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DoubleDown Interactive Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

·12-min read

SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DoubleDown Interactive (NASDAQ: DDI) (“DoubleDown” or the “Company”), a leading developer and publisher of digital social casino games, today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights vs. Third Quarter 2020

  • Revenues decreased 6% to $87.0 million.

  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 4% to $30.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 34.7% improved by approximately 330 basis points.

  • Net income increased to $22.8 million, or $9.91 per common share on a fully diluted basis ($0.50 on an ADS basis), compared to net income of $8.3 million, or $3.75 per common share on a fully diluted basis ($0.19 on an ADS basis). Note each ADS represents 0.05 of a common share.

  • Average Revenue Per Daily Active User (“ARPDAU”) increased 12% to $0.96.

  • Average monthly revenue per payer increased 14% to $224.

  • Payer conversion of 5.7%, compared to 5.4%. Payer conversion represents the percentage of monthly active users that made at least one purchase in a month during the respective quarters.

“We are pleased with the results from our first quarter as a public company, including year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA growth, another record for average monthly revenue per payer, and the recent release of our first non-social casino gaming app, ‘Undead World: Hero Survival’,” said In Keuk Kim, Chief Executive Officer of DoubleDown. “We generated $33.7 million in net cash flows provided by operations and ended the quarter with a cash and cash equivalents balance of $223.1 million, providing us with a strong financial position. Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on growing our paying customer base with an emphasis on optimizing our monetization metrics.”

Initial Public Offering

On September 2, 2021, DoubleDown closed its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 6,316,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADS”), each representing 0.05 of a common share, at a price of $18.00 per ADS. DoubleDown sold 5,263,000 ADSs and STIC Special Situation Diamond Limited sold 1,053,000 ADSs in the IPO. DoubleDown received net proceeds of $86.5 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and the offering expenses from the IPO.

Summary Operating Results for DoubleDown Interactive

Three Months Ended September 30,

2021

2020

Revenue ($ MM)

$

87.0

$

92.2

Total operating expenses ($ MM)

$

59.2

$

71.3

Adjusted EBITDA ($ MM)

$

30.2

$

28.9

Net income ($ MM)

$

22.8

$

8.3

Net income margin

26.2

%

9.0

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

34.7

%

31.4

%

Non-financial performance metrics

Average MAUs (000s)

2,255

2,894

Average DAUs (000s)

986

1,169

ARPDAU

$

0.96

$

0.86

Average monthly revenue per payer

$

224

$

196

Payer conversion

5.7

%

5.4

%

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Revenue in the third quarter was $87.0 million, down 5.6% from the same year-ago quarter mainly due to the easing of stay-at-home initiatives compared to the height of COVID-19 prevention measures in the prior year.

Operating expenses in the third quarter were $59.2 million, down 16.9% from the same year-ago quarter. The decrease was primarily due to decreases in sales & marketing costs and depreciation & amortization expenses from the same quarter in 2020.

Net income in the third quarter increased to $22.8 million, or $9.91 per common share on a fully diluted basis ($0.50 on an ADS basis), compared to net income of $8.3 million, or $3.75 per common share on a fully diluted basis ($0.19 on an ADS basis), in the same year-ago quarter. Note each ADS represents 0.05 of a common share.

Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter increased to $30.2 million compared to $28.9 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2021 was $33.7 million compared to $22.7 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Conference Call

DoubleDown will hold a conference call today (November 10, 2021) at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss these results. A question-and-answer session will follow management's presentation.

To participate, please dial the number below at least five minutes prior to the start time and ask for the DoubleDown Interactive conference call.

U.S. dial-in number: 1-888-705-0418
International number: 1-929-517-9007
Conference ID: 2667354

The conference call will broadcast live and be available for replay here or at the below dial in.

Toll-free replay number: 1-855-859-2056
International replay number: 1-404-537-3406
Conference ID: 2667354
A replay of the call will be available after 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time through December 10, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

About DoubleDown Interactive

DoubleDown Interactive, Co. Ltd. is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web-based platforms. We are the creators of multi-format interactive entertainment experiences for casual players, bringing authentic Vegas entertainment to players around the world through an online social casino experience. Our flagship title, DoubleDown Casino, has been a fan-favorite game on leading social and mobile platforms for years, entertaining millions of players worldwide with a lineup of classic and modern games.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release are “forward-looking statements” about future events and expectations for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions, and expectations of industry trends, our future financial and operating performance, and our growth plans, taking into account the information currently available to us. These statements are not statements of historical fact. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events. While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Words such as “anticipates,” believes,” “continues,” “estimates,” “expects,” “goal,” “objectives,” “intends,” “may,” “opportunity,” “plans,” potential,” “near-term,” long-term,” “projections,” “assumptions,” “projects,” “guidance,” “forecasts,” “outlook,” “target,” “trends,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “will,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. We qualify any forward-looking statements entirely by these cautionary factors. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Use and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to our results determined in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), we believe the following non-GAAP financial measure is useful in evaluating our operating performance. We present “adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization” (“Adjusted EBITDA”) because we believe it assists investors and analysts by facilitating comparison of period-to-period operational performance on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of our core operating performance. The items excluded from the Adjusted EBITDA may have a material impact on our financial results. Certain of those items are non-recurring, while others are non-cash in nature. Accordingly, the Adjusted EBITDA is presented as supplemental disclosure and should not be considered in isolation of, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements furnished in our Form 6-K to be filed with the SEC.

