EX-99.2 6 tm2128881d1_ex99-2.htm EXHIBIT 99.2

 

Exhibit 99.2

 

 

Gamesys Group plc

 

Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

[in pounds sterling, except where otherwise noted]

 

For the Six Months Ended 30 June 2021

 

 

 

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

  

Six months ended

30 June 2021

(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Revenue4   398.8    340.0 
           
Costs and expenses          
Distribution costs4,5   221.2    181.3 
Administrative costs5   114.7    107.1 
Impairment of financial assets4       3.0 
Severance costs4   0.8     
Transaction related costs4   21.9    2.8 
Foreign exchange (gain)/loss4   (2.7)   6.2 
Total costs and expenses   355.9    300.4 
           
Interest income6   (0.2)   (0.2)
Interest expense6   10.1    12.6 
Accretion on financial liabilities6   0.6    0.5 
Total financing expenses   10.5    12.9 
           
Net income for the period before taxes   32.4    26.7 
           
Tax expense4,7   18.4    3.4 
           
Net income for the period attributable to owners of the parent   14.0    23.3 
           
Other comprehensive income/(loss): Items that will or may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods          
Foreign currency translation gain/(loss) on retranslation of foreign subsidiaries   3.6    (6.2)
Unrealised (loss)/gain on currency swap16   (4.2)   4.4 
Unrealised gain/(loss) on interest rate swap16   0.3    (1.5)
Other comprehensive loss for the period   (0.3)   (3.3)
           
Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to owners of the parent   13.7    20.0 
           
Net income for the period per share          
Basic8   12.8p   21.4p
Diluted8   12.7p   21.4p

 

See accompanying notes

 

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UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
ASSETS          
           
Non-current assets          
Tangible assets11   10.5    8.9 
Intangible assets12   373.0    407.6 
Goodwill12   524.0    526.2 
Right-of-use assets17   20.8    21.9 
Deferred tax assets7   14.2    9.9 
Other long-term receivables13,21   12.0    5.1 
Total non-current assets   954.5    979.6 
           
Current assets          
Cash14,21,24   253.7    212.6 
Player deposits14,21   27.6    29.6 
Trade and other receivables15,21   42.6    39.9 
Taxes receivable   0.5    3.8 
Total current assets   324.4    285.9 
           
Total assets   1,278.9    1,265.5 
           
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities18,21   106.5    98.6 
Transaction related payables21   18.3    0.3 
Current portion of currency and interest rate swap payable10,16,21   7.2    3.7 
Current portion of lease liabilities10,17,21   6.3    6.1 
Interest payable10,21   2.2    1.9 
Payable to players21   27.6    29.6 
Taxes payable   26.5    16.9 
Total current liabilities   194.6    157.1 
           
Non-current liabilities          
Other long-term payables10,16,21,22   12.1    13.1 
Provisions19   5.6    6.8 
Lease liabilities10,17,21   15.5    16.6 
Deferred tax liabilities7   52.4    44.4 
Long-term debt10,20,21   494.2    508.1 
Total non-current liabilities   579.8    589.0 
           
Total liabilities   774.4    746.1 
           
Equity          
Retained earnings   230.4    246.3 
Share capital23   11.0    11.0 
Share premium   11.4    8.9 
Other reserves   251.7    253.2 
Total equity   504.5    519.4 
           
Total liabilities and equity   1,278.9    1,265.5 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

  

Share Capital

(£m)

  

Share Premium

(£m)

  

Merger Reserve

(£m)

  

Share-based Payment Reserve

(£m)

  

Translation Reserve

(£m)

  

Hedge Reserve

(£m)

  

Retained Earnings

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Balance at 1 January 2020   10.9    4.7    234.5    10.1    25.4    (11.6)   190.8    464.8 
                                         
Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period:                                        
Net income for the period                           23.3    23.3 
Other comprehensive (loss)/income                   (6.2)   2.9        (3.3)
Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the period                   (6.2)   2.9    23.3    20.0 
                                         
Contributions by and distributions to shareholders:                                        
Exercise of options       0.5        (0.1)           0.1    0.5 
Payment of long-term incentive plan               (0.4)               (0.4)
Share-based compensation               1.2                1.2 
Total contributions by and distributions to shareholders       0.5        0.7            0.1    1.3 
                                         
Balance at 30 June 2020   10.9    5.2    234.5    10.8    19.2    (8.7)   214.2    486.1 
                                         
Balance at 1 January 2021   11.0    8.9    234.5    12.0    17.9    (11.2)   246.3    519.4 
                                         
Comprehensive income/(loss) for the period:                                        
Net income for the period                           14.0    14.0 
Other comprehensive income/(loss)                   3.6    (3.9)       (0.3)
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period                   3.6    (3.9)   14.0    13.7 
                                         
Contributions by and distributions to shareholders:                                        
Shareholder dividends23                           (30.7)   (30.7)
Exercise of options23       2.5        (0.8)           0.8    2.5 
Purchase of shares to satisfy employee incentive obligations23               (1.6)               (1.6)
Share-based compensation23               1.2                1.2 
Total contributions by and distributions to shareholders       2.5        (1.2)           (29.9)   (28.6)
                                         
