OPAP exceeds forecasts, posts net profits of 57.2 mln€ in Q1 2019

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:06
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INTIME NEWS/ΜΠΑΜΠΟΥΚΟΣ ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ
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The ATHEX-listed Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics S.A. (OPAP), which runs betting parlors and manages games of chance in the country, on Wednesday reported a 43.5-percent increase in net profits for the first quarter of 2019.

OPAP's management pointed to a containment of expenditures and a further growth of its VLTs network as boosting profitability.

Net profits reached 57.2 million euros in the Jan-Mar 2019 period, compared with profits of 39.8 million euros in the corresponding quarter of 2018. The performance, in fact, surpassed forecasts by analysts quoted in a Reuters survey, which projected profits of 44.8 million euros for the quarter.

OPAP, the fourth biggest gaming and betting operator in Europe based on revenues, operates a network of VLTs in Greece and Cyprus now reaching almost 20,000.

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