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Genius Sports Reports First Quarter Results Above Expectations and Raises 2024 Group Revenue and Adj. EBITDA Guidance


Genius Sports Limited (NYSE:GENI) ("Genius Sports" or the "Group"), the official data, technology and broadcast partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2024.

"Following a strong year of execution in 2023, we are pleased to continue our momentum to start the new year, with the first quarter of 2024 marking another period of outperformance relative to expectations," said Mark Locke, Genius Sports Co-Founder and CEO. "As we expand our technology footprint and work to extend one of our most important data partnerships with Football DataCo, we feel an enhanced sense of excitement and confidence in our outlook for 2024 and beyond."

$ in thousands

Q124

Q123

%

Group Revenue

119,718

97,229

23.1%

Betting Technology, Content & Services

73,897

64,740

14.1%

Media Technology, Content & Services

35,475

21,764

63.0%

Sports Technology & Services

10,346

10,725

(3.5%)

Group Net loss

(25,541)

(25,168)

(1.5%)

Group Adjusted EBITDA

6,878

8,042

(14.5%)

Group Adjusted EBITDA Margin

5.7%

8.3%

(260 bps)

Q1 2024 Financial Highlights

Q1 2024 Business Highlights

1The agreement remains subject to contract and approval of the Leagues and their respective Clubs.

Financial Outlook

Genius Sports expects to generate Group Revenue of approximately $500 million and Group Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $82 million in 2024. This implies year-on-year Group Revenue and Adj. EBITDA growth of 21% and 54%, respectively. The Company also expects to generate positive cash flow in the full year of 2024.

$ in millions

Q1 2024A

Q2 2024E

Q3 2024E

Q4 2024E

FY 2024E

Group Revenue

120

94

119

167

500

Group Adjusted EBITDA

7

21

25

29

82

Financial Statements & Reconciliation Tables

Genius Sports Limited

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Revenue

 

 

$

119,718

 

 

$

97,229

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

106,911

 

 

 

87,697

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

12,807

 

 

 

9,532

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

 

8,415

 

 

 

7,391

 

Research and development

 

 

 

6,621

 

 

 

6,269

 

General and administrative

 

 

 

21,585

 

 

 

18,074

 

Transaction expenses

 

 

 

464

 

 

 

828

 

Total operating expense

 

 

 

37,085

 

 

 

32,562

 

Loss from operations

 

 

 

(24,278

)

 

 

(23,030

)

Interest income, net

 

 

 

666

 

 

 

418

 

Loss on disposal of assets

 

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(11

)

Loss on fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(2,433

)

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(534

)

(Loss) gain on foreign currency

 

 

 

(1,087

)

 

 

801

 

Total other expense

 

 

 

(428

)

 

 

(1,759

)

Loss before income taxes

 

 

 

(24,706

)

 

 

(24,789

)

Income tax expense

 

 

 

(1,100

)

 

 

(648

)

Gain from equity method investment

 

 

 

265

 

 

 

269

 

Net loss

 

 

$

(25,541

)

 

$

(25,168

)

Loss per share attributable to common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(0.11

)

Weighted average common stock outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

 

229,326,772

 

 

 

221,707,413

 

Genius Sports Limited

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

67,532

 

 

$

100,331

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

100,264

 

 

71,088

 

Contract assets

 

25,920

 

 

38,802

 

Prepaid expenses

 

23,653

 

 

27,231

 

Other current assets

 

11,814

 

 

7,329

 

Total current assets

 

229,183

 

 

244,781

 

Property and equipment, net

 

11,551

 

 

11,552

 

Intangible assets, net

 

119,780

 

 

129,670

 

Operating lease right of use assets

 

8,019

 

 

7,011

 

Goodwill

 

323,302

 

 

326,011

 

Investments

 

25,045

 

 

26,399

 

Restricted cash, non-current

 

25,251

 

 

25,462

 

Other assets

 

3,290

 

 

4,838

 

Total assets

$

745,421

 

 

$

775,724

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

51,377

 

 

$

57,379

 

Accrued expenses

 

63,385

 

 

56,331

 

Deferred revenue

 

45,115

 

 

44,345

 

Current debt

 

23

 

 

7,573

 

Operating lease liabilities, current

 

3,471

 

 