Balance at 30 June 2021   11.0    11.4    234.5    10.8    21.5    (15.1)   230.4    504.5 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

  

Six months ended

30 June 2021

(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Operating activities          
Cash generated from operations24   105.5    106.9 
Income taxes paid   (5.2)   (5.8)
Income taxes received   3.2     
Total cash provided by operating activities   103.5    101.1 
           
Financing activities          
Proceeds from exercise of options23   2.5    0.5 
Payment of long-term incentive plan       (0.4)
Debt issuance and repricing costs10,20       (0.3)
Principal payments made on long-term debt10,20       (40.0)
Purchase of shares to satisfy employee incentive obligations23   (1.6)    
Lease payments10,17   (3.1)   (2.8)
Repayment of non-compete liability10       (4.7)
Interest and swap payments10   (10.5)   (13.4)
Payment of shareholder dividends23   (30.7)    
Total cash used in financing activities   (43.4)   (61.1)
           
Investing activities          
Purchase of tangible assets11   (3.6)   (1.3)
Purchase of intangible assets12   (10.3)   (7.6)
Total cash used in investing activities   (13.9)   (8.9)
           
Net increase in cash during the period   46.2    31.1 
Cash, beginning of period   212.6    100.3 
Exchange (loss)/gain on cash and cash equivalents   (5.1)   4.6 
Cash, end of period   253.7    136.0 

 

See accompanying notes

 

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SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2021

 

1.Corporate information

 

Gamesys Group plc is an online gaming holding company that was incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (England and Wales) on 29 July 2016. Gamesys Group plc’s registered office is located at 10 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom. Unless the context requires otherwise, use of ‘Group’ in these accompanying notes means Gamesys Group plc and its subsidiaries, as applicable.

 

The Group currently offers bingo, casino and other games to its players using the Jackpotjoy, Megaways Casino, Botemania, Virgin Games, Heart Bingo, Virgin Casino, Monopoly Casino, Rainbow Riches Casino, Vera&John, InterCasino and VIP Casino brands. All brands operate off proprietary software owned by the Group.

 

On 24 March 2021, the boards of the Group and Bally’s Corporation (‘Bally’s’) announced a possible combination and on 13 April 2021, the Group announced agreement of definitive terms by which it will combine with Bally’s (the ‘Bally’s Combination’). Pursuant to the Bally’s Combination, Bally’s and Premier Entertainment Sub, LLC (an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Bally's) would acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of the Group. Under the terms of the Bally’s Combination, each shareholder of the Group will be entitled to receive 1,850p in cash for each ordinary share of the Group. Bally’s will also make available a share alternative, pursuant to which Gamesys shareholders may elect to receive Bally’s shares in lieu of part or all of the cash consideration to which they would otherwise be entitled under the terms of the Bally’s Combination. Under the share alternative, for each ordinary share of the Group, shareholders will be entitled to 0.343 of Bally’s shares.

 

On 30 June 2021, shareholders of the Group and Bally’s voted in favour of the Bally’s Combination.

 

These Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements were authorised for issue by the Board of Directors of Gamesys Group plc on 10 August 2021.

 

2.Basis of preparation

 

Basis of presentation

 

These Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared by management on a going concern basis, are presented in compliance with UK-adopted International Accounting Standard 34 – Interim Financial Reporting and have been prepared on a basis consistent with the accounting policies and methods used and disclosed in Gamesys Group plc’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 (the ‘Annual Financial Statements’), except for the adoption of new and amended standards as described in note 3. Certain information and disclosures normally included in the Annual Financial Statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (‘IFRS’) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (‘IASB’) have been omitted or condensed.

 

These Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Annual Financial Statements. All defined terms used herein are consistent with those terms as defined in the Annual Financial Statements.

 

The comparative financial information for the year ended 31 December 2020 in these Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements does not constitute statutory accounts for that year. The auditors’ report on the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020 was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis, and did not contain a statement under sections 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

These Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, other than for the measurement at fair value of the Group’s Interest Rate Swap, Currency Swap and certain loans receivable.

 

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3.Significant accounting policies

 

For a description of the Group’s significant accounting policies, significant accounting estimates and assumptions, and related information see notes 3 and 4 to the Annual Financial Statements. Other than what is described below, there have been no changes to the Group’s significant accounting policies or significant accounting estimates and assumptions during the six months ended 30 June 2021.

 

Accrued liabilities

 

Management has exercised judgement in applying the Group’s accounting policies to the recognition of transaction related costs attributable to work performed during the six months ended 30 June 2021 in relation to the Bally’s Combination and has recognised certain expenses in line with IAS 37 – Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets. Judgement was exercised principally in assessing the probability of the transaction completing and the likelihood that certain costs will be incurred. As a result, certain liabilities have been recognised accordingly in these Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

IBOR Reform – Phase 2 and its effects on financial reporting

 

The Group has adopted amendments to the below standards in response to the interest rate benchmark reform – phase 2 (the ‘IBOR Reform – Phase 2’) issued in August 2020:

 

·IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments;
·IAS 39 – Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement;
·IFRS 7 – Financial Instruments: Disclosures; and
·IFRS 16 – Leases

 

In accordance with the transition provisions, the amendments have been adopted retrospectively to hedging relationships and financial instruments. These amendments did not have a material effect on the Group’s current or comparative periods, consequently comparative amounts have not been restated, and there was no impact on the current period opening reserves amounts on adoption.

