Media and Games Invest SE: presents Q1 2022 report with 27% overall and 18% Organic Revenue Growth and a 26% increase in Software Clients

  • Net Revenues amounted to 65.9 mEUR in Q1'22 (Q1’21: 51.9 mEUR), which is an increase of 27%, largely driven by the Organic Revenue Growth1 of 18%.
  • Adj. EBITDA2 amounted to 17.6 mEUR in Q1'22 (Q1’21: 13.5 mEUR), which is an increase of 30% driven by economies of scale and, amidst record investments in new personnel.
  • The total Software Clients grew quarter on quarter by 26% which supports long-term organic growth prospects as these clients will scale revenues over time.
  • The Net Dollar Expansion Rate of the existing Software Clients above 100k revenues per year amounted to 125%, which showcases that clients increase their wallet share with MGI.

May 31, 2022 - Media and Games Invest SE ("MGI" or the "Company", ISIN: MT0000580101; ticker M8G; Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market and Scale Segment Frankfurt Stock Exchange; OTCQX ticker: MDGIF) closes the first quarter 2022 with 65.9 mEUR in Net Revenue, which corresponds to an increase of 27% compared to Q1’21, whereof two thirds were Organic Revenue Growth (18pp). The adj. EBITDA for the first quarter 2022 increased by 30% to 17.6 mEUR compared to Q1 2021. 67% of the revenues were generated in North America (Q1’21: 61%) and 20% in Europe, which underscores accelerated growth in North America, the largest market for MGI.


  • Net Revenues amounted to 65.9 mEUR (Q1’21: 51.9 mEUR), an increase of 27% compared to Q1’21, where 18% was contributed by Organic Revenue Growth.
  • Adj. EBITDA2 amounted to 17.6 mEUR (Q1’21: 13.5 mEUR), an increase of 30%.
  • Adj. EBIT3 amounted to 13.6 mEUR (Q1’21: 9.3 mEUR), an increase of 45%.
  • Adj. Net Result11 amounted to 5.7 mEUR (Q1’21: 4.9 mEUR), an increase of 16%.
  • Net Interest-Bearing Debt4 as of March 31, 2022 amounted to 219.7 mEUR (December 31, 2021: 198.6 mEUR).
  • Leverage Ratio5 amounted to 2.9x as of March 31, 2021 (2.8x as per December 31, 2021).
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents including credit lines amounted to 169.2 mEUR as of March 31, 2022, compared to 188.9 mEUR as of December 31, 2021. This decrease was primarily due to an earn-out payment related to the KingsIsle acquisition.
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS) undiluted / diluted amounted to EUR 0.02 (Q1’21: undiluted / diluted EUR 0.02). EPS undiluted / diluted adjusted for PPA-amortization10 amounted to EUR 0.04 (Q1’21: undiluted / diluted EUR 0.04).



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The Q1 2022 interim report is available on MGI’s corporate website at in the Investor Relations section. All financials are preliminary consolidated group figures and not audited.   

A Word from Remco Westermann, CEO

“We are pleased to report a successful start into 2022, exceeding the expected revenue and EBITDA growth rates reflected in our 2022 Guidance. Following the transformation into an Advertising Software Platform with our own first-party games content, we were again able to show strong organic growth, with 18% organic growth in Q1`22, which tends to be the seasonally softest quarter in the advertising industry. In line with this growth, we were also able to increase the number of our software clients by 26%, which also will further growth in the next quarters. This encouraging performance is underlined by our strong profitability as well as cash generation capability. Despite record investments in personnel to fuel further growth, we achieved an adj. EBITDA margin of 27% as well as an operating cash flow of EUR 16.3m, which reflects an increase of 45% compared to Q1’ 21. With further investments into long-term organic growth, which are also reflected in our additional staffing initiatives, we are incredibly well-positioned for further strong organic growth in the coming quarters and years.”, says Remco Westermann, CEO & Chairman of MGI.

Notes - All Notes are defined as in the Year End Report 2021 of MGI
Note (1) Organic Revenue Growth: Organic revenue growth does include growth calculated on a year-over-year basis from companies being within the Group for twelve months or more. What is excluded is the revenue growth from acquisitions that have not been part of the group in the last twelve month, and the decline from sales stemming from closures/divestment of whole businesses.
Note (2) Adjusted EBITDA: Reported EBITDA excluding one-time costs. EBITDA adjustments amounted to 0.7 mEUR in Q1 2022 and were made largely for one-time costs and costs associated with the ESOP program.
Note (3) Adjusted EBIT: Earnings before interest and taxes excluding one-time costs and PPA-amortization resulting from M&A related purchase price allocations. [For adjustments, please see footnote 2 above.]
Note (4) Net interest bearing debt: Interest bearing Financial Indebtedness excluding Shareholder and Related Party Loans minus Cash and Cash Equivalents.
Note (5) Leverage ratio: Net Interest-Bearing Debt divided by adjusted EBITDA for the past 12 months.
Note (6) EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Note (7) EBITDA margin: EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues.
Note (8) Adjusted EBIT margin: Adjusted EBIT as a percentage of net revenues     
Note (9) Adjusted EBITDA margin: Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues
Note (10) PPA-amortization: amortization on M&A related purchase prices which are not tax deductible
Note (11) Adjusted Net Result:  Net Income before PPA-amortization

Invitation to investor presentation

MGI invites investors to participate in the presentation of the Q1 2022 results by Remco Westermann (CEO) and Paul Echt (CFO) on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9am CEST. The presentation will be held in English and will also be available on-demand on the Company’s website

To participate via webcast, please visit:

To participate via phone, please call:
Sweden: +46850558351
United Kingdom: +443333009271 
USA: +1 6319131422
Germany: +4969222220380 
PIN: 63964643#

Responsible parties

The information in this release has been made public through the agency of the responsible persons set out below for publication at the time stated by MGI's news distributor EQS Newswire at the publication of this release. The responsible persons below may be contacted for further information.

For further information, please contact:

Sören Barz
Head of Investor Relations
+49 170 376 9571,

Jenny Rosberg, ROPA, IR contact Stockholm

Axel Mühlhaus / Dr. Sönke Knop, edicto GmbH, IR contact Frankfurt
+49 69 9055 05 51

About Media and Games Invest SE

Media and Games Invest SE (“MGI”) is an advertising software platform with strong first party games content. MGI’s main operational presence is in North America and Europe. The company combines organic growth with value-generating synergetic acquisitions, which has demonstrated continuous strong profitable growth with a revenue CAGR of 77% (2018 –2021). Next to strong organic growth, the MGI Group has successfully acquired more than 35 companies and assets in the past 6 years. The acquired assets and companies have been integrated and amongst others cloud technology is actively used to achieve efficiency gains and competitive advantages. MGI is registered as Societas Europaea in Malta (registration number SE 15) and its shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in Stockholm and in the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Company has a secured bond that is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market.

The Company's certified advisor on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market is FNCA Sweden AB;, +46-8-528 00 399.

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