Aristocrat Leisure Limited
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Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ALL) is a leading global gaming content and technology company and top-tier mobile games publisher, with more than 7,500 employees in over 20 locations around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, casino management systems and free-to-play mobile games. The company's regulated gaming products are approved for use in more than 300 licensed jurisdictions and are available in more than 100 countries.
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What does Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ALL) do and how does it make money?
They make simple games that hook you in. Aristocrat Leisure Limited is a leading gaming content and technology company with two main divisions: Aristocrat Gaming and Pixel United.
Aristocrat Gaming develops, assembles, sells, distributes, and services casino games and systems across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company’s casino gaming products are regulated and approved for use by adults in 326 licensed jurisdictions and available in 102 countries.
Via its digital arm, Pixel United, Aristocrat develops and distributes free-to-play mobile-first games via three publishers, Product Madness, Plarium and Big Fish Games. Pixel United’s games have approximately 20 million users per month and include RAID: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, EverMerge, Gummy Drop!, Mech Arena aimed at people of all ages and Lightning Link Casino and Cashman Casino for adults.
Headquartered in North Ryde, Sydney, Aristocrat earns and reports its revenue in four segments: The Americas, Australia and New Zealand, Digital, and International Class III. The company currently has more than 7,000 employees in over 20 locations around the world.
What is Class III gaming?
By Aristocrat’s definition, “Class III refers to gaming machines that use random number generator software programs to determine results.”
Historically and regulatorily speaking, the American category of Class III includes casino-style games such as blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines and more. For more information about gaming classes and their differences, click here.
Is Aristocrat Leisure a profitable company?
Yes, Aristocrat Leisure is a very profitable company. In FY2019, FY2020 and FY2021, the company earned a net income of A$698m, A$1.378m and A$820m, respectively. COVID-19 issues were the cause of Aristocrat’s FY2021 revenue drop.
At the end of FY2021, the company’s free cash flow had surpassed A$1.1b.
Is ALL stock a buy?
Between October 2021 and May 2022, the ALL stock price took a nosedive of over 31%, from a high of A$49.65 down to around A$30.
Some investors see this drop as a buying opportunity, as the company has proven its strong ability to generate revenue and earnings for over a decade. The company has also paid dividends consistently since 2009.
Other investors are citing macroeconomic pressures brought on by geopolitical tensions as a reason not to start a position at this time.
Does ALL stock pay dividends?
Yes, Aristocrat has paid dividends since 2009 without fail.
Throughout 2021, the company distributed dividends twice. It paid an interim dividend of A$0.26 in May and a final dividend of A$0.15 in December for a total of A$0.41 for the year.
Aristocrat paid dividends again, A$0.26 at the beginning of July 2022.
Who owns ALL stock?
At 57.7% of the total float, the general public owns the majority of ALL stock. Institutions come in second, holding 31.3% of the total float.
Some of ALL stock’s largest owners include BlackRock (5.63%), State Street Global Advisors (5.08%), AustralianSuper Pty Ltd (4.81%), The Vanguard Group (4.59%), Writeman Pty Ltd (3.98%), Thunderbirds Are Go Pty Ltd (2.38%), Arminella Pty Ltd (2.28%) and Norges Bank Investment Management (1.69%).
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