 

4.Segment information

 

The Group has a single operating segment, being online gaming. The online gaming segment consists of online bingo and casino operating results of the Jackpotjoy, Megaways Casino, Virgin Games, Heart Bingo, Botemania, Rainbow Riches Casino, Virgin Casino, Monopoly Casino, Vera&John, InterCasino and VIP Casino brands, as well as the Group’s B2B operations.

 

The following tables present selected financial results for online gaming and the unallocated corporate costs.

 

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Six months ended 30 June 2021:

 

  

Online

gaming

(£m)

  

Unallocated

corporate

costs

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Revenue   398.8        398.8 
                
Distribution costs   221.2        221.2 
Amortisation and depreciation   48.0    0.3    48.3 
Compensation, professional, general and administrative expenses   57.6    8.8    66.4 
Severance costs   0.8        0.8 
Transaction related costs       21.9    21.9 
Foreign exchange loss/(gain)   0.7    (3.4)   (2.7)
Financing, net   0.5    10.0    10.5 
Income/(loss) for the period before taxes   70.0    (37.6)   32.4 
Tax expense   18.3    0.1    18.4 
Net income/(loss) for the period after taxes   51.7    (37.7)   14.0 
                
Net income/(loss) for the period after taxes   51.7    (37.7)   14.0 
Interest expense, net   0.5    9.4    9.9 
Accretion on financial liabilities       0.6    0.6 
Tax expense   18.3    0.1    18.4 
Amortisation and depreciation   48.0    0.3    48.3 
EBITDA   118.5    (27.3)   91.2 
Severance costs   0.8        0.8 
Recovery of one-off tax charges   (0.9)       (0.9)
Transaction related costs       21.9    21.9 
Foreign exchange loss/(gain)   0.7    (3.4)   (2.7)
Adjusted EBITDA   119.1    (8.8)   110.3 
                
Net income/(loss) for the period after taxes   51.7    (37.7)   14.0 
Severance costs   0.8        0.8 
Recovery of one-off tax charges   (0.9)       (0.9)
Transaction related costs       21.9    21.9 
Foreign exchange loss/(gain)   0.7    (3.4)   (2.7)
Amortisation of acquisition related purchase price intangibles   39.9        39.9 
Accretion on financial liabilities       0.6    0.6 
Deferred tax on purchase price intangibles   8.0        8.0 
Adjusted net income/(loss)   100.2    (18.6)   81.6 

 

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Six months ended 30 June 2020:

 

  

Online

gaming

(£m)

  

Unallocated

corporate

costs

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Revenue   340.0        340.0 
                
Distribution costs   181.3        181.3 
Amortisation and depreciation   46.1    0.3    46.4 
Compensation, professional, general and administrative expenses   52.2    8.5    60.7 
Impairment of financial assets   3.0        3.0 
Transaction related costs       2.8    2.8 
Foreign exchange loss   0.7    5.5    6.2 
Financing, net   0.5    12.4    12.9 
Income/(loss) for the period before taxes   56.2    (29.5)   26.7 
Tax expense   3.3    0.1    3.4 
Net income/(loss) for the period after taxes   52.9    (29.6)   23.3 
                
Net income/(loss) for the period after taxes   52.9    (29.6)   23.3 
Interest expense, net   0.5    11.9    12.4 
Accretion on financial liabilities       0.5    0.5 
Tax expense   3.3    0.1    3.4 
Amortisation and depreciation   46.1    0.3    46.4 
EBITDA   102.8    (16.8)   86.0 
Transaction related costs       2.8    2.8 
Foreign exchange loss   0.7    5.5    6.2 
Adjusted EBITDA   103.5    (8.5)   95.0 
                
Net income/(loss) for the period after taxes   52.9    (29.6)   23.3 
Transaction related costs       2.8    2.8 
Foreign exchange loss   0.7    5.5    6.2 
Amortisation of acquisition related purchase price intangibles   38.5        38.5 
Accretion on financial liabilities       0.5    0.5 
Deferred tax on purchase price intangibles   (3.2)       (3.2)
Adjusted net income/(loss)   88.9    (20.8)   68.1 

  

During the six months ended 30 June 2021, revenue was earned from players situated in the following locations: United Kingdom – 60% (six months ended 30 June 2020 – 58%), Japan – 28% (six months ended 30 June 2020 – 25%), rest of Europe – 6% (six months ended 30 June 2020 – 10%), rest of world – 6% (six months ended 30 June 2020 – 7%).

 

During the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group’s B2B revenue comprised 4% (six months ended 30 June 2020 – 4%) of the Group’s total revenues, with the remaining portion being revenues earned from Net Gaming Revenue operations.

 

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Non-current assets by geographical location as at 30 June 2021 were as follows: Europe £99.8 million (31 December 2020 – £98.8 million), Americas £5.0 million (31 December 2020 – £6.1 million) and United Kingdom £849.7 million (31 December 2020 – £874.7 million). £25.2 million of the movement in non-current assets relates to the Group’s online gaming segment, with the remainder relating to unallocated corporate costs.

