Original-Research: Media and Games Invest SE - von GBC AG Einstufung von GBC AG zu Media and Games Invest SE Unternehmen: Media and Games Invest SE ISIN: MT0000580101 Anlass der Studie: Research Comment Empfehlung: BUY Kursziel: 9.40 EUR Letzte Ratingänderung: Analyst: Marcel Goldmann, Cosmin Filker Q1 2022: MGI continues to grow strongly; Significant earnings increase due to scale, efficiency and M&A effects; Continuation of dynamic sales growth expected; GBC estimates and target price confirmed Business development Q1 2022 Media and Games Invest SE (MGI) published its Q1 business figures on 31 May 2022. According to these figures, the Group again achieved a significant increase in revenue in the first quarter of the year compared to the same quarter of the previous year by around 27.0% to EUR 65.87 million (Q1 2021: EUR 51.93 million) and was thus able to continue its dynamic growth course. In addition to inorganic growth impulses (e.g. through the Smaato acquisition), the growth was primarily driven by organic growth effects (+18.0%) within the MGI Demand Side and Supply Side business segments. In addition, the Group announced that the number of software customers increased significantly by 26.0% in the first quarter compared to the previous quarter (Q4 2021). MGI has thus established a good basis for further growth, as the business customers acquired typically increase their business volume with the Group gradually over time. In addition, the business volume with existing software customers with an annual turnover of more than USD 100,000 was also significantly expanded in the first quarter, which was also reflected in an increased business expansion rate (so-called 'net dollar expansion rate') of 125.0%. Key success factors for this included an extensive team, (first-party) games content and a high level of expertise in the area of cross-channel advertising campaigns for brands. At the adjusted EBITDA level (Adj. EBITDA), the MGI Group achieved an increase in earnings of around 30.0% to EUR 17.55 million (Q1 2021: EUR 13.48 million) compared to the same quarter of the previous year, despite considerable personnel investments, and thus increased its profitability slightly disproportionately. This is mainly due to economies of scale, synergies and efficiency gains. In addition, positive earnings effects from previously completed M&As also boosted Group profitability. Significant increases were also achieved in terms of cash flow development. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the operating cash flow (after working capital changes) increased significantly by 44.8% to EUR 16.30 million (Q1 2021: EUR 11.26 million). In terms of value, there is only a slight difference between adjusted EBITDA and operating cash flow, which is an indication of the good quality of the company's results. Forecasts and target price In view of the very positive business performance in the first quarter and the positive expectations for the rest of the year, MGI's management has confirmed the corporate guidance (dated 28 April 2022) for the current financial period, which was previously raised as a result of the AxesInMotion acquisition. The company continues to expect consolidated revenues in a range of EUR 295.00 to EUR 315.00 million and adjusted EBITDA between EUR 83.00 to EUR 93.00 million. Based on this, the company expects year-on-year revenue growth of between 17.0% and 25.0% and EBITDA growth of between 17.0% and 31.0%. Against this background of the strong company performance, the promising growth strategy and the maintained company guidance, we confirm our previous sales and earnings forecasts as well as our previous price target of EUR 9.40 per share. Based on the current share price level, we continue to give the rating 'Buy' and see significant upside potential. Overall, we continue to see the MGI Group well positioned to grow very dynamically and highly profitably in the future as an ad software platform with its own games content. Through the even stronger transformation into an ad-tech company, the company should succeed in continuing to 'keep up' the current growth rate and additionally increase profitability. In addition, MGI's extensive liquid funds (including credit lines), which most recently amounted to around EUR 170.0 million (as of 31 March 2022), offer the possibility of setting additional growth impulses through M&A transactions at any time and further advancing the group's profitability. It should be mentioned here that M&As are an important component of the company's growth strategy. Die vollständige Analyse können Sie hier downloaden: http://www.more-ir.de/d/24377.pdf Kontakt für Rückfragen GBC AG Halderstrasse 27 86150 Augsburg 0821 / 241133 0 email@example.com ++++++++++++++++ Offenlegung möglicher Interessenskonflikte nach § 85 WpHG und Art. 20 MAR. 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