In our reconciliation from our reported GAAP “net income before provision for taxes” to our Adjusted EBITDA, we eliminate the impact of the following fourline items: (i) remeasurement gains; (ii) acquisition expenses; (iii) amortization expenses related to intangible assets acquired; and (iv) depreciation expense. The below table sets forth the full reconciliation of our non-GAAP measures:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures

September 30,

September 30,

(in millions, except percentages)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income

$

22.8

$

8.3

$

60.7

$

38.2

Income tax expense

7.2

5.8

16.7

16.5

Income before tax

30.0

14.1

77.4

54.7

Adjustments for:

Depreciation and amortization

2.4

8.0

15.7

23.9

Loss contingency

-

-

3.5

-

Interest expense

0.5

0.7

1.5

10.1

Foreign currency transaction/remeasurement (gain) loss

(0.8

)

0.7

(1.4

)

(3.4

)

Other income (expense), net

1.9

(5.4

)

2.4

(5.1

)

Adjusted EBITDA

$

30.2

$

28.9

$

94.3

$

90.4

Adjusted EBITDA margin

34.7

%

31.4

%

34.0

%

33.9

%

We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.

Company Contact:
Joe Sigrist
ir@doubledown.com
+1 (206) 773-2266
Chief Financial Officer
https://www.doubledowninteractive.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Cody Slach or Jeff Grampp, CFA
Gateway Group
1-949-574-3860
DDI@gatewayir.com


DoubleDown Interactive

Condensed Balance Sheets

September 30, 2021

December 31, 2020

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

223,062

$

63,188

Accounts receivable, net

20,247

23,299

Prepaid expenses, and other assets

11,013

4,020

Total current assets

254,322

90,507

Property and equipment, net

342

377

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

7,644

9,987

Intangible assets, net

55,801

71,364

Goodwill

633,965

633,965

Deferred tax asset

2,724

560

Other non-current assets

72

71

Total assets

$

954,870

$

806,831

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

14,090

$

16,646

Short-term operating lease liabilities

3,036

3,033

Income taxes payable

375

2,838

Contract liabilities

1,546

2,415

Other current liabilities

2702

717

Total current liabilities

21,749

25,649

Long-term borrowings with related party

42,198

45,956

Long-term operating lease liabilities

5,410

7,831

Deferred tax liabilities, net

25,993

20,154

Other non-current liabilities

12,592

7,730

Total liabilities

107,942

107,320

Shareholders’ equity

Common stock

21,198

18,924

Additional paid-in-capital

672,242

588,064

Accumulated other comprehensive income

23,109

22,815

Retained earnings

130,379

69,708

Total shareholders’ equity

846,928

699,511

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

954,870

$

806,831


DoubleDown Interactive

Condensed Statement of Operations
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Revenue

$

87,007

$

92,166

$

276,902

$

267,305

Operating expenses:

Cost of revenue(1)

30,485

32,648

96,823

94,345

Sales and marketing(1)

17,161

20,905

56,913

53,688

Research and development(1)

4,537

4,635

14,635

13,847

General and administrative(1)

4,674

5,103

17,684

14,983

Depreciation and amortization

2,359

7,978

15,704

23,938

Total operating expenses

59,216

71,269

201,759

200,801

Operating income

27,791

20,897

75,143

66,504

Other income (expense):

Interest expense

(500

)

(719

)

(1,521

)

(10,142

)

Interest income

25

18

108

189

Gain on foreign currency transactions

634

558

1,040

3,167

Gain (loss) on foreign currency remeasurement of intercompany items

215

(1,251

)

353

233

Other, net

1,853

(5,437

)

2,261

(5,262

)

Total other expense, net

2,227

(6,831

)

2,241

(11,815

)

Income before income tax

30,018

14,066

77,384

54,689

Income tax expense

(7,185

)

(5,768

)

(16,713

)

(16,539

)

Net income

$

22,833

$

8,298

$

60,671

$

38,150

Other comprehensive income (expense):

Pension adjustments, net of tax

(81

)

(20

)

(121

)

(211

)

Gain on foreign currency translation

(800

)

(657

)

415

15,869

Comprehensive income

$

21,952

$

7,621

$

60,965

$

53,808

Earnings per share:

Basic

$

9.91

$

3.75

$

27.03

$

22.83

Diluted

$

9.91

$

3.75

$

27.03

$

17.30

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

2,303,192

2,214,522

2,244,404

1,670,715

Diluted

2,303,192

2,214,522

2,244,404

2,360,310

(1) Excluding depreciation and amortization


DoubleDown Interactive

Condensed Statement of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)

Nine months ended

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2020

Cash flow from operating activities:

Net Income

$

60,671

$

38,150

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

15,704

23,938

Gain(Loss) on foreign currency remeasurement of intercompany item

(353

)

(233

)

Deferred taxes

3,524

4,477

Non-cash interest expense

-

5,015

Working capital adjustments:

Accounts receivable

2,006

(12,443

)

Prepaid expenses, other current and non-current assets

(2,628

)

(487

)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other payables

(795

)

5,170

Contract liabilities

(868

)

(187

)

Income tax payable

(7,035

)

1,232

Other current and non-current liabilities

7,359

(851

)

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

77,584

63,781

Cash flow from (used in) investing activities:

Acquisition of Double8 Games Co., Ltd.

-

(1,952

)

Acquisition of property, plant and equipments

(116

)

Acquisition of intangible assets

(12

)

-

Purchases of intangible assets

-

(5

)

Purchases of property and equipment

-

(194

)

Disposals of property and equipment

3

-

Net cash flows from (used in) investing activities

(125

)

(2,151

)

Cash flows from (used in) financing activities:

Repayments of long-term borrowings with related party

-

(41,641

)

Isssuance of new shares-IPO

86,452

Repayments of short-term senior note

-

(33,313

)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

86,452

(74,954

)

Net foreign exchange difference on cash and cash equivalents

(4,035

)

(3,082

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

159,875

(16,406

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

63,188

42,418

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

223,062

$

26,012


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