 

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5.Costs and expenses

 

  

Six months ended
30 June 2021
(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Distribution costs:          
Selling and marketing   87.4    69.0 
Licensing fees   36.9    30.1 
Gaming taxes   57.4    52.5 
Processing fees   39.5    29.7 
    221.2    181.3 
           
Administrative costs:          
Compensation and benefits   50.4    45.0 
Professional fees   4.2    3.3 
General and administrative   11.8    12.4 
Tangible asset depreciation   4.6    4.2 
Intangible asset amortisation   43.7    42.2 
    114.7    107.1 

 

6.Interest income/expense

 

  

Six months ended
30 June 2021
(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Total interest income   0.2    0.2 
           
Interest accrued and paid on long-term debt   9.3    11.6 
Interest accrued and paid on cash balances   0.2     
Fair value adjustment on secured convertible loan   (0.2)   0.2 
Interest accrued on deferred consideration   0.3    0.3 
Interest accrued and paid on lease liabilities   0.5    0.5 
Total interest expense   10.1    12.6 
           
Debt issue costs and accretion recognised on long-term debt   0.6    0.5 
Total accretion on financial liabilities   0.6    0.5 

 

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7.Taxes and deferred taxes

 

  

Six months ended
30 June 2021
(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
UK   4.5    4.9 
Foreign jurisdictions   10.6    4.2 
Adjustments for prior periods   (0.1)   1.7 
Current tax expense   15.0    10.8 
           
Tax effect of temporary differences   (4.6)   (4.2)
Origination and reversal of temporary differences related to business combinations   8.0    (3.2)
Deferred tax expense/(credit)   3.4    (7.4)
           
Total tax expense   18.4    3.4 

 

The difference between the actual tax charge for the period and the standard rate of corporation tax in the United Kingdom applied to profits for the period as follows:

 

  

Six months ended
30 June 2021
(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Profit for the period before taxes   32.4    26.7 
Tax using Gamesys Group plc’s domestic tax rate of 19% (2020 – 19%)   6.2    5.1 
Adjusted for effects of:          
Enactment of new tax rate of 25%   11.6     
Non-deductible expenses   10.0    5.9 
Different tax rates applied in foreign jurisdictions   (10.6)   (14.6)
Non-capital loss for which no tax benefit has been recorded   1.3    5.1 
Adjustments for prior periods   (0.1)   1.7 
Utilisation of brought forward losses not previously recognised as an asset   (0.2)   0.2 
Other differences   0.2     
Total tax expense   18.4    3.4 

 

As at 30 June 2021, tax payable and receivable balances consist primarily of taxes related to the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 fiscal years.

 

As at 30 June 2021, the Group has tax losses amounting to £9.5 million (as at 31 December 2020 – £4.5 million) for which no deferred tax asset has been recognised due to reduced certainty over the existence of future taxable profits in the affected subsidiaries.

 

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Deferred tax assets

(£m)

  

Deferred tax liabilities

(£m)

 
Balance, 1 January 2020       53.2 
Deferred tax on purchase price intangibles: reversal of temporary differences       (8.7)
Transfer from current taxes receivable   7.2     
Temporary differences: intangible assets   1.7     
Accrued tax rebates   4.8     
Transfer to current taxes receivable   (3.8)    
Foreign exchange translation       (0.1)
Balance, 31 December 2020   9.9    44.4 
Deferred tax on purchase price intangibles: reversal of temporary differences       (3.6)
Deferred tax on purchase price intangibles: impact of tax rate change       11.6 
Temporary differences: intangible assets   (0.8)    
Accrued tax rebates   5.4     
Foreign exchange translation   (0.3)    
Balance, 30 June 2021   14.2    52.4 

 

Deferred tax assets relate to differences in timing of distribution of taxed profits through intercompany dividend declarations (£13.6 million) and other temporary differences (£0.6 million). Deferred tax liabilities relate exclusively to balances arising on business combinations.

 

8.Earnings per share

 

  

Six months ended
30 June 2021

(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Numerator:          
Net income attributable to owners of the parent – basic   14.0    23.3 
Net income attributable to owners of the parent – diluted   14.0    23.3 
           
Denominator:          
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic (#)   109.5    108.7 
Weighted average effect of dilutive share options and warrants (#)   0.5    0.1 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – diluted (#)   110.0    108.8 
           
Net income per share1,2:          
Basic   12.8p   21.4p
Diluted   12.7p   21.4p

 

1Basic net income per share is calculated by dividing the net income by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period.

 

2Diluted net income per share is calculated by dividing the net income by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period and adjusted for the number of potentially dilutive share options, warrants and contingently issuable instruments.

 

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9.Related party transactions

 

Compensation of key management

 

Key management is comprised of officers and members of management of the Group. Key management personnel compensation for services rendered is as follows:

 

  

Six months ended

30 June 2021

(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Salaries and bonuses   3.8    4.2 
Pension and other post-employment benefit costs   0.1    0.1 
Share-based compensation   0.5    0.6 
    4.4    4.9 

 

 10.

