Written On 5/12/11 By Recentpoker.com staff writer Lenny Wasman :
CRYPTOLOGIC FIGHTS THE GOOD FIGHT
Severe cost cutting and major restructuring in effort to halt declines
Online gambling software provider Cryptologic Limited has posted its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31 2011 reporting a growth of 9 percent in total revenue for the period.
CryptoLogic's management team introduced severe cost cutting and major restructuring measures last year to halt declines and stabilise the business resulting in an encouraging return to revenue growth over the last quarter in 2010. Compared to the same period 2010, the company's first quarter total revenues show a decline of 21 percent.
Quarter 1 2011 Highlights include:
– Total revenue increased 9 percent to $6.0 million (Q4/2010: $5.5 million), reflecting higher contribution from key licensees
– Hosted casino revenue increased to $5.2 million (Q4/2010: $4.9 million)
– Branded games revenue rose to $1.5 million (Q4/2010: $1.4 million)
– Total expenses of $6.5 million (Q4/2010: $6.1 million)
– Loss reduced to $0.6 million (Q4/2010: $0.9 million)
– Net cash of $14.5 million (Q4/2010: $10.6 million), primarily related to a movement in income taxes
– Poker and other revenue remained static at $0.4 million in Q1 2011 (Q4 2010: $0.4 million).
Cryptologic reports the appointment of Deloitte Corporate Finance to assist in an advisory role with a strategic review of the company.
Readers will recall InfoPowa reports on the Montreal-based online gambling software firm, Amaya Gaming, rumoured to possibly be making a run for the company when it recently purchased a 5.05 percent stake in Cryptologic.