Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: financials

Inspired “well-positioned to recover” from Covid-19

Lorne Weil Inspired Entertainment
Inspired Entertainment has stated it is “well-positioned to recover” from the effects of Coronavirus, with a “strong performance” across re-opened retail machines and a buoyant online market mitigating losses.

Will Hill retail nosedives by over 60 per cent

Will Hill retail financials
They weren’t expecting it to be good and it wasn’t: with the latest financials from national bookkeeping chain William Hill detailing company-wide like-for-like revenues down by nearly a third (31 per cent) throughout the first half of 2020, with takings across its retail division plunging by over 61 per cent.

Profit up at bigger, better Dransfields

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The newly-expanded machine suppler Dransfields enjoyed a healthy gain in profit last year, with director Chris Haley insisting it remains in “a strong position” for the months ahead.

Brighton Pier Group on front foot in face of pandemic, says Ackord

Paradise Island Mini Golf Brighton Pier Group
The chief executive of Brighton Pier Group, Anne Ackord, has said that her company is well placed to get through the “unpredictable” months ahead.   The Brighton Pier Group has said that it is confident in being “well-positioned” to pull through the Coronavirus crisis, on the back of its most recent half-year results which saw it post healthy gains in both...

Inspired report revenue rise in Q4

Inspired Q4 financials
The new owner of the country’s premier gaming machines operation rode high in the last three months of 2019, on the back of solid revenues from what it claims is an “accelerated” UK pub market.

Hollywood Bowl’s investment programme pays off

Hollywood Bowl investment
After a year of developing its “customer led strategy” and committing significant investment to expansions and re-brands, Hollywood Bowl has been rewarded..

Paradise found: Brighton Pier Group buoyant off back of strong Paradise Island performance

Brighton Pier Group Financials
FY18-19 numbers for the Brighton Pier Group have seen the company plot a steady course to diversified growth, fresh off last year’s acquisition of..

Rank begins to turn the ship around under O’Reilly’s command

Mecca signage Rank Group
Following the implementation of a transformation programme last December, Mecca and Grosvenor operator Rank has began to see the results of CEO..

Holiday park popularity keeps Bourne Leisure’s revenue above £1bn

Bourne Leisure Financials
It’s a pretty impressive showing at Britain’s most prominent holiday park group. Bourne Leisure have topped the billion pound mark, made £153 million profit and...

Betfred in the red again

Betting shop operator Betfred added nicely to its revenues last year, but the cost of preparing for the hit to its FOBT business put profits back and into..

Parkdean Resorts sees holiday sales jump despite adverse conditions

Parkdean Resorts Financials
Parkdean Resorts has confirmed turnover for 2018 jumped seven percent from £402.4m to £432.2m, thanks to a seven percent increase in total holiday sales to 572,047.

Rank Group revenue enjoys quarterly rise

Rank Group saw a one percent revenue increase for the three months up to 31 March. Rank Group, owners of the Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino brands, announced the rise as it updated investors on performances during the third fiscal quarter. Whilst Rank Group saw an increase in overall revenue like-for-like revenue for the period remained flat. At the group's Mecca Bingo...

Gaming revenue up at Spoons, but don’t mention the B word

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Machine income at Wetherspoons was up by nearly 6 per cent in the second half of last year - according to the pubco’s latest financial report. That metric fit into a wider picture of revenue upturn, with total sales up 6.3 per cent on the 2017 comparative, to £889.6m. Nevertheless, pre-tax profit was actually down by 19 percent to £50.3m, a...

Weston clocks over 750,000 visitors for the year

Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier
Weston pier’s management have heralded what was a “funtastic” 2018 - despite severe climatic obstacles. Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier managed to attract over three quarters of a million people throughout 2018 - despite facing challenging business headwinds in the first half of the year. The pier’s management has claimed total visitation to December 1 in excess of 750,000 (set to rise further...

Spend per head up as Majestic Bingo post confident 2017 results

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With both main stage bingo and machines performing strongly for Majestic Bingo in 2017, the operator will continue its strategy of refurbishments and acquisitions for the years ahead, all while developing new customers and fresh gaming products. Majestic Bingo has posted a one percent growth in overall customer stake money for 2017, with customer spend per head increasing from £16.99...

Gauselmann annual report shows sales up 15.8%

Gauselmann Group
The Gauselmann Group in Germany has enjoyed a fantastic 60th anniversary year with its annual report showing a sales increase of 15.8 percent to €2.93bn. The increase in sales for the firm comes at a difficult time in its domestic market after a Federal Court decision in mid-2017 saw severe legal restrictions come into effect forcing many arcades to close. The...

Acknowledging the need for change in Rank

John O'Reilly
As the Rank Group posts disappointing financials for the past twelve months, its new helmsman John O’Reilly lays out how he plans to right the ship for the years ahead. You have now been in the business for four months, what have been your first impressions? JO: Since joining I have been made to feel very welcome and I have met...