Liabilities arising from financing activities

 

  

Long-term debt

(£m)

  

Interest payable

(£m)

  

Non-compete clauses

(£m)

  

Interest

rate swap liability

(£m)

  

Currency swap liability

(£m)

  

Deferred consideration

(£m)

  

Lease liabilities

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Balance, 1 January 2020   530.3    1.0    4.7    1.1    9.3    10.0    22.7    579.1 
Cash flows   (40.3)   (21.8)   (4.7)   (0.9)   (2.3)       (5.9)   (75.9)
Non-cash flows                                        
  Fair value adjustments               1.6    (2.0)           (0.4)
  Interest expense       22.9                    1.2    24.1 
  Lease liabilities recognised                           4.6    4.6 
  Accretion   1.2                            1.2 
  Foreign exchange translation   16.9    (0.2)                   0.1    16.8 
Balance, 31 December 2020   508.1    1.9        1.8    5.0    10.0    22.7    549.5 
Cash flows       (9.1)       (0.4)   (1.0)       (3.1)   (13.6)
Non-cash flows                                        
  Fair value adjustments               (0.3)   4.2            3.9 
  Interest expense       9.6                    0.5    10.1 
  Lease liabilities recognised                           1.7    1.7 
  Accretion   0.6                            0.6 
  Foreign exchange translation   (14.5)   (0.2)                       (14.7)
Balance, 30 June 2021   494.2    2.2        1.1    8.2    10.0    21.8    537.5 

 

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11.Tangible assets

  

As at 30 June 2021

 

  

Fixtures and
fittings

(£m)

  

Hardware and
equipment

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Cost               
Balance, 1 January 2021   8.0    7.3    15.3 
Additions   0.8    2.8    3.6 
Foreign exchange translation       (0.1)   (0.1)
Balance, 30 June 2021   8.8    10.0    18.8 
                
Accumulated depreciation               
Balance, 1 January 2021   1.9    4.5    6.4 
Depreciation   0.6    1.3    1.9 
Balance, 30 June 2021   2.5    5.8    8.3 
                
Carrying value               
Balance, 30 June 2021   6.3    4.2    10.5 

 

As at 31 December 2020

 

  

Fixtures and
fittings

(£m)

  

Hardware and
equipment

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Cost               
Balance, 1 January 2020   7.2    5.5    12.7 
Additions   1.0    1.8    2.8 
Disposals   (0.1)   (0.2)   (0.3)
Foreign exchange translation   (0.1)   0.2    0.1 
Balance, 31 December 2020   8.0    7.3    15.3 
                
Accumulated depreciation               
Balance, 1 January 2020   0.8    2.4    3.2 
Depreciation   1.2    2.3    3.5 
Disposals   (0.1)   (0.1)   (0.2)
Foreign exchange translation       (0.1)   (0.1)
Balance, 31 December 2020   1.9    4.5    6.4 
                
Carrying value               
Balance, 31 December 2020   6.1    2.8    8.9 

 

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12.Intangible assets and goodwill

 

As at 30 June 2021

 

  

Player
relationships

(£m)

  

Software

(£m)

  

Brand

(£m)

  

Partnership
agreements

(£m)

  

Goodwill

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Cost                              
Balance, 1 January 2021   516.2    142.0    68.5    17.8    545.7    1,290.2 
Additions       10.3                10.3 
Foreign exchange translation   (1.0)   (2.3)   (0.5)   (0.2)   (2.6)   (6.6)
Balance, 30 June 2021   515.2    150.0    68.0    17.6    543.1    1,293.9 
                               
Accumulated amortisation/impairment                          
Balance, 1 January 2021   262.0    38.7    20.0    16.2    19.5    356.4 
Amortisation   35.3    5.7    1.7    1.0        43.7 
Foreign exchange translation   (1.0)   (1.5)   (0.1)   (0.2)   (0.4)   (3.2)
Balance, 30 June 2021   296.3    42.9    21.6    17.0    19.1    396.9 
                               
Carrying value                              
Balance, 30 June 2021   218.9    107.1    46.4    0.6    524.0    897.0 

 

As at 31 December 2020

 

  

Player
relationships

(£m)

  

Software

(£m)

  

Brand

(£m)

  

Partnership
agreements

(£m)

  

Goodwill

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Cost                              
Balance, 1 January 2020   515.0    123.0    68.2    17.5    544.4    1,268.1 
Additions       16.8                16.8 
Foreign exchange translation   1.2    2.2    0.3    0.3    1.3    5.3 
Balance, 31 December 2020   516.2    142.0    68.5    17.8    545.7    1,290.2 
                               
Accumulated amortisation/impairment                          
Balance, 1 January 2020   188.4    25.6    16.5    8.7    20.2    259.4 
Amortisation   72.4    12.0    3.4    3.4        91.2 
Impairment1               4.1        4.1 
Foreign exchange translation   1.2    1.1    0.1        (0.7)   1.7 
Balance, 31 December 2020   262.0    38.7    20.0    16.2    19.5    356.4 
                               
Carrying value                              
Balance, 31 December 2020   254.2    103.3    48.5    1.6    526.2    933.8 

 

1During the year ended 31 December 2020, the Group concluded that a number of its purchase price partnership agreements have either expired or have been terminated. As a result, the Group recognised a £4.1 million impairment for the unamortised portion of the relevant contracts.

