Gfinity (LON:GFIN) is a world leader in the fast-growing market for esports. The company provides full end to end esports solutions, including bespoke content, tournament and event solutions for commercial partners via its proprietary online platform and live broadcasting studio, plus it is building its owned Elite Series brand and hosting its proprietary Elite Series tournament format. Revenues are derived from managed services fees for third-party events, and advertising and sponsorship. In the near future, we expect significant growth from revenue sharing on content derived from partner solutions.
Gfinity reported full-year (FY) June 2018 results (released 27 November) showing year-on-year revenue growth of 82%, and significantly reduced operating losses in the second half. The company also confirmed strong progress in signing additional commercial deals to propel growth in FY 2019. Revenues doubled purely from growing with its existing partners. New premium partners such as Premier League and new publisher partners have been added and will drive further growth.
We believe that the company will deliver continued strong revenue growth in FY 2019, and significantly improved operating losses. In this report, we examine the growth drivers for the esports industry, and for Gfinity specifically, including specific contracts and programmes for 2019 and beyond.