NOVOMATIC AG’s half-year result sees record revenue and clear earnings improvement

NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, recorded around 700 new employees in the first half of the 2018 financial year, with revenue increasing by 12.6 percent to a new record despite regulatory challenges. The firm's sales increased to EUR 1,365.3 million in the first six months, compared to EUR 1,212.0 million in the first half of 2017. The sales revenue...

Oasis Retail Services hits £9m turnover milestone

Gaming and amusement firm Oasis Retail Services has seen its turnover grow to £9m according to a recently released financial report. For the year ending 31 December 2017, the company saw operating profit increase by eight percent to £2.4m and overall turnover grow by 6.3 percent. A statement accompanying the report read: “We are extremely pleased with the overall performance of...

Merlin Magic: Sales up despite market fluctuations

Europe’s largest attractions operator attributes a decent revenue performance in the first half of the year to recent and continued investment in its on-hand resort accommodation. Merlin has waved a magic wand. Merlin Entertainment are always a useful yardstick for gauging the vitality of the global attractions trade: and it’s good news as far as the first half of 2018...

Bourne Leisure hits £1bn in turnover as King slams the government

Bourne Leisure
Slowly but surely, Bourne Leisure has grown into a business with over £1bn in turnover. But while the company’s 2017 financial results are strong, managing director Dermot King thinks the location of operation - the Great British seaside - has been let down by government. Bourne Leisure achieved a group turnover of just over £1bn in 2017, an increase of...

Commission’s annual report points to a busy year, and an expensive one too

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The Gambling Commission issued its 2017-18 Annual Report this week and laid bare its soul. More spending, more staffing and a little bit more money are the fiscal highlights - or lowlights. And for the regulator’s more touchy-feely audience, there was a huge dose of hard work and extensive activity to report on. The Gambling Commission published its Annual Report...

Ten out of ten: bowling and FEC operator Ten reports strong growth

Ten Entertainment Group, a UK-based operator of bowling and FECs, has enjoyed strong growth during its first year as a listed company.   The results for the 52 weeks to 31 December, 2017 comfortably met the objectives set out at the time of its initial public offering in April last year. The year saw the continued progress of its acquisition strategy with...

Scientific Games narrows losses as it enters 2018

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Industry technology provider Scientific Games Corporation has detailed that it expects to deliver higher group revenues, combined with a narrower net loss for its Q4 2017 performance. The Nasdaq listed company expects a 9 percent increase in group consolidated revenues in the range of approximately $820m to $825m. “Our preliminary results for the fourth quarter 2017 reflect our focus on generating...

NSM’s latest upgrade kits hit record high

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  Following a hugely successful ACOS Show, NSM Music sales have hit a record high with the company’s latest Sound Leisure upgrade kits.   Indeed, “Sound Leisure kit sales have gone through the roof”, according to sales manager Alex Kirby, who attributed the rise to an increase in performance and coin drop with jukeboxes upgraded by NSM’s new PC. “It’s like the razor...

Digital driving Rank amid a retail reorganisation

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Rank is proving a resilient feature on both the high street and in the city. But digital is the force that seems to be turning the wheels now.   The Rank Group has released its trading update for the 16 weeks up to 15 October in which it has seen a two percent increase in like-for-like revenue. This was categorised by a...

Hollywood Bowl hits shareholder strike

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  Hollywood Bowl is counting a positive first year on the stock market as a focused expansion strategy and implementation of high-end gaming technologies throughout venues has led to impressive growth.   Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest 10-pin bowling company, has suggested that shareholders may be in for a cash payout following an impressive first year on the stock market which saw...

Investment keeps Luxury Leisure strong in highly competitive marketplace

Coinslot - Luxury Leisure Admiral
With an 84-strong estate extending as far north as Greenock in Scotland, to as far south as Dawlish in Devon, Novomatic operator Luxury Leisure increased turnover and profit for 2016 as the company continues to upgrade and rebrand its AGCs under the Admiral banner.   Luxury Leisure, operating Novomatic’s AGC offering, increased both turnover and profit in 2016 with an investment...

JD Wetherspoon earnings grow amidst plans for market investments

Coinslot - Wetherspoon Tim Martin Revenue report
JD Wetherspoon, the UK’s biggest chain of pubs, continues to grow regardless of penalising tax and Brexit. With significant growth in earnings and money aside for new investments, things are looking fairly good for the pub giant.   JD Wetherspoon has released their H1 results announcing a 43 percent earnings growth on last year. Like-for-like sales increased by four percent and profits...

Acquisitions drive Novomatic first-half growth of 11.3 percent

Coinslot - Novomatic Macquarie £5.2bn
With almost 2,100 venues worldwide, operating a new record of 70,700 machines, Novomatic posted a rise in revenue for the first half of 2017 - “on the right track” with the company’s international growth strategy, not least in the UK which enjoyed more than double growth in revenues.   Novomatic AG reported “record sales” in the six months to June 30,...