3,610

 

Other current liabilities

 

11,526

 

 

13,676

 

Total current liabilities

 

174,897

 

 

182,914

 

Long-term debt ? less current portion

 

13

 

 

19

 

Deferred tax liability

 

15,212

 

 

15,335

 

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

 

4,765

 

 

3,501

 

Other liabilities

 

-

 

 

936

 

Total liabilities

 

194,887

 

 

202,705

 

Shareholders' equity

Common stock, $0.01 par value, unlimited shares authorized, 215,022,361 shares issued and 210,916,413 shares outstanding at March 31, 2024; unlimited shares authorized, 213,224,868 shares issued and 209,118,920 shares outstanding at December 31, 2023

 

2,150

 

 

2,132

 

B Shares, $0.0001 par value, 22,500,000 shares authorized, 18,500,000 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023

 

2

 

 

2

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,652,776

 

 

1,646,082

 

Treasury stock, at cost, 4,105,948 shares at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023

 

(17,653

)

 

(17,653

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(1,050,028

)

 

(1,024,487

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(36,713

)

 

(33,057

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

550,534

 

 

573,019

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

745,421

 

 

$

775,724

 

Genius Sports Limited

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

Cash Flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(25,541

)

 

$

(25,168

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

21,138

 

 

17,308

 

Loss on disposal of assets

 

 

7

 

 

11

 

Loss on fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration

 

 

-

 

 

2,433

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

6,745

 

 

10,561

 

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

534

 

Non-cash interest expense, net

 

 

-

 

 

72

 

Non-cash lease expense

 

 

1,096

 

 

964

 

Amortization of contract cost

 

 

292

 

 

226

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

5

 

 

227

 

Provision for expected credit losses

 

 

243

 

 

58

 

Gain from equity method investment

 

 

(265

)

 

(269

)

Loss (gain) on foreign currency remeasurement

 

 

715

 

 

(795

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(30,698

)

 

(5,657

)

Contract asset

 

 

12,577

 

 

(3,143

)

Prepaid expenses

 

 

3,357

 

 

(143

)

Other current assets

 

 

(5,568

)

 

1,066

 

Other assets

 

 

2,234

 

 

(576

)

Accounts payable

 

 

(5,533

)

 

(12,306

)

Accrued expenses

 

 

7,532

 

 

2,113

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

1,140

 

 

(6,592

)

Other current liabilities

 

 

(3,005

)

 

925

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

(1,065

)

 

(1,019

)

Other liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

327

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(14,594

)

 

(18,843

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(1,453

)

 

(310

)

Capitalization of internally developed software costs

 

 

(10,927

)

 

(9,979

)

Distributions from equity method investments

 

 

1,410

 

 

1,398

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(10,970

)

 

(8,891

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

Repayment of loans and mortgage

 

 

(5

)

 

(5

)

Proceeds from exercise of Public Warrants

 

 

-

 

 

6,812

 

Repayment of promissory notes

 

 

(7,575

)

 

(7,387

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

 

(7,580

)

 

(580

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

134

 

 

766

 

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 

(33,010

)

 

(27,548

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

 

125,793

 

 

159,020

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

 

$

92,783

 

 

$

131,472

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash activities:

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest

 

$

-

 

 

$

1

 

Cash paid during the period for income taxes

 

$

322

 

 

$

179

 

Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of common shares by subsidiary in connection with warrant redemptions

 

$

-

 

 

$

17,653

 

Issuance of common stock in connection with business combinations

 

$

-

 

 

$

8,440

 

Genius Sports Limited

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net loss to Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

2023

 

 

(dollars, in thousands)

Consolidated net loss

$

(25,541

)

$

(25,168

)

Adjusted for:

 

 

Interest income, net

 

(666

)

 

(418

)

Income tax expense

 

1,100

 

 

648

 

Amortization of acquired intangibles (1)

 

10,204

 

 

9,733

 

Other depreciation and amortization (2)

 

11,226

 

 

7,801

 

Stock-based compensation (3)

 

7,669

 

 

10,705

 

Transaction expenses

 

464

 

 

828

 

Litigation and related costs (4)

 

1,199

 

 

784

 

Change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities

 

-

 

 

534

 

Loss on fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration

 

-

 

 

2,433

 

Loss (gain) on foreign currency

 

1,087

 

 

(801

)

Other (5)

 

136

 

 

963

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

6,878

 

$

8,042

 

(1)

 

Includes amortization of intangible assets generated through business acquisitions (inclusive of amortization for marketing products, acquired technology, and historical data rights related to the acquisition of a majority interest in Genius in 2018).

