Financial Highlights (1 Jan 2020 – 30 Sep 2020)
9M 2020 Highlights
Entertainments PJSC (DFM: DXBE) announced today its financial results for the nine
months ended 30 September 2020, reporting AED 109 million in revenues, 602
thousand visits and 37% occupancy at the Lapita™ Hotel.
Adjusted EBITDA loss of
AED 114 million shows an improvement of 25% for the first nine months of 2020,
compared to the same period last year, a reflection of the company’s efficiency programme and
the cost mitigation initiatives implemented at the onset of the pandemic in
March 2020. Consequently, operating costs for the 9M 2020 period decreased to AED
205 million, compared to AED 449 million in the 9M 2019, an improvement of 54%.
Commenting on the 9M 2020 financial results, Mohamed Almulla,
CEO and Managing Director, DXB Entertainments PJSC, said:
“We responded quickly
and efficiently to the pandemic, and this has been clearly reflected in the 25%
improvement in our adjusted EBITDA loss for the nine-month period, despite the
challenging market environment.
“We are happy to have
partially re-opened our destination in September 2020 and would like to thank the
UAE government and our operator partners who helped us implement global theme
park safety standards.
“We are currently in
the process of rolling out many exciting surprises with the launch of our new
rides and the re-opening of our theme parks.
We are working closely with our partners to promote Dubai Parks and
Resorts as a preferred family staycation destination.
“During the closure
of operations from March to September 2020, we have focused on the enhancement
plan which includes addition of 10 new rides in Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and 2
new rides in Motiongate™ Dubai. I am pleased to announce that with the latest
addition of thrill rides, Motiongate™ Dubai will become the region’s largest
theme park by number of rollercoasters.
“The expansion to
Lionsgate® Zone will launch in early 2021 and feature the world’s first theme
park ride inspired by the popular “John Wick” franchise and “Now You See Me”
movie inspired roller coaster. Our destination will have a total of 3 world
record thrill rides by early 2021.
“In line with our
stated hotel strategy to deliver over 1,300 hotel rooms to the destination, we are getting ready to
open the region’s first LEGOLAND Hotel. This will complete our 360˚ LEGOLAND®
Dubai Resort offering, with the hotel complementing the existing LEGOLAND®
Dubai theme park and LEGOLAND® Water Park.
“We are proud to be a
key part of Dubai’s tourism infrastructure and look forward to welcome our
annual pass holders and new guests to enjoy the latest ride additions and
enhancements at our theme parks and hotels.”