CryptoLogic Limited

CryptoLogic Limited

May 12, 2011 02:00 ET

CryptoLogic Reports Revenue Growth in Q1 2011

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - CryptoLogic Limited (TSX:CRY)(TSX:CXY)(NASDAQ:CRYP)(LSE:CRP), a developer of branded online betting games and Internet casino software, announces its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2011 under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Q1 2011 Highlights:

  • Total revenue increased 9% to $6.0 million (Q4 2010: $5.5 million), reflecting higher contribution from key licensees
  • Hosted casino revenue increased to $5.2 million (Q4 2010: $4.9 million)
  • Branded games revenue rose to $1.5 million (Q4 2010: $1.4 million)
  • Total expenses of $6.5 million (Q4 2010: $6.1 million)
  • Loss reduced to $0.6 million (Q4 2010: $0.9 million)
  • Net cash of $14.5 million (Q4 2010: $10.6 million), primarily related to a movement in income taxes receivable and payable

The return to revenue growth in the first quarter is encouraging and the Board continues to focus on driving revenues further while managing costs tightly to enhance shareholder value.


CryptoLogic continued to improve its operational performance in the first quarter of 2011 with an increase in revenues following a major restructuring by management last year to stabilise the business.

Operating and Financial Review

Total revenue in Q1 2011 increased by 9% to $6.0 million (Q4 2010: $5.5 million).

Hosted Casino

Revenue from Hosted Casino increased to $5.2 million in Q1 2011 (Q4 2010: $4.9 million).

Branded Games

Revenue from this segment rose to $1.5 million in Q1 2011 (Q4 2010: $1.4 million), reflecting a mixed performance across the Company's licensee base. There continues to be a slow deployment of CryptoLogic's branded games and the Company is working with its licensees to accelerate their deployment and to enhance player activity on games launched previously.

Nine new branded games went live in the quarter taking the total number of games rolled out by licensees and generating revenues to date to 179 from 170 at the end of the fourth quarter.

Poker and Other

Poker and other revenue amounted to $0.4 million in Q1 2011 (Q4 2010: $0.4 million).


Operating expenses decreased to $4.7 million in Q1 2011 (Q4 2010: $4.9 million).

General and Administrative expenses rose to $1.4 million in Q1 2011 (Q4 2010: $1.1 million).

Loss for the period declined to $0.6 million in Q1 2011 from $0.9 million in Q4 2010.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

Cash and cash equivalents as at March 31, 2011 amounted to $14.5 million (December 30, 2010: $10.6 million). The increase in cash and cash equivalents during Q1 2011 of $3.9 million is largely due to a movement in income taxes receivable and payable. The Company continues to be debt free.

Update on Commercial Agreements

Further to the announcement of March 22, 2011, the Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the significant supplier of games referred to in the statement to enter into a new agreement that will maintain the two parties' commercial relationship.

In May 2011, the brand licensor with which the Company is in dispute, reaffirmed its position that the brand license agreement is terminated. The Company believes there is no breach that warrants termination of the agreement and, accordingly, considers the agreement to remain in force. In the absence of a commercially acceptable resolution of this matter, the Company intends to pursue litigation in order to protect its rights.

Strategic Review

On March 25, 2011, the Company announced that it had appointed Deloitte Corporate Finance as financial advisor to assist it with a strategic review of the Company. The strategic review is ongoing and further announcements will be made as and when appropriate.

About CryptoLogic® (

Focused on integrity and innovation, CryptoLogic Limited is a leading developer and supplier of Internet gaming software. With more than 300 games, CryptoLogic has one of the most comprehensive casino suites on the Internet, with award-winning games featuring some of the world's most famous action and entertainment characters. The Company's licensees include many top Internet gaming brands. CryptoLogic's leadership in regulatory compliance makes it one of the few companies with gaming software certified to strict standards similar to land-based gaming. The CryptoLogic Group licenses gaming software and services to blue-chip customers that offer their games to non- U.S. based players around the world.

CryptoLogic's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CRY, CXY), the NASDAQ Global Select Market (CRYP) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (CRP).