(2)

 

Includes depreciation of Genius' property and equipment, amortization of contract costs, and amortization of internally developed software and other intangible assets. Excludes amortization of intangible assets generated through business acquisitions.

(3)

 

Includes restricted shares, stock options, equity-settled restricted share units, cash-settled restricted share units and equity-settled performance-based restricted share units granted to employees and directors (including related employer payroll taxes) and equity-classified non-employee awards issued to suppliers.

(4)

 

Includes mainly legal and related costs in connection with non-routine litigation.

(5) 

 

Includes expenses incurred related to earn-out payments on historical acquisitions, gain/loss on disposal of assets, severance costs and non-recurring compensation payments.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Genius Sports management will host a conference call and webcast today at 8:00AM ET to discuss the Company's first quarter results.

The conference call may be accessed by dialing (646) 307-1963.

A live audio webcast may be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at investors.geniussports.com along with Genius' earnings press release and related materials. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website within 24 hours after the call.

About Genius Sports

Genius Sports is the official data, technology and broadcast partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media. Our technology is used in over 150 countries worldwide, creating highly immersive products that enrich fan experiences for the entire sports industry.

We are the trusted partner to over 400 sports organizations, including many of the world's largest leagues and federations such as the NFL, EPL, FIBA, NCAA, NASCAR, AFA and Liga MX.

Genius Sports is uniquely positioned through cutting-edge technology, scale and global reach to support our partners. Our innovative use of big data, computer vision, machine learning, and augmented reality, connects the entire sports ecosystem from the rights holder all the way through to the fan.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release includes non-GAAP financial measures not presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A reconciliation of the most comparable GAAP measure to its non-GAAP measure is included above.

Adjusted EBITDA

We present Group adjusted EBITDA and Group adjusted EBITDA margin, non-GAAP performance measures, to supplement our results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Group adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortization and other items that are unusual or not related to our revenue-generating operations, including stock-based compensation expense (including related employer payroll taxes), change in fair value of derivative warrant liabilities, remeasurement of contingent consideration, and gain or loss on foreign currency. Group adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated as Group adjusted EBITDA divided by Group revenue.

Group adjusted EBITDA and Group adjusted EBITDA margin are used by management to evaluate our core operating performance on a comparable basis and to make strategic decisions. We believe Group adjusted EBITDA and Group adjusted EBITDA margin are useful to investors for the same reasons as well as in evaluating our operating performance against competitors, which commonly disclose similar performance measures. However, our calculation of Group adjusted EBITDA and Group adjusted EBITDA margin may not be comparable to other similarly titled performance measures of other companies. Group adjusted EBITDA and Group adjusted EBITDA margin are not intended to be a substitute for any U.S. GAAP financial measure.

We do not provide a reconciliation of Group adjusted EBITDA to consolidated net income/(loss) on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to forecast certain items required to develop meaningful comparable GAAP financial measures without unreasonable efforts. These items are difficult to predict and estimate and are primarily dependent on future events. The impact of these items could be significant to our projections.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve significant risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include information about our possible or assumed future results of operations or our performance. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward looking statements. Although we believe that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to our reliance on relationships with sports organizations and the potential loss of such relationships or failure to renew or expand existing relationships, including failure to renew our UK soccer data rights contract; fraud, corruption or negligence related to sports events, or by our employees or contracted statisticians; risks related to changes in domestic and foreign laws and regulations or their interpretation; compliance with applicable data protection and privacy laws; pending litigation and investigations; the failure to protect or enforce our proprietary and intellectual property rights; claims for intellectual property infringement; our reliance on information technology; elevated interest rates and inflationary pressures, including fluctuating foreign currency and exchange rates; risks related to domestic and international political and macroeconomic uncertainty; and other factors included under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on March 15, 2024.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, or the documents to which we refer readers in this press release, to reflect any change in our expectations with respect to such statements or any change in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any statement is based.


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