Novomatic has announced record levels of revenue for the six months to June 30.
Annual sales revenue in the first half came in at €1.22bn ($1.45bn), up 11.3% on the €1.09bn posted in the corresponding period last year.
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation dropped by €4.7m to €282.5m, while acquisition in the first half amounted to €115.4m
Novomatic also noted that the number of self-operated sites – including casinos, sport betting outlets and bingo operations – increased from approximately 1,800 to almost 2,100 in the opening six months of the year.
The number of operated gaming machines also hit a record high of 70,700, up by 9,000 on the previous year.
In addition, Novomatic was able to increase its staff base to a total of 26,336.
Harald Neumann, chief executive of Novomatic, said: “These future-oriented investments ensure the strong position of Novomatic in the global market for the long-term.
“The current half-year figures with record sales show that we are on the right track with our international growth strategy; this is also exactly what we will pursue in the future.”
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