 

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13.Other long-term receivables

 

  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Secured convertible loan   4.1    3.9 
Long-term loan receivable (net of ECL provision discussed in note 15)   1.0    1.0 
Long-term prepayment   6.9    0.2 
    12.0    5.1 

 

14.Cash, restricted cash and player deposits

 

  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Cash   253.7    212.6 
           
Player deposits – restricted cash1   27.6    29.6 

 

1Player deposits – restricted cash consists of cash held by the Group in relation to amounts payable to players.

 

15.Trade and other receivables

 

  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Trade receivables   9.9    8.4 
Due from payment service providers (‘PSPs’)   20.1    20.4 
Prepaid expenses   12.5    12.4 
Sales tax receivable   6.1    4.7 
Other receivables   3.2    3.5 
ECL on above balances   (9.2)   (9.5)
    42.6    39.9 

 

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The following table summarises the movement of the Group’s expected credit loss provision on trade and other receivables:

 

   (£m) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   4.5 
ECL on certain balances held with PSPs   5.0 
Balance, 31 December 2020   9.5 
ECL on certain balances held with PSPs    
Foreign exchange translation   (0.3)
Balance, 30 June 2021   9.2 

 

The following table summarises the Group’s expected credit loss on its trade and other receivables and other long-term receivables as at 30 June 2021:

 

   0-30 days
(£m)
   31-60 days
(£m)
   61-90 days
(£m)
   90 days +
(£m)
  

Total

(£m)

 
Trade and other receivables   0.2    0.2        0.7    1.1 
Other long-term receivables (note 13)               0.2    0.2 
    0.2    0.2        0.9    1.3 

 

The following table summarises the Group’s expected credit loss on its trade and other receivables and other long-term receivables as at 31 December 2020:

 

   0-30 days
(£m)
   31-60 days
(£m)
   61-90 days
(£m)
   90 days +
(£m)
  

Total

(£m)

 
Trade and other receivables   0.1        0.1    0.7    0.9 
Other long-term receivables (note 13)               0.4    0.4 
    0.1        0.1    1.1    1.3 

 

 16.

Currency swap and interest rate swap

 

Currency swap

 

The Group considers there to be a clear economic relationship between the EUR Term Facility and the Currency Swap. Due to the consistency in key terms between the EUR Term Facility and the Currency Swap agreement, the Group has not experienced any notable hedge ineffectiveness.

 

As at 30 June 2021, the fair value of the Currency Swap was a £8.2 million payable (31 December 2020 – £5.0 million). The Group has included £6.5 million of this amount in current liabilities (31 December 2020 – £2.9 million), with the remaining balance included in other long-term payables, as discussed in note 22. For the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group recognised a loss of £4.2 million in other comprehensive income (six months ended 30 June 2020 – gain of £4.4 million).

 

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   (£m) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   9.3 
Currency Swap payments   (2.3)
FVOCI   (2.0)
Balance, 31 December 2020   5.0 
Currency Swap payments   (1.0)
FVOCI   4.2 
Balance, 30 June 2021   8.2 

 

As at 30 June 2021, the Currency Swap references EURIBOR and has not yet transitioned to ESTR or an alternative interest rate benchmark. Phase 1 of the IBOR Reform has been applied to the hedging relationship in the context of IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS 7.

 

Interest rate swap

 

The Group considers there to be a clear economic relationship between the GBP Term Facility and the Interest Rate Swap. Due to the consistency in key terms between the GBP Term Facility and the Interest Rate Swap agreement, the Group has not experienced any notable hedge ineffectiveness.

 

As at 30 June 2021, the fair value of the Interest Rate Swap was a £1.1 million payable (31 December 2020 – £1.8 million). The Group has included £0.7 million of this payable in current liabilities (31 December 2020 – £0.8 million), with the value of the remaining balance included in other long-term payables, as discussed in note 22. For the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group recognised a gain of £0.3 million in other comprehensive income (six months ended 30 June 2020 – loss of £1.5 million).

 

   (£m) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   1.1 
Interest Rate Swap payments   (0.9)
FVOCI   1.6 
Balance, 31 December 2020   1.8 
Interest Rate Swap payments   (0.4)
FVOCI   (0.3)
Balance, 30 June 2021   1.1 

 

As at 30 June 2021, the Interest Rate Swap references GBP LIBOR and has not yet transitioned to SONIA or an alternative interest rate benchmark. Phase 1 of the IBOR Reform has been applied to the hedging relationship in the context of IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS 7.

 

17.Leases

 

The Group’s leasing activity consists solely of leases of property. As at 30 June 2021, the carrying value of the right-of-use assets amounted to £20.8 million and the carrying value of lease liabilities amounted to £21.8 million, with £6.3 million (31 December 2020 – £6.1 million) of this balance shown in current liabilities and the remaining portion of £15.5 million (31 December 2020 – £16.6 million) reflected under non-current liabilities.

 

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Right-of-use assets

 

   (£m) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   22.2 
Additions   4.2 
Depreciation   (5.3)
Effect of modification of lease terms   0.4 
Foreign exchange translation   0.4 
Balance, 31 December 2020   21.9 
Additions   1.4 
Depreciation   (2.7)
Effect of modification of lease terms   0.3 
Foreign exchange translation   (0.1)
Balance, 30 June 2021   20.8 

 

Lease liabilities

 

The lease liabilities balances were calculated using an incremental borrowing rate range of 2.0 – 5.0%.

