Novomatic, Europe‘s largest gaming technology group, increased its turnover by 5.5 per cent to a new record high of more than €2bn in 2015.
According to the company’s annual financial report, Novomatic AG Group was able to generate the highest turnover in its 35-year history. The revenue for the past fiscal year 2015 amounted to €2,086.3m. The largest gains were generated from proceeds in the area of gaming technology rentals, which increased by 7.9 per cent to €594.7m. The EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) reached €616.7m (2014: €647.4 m). In fiscal year 2015, the Novomatic AG Group employed 20,188 staff members – an increase of 10.4 per cent. The growth dynamic of the Novomatic AG Group is further documented by the fact that the number of fully consolidated companies increased from 178 to 188 during fiscal year 2015.
Harald Neumann, Novomatic CEO, said: “This annual result is proof of the successful implementation of our strategy to cover all the segments of the international gaming industry as a full-service supplier and to further extend our market share in key European gaming markets such as Spain, UK and Italy.”
In Spain, Novomatic has developed a strong presence based on its successful duality strategy with the take-over of the third-largest manufacturer GiGames and the acquisition of several arcade operations. In the UK, Playnation, a renowned operator in the amusement segment operating some 20,000 amusement machines in over 1,700 locations, was acquired.
The accumulated turnover of the Novomatic Group – comprising the Novomatic AG Group as well as the two Swiss sister holding companies ACE Casino Holding AG and Gryphon Invest AG – amounted to a record level of €3,929m in 2015 (2014: EUR 3,827 m). The Novomatic Group employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide, of which 3,300 from 78 countries are located in Austria.