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 3.20 to EUR 3.60.

MGI surprised with a Q4 topline beat that featured a strong rebound (+16%) in Y/Y organic growth for the October-to-December period. Management pointed to: (1) scaling of new software clients onboarded throughout 2023; (2) accelerated traction of contextual tools (ATOM, moments.AI and ML optimization for SKAN) that are resonating strongly in an increasingly ID-less world; and (3) early signs of an ad market recovery. Sales (€322m) topped the 2023 adjusted revenue guide (€303m) and FBe (€304m). Management were also upbeat about 2024 and hinted at double digit growth for the year. We have upped FBe and our TP to €3.6 (old: €3.2) on this outlook and believe the solid Q4 report will help end investor ennui that has persisted since last year’s ad market downturn. We remain Buy-rated on MGI.