Scale Listing goes hand in hand with higher information and transparency obligations
EDISON includes MGI in coverage on behalf of the German Stock Exchange
Inclusion in the Scale 30 index is expected
13 July 2020 – Media and Games Invest plc (“MGI”, ISIN: MT0000580101; Symbol: M8G) has been listed in the Scale Segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since today. Previously the shares were listed in the Basic Board. The change to the Scale segment goes hand in hand with higher information and transparency obligations, which MGI had already fulfilled on a voluntary basis. Among other things, MGI has been publishing quarterly reports since Q1 2020 and thus already fulfils the post-inclusion obligations of the Prime Standard by now.
MGI is on a profitable and very dynamic growth course for years. Within the scope of its “Buy and Build” strategy, MGI combines internal growth potentials with external acquisitions. As a result, revenues in 2019 increased by 157 % to EUR 83.9 million and in the last twelve months (Q1 2020) to EUR 97.1 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, EBITDA, improved by 80 % in 2019 to EUR 15.5 million and in the last twelve months (Q1 2020) to EUR 17.1 million, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of around 18.5 %. This growth strategy has been successfully implemented since 2013 with gamigo AG, which has now been integrated into MGI through a reverse listing. With an average annual growth of 43% over the last 5 years, an average annual profitable revenue growth of over 30% is also expected for MGI in 2020 and the coming years.
The move into the Scale segment is a logical step in this growth strategy. With Scale, MGI opens up to an extended circle of investors and takes into account an active investor communication. Due to the good liquidity of the share, MGI expects to be included in the Scale 30 Index of the German Stock Exchange in the future.
The accompanying Capital Markets Partner is Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG.
Remco Westermann, CEO of MGI: “The segment change is also a reflection of our transparent and continuous communication with the capital market. With its focus on gaming, MGI is unique on the German capital market and as a Scale company now offers an investment opportunity to further institutional investor groups. We are looking forward to the close cooperation with Deutsche Börse and our Capital Markets Partner that is planned in the course of the Scale listing and will further intensify our capital market activities in this context”.
About Media and Games Invest plc:
Media and Games Invest plc, MGI, is a fast and profitable growing company in the synergetic sectors of digital media and online games. The company combines organic growth with value-generating acquisitions. The MGI Group has successfully acquired over 30 companies and assets over the past six years. The acquired assets and companies are integrated and amongst others technology is actively used to achieve efficiency gains and competitive advantages. Media and Games Invest is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on XETRA.
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