Webis Holdings released its preliminary results

Webis Holdings, which owns the sportsbetting site BetInternet.com has released preliminary results for the year to end May showing a 33 percent increase in EBITDA - up at GBP 215000, compared to last year's GBP 162 000, and group turnover rising to GBP 117.2 million (2007: GBP 86.9 million).

Operating profit reached GBP 34 000, a solid turnaround from last year's loss of GBP 33 000 in 2007.

The Betinternet.com sportsbook recorded turnover up 40 percent to GBP 86.8 million (2007: GBP 62.1 million) which management attributed to a larger investment in European marketing activities. This had also had a positive impact on revenues achieved by its two online casinos and fixed-odds games, which accounted for 66 percent of the sportsbook's total revenues for the period.

Subsidiary European Wagering Services' pari-mutuel business saw turnover rise by 23 percent to GBP 30.4 million (2007: GBP24.8 million), boosted by a significant improvement in performance in the second half of the period, which saw the resolution in November 2007 of US-related payment issues.

The company revealed that it has upgraded and relocated its sportsbook hardware facility to a purpose-built facility on the Isle of Man, and launched its redesigned link2bet.com website in September 2008.

Webis chairman Denham Eke said: "The improved trading performance for the period is a direct result of the board's strategy for the company in a number of different areas including marketing activity, IT systems, capital expenditure and the ongoing identification of cost-savings. Trading for the first quarter of the current financial year was ahead of expectations and I look forward to reporting further progress in due course."

Join today and start earning rewards

You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
S logo

Report to moderator

Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this

Select Language
Search
Search Results
39012170