Media and Games Invest: Strong Q2’22 with 37% Overall and 18% Organic Revenue Growth. Confirmation of Guidance 2022. Focusing on Organic Growth, Increasing Profitability as well as Deleveraging

  • Net Revenues amounted to 78.1 mEUR in Q2'22 (Q2’21: 57.1 mEUR), which is an increase of 37%, whereof 18% were driven by Organic Revenue Growth1.
  • Adj. EBITDA2 amounted to 21.1 mEUR in Q2'22 (Q2’21: 15.3 mEUR), which is an increase of 38%.
  • Confirmation of 2022 Guidance with revenues of 295-315 mEUR and adj. EBITDA of 83-93 mEUR despite challenging macroeconomic conditions
  • Focus in upcoming periods will be on organic revenue growth in combination with realization of cost and revenue synergies to further increase profitability and deleverage

​​​​​​August 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) today announced it closed the second quarter 2022 with 78.1 mEUR in Net Revenues, corresponding to an increase of 37% compared to Q2’21. 18% of the Net Revenue growth was contributed by Organic Revenue Growth. The adj. EBITDA for the second quarter 2022 increased by 38% to EUR 21.1 million compared to Q2 2021. Both Segments showed a very strong performance. The still smaller Demand Side Segment showed strong YoY revenue growth in Q2’22 of 104% whereof 76% were contributed by Organic Revenue Growth as a result of scaling Software Clients13 with innovative advertising products such as ATOM and Moments.AI. The Supply Side Segment also showed strong YoY revenue growth of 32% in Q2’22, whereof 14% have been contributed by Organic Revenue Growth driven by more than 25 additional Publishers/Software Clients13 as well as content updates in the Games Portfolio. The strong additional M&A growth of the Supply Side Segment was driven by Smaato and AxesInMotion.


  • Net Revenues amounted to 78.1 mEUR (Q2’21: 57.1 mEUR), an increase of 37% compared to Q2’21, whereof 18% were contributed by Organic Revenue Growth.
  • Adj. EBITDA2 amounted to 21.1 mEUR (Q2’21: 15.3 mEUR), an increase of 38%.
  • Adj. EBIT3 amounted to 16.4 mEUR (Q2’21: 11.1 mEUR), an increase of 47%.
  • Adj. Net Result4 amounted to 6.4 mEUR (Q2’21: 5.9 mEUR), an increase of 7%.


  • Net Revenues amounted to 143.9 mEUR (H1’21: 109.0 mEUR), an increase of 32% compared to H1 2021.
  • Adj. EBITDA amounted to 38.6 mEUR (H1’21: 28.7 mEUR), an increase of 34%.
  • Adj. EBIT amounted to 29.9 mEUR (H1’21: 20.4 mEUR), which is an increase of 46%.
  • Adj. Net Result amounted to 12.0 mEUR (H1’21: 10.8 mEUR), an increase of 11%.
  • Net Interest-Bearing Debt5 as of June 30, 2022, amounted to 298.8 mEUR (December 31, 2021: 198.6 mEUR). The increase is primarily due to the cash-out of the last fixed consideration and last earn-out payments related to the KingsIsle acquisition as well as the initial purchase price payment for AxesInMotion.
  • Leverage Ratio6 amounted to 3.7x as of June 30, 2022 (2.8x as per December 31, 2021). At the end of Q2 2022, this ratio includes ten months of Smaato as well as two months of AxesInMotion EBITDA and is therefore overstated. Mid-term, the Company intends to de-lever to below 3.0x again.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents amounted to 125.4 mEUR as of June 30, 2022 (December 31, 2021: 180.2 mEUR) and decreased due to the final earn-out and deferred purchase price payments related to the KingsIsle acquisition as well as the initial purchase price for the AxesInMotion acquisition.
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS) undiluted / diluted amounted to EUR 0.04 for the first half year 2022 (H1’21: undiluted / diluted EUR 0.04). EPS undiluted / diluted adjusted for PPA-amortization7 amounted to EUR 0.08 (H1’21: undiluted / diluted EUR 0.08).



