23. Mayo 2012
Worldwide more than 3 billion EUR Revenues with 18,000 Staff
• The NOVOMATIC Group revenues reach a new record of 3.2bn EUR • The Group EBITDA increases by 17.2% to 652m EUR • The NOVOMATIC Group of Companies employs worldwide more than 18,000 staff (plus 6%)
Vienna, May 21st, 2012 - The NOVOMATIC AG reports new record figures for the fiscal year 2011: with revenues amounting to 1.387bn EUR (plus 17,2%) (2010: 1.184bn EUR). The EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) increased by 9,2% to 491m EUR (2010: 449m EUR). In 2011 the NOVOMATIC AG employed an annual average of 11,818 staff (2010: 10,544) which is a rise of 12%. 2,850 of the staff work in Austria.
“We owe these excellent results to our successful strategy of anticyclical investments in economically challenging times, to accurate optimising measures as well as to the exceptional commitment of our employees“, commented NOVOMATIC CEO Dr. Franz Wohlfahrt at the Annual Report conference held on Monday in Vienna.
The total revenues of the NOVOMATIC Group – comprising NOVOMATIC AG as well as the two Swiss affiliates ACE Casino Holding AG and Gryphon Invest AG – hit in 2011 for the first time the landmark of three billion Euros: the added, non-consolidated revenues amounted to 3.193bn EUR (2010: 2.816bn EUR), which is a plus of 13,4%. The EBITDA of the NOVOMATIC Group rose by 17,2%, reaching 652m EUR (2010: 556m EUR). The Group counted 18,000 staff (2010: 17,000, plus 6%) worldwide.
With a turnover of some Euro 3.2 billion in 2011 NOVOMATIC Group of Companies is one of the largest integrated conglomerates of the international gaming industry. Founded by the entrepreneur Prof. Johann F. Graf the Group comprises affiliated companies in 32 countries, produces high-tech gaming devices and exports to more than 70 countries.
NOVOMATIC operates over 200,000 gaming machines in 1,200 Group operations such as casinos and electronic casinos and via rental concepts. The Group subsidiary Admiral Sportwetten GmbH is the largest sportsbetting provider in Austria with about 200 sportsbetting outlets. The Group subsidiary Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH is the leading full service provider in the online gaming and entertainment market segment and a pioneer in the development and provision of state-of-the-art gaming solutions. Among Novomatic operations are the most profitable Swiss (Mendrisino), German (Spielbank Berlin), Czech (Hatÿ) and Maltese casinos (Casino Dragonara) as well as the Monticello Grand Casino & Entertainment World outside of Santiago de Chile, the largest resort casino in Latin America. In addition to the plant at the headquarters in Gumpoldskirchen, Lower Austria, the Group holds production facilities and competence centres in Germany, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Argentina. NOVOMATIC employs about 18,000 staff worldwide (2,850 in Austria).
NOVOMATIC has set up new standards in terms of Responsible Gaming with the implementation of one of the most modern concepts for the prevention of pathological gambling in Europe. The preventative and access control measures were developed in close co-operation with research facilities and non-profit self-help organisations. The group accepts and embraces its social responsibility and shows active commitment and engagement in numerous cultural activities, sporting events and especially social projects.