Record Betting Handle and Revenue Driven by Esports Betting, Growth in Casino Experiences, and Leading Brand Position Among Next Generation Consumers
- Record betting handle1 of $70.3 million in Q3 2022, up 203% year-over-year, and 83% quarter-over-quarter.
- Record revenue of $7.1 million in Q3 20222, up 93% year-over-year, and 35% quarter-over-quarter.
- With 82% of active users at Rivalry under the age of 30-years old, the Company continues to extend its brand leadership position as the betting destination for the next generation.
- Management to provide further details on growth strategy and opportunities at first-ever Virtual Investor Day.
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rivalry Corp. (the “Company” or “Rivalry”) (TSXV: RVLY) (OTCQX: RVLCF) (FSE: 9VK), an internationally regulated sports betting and media company, today announced preliminary betting handle and revenue for the three-month period ended September 30, 2022. The Company will discuss its financial performance and overall growth strategy at its first-ever Investor Day to be held today at 10:00 am EDT. All dollar figures are quoted in Canadian dollars.
Third Quarter 2022 Preliminary Results
- Betting handle was $70.3 million in the third quarter of 2022, representing a new all-time high for the Company. Handle increased by 203% year-over-year from $23.2 million in Q3 2021, and by 83% sequentially compared to $38.4 million in Q2 2022.
- Revenue was $7.1 million in Q3 2022, also a record high for Rivalry. Revenue grew by 93% year-over year from $3.7 million in Q3 2021, and by 35% sequentially from $5.3 million in Q2 2022.
- With 82% of active users at Rivalry under the age of 30-years old, the Company continues to successfully leverage brand equity, consumer engagement, and original casino IP development to extend its leadership position as the betting destination for the next generation, demonstrated by over 90% of sportsbook handle being driven by esports in the quarter.
The Company expects to announce complete results for the third quarter of 2022 by the end of November.
“The significant year-over-year and sequential growth we delivered is a testament to our market leadership in next generation sports betting and casino," said Steven Salz, Co-Founder and CEO of Rivalry. "Our customer base demonstrates our ability to engage a highly sought-after audience of Gen Z and Millennials in global markets, and further validates our overarching player acquisition and brand strategy."
Mr. Salz added, "We are very well positioned for a strong finish to 2022 and continued momentum into next year. We expect to benefit from a number of near-term catalysts, including several major esports events, a growing presence in traditional sports betting, the launch of a mobile app, and the ongoing introduction of new casino games, media content, and influencer partnerships.”
1 The Company defines “Betting Handle” or “Handle” as the total dollar value accepted in wagers, adjusted for cancellations and corrections.
2 Preliminary and unaudited financial results are subject to customary financial statement procedures by the Company and its auditors. Actual results could be affected by subsequent events or determinations. While the Company believes there is a reasonable basis for these preliminary financial results, the results involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These preliminary fiscal results represent forward-looking information. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements” and “Financial Outlook”.
Virtual Investor Day
Rivalry’s inaugural Investor Day will provide insights into the Company’s recent growth, the key elements of its strategy, and the initiatives expected to drive growth into 2023 and beyond. The event is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours. Investors may register in advance to view the listen-only webcast, and dial in to participate in the live question-and-answer session at the start of the Q&A.
|Timing:||Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 10:00 am EDT|
|Dial-in:||1-888-886-7786 (toll free) or (+1) 416-764-8658 (local or international calls)|
|Webcast:||A live webcast can be accessed from the Events section of the Company’s website at www.rivalrycorp.com or at this link.|
A replay of the event will be available on the Events section of the Company’s website and archived for one year.
Rivalry Corp. wholly owns and operates Rivalry Limited, a leading sport betting and media property offering fully regulated online wagering on esports, traditional sports, and casino for the next generation of bettors. Based in Toronto, Rivalry operates a global team in more than 20 countries and growing. Rivalry Limited has held an Isle of Man license since 2018, considered one of the premier online gambling jurisdictions. Rivalry holds a sports bookmaker license in Australia and an internet gaming registration in Ontario and is currently in the process of obtaining additional country licenses. The Company also has a variety of originally developed products, including Quest, an on-site engagement experience, and an original casino game called Rushlane, a proprietary casino game that marks the creation of a new category for online gaming: Massively Multiplayer Online Gambling Games (MMOGG).
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This news release contains a financial outlook within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. The financial outlook has been prepared by management of the Company to provide an outlook for the Company’s forecasted revenue for the financial quarter ended September 30, 2022 and may not be appropriate for any other purpose. The financial outlook has been prepared based on a number of assumptions including the assumptions discussed under the heading “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements” below. The actual results of the Company’s operations for any period will likely vary from the amounts set forth in these projections and such variations may be material. The Company and its management believe that the financial outlook has been prepared on a reasonable basis. However, because this information is highly subjective and subject to numerous risks, including the risks discussed under the heading "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements" below, it should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws (“forward-looking statements”). All statements other than statements of present or historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “achieve”, “could”, “believe”, “plan”, “intend”, “objective”, “continuous”, “ongoing”, “estimate”, “outlook”, “expect”, “project” and similar words, including negatives thereof, suggesting future outcomes or that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. These statements are only predictions.
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management of the Company at the date the statements are made based on information then available to the Company. Various factors and assumptions are applied in drawing conclusions or making the forecasts or projections set out in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to and involve a number of known and unknown, variables, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause the Company’s actual performance and results to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include regulatory or political change such as changes in applicable laws and regulations; the ability to obtain and maintain required licenses; the esports and sports betting industry being a heavily regulated industry; the complex and evolving regulatory environment for the online gaming and online gambling industry; the success of esports and other betting products are not guaranteed; changes in public perception of the esports and online gambling industry; failure to retain or add customers; the Company having a limited operating history; negative cash flow from operations; operational risks; cybersecurity risks; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; reliance on management; reliance on third parties and third-party networks; exchange rate risks; risks related to cryptocurrency transactions; risk of intellectual property infringement or invalid claims; the effect of capital market conditions and other factors on capital availability; competition, including from more established or better financed competitors; and general economic, market and business conditions. For additional risks, please see the Company’s prospectus dated September 17, 2021 and other disclosure documents available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.
No assurance can be given that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. The forward-looking information and forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and/or forward-looking statements that are contained or referenced herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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Source: Rivalry Corp.