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September 19, 2020

The firm reported consolidated revenue of $637 million

IGT's Q2 results reflect impact of Covid-related lockdowns

IGT's Q2 results reflect impact of Covid-related lockdowns
"Thanks to strong North America Lottery performance and our swift adoption of cost-saving and avoidance measures, we delivered better cash flow than we expected back in May," CEO Marco Sala said.
United Kingdom | 08/04/2020

Revenue was down across all business segments and all primary revenue streams except for digital activities, where revenue increased 35%. Progressive easing of restrictions during the quarter and cost-saving initiatives helped mitigate impact, the company said.

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nternational Game Technology (IGT) reported Tuesday financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020, which, according to CEO Marco Sala, reflect the intense impact of global lockdowns caused by the pandemic.

"That said, thanks to strong North America Lottery performance and our swift adoption of cost-saving and avoidance measures, we delivered better cash flow than we expected back in May. Our resilience is a direct consequence of the diversity of our global portfolio of products and solutions. The improving trends we are currently seeing are encouraging, but we remain prudent with our planning. Our new organizational structure enhances our readiness to adapt to changes in market conditions," Sala explained.

In accordance with the company's quarterly report, second-quarter 2020 results reflect the impact of global COVID-19 restrictions. Revenue was down across all business segments and all primary revenue streams except for digital activities, where revenue increased 35%. Progressive easing of restrictions during the quarter and cost-saving initiatives helped mitigate impact.

The company reported consolidated revenue of $637 million, down 48% from the prior year.

Global gaming revenue declined 72%, driven by the closure of casinos and gaming halls, fewer unit shipments, and lower systems and software sales compared to the prior year. Global lottery revenue down 26% on reduced traffic to points of sale and temporary game shutdowns in Italy.

Gaming and lottery trends improved each month as venues re-opened and restrictions eased.

Operating loss of $94 million, down from income of $224 million in the prior year.

The company reported lower profit contribution from reduced business volumes and a $43 million in restructuring expense.

Oklahoma strategic transaction and high-margin poker and systems sales embedded in the prior year and accelerating benefit from actions taken to reduce costs.

The company reported a net interest expense of $96 million compared to $104 million in the prior year; capital market transactions drive lower cost of debt and benefit from income taxes of $11 million, compared to a provision of $63 million, driven by lower pre-tax income.

Net loss attributable to IGT was $280 million; adjusted net loss attributable to IGT of $121 million versus adjusted net income of $91 million in the prior year.

Net loss per diluted share of $1.37; adjusted net loss per diluted share of $0.59 compared to adjusted net income of $0.44 in the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA of $168 million compared to $454 million in the prior-year period.

Net debt of $7.29 billion improved $93 million from $7.38 billion at December 31, 2019; Net debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA of 5.52x, up from 4.31x at December 31, 2019, primarily due to lower EBITDA in the first half of 2020.

"Cash generation and liquidity remain our top financial priority," said Max Chiara, CFO of IGT. "The proactive efficiency initiatives and focused capital markets activity we executed in the quarter have us tracking ahead of plan on all key measures and we expect to deliver positive free cash flow this fiscal year. We have the resources we need to navigate the impact COVID-19 is having on our business and we are making important, strategic decisions to enhance our operational flexibility. This includes over $200 million in structural and discretionary cost savings compared to pre-pandemic levels."

In an effort to accelerate the Company's response to market conditions, over $200 million has been identified in structural cost savings compared to pre-pandemic levels. These savings are mostly expected in 2021 and to come from:

  • Eliminating duplicative functions and streamlining back-office activities
  • Optimizing the global investment in technology to focus on value-accretive know-how
  • Rationalizing R&D based on disciplined risk/return priorities
  • Optimizing our supply chain for maximum cost-efficiency

Issuance of $750 million 5.25% Notes due 2029, as previously announced:

  • $500 million of net proceeds used to fund a partial tender of 6.25% Notes due 2022
  • Lowest USD-denominated coupon ever issued by the Company
  • Longest duration issuance since 2015

See the company's full Second Quarter 2020 Results here.

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