This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Statements in this press release, which are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "intend", "may", "will", "would" and similar expressions and the negative of such expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are based on certain factors and assumptions including expected growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities, foreign exchange rates and effective income tax rates. While the Company considers these factors and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. Risks related to forward-looking statements include, without limitation, risks associated with the Company's financial condition, prospects and opportunities, legal risks associated with Internet gaming and risks of governmental legislation and regulation, risks associated with market acceptance and technological changes, risks associated with dependence on licensees and key licensees, risks relating to international operations and risks associated with competition. Additional risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company's Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 under the heading "Item 3 – Key Information – Risk Factors" and in the Company's other filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian provincial securities commissions. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward- looking statements. Forward-looking statements are given only as at the date of this release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
As atAs at
March 31,December 31,
Deferred tax assets$870$864
Property, plant and equipment2,4112,585
Intangible assets2,0382,210
Total non-current assets5,3195,659
Cash and cash equivalents14,51210,584
Security deposits811515
User funds held on deposit4,0796,069
Trade and other receivables4,9945,046
Current tax assets737730
Total current assets33,62131,886
Total assets$38,940$37,545
Share capital$34,135$34,129
Share options5,5965,564
Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Company16,26616,815
Non-controlling interest1,1791,226
Total equity17,44518,041
Deferred tax liabilities6316
Total non-current liabilities6316
Trade payables and accrued liabilities13,12013,060
Income taxes payable4,233359
User funds held on deposit4,0796,069
Total current liabilities21,43219,488
Total liabilities21,49519,504
Total equity and liabilities$38,940$37,545
(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)
For the three months
ended March 31,
Total revenue$6,016$7,641
General and administrative1,3962,178
Amortization of intangible assets181517
Results from operating activities(477)(3,884)
Finance income39403
Finance costs(10)(15)
Net finance income29388
Loss before income taxes(448)(3,496)
Income tax expense180123
Loss for the period(628)(3,619)
Other comprehensive income
Other comprehensive income for the period net of income tax
Total comprehensive loss for the period$(628)$(3,619)
Total comprehensive loss attributable to:
Shareholders of the Company(587)(3,378)
Non-controlling interests(41)(241)
Total comprehensive loss for the period(628)(3,619)
Loss per common share
Basic loss per share$(0.05)$(0.26)
Diluted loss per share$(0.05)$(0.26)
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
Attributable to Shareholders of the Company
Balance at January 1, 2010$33,848$68$5,646$(2,766)$36,796$2,948$39,744
Total comprehensive income
for the period
Profit or loss(20,112)(20,112)(1,509)(21,621)
Transactions with owners recorded
directly in equity
Shares exchanged213213(213)
Share-based payment transactions(82)(82)(82)
Balance at December 31, 2010$34,061$68$5,564$(22,878)$16,815$1,226$18,041
Balance at January 1, 2011$34,061$68$5,564$(22,878)$16,815$1,226$18,041
Total comprehensive income
for the period
Profit or loss(587)(587)(41)(628)
Transactions with owners recorded
directly in equity
Shares exchanged66(6)
Share-based payment transactions323232
Balance at March 31, 2011$34,067$68$5,596$(23,465)$16,266$1,179$17,445
(In thousands of U.S. dollars)
For the three months
ended March 31,
Cash flows from/(used in):
Operating activities:
Loss for the period$(628)$(3,619)
Adjustments for:
Amortization of intangible assets181517
Deferred tax41230
Share based payment transactions32303
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Change in trade and other receivables521,187
Change in prepayments454(368)
Change in trade payables and accrued liabilities60(1,121)
Cash from/(used in) operating activities420(2,648)
Change in income taxes payable3,867(1,346)
Net cash from/(used in) operating activities4,287(3,994)
Investing activities:
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment(54)(43)
Acquisition of intangible assets(9)
(Increase) in security deposits(296)
Net cash from (used in) investing activities(359)(43)
Financing activities:
Cash flows from financing activities
Net cash used in financing activities
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents3,928(4,037)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period10,58423,447
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$14,512$19,410

Contact Information

  • CryptoLogic
    David Gavagan, Chairman and Interim CEO
    Huw Spiers, CFO
    +353 1 234 0400

    Corfin Public Relations
    Neil Thapar
    Alexis Gore
    +44 207 596 2860