First Berlin Equity Research has published a research update on Media and Games Invest SE (ISIN: SE0018538068). Analyst Ellis Acklin reiterated his BUY rating and increased the price target from EUR 3.80 to EUR 4.10.

Q1 reporting extended the run of positive news flow in 2024 highlighted by the return of solid growth and positive structural changes via the Google partnership. The latter sets up MGI to maximise earnings growth and ramp up AI initiatives. Results topped FBe and were led by 21% Y/Y organic growth that drove a record first quarter. Management remain upbeat about the recovery of the ad market; a view underpinned by improving operating KPIs. The initial FY24 guide calls for sales between €350m to €370m and AEBITDA ranging €100m to €110m. The implied 9% to 15% growth may prove conservative if: (1) CPM pricing rebounds; and / or (2) US election spending reaches a fever pitch. Our TP moves to €4.1 (old: €3.8) on the Q1 report, and we remain Buy-rated on MGI.