VIE 30 DE OCTUBRE DE 2020 - 04:17hs.
Second quarter report

AGS highlights “strengthened liquidity position” from COVID-19 measures

AGS recorded a net loss of US$42.6m in its second quarter from a net loss of US$7.6m in the prior year, primarily due to the decrease in EGM and Table Products revenue, partially offset by decreases in expenses that were a result of management’s actions taken to decrease spending amid COVID-19, including employee furloughs, a reduction in force, and salary reductions.

The company reported: “During March and April and continuing through mid- to late-May of the current year, nearly all of our customers closed their operations due to business disruption caused by the global spread of COVID-19 and the actions by governments and businesses to contain the virus. The markets that we serve have been severely impacted, which is the primary reason for the decreases in the metrics noted above, specifically revenues, (loss) income from operations, net loss, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA margin.”

AGS President and Chief Executive Officer, David Lopez said: “Although casinos started to reopen in the later part of the quarter, we remained disciplined in how we reintroduced cost back into the business, ramping departments that are essential to run our business, such as field service, R&D and manufacturing. Initial game performance on EGM units that are in-service has been strong and better-than-expected, which allows us to lean on our strong recurring revenue footprint in this challenging environment.”

“Prior to and even during COVID-19, we were seeing strong initial performance from our new products, such as the Starwall and Orion Rise, as well as continued momentum from our new titles on Orion Portrait and our suite of table game progressives. Given the breadth and depth of our current content portfolio, we believe that the long-term opportunities for AGS remain intact, and that we have ample liquidity and the best-in-class team to navigate through near-term uncertainties,” Lopez added.

Kimo Akiona, AGS’ Chief Financial Officer, added: “Our careful management of expenses and capital expenditures during the casino shutdowns in the quarter have resulted in a strengthened liquidity position. Although it is hard to predict exactly how the pandemic will continue to impact the macro operating environment, given all of the measures we’ve taken, we believe we are positioned with sufficient liquidity and flexibility to emerge from this a more competitive and more nimble organisation.”

Source: GMB