Net Entertainment, the Swedish based online gambling software provider, posted its interim report for the first six months of 2015, incorporating numbers for the second quarter of the year as well.
For the second quarter, the group reported increased revenues of 32.3% to SEK 271.2 million, while operating profit grew 63%. In the three months which made up the second quarter, Net Entertainment signed nine new license agreements and launched the casinos of eight new customers.
Turning to the numbers of the first six months of 2015 overall, Net Entertainment reported that revenues increased by 34.6%, with operating profit increasing 61.7%. Overall, 20 new license agreements were signed with new customers, while 15 new customers had their casinos launched by the group.
Net Entertainment 2nd Quarter Milestones
In the second quarter of 2015, Net Entertainment reported on a number of important events. The group launched its software with a several industry giants, including PokerStars, the Danish Danske Spil and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment.
NetEnt entered into a cross-license patent agreement in the North American market with IGT, and signed its first two customer agreements in New Jersey with Bwin/Borgata and Caesars Interactive Entertainment.
"These contracts are very important as they form the basis for our licensing process and entrance into the North American market," said Per Eriksson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Net Entertainment.
Net Entertainment Looks Ahead
NetEnt's CEO commented on the numbers released for the first six months of 2015 and spoke about future growth and expectations.
"The conditions for future growth continue to be good in Europe, especially in Britain and Spain," he said.
"Longer term, we see great potential in North America and Asia. We also expect solid growth from mobile for many years to come."
Eriksson said that retail is a new distribution channel for Net Entertainment that has the potential to become important in the future.
"Around 95% of all casino gaming still takes place offline and it is strategically important for us to capitalize on the trend of increasing convergence between online and offline," he said.