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OPAP was founded in 1958 as the Greek national lottery and is the exclusive licensed operator of all numerical lotteries, sports betting, instant and passives, VLTs and horse racing. OPAP listed in 2001 and was fully privatised in 2013. Allwyn has a 49.8% stake and significant board representation.
The Hellenic Gaming Commission estimates the total Greek gaming market’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) amounted to €1.86bn in 2021, growth of c 15% in the year as it recovered from the severe drop of 27% in FY20 due to the initial COVID-19 outbreak and its effect on retail businesses. On an absolute basis, 2021’s GGR was equivalent to c 83% of the pre COVID-19 level of €2.23bn.
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OPAP’s FY22 results benefitted from the ongoing retail recovery post COVID-19, and a still-growing contribution from online (despite the tough comparative) as the enhanced offering attracts more customers. FY22 revenue was c 5% below our estimate, but EBITDA was c 2% above guidance. This is noteworthy as EBITDA was towards the top end of guidance from the start of 2022, despite revenue being more than 11% below initial guidance. Management’s guidance for FY23 is for 6–10% y-o-y revenue growth and EBITDA 1–3%. Guidance understates underlying EBITDA growth (we estimate 3–5%) as FY22 included associate income from Betano, which has been sold.
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