Friday, May 6, 2016 : CAESARS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT TURNS IN ANOTHER SOLID QUARTERLY
But parent group stock obligations dilutes the positive impact.
The latest quarterly from Caesars Acquisition Company group shows that subsidiary Caesars Interactive Entertainment turned in another solid performance in the quarter.
CIE reported the following highlights:
* Revenue up 29 percent at $227.8 million;
* Operating income up 31.5 percent to $53.4 million, but profit down 9.2 percent year-on-year at $24.8 million due to stock obligations at the parent company;
* Social and mobile game revenue increased 30 percent y-o-y to $218.2 million;
* Monetisation on the above vertical improved, with average revenue per user up 4 US cents year-on-year to 35 US cents, and average daily user numbers up 10 percent. On a monthly basis, DAU numbers rose 21 percent to 922,000, ahead of industry norms;
* The company's World Series of Poker online division operating in New Jersey and Nevada posted revenues up 6 percent to $9.6 million;
Parent group Caesars Acquisition Company reported revenue up 13.6 percent year-on-year at $643.6 million, with adjusted earnings increasing by 31.5 percent to $194.6 million, but stock compensation obligations dragged results down, with operating income down a significant 43.4 percent to $116 million, and net income declining 74.4 percent to $37 million.