Posted 2/11/11 : Eleven new licensee's and ten new customers' casinos launched in 2010
Swedish gaming software provider Net Entertainment released its full year results to 31 December 2010 this week.
Key performance indicators for the full year period to 31 December 2010 include:
– Revenues of SEK 368.3 million (2009: SEK 300.1) million reflecting an increase of 22.7 percent
– Operating Profit up by 13.5 percent to SEK 368.3 million (2009: SEK 300.1 million)
– Profit after tax increased by 11.9% to SEK 120.5 million (2009: 107.7 million)
– Eleven new license agreements were signed, including Gioco Digitale/bwin.it, Interwetten, Intralot, Stan James and JAXX/Mybet, and ten new customers' casinos were launched
Comments from Johan Öhman, President and CEO
"Our industry is going through significant change as many countries around the world are in the process of regulating online gaming which affect both operators and suppliers. As a systems supplier Net Entertainment has to invest in adapting its products and offerings to the requirements of each jurisdiction which is both complex and costly. Long term, it is our opinion that regulated markets will generate significant business opportunities as they fuel further market growth and stability.
“Overall, Net Entertainment is well positioned to benefit from the global market development for online gaming. We will therefore continue to invest in technology and personnel to meet regulatory requirements and re-enforce our organization which will have a short term impact on our profit margin.
"To capture the strategic opportunities we see on the market, the organization was increased with 49 employees during 2010. The organizational reinforcement is necessary partly for the development of a solution for mobile devices and a new platform with significantly increased capacity needed to meet future demands.
"We see a strong interest in our product and view the chances of closing several interesting deals during 2011 as very promising. We are also well positioned to benefit from the opportunities which arise from the regulation of our market. All in all we have an excellent position for continued strong development."