Unibet Group plc Year-end report January - December 2005
• Gross Winnings Revenue amounted to GBP 16.3 (8.3) million for the fourth quarter and GBP 43.5 (24.7) million for the full year 2005. Gross Winnings Margin on Gross Turnover was 17.5 (12.6) per cent and 15.5 (11.4) per cent for the same periods respectively. • Profit from operations for the fourth quarter increased 87.5 per cent to GBP 7.5 (4.0) million. Profit from operations for the full year 2005 increased by 67 per cent to GBP 19.9 (11.9) million. • Profit after tax for the fourth quarter increased to GBP 5.0 (3.1) million. Profit after tax for the full year 2005 increased to GBP 13.7 (8.9) million. • Earnings per share were GBP 0.179 (0.123) for the fourth quarter and GBP 0.523 (0.370) for the full year 2005. • The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 2.25 (2.25) per ordinary Share/SDRs. • AGM to be held on 10 May, 2006, Stockholm. • Number of active customers by the end of the year was 171 918 (79,655), a 24 per cent increase compared to quarter 3, 2005. • MrBookmaker acquisition finalised and successfully integrated during the quarter as planned. The full report is attached as a pdf-file (see below).
”Growth and momentum” "The fourth quarter was a strong end to 2005 with Unibet’s best quarterly result ever. We experienced new records in the number of active customers for sports betting as well as casino and poker.” ”We have also successfully launched new products such as lotteries and soft games, in line with our business model of the one stop shop.” ”During the period, the MrBookmaker business has been integrated 100% into the organisation and the newly enlarged Unibet Group is now very strongly focussed on further growth in Europe with a common brand and a common operating platform”, comments Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet. Today, Wednesday 15 February 2006, Unibet’s CEO Petter Nylander will host a presentation in English at FinancialHearings, Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 9.00 CET. Please go to www.financialhearings.com to sign in.