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 International Game Technology PLC Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Results
   Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:45:00 AM ET

LONDON, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. Today, at 8:00 a.m. EST, management will host a conference call and webcast to present the fourth quarter and full year results; access details are provided below.

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships...

"Our 2018 results are in line with the improved outlook we provided in October. The year was characterized by strong global Lottery performance, resilience in Italy, and progress in North America Gaming," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "We've established solid foundations to build on – securing large, long-term Lottery contracts in key markets and executing a full refresh of our gaming machine cabinet and content portfolio. These efforts will translate into improved free cash flow beginning in 2019."



"We achieved 4% Adjusted EBITDA growth on stable revenue at constant currency and scope in 2018," said Alberto Fornaro, CFO of IGT. "We managed our net debt effectively, while making large upfront payments for a key Lottery license in Italy, investing in long-term North America Lottery contracts, and returning capital to shareholders through dividends. Our outlook for 2019 Adjusted EBITDA of $1.70-$1.76 billion assumes underlying growth for our core Lottery and Gaming businesses."  

Overview of Consolidated Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results





































Overview of Consolidated Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Consolidated revenue of $1,266 million, down 4% at constant currency

  • Stable Gaming and Lottery revenue
  • Decline driven by Sports Betting dynamics in the prior year, including exceptionally low payout percentage in Italy and large International product sales
  • $14 million negative impact from ASC 606

Adjusted EBITDA of $416 million, down 6% at constant currency

  • Lower revenue
  • Increased SG&A due to timing differences of certain expense accruals between years

Adjusted operating income was $218 million, a decline of 17% at constant currency

  • Higher depreciation associated with recent Lottery contract wins and extensions, upgrading of Gaming installed base

Interest expense was $108 million compared to $114 million in the prior-year quarter 

Provision for income taxes was $30 million compared to a benefit of $83 million in the prior-year period

  • One-time, non-cash benefit of $104 million related to U.S. tax reform in the prior year

Net loss attributable to IGT was $102 million in the quarter; Adjusted net income attributable to IGT was $48 million

  • Includes non-cash, non-tax-deductible impairment charge of $119 million, reducing the carrying value of the International segment
    • Underlying International growth outlook unchanged
    • Charge has no impact on the Company's operations, cash flow, ability to service debt, compliance with financial covenants, or underlying liquidity

Net loss per diluted share of $0.50; Adjusted net income per diluted share of $0.24

Overview of Consolidated Full Year 2018 Results

Consolidated revenue was $4,831 million, stable at constant currency and scope

  • Constant scope adjusts for the sale of Double Down Interactive, LLC in June 2017
  • Underlying improvement in North America for both Gaming and Lottery
  • Broad-based strength in Italy
  • Lower International revenue
  • $73 million negative impact from reclass of jackpot expense to contra-revenue item under ASC 606

Adjusted EBITDA of $1,737 million, up 4% at constant currency and scope  

  • Stable revenue
  • Optimization of R&D

Adjusted operating income was $990 million, a decline of 3% at constant currency and scope

  • Higher depreciation associated with recent Lottery contract wins and extensions, upgrading of Gaming installed base

Capital Expenditures of $533 million compared to $698 million in the prior year

Cash from operations was $30 million for the full year

  • Includes $878 million (gross) upfront payments for the Italy Scratch & Win license

Cash and cash equivalents were $251 million as of December 31, 2018, compared to $1,057 million as of December 31, 2017

Net debt was $7,761 million as of December 31, 2018, compared to $7,319 million as of December 31, 2017

  • Increase driven by Italy Scratch & Win upfront license payments

Operating Segment Review

North America Gaming & Interactive


























































































Revenue down slightly to $275 million compared to $281 million in the prior-year quarter

  • Up $9 million, or 3%, after adjusting for $15 million jackpot expense reclass (ASC 606)
  • Product sales revenue up 11% to $126 million
    • 27% increase in Gaming machine units shipped and higher average selling prices
    • Decline in Other product sales primarily driven by higher intellectual property revenue in the prior year
  • Gaming service revenue of $147 million compared to $167 million in the prior year
    • Terminal service revenue stable after adjusting for jackpot expense reclass
    • Installed base increased 301 units on strength of new games and cabinets
    • Yields lower on shift in jurisdictional and machine mix

Operating income of $51 million compared to $69 million in the prior-year quarter

  • Increased depreciation expense
  • Contribution from high-margin intellectual property revenue in the prior year

