|Bid||27.26 x 1300|
|Ask||26.97 x 900|
|Day's Range||26.35 - 28.18|
|52 Week Range||11.88 - 29.35|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||N/A|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||124.14|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||27.78|
(Bloomberg) -- Flutter Entertainment Plc, the world’s biggest online gambling company, has raised money through an investment from Fox Corp. to take advantage of opportunities presented by the pandemic.Flutter, which owns the Paddy Power, Poker Stars and Sky Bet brands, said in a statement Friday it placed 8.05 million new shares at a 4.7% discount to Thursday’s closing price, raising 812 million pounds ($1 billion). Flutter shares fell 2.9% at 8:04 a.m. in London.“COVID-19 will likely result in a faster rate of US sports betting legalization, potentially followed by online casino legalization,” James Wheatcroft, equity analyst at Jefferies, said in a note. “This placing positions Flutter to take advantage of the enlarged market opportunity.”Fox is investing because it is “bullish about the the opportunities in the digital sports wagering market,” Lachlan Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer at Fox, said in a statement, which did not reveal how much Fox would invest.There has been a flurry of share sales this week, with almost $5 billion announced after the close of trading Tuesday as large investors take advantage of rebounding indexes to offload stakes, and as companies attempt to shore up cash balances amid the coronavirus crisis.Flutter agreed to buy Toronto-based The Stars Group Inc. in October in a $6 billion all-share deal to take advantage of opportunities in the U.S. after the Supreme Court legalized sports betting.While Flutter had a U.S. presence -- it owns the FanDuel fantasy sports site -- prior to the Stars deal, almost half its revenue came from Britain, where tighter rules on fixed-odds betting terminals and higher taxes for online betting have upended the industry.“Faster deleveraging and firepower to compete more aggressively against weakened competitors are further material benefits,” Jefferies’ Wheatcroft wrote.(Adds share price, analyst comment)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today assigned a corporate family rating ("CFR") of Ba1 and a probability of default rating ("PDR") of Ba1-PD to Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter") following the closing of its merger with The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG", B2 Stable). Concurrently, Moody's has assigned a Ba1 rating to Flutter's GBP950 million senior secured term loan A and GBP450 million revolving credit facility ("RCF").
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today placed all the rating of The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG", "Stars") on review for upgrade, including the company's B2 Corporate Family Rating ("CFR"), B2-PD Probability of Default Rating, as well as the B1 senior secured and Caa1 senior unsecured ratings of The Stars Group Holdings B.V. The company's Speculative Grade Liquidity rating remains SGL-1. The review for upgrade reflects the closure of the acquisition of the company by Flutter Entertainment Plc, with Flutter shareholders owning 54.64% of the combined Flutter/TSG group.
TORONTO , April 30, 2020 /CNW/ -- The Stars Group Inc. (TSG) (TSGI.TO) today announced that it expects to complete the pending combination with Flutter Entertainment plc (FLTR.L) on May 5, 2020 , subject to customary closing conditions. Upon closing, shareholders of The Stars Group will be entitled to receive 0.2253 Flutter ordinary shares for each common share.
The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) is pleased to announce that shareholders today approved the proposal to combine the business with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"). The special resolution approved the previously announced plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "Arrangement") between The Stars Group and Flutter, whereby Flutter will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of The Stars Group.
The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) today provided a general business update, including expectations for its financial results for the first quarter of 2020.
The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) is pleased to announce that two independent proxy advisory firms, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co., have each recommended that shareholders vote FOR the proposed all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc by way of a plan of arrangement at the upcoming special meeting (the "Meeting") of The Stars Group shareholders on April 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The Stars Group also announced today that the Meeting will now be held in a virtual only format, whereby shareholders may attend and participate in the Meeting via live audio webcast.
The Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) welcomes today's announcement from the UK Competition & Markets Authority ("CMA") that it has unconditionally cleared its combination with Flutter Entertainment plc following the CMA's Phase 1 review under the Enterprise Act 2002. As previously announced, The Stars Group and Flutter have entered into an arrangement agreement providing for an all-share combination to be implemented through an acquisition of The Stars Group by Flutter pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "Combination").
TORONTO , March 27, 2020 /CNW/ -- The Stars Group Inc. (TSG) (TSGI.TO) today announced that its special meeting of shareholders to approve the proposed all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc (the "Combination") will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET . The Stars Group also provided certain updates on the Combination and the composition of its board of directors. The Stars Group's special meeting of shareholders will be held at the Hotel Fairmont Royal York, located at 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 1E3 in the Confederation 3 room, but attendance and voting can also be done virtually via a live audio webcast online at https://web.lumiagm.com/238137587, using the password 'stars2020'.
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TORONTO , March 16, 2020 /CNW/ -- The Stars Group Inc. (TSG) (TSGI.TO) today provided a general business update, including an update on its year-to-date performance and the recent coronavirus outbreak. "We are pleased with the performance of our business so far this year, which has seen continued strong underlying momentum within our UK and Australia segments, and a sequential improvement in our international segment from the fourth quarter of 2019," said Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of The Stars Group. "Overall, we are so far performing ahead of our expectations and currently expect to see strong year over year growth in revenues for the first quarter," continued Mr. Ashkenazi.
NEW YORK , Feb. 7, 2020 /CNW/ -- The XFL and FOX Bet today announced a new deal that makes the mobile sports betting brand an authorized gaming operator of the league. FOX Bet will promote and offer XFL-centric betting markets to its customers and create a special FOX Sports Super 6 game for each week of the XFL's 10-week regular season (Feburary 8 – April 12 ), and one for its postseason semi-finals ( April 18-19 ) and Championship game ( April 26 ). This special XFL free-to-play game will offer guaranteed cash prizes and be promoted to the FOX Sports Super 6 database of over 1 million customers each week.
The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019 prior to the start of trading on Thursday, February 27, 2020, and will post an accompanying earnings presentation to its website at www.starsgroup.com at the same time.
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The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) today announced that it entered into an agreement with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Gaming Authority ("Odawa") for online betting and gaming market access in the State of Michigan.
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The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) today announced that it has agreed with the minority shareholders of BetEasy, its Australian-based sports betting business, to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the company for AUD$151 million. As part of this agreement, The Stars Group also agreed to pay AUD$100 million to settle the previously disclosed performance payment under the agreements for its 2018 acquisition of the initial 80% interest.
PHILADELPHIA , Nov. 25, 2019 /CNW/ -- FOX Bet today announced that it has joined forces with one of the most innovative and forward-thinking franchises in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers, the first deal of its kind with an NBA franchise. FOX Bet, the sports betting brand between FOX Sports and The Stars Group, is already an Authorized Gaming Operator of the NBA. Under the agreement, FOX Bet will also present near-live game replays on 76ers Twitter, and will become the Presenting Partner of the 76ers radio game broadcast on 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN) and for the team's 'hype video' played on the scoreboard leading into the fourth quarter of its home games.
The Stars Group (TSG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 19.05% and -3.78%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?