Q2 2022

Q2 2021

H1 2022

H1 2021

FY 2021

Net Revenues






YoY Growth in Revenues












EBITDA Margins9












Adj. EBITDA Margins10












Adj. EBIT Margins11






Adj. Net Result






Adj. Net Result Margins



















The Q2 2022 interim report is available on MGI’s corporate website at in the Investor Relations section. All financials are consolidated group figures and reviewed but not audited.   

A Word from Remco Westermann, CEO

“MGI continued its strong growth trajectory in the second quarter of 2022. Revenues increased 37% year-over-year and adj. EBITDA increased by 38% year-over-year. Overall, the Company's organic growth amounted to 18% year-over-year. While the challenging global macroeconomic conditions led to some softness in revenue growth due to lower total industry ad spend, MGI's business model with its integrated Ad Tech software platform and first-party games content has enabled us to generate solid financial performance in Q2 2022. We are in a market environment characterized by recession fears, inflationary pressures, rising interest rates and ongoing supply chain disruptions, which have already impacted corporate advertising spend as a result. In this environment, our key focus will now be on organic revenue growth, further increasing our profitability while also engaging in cost saving measures. We also plan for the realization of cost synergies concurrent with a deleveraging strategy. Even though our outside environment has changed, we herewith confirm our forecast for the full-year 2022 and expect revenues of EUR 295–315 million with adj. EBITDA of EUR 83-93 million.,” commented Remco Westermann, CEO & Chairman of MGI Group.


On February 28, 2022 Media and Games Invest SE published its initial guidance for the financial year 2022:


FY 2021 (A)

Guidance 2022

Revenue (in €m)


290 - 31012



15 - 23%

Adj. EBITDA (in €m)


80 - 90



13 - 27%

On April 28, 2022 Media and Games Invest SE published its increased guidance for the financial year 2022 taking into consideration the acquisition of AxesInMotion:


FY 2021 (A)

Guidance 2022                       incl. AxesInMotion

Revenue (in €m)


295 - 31512



17 - 25%

Adj. EBITDA (in €m)


83 – 93



17 - 31%

Notes - All Notes are defined as in the Interim Q2 2022 Report 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 1.1 mEUR in Q2 2022 and were made largely for one-time costs and costs associated with the relocation, new governance procedures as well as 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. Adjustments consists of the EBITDA adjustments mentioned in Note 2 plus PPA amortization in the amount of 4.4 mEUR.
Note (4) Adjusted Net Result: Net Income excluding PPA amortization
Note (5) Net interest bearing debt: Interest bearing Financial Indebtedness excluding Shareholder and Related Party Loans minus Cash and Cash Equivalents.
Note (6) Leverage ratio: Net Interest-Bearing Debt divided by adjusted EBITDA for the past 12 months.
Note (7) PPA-amortization: amortization on M&A related purchase prices which are not tax deductible
Note (8) EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Note (9) EBITDA margin: EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues.
Note (10) Adjusted EBITDA margin: Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenues
Note (11) Adjusted EBIT margin: Adjusted EBIT as a percentage of net revenues     
Note (12) Revenue: takes into account the discontinuance of MGI’s affiliate and influencer marketing business with a negative revenue of c. 20 mEUR
Note (13) Software Clients: Advertisers and Publishers using the advertising products which MGI offers including the Demand and Supply Side platform

Invitation to MGI’s Capital Markets Day

MGI invites investors to participate in the presentation of the Q2 2022 results at the MGI Capital Markets Day held today, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 10.30 am CEST. The presentation will be held in English and will also be available on-demand on the Company’s website


Participant dial in number

SE: +46850558358
UK: +443333009274
US: +16467224956
DE: +4969222220377

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 two secured bonds that are 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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