Jackpot Digital Inc reports financial results for the quarter ended September 29, 2017.
- Summary numbers: Revenues of CAD 0.54 million, Net Earnings of CAD -0.66 million.
- Gross margins narrowed from 86.00% to 70.22% compared to the same period last year, operating (EBITDA) margins now -118.68% from -175.42%.
- Change in operating cash flow of 15.28% compared to same period last year is about the same as change in earnings, likely no significant movement in accruals or reserves.
- Earnings growth from operating margin improvements as well as one-time items.
The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income growth:
|Relevant Numbers (Quarterly)|
|Revenue Growth (%YOY)||-2.52||2.44||155.69||38.67||38.94|
|Earnings Growth (%YOY)||32.46||10.49||276.23||-121.31||-40.34|
|Net Margin (%)||-121.55||-133.99||15.55||-432.46||-175.42|
|Return on Equity (%)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Return on Assets (%)||-45.02||-53.61||17.65||-214.5||-42.76|
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Market Share Versus Profits
Compared to the same period last year, JPOTD-US’s change in revenue was close to the amount of its change in earnings. It remains to be seen how the rest of its peer group’s results will turn out and if JPOTD-US’s performance is a sign of any major shift in the composition of market share in this sector. Also, for comparison purposes, revenues changed by -9.53% and earnings by 17.93% compared to the previous period.
Earnings Growth Analysis
The company’s gross margins showed no year-on-year improvement. In spite of this, the company’s earnings rose, influenced primarily by the improvement in operating margins (EBITDA margins) from -175.42% to -118.68%. For comparison, gross margins were 63.81% and EBITDA margins were -133.63% in the last period.
Gross Margin Trend
Companies sometimes sacrifice improvements in revenues and margins in order to extend friendlier terms to customers and vendors. Capital Cube probes for such activity by comparing the changes in gross margins with any changes in working capital. If the gross margins improved without a worsening of working capital, it is possible that the company’s performance is a result of truly delivering in the marketplace and not simply an accounting prop-up using the balance sheet.
JPOTD-US’s decline in gross margins were offset by some improvements on the balance sheet. The management of working capital, for example, shows progress. The company’s working capital days are now -1,616.30 days from -805.31 days for the same period last year. This leads Capital Cube to conclude that the gross margin decline is not altogether bad.
Cash Versus Earnings – Sustainable Performance?
It is important to examine a companyï¿½s cash versus earnings numbers to gauge whether its performance is sustainable.
JPOTD-US’s year-on-year change in operating cash flow of 15.28% is around its change in earnings. This suggests that there are likely no significant movement in accruals or reserves for managing earnings this period.
The company’s earnings growth has also been influenced by the following factors: (1) Improvements in operating (EBIT) margins from -175.42% to -118.68% and (2) one-time items. The company’s pretax margins are now -121.55% compared to -175.42% for the same period last year.
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Jackpot Digital Inc., formerly Las Vegas From Home.com Entertainment Inc., is a developer and provider of electronic table games. The Company is also a software developer and provider for online and mobile gaming platforms. The Company’s segments include Electronic Gaming Tables and Licensing Gaming Software. The Company has developed and deployed its Hypertext Markup Language 5 (HTML5) mobile game suite to Carnival Corporation’s cruise ships. The Company’s HTML5 mobile game suite allows users to play directly on the Web browser of smart phones and tablets. The Company’s Derby Draft fantasy sports site is a horse racing contest Website and mobile application, where players select real horses and compete with other players around the world. The Company’s multiplayer poker platform offers various poker products, including Fixed Limit, Pot Limit and No-Limit Texas Hold’em, Fast Fold Poker and Chinese Poker (13 Card Poker). It offers 90 Ball Bingo games, which are online bingo games.
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