Sportradar Group AG has published financial results for its third quarter ended September 30 2022.
Third Quarter 2022 Highlights
Revenue in the third quarter of 2022 increased 31% to €178.8 million ($175.2 million)1 compared with the third quarter of 2021. 2022 year-to-date revenue grew 28% compared to the same nine months in 2021.
The RoW Betting segment, accounting for 56% of total revenue, grew 28% to €100.9 million ($98.9 million)1, driven by strong performance from our Managed Betting Services (MBS).
U.S. segment revenue grew 61% to €31.6 million ($31.0 million)1 compared to the third quarter of 2021, driven by strong market growth and positive adoption of in-play betting. The U.S. segment turned profitable for the first time since the Company’s initial public offering and generated a positive Adjusted EBITDA margin of 11%.
The Company’s Adjusted EBITDA2 in the third quarter of 2022 increased 75% to €36.5 million ($35.8 million)1 compared with the third quarter of 2021 as a result of strong revenue growth even with continuous investments in the Company’s growing business.
Adjusted EBITDA margin2 was 20% in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 500 bps compared to the quarter for the prior year period and 400 bps higher compared to the second quarter of 2022.
Adjusted Free Cash Flow2 in the third quarter of 2022 increased to €33.9 million, compared to €32.9 million for the prior year period. The resulting Cash Flow Conversion2 was 93% in the quarter.
During the quarter, the Company prepaid €200.0 million of its outstanding debt. As of September 30, 2022, total debt was €236.9 million, and cash and cash equivalents totaled €512.5 million.
The Company has raised its guidance for revenue and the lower end of its Adjusted EBITDA2 range for the full year 2022.
Carsten Koerl, CEO of Sportradar, said: “Our strong performance in the third quarter exceeded our expectations across all key financial metrics. We consistently managed to grow revenue, profitability and cash flows despite adverse market conditions during the first three quarters of 2022. The Company exceeds expectations quarter-in and quarter-out, and as a result of our operational performance – in particular the U.S. and the betting rest-of-world business – as well as our organizational streamlining, we are able to raise our full year guidance for revenue and increase the lower end of our Adjusted EBITDA range.”
“We are proud of the continuous success of our U.S. operations. We managed to generate a U.S. profit for the first time in the third quarter, displaying solid operational leverage in the business model. Underpinning this success is the extension of our long-term partnership with FanDuel. This partnership is a testimony for our strategy, to expand our relationships and become an embedded technology provider for our customers, based on strategic long-term deals with our league partners.”
Ulrich Harmuth, Interim chief financial officer, added: “The financial results in the third quarter demonstrated that Sportradar consistently has managed to grow almost three times faster than the underlying betting market and our growing scale has led to margin expansion – as indicated by the U.S. segment turning profitable in the third quarter. As a result of this strong momentum and based on what we can see today, our 2023 preliminary expectations are for revenue to grow in the mid-20’s percent while expanding Adjusted EBITDA margin above 2022 levels.”
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