North America Lottery



















































































































Revenue increased 2% to $309 million

  • Lottery service revenue up 10% to $255 million
    • Significant increase in Multistate Jackpots driven by $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot
    • 5.0% same-store revenue growth for instant tickets and draw-based games
    • Lower LMA revenue (reimbursable expenses)
  • Lottery product sales of $13 million compared to $30 million in prior year
    • Prior year benefitted from higher lottery terminal sales and a large Canadian VLT central system sale

Operating income increased 21% to $79 million

  • Significant profit flow-through on robust same-store revenue growth
  • Partly offset by higher depreciation related to recent contract wins and extensions

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Revenue of $221 million compared to $280 million in the prior-year period

  • Comparisons reflect significant contract-specific milestones achieved in prior year
  • Lottery service revenue of $72 million compared to $80 million in the prior year
    • Same-store revenue growth of 4.4% driven by instant tickets, draw-based games, and jackpot games
    • Prior-year benefit from contract milestone-driven revenue
  • Lottery product sales reflect higher software sales in the prior year
  • Gaming service revenue of $34 million compared to $55 million in the prior year
    • Prior-year benefit from contract milestone-driven revenue
    • Installed base decline includes 1,484-unit conversion sale, partly offset by an increase in Greece VLTs
    • Jackpot expense reclass of $2 million
  • Gaming product sales revenue stable at $94 million
    • Terminal revenue impacted by lower unit shipments to Latin America and Europe
    • Other product sales increased on higher software sales

Operating income of $28 million compared to $72 million in the prior-year period

  • Lower revenue with less favorable mix
  • Increased SG&A due to timing differences of certain expense accruals between years

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Revenue of $462 million compared to $481 million in the prior year, stable at constant currency

  • Lottery service revenue up 6% at constant currency
    • Lotto wagers rose 7.1% on continued strength in 10eLotto and contribution from MillionDAY
    • Scratch & Win wagers rose 1.7% on relaunch of Multiplier tickets
  • Gaming service revenue up 4% at constant currency
    • Strong improvement in machine productivity
    • Increase in wagers helped mitigate state-mandated reductions in AWP units, incremental taxes, and certain regional restrictions
  • Sports Betting wagers stable, payout of 84.2% reflects a more normalized level

Operating income increased 7% at constant currency to $118 million

  • Broad-based wager growth with strong profit flow-through, especially for Lotteries
  • Partly offset by higher Sports Betting payout and increased taxes on gaming machines

Other Developments

The Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per ordinary share

  • Record date of March 21, 2019
  • Payment date of April 4, 2019

Outlook

  • 2019 Adjusted EBITDA $1.70 - $1.76 billion
  • Capital expenditures of $450 - $550 million
  • Assumes a EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.15

Conference Call and Webcast

March 7, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. EST

Live webcast available under "News, Events & Presentations" on IGT's Investor Relations website at www.IGT.com ; replay available on the website following the live event

Dial-In Numbers

  • US/Canada toll-free dial-in number is +1 844 842 7999
  • Outside the US/Canada toll-free number is +1 612 979 9887
  • Conference ID/confirmation code is 7055579
  • A telephone replay of the call will be available for one week
    • US/Canada replay number is +1 855 859 2056
    • Outside the US/Canada replay number is +1 404 537 3406
    • ID/Confirmation code is 7055579

Comparability of Results

All figures presented in this news release are prepared under U.S. GAAP, unless noted otherwise. Adjusted figures exclude the impact of items such as purchase accounting, impairment charges, restructuring expense, foreign exchange, and certain one-time, primarily transaction-related items. Reconciliations to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measures are included in the tables in this news release. Constant currency changes for 2018 are calculated using the same foreign exchange rates as the corresponding 2017 period. Management uses non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, and to evaluate the Company's financial performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect the Company's ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of business trends. These constant currency changes and non-GAAP financial measures should however be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com .

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning International Game Technology PLC and its consolidated subsidiaries (the "Company") and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions, and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, dividends, results of operations, or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of the Company as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, such management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "could," "would," "should," "shall", "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "guidance," "intend," "may," "will," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project" or the negative or other variations of them. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those predicted in the forward-looking statements and from past results, performance, or achievements. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include (but are not limited to) the factors and risks described in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended December 31, 2017 and other documents filed from time to time with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.IGT.com . Except as required under applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider these factors and other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

Contact:
Angela Geryak Wiczek, Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452
James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190
Giuliano Frosini, +39 06 51899584; for Italian media inquiries

 



















































































 



















































































 

























































 












































































































































 


























































































 




































































 






































































 


































































































 






















































































































































































































































































































































 






















































































































































































































































































































































 














































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































 





























































































































































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SOURCE International Game Technology PLC



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