Gaming Revenue

Light & Wonder Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results




Light & Wonder Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. The Consolidated revenue in the quarter grew 13%.


  • Gaming revenue increased to $496 million, up 13% compared to the prior year period, primarily driven by another quarter of robust Gaming machine sales growth, which increased 31% globally, coupled with continued strong momentum in Gaming operations.
  • SciPlay revenue rose to $204 million, a 12% increase from the prior year period, breaking a quarterly revenue record for the sixth consecutive quarter, driven by the core social casino business, which once again delivered strong payer metrics and outpaced the market and gained share.
  • iGaming revenue increased 13% to $70 million reflecting continued growth momentum in the US and international markets.
  • Full year consolidated revenue increased 16% to $2.9 billion delivering record results, which showcased strong financial performance, execution on growth strategy and transformation, and continued advancement toward long-term financial targets.

Matt Wilson, President and CEO of Light & Wonder, said: “2023 was a banner year for Light & Wonder. Our businesses delivered double-digit growth across the board throughout the year, enabled by strategic investments and strong execution. We consistently leverage a differentiated product strategy and plan to capitalize on the significant growth opportunities ahead of us. I am thrilled with the momentum we continue to see in the business, and with our winning mentality, experience, and talent in place, we are well-positioned to continue our growth trajectory. I want to congratulate our team on a successful year and know the best is yet to come.”

Oliver Chow, Chief Financial Officer of Light & Wonder, said: “We continue to see healthy trends in the business and were able to capitalize on many of the opportunities presented to us in 2023 to deliver strong top- and bottom-line growth, both in the quarter and for the full year. Our teams continued to deliver quality earnings with improved metrics over the course of 2023. Moving forward, we will focus on driving sustainable growth and executing against our balanced and opportunistic capital allocation strategy with discipline, driving value for all stakeholders.”

Leverage, Capital Return and Strategy Update

  • Principal face value of debt outstanding of $3.9 billion, translating to net debt leverage ratio of 1x as of December 31, 2023, despite the cash outflow required to complete the SciPlay merger. The net debt leverage ratio decreased 0.2x from December 31, 2022, and remained within the targeted net debt leverage ratio range of 2.5x to 3.5x.
  • Returned $25 million of capital to shareholders through the repurchase of approximately 3 million shares of L&W common stock during the quarter and $170 million or 2.4 million shares during 2023. Since the initiation of the program, the company has returned $575 million of capital to shareholders through the repurchase of approximately 9.4 million shares of L&W common stock, representing 77% of total program authorization.
  • Repriced the Term Loan B in January 2024 reducing the interest rate by 35 basis points, resulting in a reduction in annualized interest costs of approximately $8 million.
  • SciPlay merger integration completed successfully, with the Company strengthening its cross-platform strategy through synergistic game development processes across all businesses.


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