Date: 09.05.2024

by Kajetan Sawicz

Genius Sports Exceeds Q1 Revenue Forecasts with Strong Segment Growth

Genius Sports, a company that provides sports data and technology, has reported results for the first quarter of 2024. The company’s total group revenue reached $119.7 million, exceeding the projected $117 million and significantly up from $97.2 million in Q1 of 2023.

Strong Performance in Key Segments

The Betting Technology, Content & Services segment emerged as the primary driver of this growth, with revenue soaring to nearly $74 million, marking a 14.1% year-on-year increase.

Similarly, the Media Technology, Content & Services division exhibited remarkable progress, surging by 63% to $35.5 million. In contrast, the Sports Technology & Services segment faced a slight downturn, recording a revenue of $10.3 million, a 3.5% decrease from the previous year.

Financial Performance and Outlook

Despite the robust revenue increase, Genius Sports reported a group net loss of $25.5 million, a significant rise from the previous year. Additionally, the group’s adjusted EBITDA stood at nearly $6.9 million, reflecting a 14.5% decrease compared to Q1 2023. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 5.7%, down from 8.3% in the same quarter last year.

Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports, expressed optimism about the company’s trajectory, stating, “We are thrilled to surpass our previous expectations despite facing a few challenges. Our focus remains on expanding our technology initiatives and enhancing partnerships, such as with Football DataCo.”

Future Projections and Strategic Initiatives

Looking ahead, Genius Sports has set ambitious financial targets for 2024, aiming for approximately $500 million in revenue, which represents a 21% year-on-year increase.

The company also projects a group adjusted EBITDA of around $82 million, indicating a substantial 54% rise from the previous year. Notably, Genius Sports anticipates achieving positive cash flow in FY 2024.

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