 

   (£m) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   22.7 
Additions   4.2 
Interest expense   1.2 
Effect of modification of lease terms   0.4 
Lease payments   (5.9)
Foreign exchange translation   0.1 
Balance, 31 December 2020   22.7 
Additions   1.4 
Interest expense   0.5 
Effect of modification of lease terms   0.3 
Lease payments   (3.1)
Balance, 30 June 2021   21.8 

 

18.Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Trade payables   15.5    12.2 
Accruals   58.3    52.3 
Gaming taxes, social security and other taxes   32.7    34.1 
    106.5    98.6 

 

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19.Provisions

 

   (£m) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   9.8 
Transfer to taxes payable   (3.8)
Release of provisions in the year   (6.0)
Provisions in the year   6.8 
Balance, 31 December 2020   6.8 
Release of provisions in the period   (0.9)
Foreign exchange translation   (0.3)
Balance, 30 June 2021   5.6 

 

20. Long-term debt

 

  

EUR Term

Facility

(£m)

  

GBP Term

Facility

(£m)

  

Total

(£m)

 
Balance, 1 January 2020   282.9    247.4    530.3 
Accretion1   0.7    0.5    1.2 
Repayment       (40.0)   (40.0)
Debt repricing costs       (0.3)   (0.3)
Foreign exchange translation   16.9        16.9 
Balance, 31 December 2020   300.5    207.6    508.1 
Accretion1   0.3    0.3    0.6 
Foreign exchange translation   (14.5)       (14.5)
Balance, 30 June 2021   286.3    207.9    494.2 
                
Current portion            
Non-current portion   286.3    207.9    494.2 

 

1Effective interest rates are as follows: EUR Term Facility – 3.51% (2020 – 3.51%), GBP Term Facility – 4.56% (2020 – 4.56%).

 

21.Financial instruments

 

Financial assets

 

  

Financial assets as subsequently

measured at amortised cost

 
  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Cash   253.7    212.6 
Player deposits   27.6    29.6 
Trade and other receivables   24.0    22.8 
Other long-term receivables   1.0    1.0 
    306.3    266.0 

 

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Financial liabilities

 

  

Financial liabilities as subsequently

measured at amortised cost

 
  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   73.8    64.5 
Transaction related payables   18.3    0.3 
Interest payable   2.2    1.9 
Payable to players   27.6    29.6 
Deferred consideration payable   10.0    10.0 
Lease liabilities   21.8    22.7 
Long-term debt   494.2    508.1 
    647.9    637.1 

 

The carrying values of the financial assets and liabilities noted above approximate their fair values.

 

Other financial instruments

 

   Financial instruments at fair value –
assets/(liabilities)
 
  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Interest Rate Swap – through other comprehensive income   (1.1)   (1.8)
Currency Swap – through other comprehensive income   (8.2)   (5.0)
Other long-term receivables – through profit or loss   4.1    3.9 
    (5.2)   (2.9)

Fair value hierarchy

 

All of the Group’s financial instruments carried at fair value are classified in level 2 of the hierarchy as at 30 June 2021 and 31 December 2020.

 

The Currency Swap and Interest Rate Swap balances represent the fair values of expected cash flows under their respective agreements. Counterparty valuation reports are used as the basis of fair values of these instruments.

 

Other long-term receivables represent the fair value of the loan receivable from Gaming Realms. The key inputs into the fair value estimation of this balance include the share price of Gaming Realms on the date of cash transfer, a 1.5-year risk-free interest rate of 0.2131%, and an estimated share price return volatility rate of Gaming Realms of 76.0%.

 

22.Other long-term payables

 

  

As at

30 June 2021

(£m)

   As at
31 December 2020
(£m)
 
Deferred consideration payable   10.0    10.0 
Interest Rate Swap (note 16)   0.4    1.0 
Currency Swap (note 16)   1.7    2.1 
    12.1    13.1 

 

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23.Share capital

 

   Ordinary shares of 10p 
   (£m)   (#) 
         
Balance, 1 January 2020   10.9    108,665,248 
Exercise of options   0.1    630,000 
Issue of shares under the G MINE SIP       27,066 
Balance, 31 December 2020   11.0    109,322,314 
Exercise of options       367,666 
Issue of shares under the G MINE SIP       28,539 
Balance, 30 June 2021   11.0    109,718,519 

 

Ordinary shares

 

During the six months ended 30 June 2021, Gamesys Group plc did not issue any additional ordinary shares, except as described below. The issued share capital is fully paid up.

 

Dividends

 

During the six months ended 30 June 2021, Gamesys Group plc declared and paid a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2020 of 28.0p per share amounting to a total dividend of £30.7 million (six months ended 30 June 2020 – £nil).

 

Share options

 

   Share options (#) 
Balance, 1 January 2020   1,591,852 
Exercised   (630,000)
Expired   (587,186)
Balance, 31 December 2020   374,666 
Exercised   (367,666)
Balance, 30 June 2021   7,000 

 

Long-term incentive plan

 

On 25 May 2021, Gamesys Group plc granted additional equity-settled awards over ordinary shares of Gamesys Group plc under the Group’s long-term incentive plan (‘LTIP5’). The awards will (i) vest on the date on which the remuneration committee determines the extent to which the performance conditions (as described below) have been satisfied and (ii) are subject to a holding period of two years beginning on the vesting date. At 30 June 2021, the number of ordinary shares that may be allotted under the Group’s LTIP5 awards is 320,827.

