Snail (SNAL) – Revenue Deferrals Causes Noisy Results

Media and Entertainment
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Snail is a leading, global independent developer and publisher of interactive digital entertainment for consumers around the world, with a premier portfolio of premium games designed for use on a variety of platforms, including consoles, PCs and mobile devices.

Michael Kupinski, Director of Research, Equity Research Analyst, Digital, Media & Technology , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Patrick McCann, CFA, Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Q1 results. The company reported Q1 revenue of $14.1 million, and adj. EBITDA loss of $1.9 million, both of which were lower than our estimates of $24.0 million and $2.8 million, respectively, as illustrated in Figure #1 Results. Importantly, the company deferred $5.5 million of revenue in the quarter, which contributed to the results falling short of expectations. We expect revenue deferrals to be the cause of some noise in operating results during 2024, as the company prepares for the launch of ARK 2.

Deferred revenue recognition. The deferred ASA revenue will be split evenly across five DLCS that are included in the sale of the game and recognized as the DLCs are released. Three of the DLCs included in ASA will be released in 2024 (Q2, Q3, Q4) with the remaining two expected in 2025. Importantly, a portion of the revenue from the sale of ASA are being deferred, but not all of the associated costs are being deferred.

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