·Gross Winnings amounted to GBP 11.2 (6.1) million for the third quarter and GBP 27.4 (16.5) million for the period January to September demonstrating continued strong growth. Gross Winnings Margin was 17.9 (11.7) per cent and 14.6 (11.4) per cent for the same periods. ·Turnover for the third quarter amounted to GBP 62.6 (52.1) million and for the period January to September to GBP 187.4 (144.9) million. ·Profit from operations for the third quarter increased 56 per cent to GBP 4.6 (3.0) million. Profit from operations for the period January to September increased to GBP 12.4 (7.9) million. ·Profit after tax for the third quarter increased to GBP 3.4 (2.3) million. Profit after tax for the period January to September increased to GBP 8.7 (5.8) million. ·Earnings per share were GBP 0.131 (0.091) for the third quarter and GBP 0.339 (0.246) for the period January to September. ·Poker Gross Winnings increased 43 per cent quarter on quarter from GBP 2.8 million to GBP 4.0 million. ·Number of active customers increased 53 per cent quarter on quarter from 91,000 to 139,000 of which 39,000 is a result of MrBookmaker acquisition. ·Integration process with MrBookmaker is running according to plan.
"The most important event during the quarter was of course the acquisition of MrBookmaker, which gave us immediate access to the important markets of France and Benelux. We are now a leading “moneytainment” company with a leading position in several important European markets.” “I am also proud to note that we once again achieved a record result in September for active customers and new customer registrations as well as highest quarter EBIT on record, despite at the same time entering into new markets and supporting the continuous poker growth” comments Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet. Today, Wednesday 2 November 2005, Unibet’s CEO Petter Nylander will host a presentation in English at FinancialHearings, Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 9.00 CET. Please go to www.financialhearings.com to sign in. For the full report please click on attached pdf-file.