QUOTE AND NEWS
SeekingAlpha  Nov 3  Comment 
Motley Fool  Oct 6  Comment 
These stocks helped lead the market higher. Find out why.
Reuters  Oct 5  Comment 
* Scientific Games purchases Karma Gaming's portfolio of interactive games
Motley Fool  Sep 7  Comment 
Scientific Games considers initial public offering, joint ventures, and more for its fast-growing interactive games business.
Motley Fool  Sep 6  Comment 
Quarterly results are out, but it was a CEO change that had investors going crazy in August.
Reuters  Aug 31  Comment 
* Scientific Games announces definitive agreement to acquire Deq Systems
Motley Fool  Aug 5  Comment 
Better-than-expected second-quarter results weren't enough to stop the stock's sell-off on Friday.




 

Based in New York City, Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) is a global information technology (IT) systems and services company that provides instant ticket and online lottery products, systems and services to lottery authorities worldwide. Scientific Games is also the leading provider of computerized systems and services to the pari-mutuel wagering industry, an operator of off-track betting (OTB) facilities, and a leading manufacturer of paper-based prepaid phone cards.

Scientific Games continues to benefit from its strong and growing presence in the worldwide instant ticket and online lottery markets. Within the instant ticket lottery market, the company started instant ticket lottery contracts for lottery authorities in Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas over the past two years. The company also signed a four-year contract with the California State Lottery, three-year contracts in New York and Illinois, and two-year contracts in Colorado and Vermont. Additionally, the company was awarded contract extensions from lottery authorities in Indiana, Kentucky, Washington, and West Virginia during the second half of 2005. In addition to strong and growing relationships with state lottery authorities, the company benefits from its licensed instant ticket brands, such as Texas Hold'em from the World Poker Tour, Pac-Man, Yahoo!, and American Idol.

Business Overview

Business & Financial Metrics[1]

In 2009, SGMS incurred a net loss in $39.8 million on revenues of $927.7 million. This represents a 789.2% jump in net loss and a 17.1% decrease in revenues from 2008, when the company lost $4.5 million on $1.12 billion in revenues.

Business Segments[2]

SGMS is divided into three reportable business segments.

  • Printed Products Group (50.3% of revenues): This segment represents the company's instant lottery ticket business.[3]
  • Lottery Systems Group (27.7% of revenues): This segment sells customized computer software to government-sponsored and privately-operated lotteries.[4]
  • Diversified Gaming Group (22.0% of revenues): This segment sells services and systems to operators in the gaming and wagering industries. The segment sells server-based gaming machines, video lottery terminals, and sports betting systems.[4]

Competition

In the United States, SGMS's primary competitors in the instant lottery ticket market are Pollard Banknote Inc FD (PBL) and GTECH. In the lottery systems market, the company's major competitors are GTECH and Intralot (ATH:INLOT). The company's competitors in the video gaming terminal market are:

References

  1. SGMS 2009 10-K pg. 45  
  2. SGMS 2009 10-K pg. 124  
  3. SGMS 2009 10-K pg. 3  
  4. 4.0 4.1 SGMS 2009 10-K pg. 4  
Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki