Debbie Bestwick MBE, Chief Executive Officer of Team17, commented:
"I am delighted that our Teamsters and the wider Team17 family have pulled together, in what has been a challenging 12 months for many. It is because of their hard work and creativity, alongside that of our brilliant label partners, that we can report yet another record year of profitability.
Team17 has been able to offer gamers a means of escapism and a way to interact with their friends and family more than ever before, even when they were unable to meet face to face. The ability to enjoy interactive entertainment between multiple households is something that is almost unique to gaming and we are pleased that our inclusive and family-oriented games have proven so popular.
2020 was a significant year for the gaming industry as a whole, as we saw the launch of both Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles. It is fantastic to see our titles being launched on both these platforms and that another generation of gamers will get to explore Team17's gaming universes. Incredibly, our Worms franchise is now twenty-five years old and in December we launched the franchise's newest title, Worms Rumble, on PlayStation 5. While we have all been delighted to see how well the game has taken to this new platform, I know many gamers, myself included, will fondly remember Worms' first iteration, developed for the Commodore Amiga and released in 1995.
2021 will be a very exciting and busy year for Team17, with more games signed to our label than any time in our history and new IP launches to look forward to including Rogue Heroes, King of Seas, Narita Boy, Epic Chef, Super Magbot, Greak: Memories of Azur, HoneyI Joined a Cult and Hokko Life with three new games still to be announced. Alongside these, Hell Let Loose is due to exit Early Access and launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox X/S, Overcooked! All You Can Eat will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC and Worms Rumble will launch on Xbox X/S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. I look forward to updating our shareholders on our progress as the year goes on."
1 Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating profit adjusted to add back depreciation of property, plant and equipment, amortisation of brands and impairment of intangible assets (excluding capitalised development costs) and share based payment costs.
2 Operating cash conversion is defined as cash generated from operating activities as per the statement of cash flows, divided by EBITDA.
3 Adjusted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the adjusted profit after tax by the weighted average number of ordinary shares. This is adjusted for the effect of share options when calculating the diluted adjusted earnings per share (Note 5).