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Scintific Games 1Q loss widens to US$159mln amid Covid-19

LAS VEGAS, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company's first quarter results were adversely impacted by the COVID-19 disruptions late in the quarter


First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights:

  • First quarter revenue decreased 13 percent to $725 million, down from $837 million in the year ago period. The Company's Gaming revenue was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 disruptions that resulted in temporary closures of casino operations in jurisdictions globally. Lottery revenue was lower as the prior year included significant equipment sales.
  • Net loss was $155 million compared to $24 million in the prior year, due to lower revenue and the effects of COVID-19. 2020 Net loss includes a $54 million goodwill impairment charge related to our legacy U.K. Gaming reporting unit and a negative impact of $37 million related to Gaming business segment receivable credit allowances and inventory write-down charges, all driven by COVID-19 disruptions.
  • Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA ("Consolidated AEBITDA"), a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, decreased 39 percent to $200 million from $328 million in the prior year period, driven by the previously mentioned $37 million charge related to receivables credit allowances and inventory write-down charges and the time between the sudden drop in revenue from COVID-19 and the benefits of the cost savings measures implemented late in the quarter.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $120 million versus $167 million in the year ago period.
  • Operational and capital cost-savings measures are expected to improve quarterly cash flows in the second quarter by over $150 million. The Company implemented these cost-savings measures as a result of the COVID-19 disruptions. The cost reductions are related to lower capital expenditures, workforce related savings, and reduced expenses.
  • Second quarter projected consolidated net cash outflow, a non-GAAP financial measure defined below, is expected to be approximately $70 million - $90 million. The COVID-19 impact accelerated in the latter half of March 2020 and the Company expects this trend to reach its peak in the second quarter.
  • Available liquidity, including SciPlay at quarter-end was $967 million.

Barry Cottle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, said, "We are working around the clock to take care of our employees, customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders in these difficult times, while providing uninterrupted products and services to those customers who continue to operate. I am confident that the measures we are implementing now will allow us to take advantage of opportunities to strengthen our business and prepare us to come out of the crisis even stronger than before. We have a diverse portfolio of assets, products and services, and our previous investments in digital gaming technologies uniquely position us to navigate and ultimately excel, as we emerge from this challenging environment."

Michael Quartieri, Chief Financial Officer of Scientific Games, added, "We have made swift and meaningful reductions to our cost structure in response to the current environment. We believe these changes in conjunction with our available liquidity provide us the tools to withstand the impact from COVID-19. I'm confident that our streamlined cost structure will allow for accelerated cash flow generation and deleveraging in the future."

Earnings Conference Call

Scientific Games executive leadership will host a conference call on Monday, May 11, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. EDT to review the Company's first quarter results. To access the call live via a listen-only webcast and presentation, please visit http://www.scientificgames.com/investors/events-presentations/ and click on the webcast link under the Investor Information section. To access the call by telephone, please dial: +1 (412) 317-5420 (U.S. and International) and ask to join the Scientific Games Corporation call. A replay of the webcast will be archived in the Investors section on www.scientificgames.com.