|Bid||4.15 x 45100|
|Ask||4.20 x 1800|
|Day's range||4.07 - 4.21|
|52-week range||3.20 - 4.57|
|PE ratio (TTM)||140.00|
|Earnings date||31 Jul 2018 - 6 Aug 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||4.64|
In the previous part of this series, we saw that the global games market is estimated to rise 13.3% YoY (year-over-year) in 2018. We’ll now see how much revenue growth gaming companies are expecting.
In this series, we’ll look at the performance of top gaming companies in the United States and some of their key growth drivers. We’ll look at Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Zynga (ZNGA), Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), and Electronic Arts (EA). Activision Blizzard has a market cap of $58 billion. In the last 12 months, the stock generated returns of 25%, while in the last month it rose 6.4%. In 2017, ATVI rose 76%, while it has risen over 20% in 2018.
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Zynga (ZNGA) expands its gaming portfolio through the acquisition of privately-held mobile game developer Gram Games for $250 million in cash.
Zynga Inc., the company behind Words with Friends, is closing in on a high score that has been carefully tracked on Wall Street. The magic number is 20 percent, and it’s management’s margin target for adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization. Zynga is at 17.2 percent currently, up from 6 percent two years ago, according to calculations by Bloomberg.
With Istanbul-based Gram, the company behind "Words with Friends" and "Farmville" will gain access to easy-to-play and addictive titles such as "1010!" and "Merge Dragons!". "Merge Dragons!" in particular had the potential to become a long-running franchise for Zynga, its Chief Executive Officer Frank Gibeau said in a statement. The acquisition is Zynga's latest attempt to bolster its mobile gaming business — which generates revenue through ads and in-game purchases of additional features — as it shifts focus away from once-popular titles such as "Farmville".
Zynga Inc. said it paid $250 million in cash to acquire Gram Games Inc., a 77-person studio with nine mobile games.
Shares of Zynga Inc. edged up 0.5% in premarket trade Wednesday, after the mobile games company updated its financial guidance following the closure of its deal to buy Gram Games for $250 million, and a three-year earn out based on the achievement of profitability goals. Zynga said it now expects a net loss of 2 cents a share, compared with previous guidance of a breakeven quarter. Revenue guidance of $208 million is unchanged, while the adjusted bookings outlook was raised to $228 million from $218 million.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced it has acquired privately-held mobile game developer Gram Games for $250 million in cash and ...
Zynga Inc. , a leading social game developer, today announced it has acquired privately-held mobile game developer Gram Games for $250 million in cash and a three-year earn out based on the team’s achievement of profitability goals that align with Zynga’s long-term growth plans.
Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), a leading social game developer, announced today its Chief Financial Officer Ger Griffin will present at the Cowen and Company 46th Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in New York on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 12:20 p.m. Pacific Time (3:20 p.m. Eastern Time) and will be available through a live audio webcast, which will be accessible on Zynga’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.zynga.com. A replay will also be available on Zynga's Investor Relations website following the event.
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) stock has returned 25% in the last 12 months, 7.9% in the last month, and 1.8% in the last five days. ATVI stock fell 6% in 2016 and rose 76% in 2017. Since the start of 2018, ATVI stock has risen ~13%.
Activision Blizzard has attributed this revenue growth to a successful shift toward a games-as-a-service model. In the second quarter, Activision Blizzard expects revenue of $1.55 billion with a gross margin of 78% and an operating margin of 31%. It has estimated non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.46. Activision Blizzard has forecasted revenue of $7.36 billion in fiscal 2018 with a gross margin of 78% and an operating margin of 34%.
Zynga Inc. , a leading social game developer, today announced the launch of an Android Augmented Reality Mode for CSR Racing 2 , the world’s most popular mobile Racing game.
Today, Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), a leading social game developer, announced the launch of the Words With Friends 2 Royal Social Dictionary, an extension of last year’s pop culture inspired Social Dictionary, which added more than 50,000 new playable words. Curated by “The Royals” actress Elizabeth Hurley, the Words With Friends 2 Royal Social Dictionary gives Brits and non-Brits alike, a novel way to celebrate the pomp and circumstance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials from the palm of their hands. The launch of the new Royal Social Dictionary introduces never-before-playable words stemming from popular British slang including Bagsy, Blimey, Skive, Knackered, Clanger, Gobsmacked, and Harkle, a playful portmanteau in honor of the soon to be wed, Harry and Meghan.
Today, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, announced the launch of the Words With Friends 2 Royal Social Dictionary, an extension of last year’s pop culture inspired Social Dictionary, which added more than 50,000 new playable words. Curated by “The Royals” actress Elizabeth Hurley, the Words With Friends 2 Royal Social Dictionary gives Brits and non-Brits alike, a novel way to celebrate the pomp and circumstance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials from the palm of their hands.
Electronic Arts (EA) reported record revenue of $5.2 billion in fiscal 2018, with costs of revenue of $1.3 billion and operating income of $1.4 billion. Driven by its record revenue, EA also reported record operating cash flow of $1.7 billion.
As we’ve discussed, Electronic Arts (EA) has called fiscal 2018 its strongest year ever with regards to mobile gaming. Although EA’s mobile gaming revenue rose only 1% YoY (year-over-year) to $176 million in fiscal 4Q18, it rose 5% YoY to $659 million in fiscal 2018. Electronic Arts has introduced several engaging games to penetrate this market and compete with Zynga (ZNGA) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI).
Peer gaming stocks Electronic Arts (EA), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), and Zynga (ZNGA) have generated returns of 30%, 31%, and 32%, respectively, in the last 12 months. According to analysts at Wedbush, Take-Two Interactive has two big gaming releases scheduled during the next two years: Red Dead Redemption 2 and an unnamed first-person shooter game. Wedbush expects the shooter game to be Borderland 3.
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Electronic Arts Networks (EA) has returned 28% in the last 12 months, 1% in the last month, and 0.5% in the last five days. Electronic Arts stock rose 15% in 2016 and 33% in 2017. Since the start of 2018, it’s risen almost 14.5%. Peers Take-Two Interactive (TTWO), Zynga (ZNGA), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), and Sony (SNE) have returned 64%, 26%, 26%, and 36%, respectively, in the last 12 months.