 

The performance condition as it applies to 50% of each LTIP5 award is based on the Group's total shareholder return compared with the total shareholder return of the companies constituting Gamesys’ peer group over three years commencing on 1 January 2021.

 

The performance condition as it applies to another 25% of each LTIP5 award is based on the Group's total shareholder return compared with the total shareholder return of the companies constituting the Financial Times Stock Exchange 250 index (excluding investment trusts and financial services companies) over three years commencing on 1 January 2021.

 

The performance condition as it applies to the remaining 25% of the award is based on the compound annual growth rate (‘CAGR’) of the Group’s earnings per share (‘EPS’) over a three year period commencing on 1 January 2021 and vests as to 25% if the EPS CAGR equals 5.0%, between 25% and 100% (on a straight-line basis) if final year EPS CAGR is more than 5.0% but less than 14.0%, and 100% if final year EPS CAGR is 14.0% or more.

 

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During the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group recorded £1.1 million (six months ended 30 June 2020 – £1.2 million) in share-based compensation expense relating to its long-term incentive plans with a corresponding increase in share-based payment reserve.

 

Employee share incentive plan

 

During the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group recorded £0.1 million (six months ended 30 June 2020 – £nil) in share-based compensation expense relating to its G MINE SIP with a corresponding increase in share-based payment reserve.

 

Additionally, during the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group made a cash payment of £1.6 million (six months ended 30 June 2020 – £nil) to acquire the Group’s ordinary shares to be distributed to its employee base to satisfy the Group’s obligation in respect of the one-time employee incentive, as discussed in the Annual Financial Statements.

 

24.Cash generated from operations

 

The following table provides a reconciliation of net income for the period to cash generated from operations:

 

  

Six months ended

30 June 2021

(£m)

   Six months ended
30 June 2020
(£m)
 
Net income for the period   14.0    23.3 
Adjustments for:          
Share-based compensation expense   1.2    1.2 
Amortisation and depreciation   48.3    46.4 
Tax expense   18.4    3.4 
Interest expense, net   10.5    12.9 
Foreign exchange (gain)/loss   (2.7)   6.2 
Restriction of cash balances       2.3 
Increase in trade and other receivables   (3.6)   (2.6)
(Increase)/reduction in other long-term receivables   (6.9)   0.2 
Increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities   9.2    14.1 
Increase/(reduction) in transaction related payables   18.0    (0.5)
Reduction in provisions   (0.9)    
Cash generated from operations   105.5    106.9 

 

25. Contingent liabilities

 

Indirect taxation

 

Gamesys Group plc subsidiaries may be subject to indirect taxation on transactions, including those that have been treated as exempt supplies of gambling, or on supplies that have been zero rated where legislation provides that the services are received or used and enjoyed in the country where the service provider is located. Revenue earned from players located in any particular jurisdiction may give rise to further taxes in that jurisdiction for example, by way of gaming taxes levied on the Group’s revenue. If such taxes are levied, either on the basis of current law or the current practice of any tax authority, or by reason of a change in the law or practice, then this may have a material adverse effect on the amount of tax payable by the Group or on its financial position.

 

Where it is considered probable that a previously identified contingent liability will give rise to an actual outflow of funds, then a provision is made in respect of the relevant jurisdiction and period impacted. Where the likelihood of a liability arising is considered less than probable the contingency is not recognised as a liability at the balance sheet date.

 

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Regulatory

 

As the Group operates real money gaming activities through various gambling licenses, compliant anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, safer gambling, fraud detection, risk management and other regulatory policies, procedures, and controls to mitigate and effectively manage these risks must be maintained. If the Group fails to do so, enforcement action by gambling regulators, or other governmental agencies or private action by affected third parties could occur. Enforcement actions could include financial penalties or regulatory settlements, public warnings, the imposition of special operating conditions, and the suspension or revocation of gambling licenses. At any given point in time, the Group's operating practices are typically under review by one or more regulatory authorities whose ongoing reporting of findings will often be outstanding and as such the outcomes can be uncertain.

 

Where it is considered probable that a previously identified contingent liability will give rise to an actual outflow of funds, then a provision is made in respect of the relevant jurisdiction and period impacted. Such provision is recorded when three criteria are met: (1) a present obligation from a past event exists, (2) it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and (3) a reliable estimate can be made. Where these three criteria are not met, no liability is recognised on the balance sheet date. At 30 June 2021, the Company has not recognised any such provision (31 December 2020 – £nil).

 

26.Subsequent events

 

On 30 July 2021, the Group voluntarily made the second paydown of £100.0 million towards its GBP Term Facility.

 

On 9 August 2021, the Board has approved and declared an interim dividend for the year ending 31 December 2021 of 15.0p per ordinary share in the Group. The interim dividend will be paid on 15 October 2021 provided that the Bally's Combination is not completed by 9 September 2021.

 

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