EX-99.1 2 v418438_ex99-1.htm PRESS RELEASE


Exhibit 99.1


MGT Capital Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter ending June 30, 2015


HARRISON, NY (August 17, 2015) MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) today reported financial and operational results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2015.


Financial and Operational Results


For the three months ended June 30, 2015, revenues from our fantasy sports business were $249,000, up 15% from the $217,000 recorded in the first quarter of this year. Second quarter 2015 revenues were down 12% from the same quarter in 2014, as the Company adopted a strategy to reduce overlay in its guaranteed contests. As a result, the gross margin from gaming operations was $153,000 (61% of revenue), up 32% as compared to $116,000 (41% of revenue) for the same period last year, and up 20% sequentially from the first quarter 2015 gross margin of $127,000 (58% of revenue).


Total operating expenses for the second quarter 2015 were down 39% year over year, and down over 30% sequentially from the first quarter of this year. Operating loss improved to ($855,000) in the second quarter of 2015, compared to ($1.5 million) in the year ago second quarter, and ($1.3 million) in this year’s first quarter.


For the six months, ended June 30, 2015, gaming revenues were up 43%, and gross margin from gaming was up 157%, with the six month gross margin improving to 60% of revenue, as compared to 34% of revenue for the same period last year.


Management Commentary and Outlook


As reported on Forms 8–K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2015, July 6, 2015 and July 20, 2015, the Company has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (as amended) for the sale of its fantasy sports assets to a group managed by Sportech PLC. Under the terms of the Agreement, at closing, the Company will receive over $4.3 million in cash plus a 10% residual equity ownership in the buyer. The necessary fundraising for the deal is being led by Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., although there can be no assurance that Macquarie will be successful prior to the expected closing date on or before August 31, 2015.


About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.


MGT Capital and its subsidiaries operate social and real money gaming sites online and in the mobile space, including ownership of the 3rd largest daily fantasy sports wagering platform, DraftDay.com.  The Company also offers games of skill through MGTplay.com and social casino games with SlotChamp™. MGT also launched Daily Fantasy Legend in partnership with Facebook to become the first daily fantasy sports platform on social media.  In addition, the Company owns intellectual property relating to slot machines and has asserted its claims via patent infringement lawsuits.





Forward-looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements. The words or phrases “would be,” “will allow,” “intends to,” “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimate,” “project,” or similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking statements.” MGT’s financial and operational results reflected above should not be construed by any means as representative of the current or future value of its common stock. All information set forth in this news release, except historical and factual information, represents forward-looking statements. This includes all statements about the Company’s plans, beliefs, estimates and expectations. These statements are based on current estimates and projections, which involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include issues related to: rapidly changing technology and evolving standards in the industries in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate; the ability to obtain sufficient funding to continue operations, maintain adequate cash flow, profitably exploit new business, license and sign new agreements; the unpredictable nature of consumer preferences; and other factors set forth in the Company’s most recently filed annual report and registration statement. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof. Readers should carefully review the risks and uncertainties described in other documents that the Company files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.



Company Contact


MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

Robert Traversa, Chief Financial Officer








(in thousands, except share and per–share amounts)



   June 30,   December 31, 
   2015   2014 
Current assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $1,097   $1,455 
Accounts receivable   12    5 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   123    172 
Note receivable   251     
Total current assets   1,483    1,632 
Non–current assets          
Restricted cash   39    138 
Property and equipment, at cost, net   26    43 
Intangible assets, net   2,117    2,417 
Goodwill   6,444    6,444 
Other non–current assets       2 
Total assets  $10,109   $10,676 
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable  $324   $245 
Accrued expenses   152    180 
Player deposit liability   742    952 
Other payables   2    2 
Total current liabilities   1,220    1,379 
Total liabilities   1,220    1,379 
Commitments and contingencies          
Redeemable convertible preferred stock – Temporary equity          
Preferred stock, series A convertible preferred, $0.001 par value; 1,416,160 and 1,416,160 shares authorized at June 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively; 10,296 and 9,993 shares issued and outstanding at June 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively        
Stockholders' equity          
Undesignated preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 8,583,840 and 8,583,840 shares authorized at June 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. No shares authorized, issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 respectively        
Common Stock, $0.001 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 14,116,999 and 10,731,160 shares issued and outstanding at June 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively   14    11 
Additional paid–in capital   310,108    308,288 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (281)   (281)
Accumulated deficit   (301,285)   (299,163)
Total stockholders' equity   8,556    8,855 
Non–controlling interests   333    442 
Total equity   8,889    9,297 
Total stockholders' equity, liabilities and non–controlling interest  $10,109   $10,676 






(In thousands, except share and per-share amounts)




   Three months ended June 30,   Six months ended June 30, 
   2015   2014   2015   2014 
Licensing  $12   $37   $12   $80 
Gaming   249    283    466    325 
    261    320    478    405 
Cost of revenues                    
Gaming   96    167    186    216 
Gross margin   165    153    292    189 
Operating expenses                    
General and administrative   981    1,536    2,369    2,800 
Sales and marketing   39    91    118    108 
Research and development       53        113 
    1,020    1,680    2,487    3,021 
Operating loss   (855)   (1,527)   (2,195)   (2,832)
Other non–operating (expense) / income                    
Interest and other income   5    2    (36)   5 
Net loss before income taxes and non–controlling interest   (850)   (1,525)   (2,231)   (2,827)
Income tax (expense) / benefit       1        11 
Net loss before non–controlling interest  $(850)  $(1,524)   (2,231)   (2,816)
Net loss attributable to non–controlling interest   (1)   133    109    303 
Net loss attributable to MGT Capital Investments, Inc.  $(851)  $(1,391)  $(2,122)  $(2,513)
Per–share data:                    
Basic and diluted loss per share  $(0.06)  $(0.15)  $(0.17)  $(0.28)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding   13,578,181    9,057,867    12,373,621    8,921,935