Tab NZ continues to outpace targets in June
This marks the fourth month in which the operator has continued to outperform its allotted budget.
Wagering turnover was $209.5m for the month, $44.6m above the same period last year, and $1.8m behind May’s turnover. Gross betting revenue came to $33.8m, at a margin of 16.2%. Operating expenses for June were $9.5m.
The net profit figure of $16.0m for the month was $6.0m above budget, and consisted of $14.7m in betting profit – $6.1m ahead of budget – and $2.0m in gaming profit -$100,000 ahead of budget – minus $700,000 due to funds paid by the Racing Integrity Unit (RIU).
The profit figure also includes Tab NZ’s sale of its radio brand to SENZ for $2.2m, and excluding one-off or exceptional items, the operator’s normalised profit for the month was $13.8m, $3.8m ahead of its budget. This figure is slightly behind May’s reported $14.0m profit.
For the year to date, normalised profit for the business is $159.1m, $39.5m above budget. Total reported profit is $163.1m.
Racing codes were paid $10.3m in actual distributions for the month, compared to $9.7m budgeted. This was significantly lower than May’s distribution figure of $16.5m, however.
June’s contribution brought the code distribution for the year-to-date to $133.4m, $13.5m ahead of the budget to date.