Nazara records Rs 4,466 million revenue for 9MFY22, EBIDTA grows by 141 per cent for the same period

Nazara Technologies Limited has announced its un-audited Standalone and Consolidated results for the quarter and nine months ended 31 December 2021.

As of 31 December 2021, Nazara has diverse business segments with revenue generation accruing across gamified learning, Esports, freemium and telco subscriptions.

Key Consolidated Financial Highlights for 9MFY22 are as follows:

  • Operating Revenues grew by 35 per cent YoY to Rs. 4,466 million
  • EBITDA stood at Rs. 797 million, a growth of 141 per cent YoY
  • EBITDA margins stood at 17.8 per cent v/s 10.0per cent for 9MFY21
  • Delivered a PAT of Rs. 428 million, growth of 355 per cent YoY; PAT margin of 9.6 per cent

EBITDA excludes other income

The Consolidated Revenue Mix across business segments stood as follows:

Esports segment has demonstrated 75 per cent growth in revenue as well as 71 per cent growth in EBITDA in the first 9MFY22 and has continued the YoY revenue growth momentum witnessed in FY 20-21 (102 per cent growth over FY20). eSports has witnessed 70 per cent revenue CAGR over the past three years. This segment now contributes the highest revenue in Nazara portfolio with 48 per cent contribution in 9MFY22 revenue vs 37 per cent in 9MFY21.

Gamified Early Learninggrew by 22 per cent in 9MFY22 over 9MFY21 and added net positive paying subscriber base in Q3.

Skill based Real Money Gaming grew by 53 per cent in 9MFY22 over 9MFY21 and delivered break even EBITDA in Q3 as against losses in previous quarters.

Commenting on the performance, group CEO Manish Agarwal said, “Nazara declared revenue of Rs. 4,466 Mn in 9MFY22 vs Rs. 3,308 Mn in 9MFY21, a growth of 35 per cent on YoY basis, and our 9MFY22 EBIDTA surged by 141 per cent to Rs. 797 Mn as compared to Rs. 331 Mn in 9MFY21.For Q3FY22, we reported revenue of Rs. 1,858 Mn vs Rs. 1,304 Mn in Q3FY21, a growth of 42 per cent on YoY basis, and our Q3 EBITDA came in at Rs 302 Mn as compared to Rs. 273 Mn in the same quarter of the previous year.

Overall, we are pleased with our growth in strategic areas of focus while maintaining healthy profitability and cash flows.We have witnessed 75 per cent YoY growth in the esports segment for 9MFY22 led by strong growth in revenue across all sub-segments in Nodwin and SportsKeeda. The addition of original IPs such as NH7 Weekender and expansion of our esports business into the Middle East via our acquisition of Publishme has further accelerated the growth momentum. Nazara’s strategy of having a diversified portfolio across business segments in gaming continues to provide us with a stable and strong platform on which we can continue to build future growth and success. Nazara continues to remain committed to building multiple growth levers across gamified learning, freemium, esports, and skill-based real money gaming via growth in its current portfolio and the addition of more offerings in the ‘Friends of Nazara’ network through strategic M&A.”