

Entain Gears Up for Strategic Growth Amid Q3 Revenue Rise

Entain plc, a frontrunner in the iGaming and sports betting industry, has recently shared its financial figures for the third quarter of 2023, showcasing a positive trend with a 7% rise in Net Gaming Revenue (NGR), hitting a higher gear even when excluding U.S. figures.

A notable 9% increase in online NGR complements this overall growth, aligning with the company’s revised projections. While regulatory changes have somewhat tempered these numbers, the adjusted online revenue still impresses with a 17% uptick. Not to be overlooked, the retail sector has also reported robust performance with a 4% NGR increase, reinforcing Entain’s market presence.

Operational Strategy in Overdrive

Entain is not just celebrating current successes but also setting the stage for future victories. The company’s management is focusing on an operational strategy that aims to sustain this growth momentum.

Entain is targeting an impressive NGR range of $1.8-$2.0 billion by the end of FY2023, along with an anticipated positive EBITDA in the second half of the year.

This strategy is not limited to numbers; it also extends to governance enhancements, with the addition of four new non-executive directors, including the notable appointment of Amanda Brown.

CEO’s Comment

CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen’s vision for Entain is clear-cut: optimize the company’s portfolio for organic growth and sharpen its competitive edge in the US market. In the comment for financial update she says “Entain has undergone a profound transformation over the last few years, and now has strong foundations from which to move into its next phase of growth. We have made significant investments in responsible gambling initiatives. While these steps have impacted EBITDA, they are unquestionably the right thing to do to improve our long-term prospects.

From here, we have a clear plan to focus our portfolio for organic growth, drive our market share in the US, improve our operational leverage, and increase our EBITDA margins. The wide range of initiatives that are underway will cement our position as a customer-focused industry leader, enable us to achieve our strategic ambitions, and deliver enhanced returns for all our stakeholders.”

Our Comment on the Article

Entain’s third-quarter performance is a testament to their adaptability and forward-thinking approach. The results reveal a company that’s on a well-calibrated path, not just in terms of financial gain but also in strategic refinement and responsible gambling initiatives.

Entain is taking a balanced approach, focusing on cost efficiencies while investing in product development and customer acquisition, positioning itself to not just weather the storm of regulatory impacts but to sail forth into profitable horizons.