PointsBet (ASX:PBH) share price on watch after explosive Q1 growth

The PointsBet Holdings Ltd (ASX:PBH) share price could be on the move on Tuesday after revealing further explosive growth in Q1 of FY 2021…
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The PointsBet Holdings Ltd (ASX: PBH) share price will be in focus this morning after the release of the sports betting company’s first quarter update.

How did PointsBet perform in the first quarter?

PointsBet was a very strong performer in the first quarter and recorded exceptional growth across all major metrics.

For the three months ended 30 September, the company reported turnover of $691.9 million, up 193% from the prior corresponding period.

The majority of PointsBet’s turnover continues to be generated in the Australian market. The Australian business reported a 221% increase in turnover to $527.7 million, which was supported by a 130% increase in US turnover to $164.2 million.

Growing at an even quicker rate was the company’s gross win metric, which lifted 282% to $70.4 million for the quarter. This comprises Australian gross win of $60.5 million and US gross win of $9.8 million. The net win metric also grew strongly, up 222% on the prior corresponding period to $38.1 million.

At the end of September, PointsBet had a total of 164,500 active clients, up 88% since this time last year. This comprises 124,700 Australian clients and 39,800 US clients. The latter was up 159% on the prior corresponding period.

Net cash used in operating activities was $10 million. Though, excluding movement in player cash accounts, net cash used in operating activities was $21.6 million. Management notes that its operating net cash outflows were driven by cost of sales ($19 million), non-capitalised staff costs ($6.4 million), marketing costs ($28.6 million) and administration and corporate costs ($5.8 million).

Despite these outflows, PointsBet finished the period with a hefty $436.5 million of corporate cash. A significant amount of this is held in US dollars.


While no firm guidance was given for the remainder of the financial year, management appears positive on its outlook.

It commented: “The Company recognises a structural change in the Australian online wagering market, including brand consolidation (BetEasy, previously the third largest brand in the Australian market merging with SportsBet during the quarter) and a shift from retail (venue) to online wagering. As a result, the Company is pursuing a strategy to increase Net Win growth and market share.”

Whereas in the United States, it notes that its NBC Sports deal aligns the company with a 2025 US$12 billion opportunity.

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