$ATVI (Activision Blizzard, Inc.)

$ATVI {{ '2015-11-04T21:25:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

On Nov. 2, 2015, $KING announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by $ATVI, an entertainment company. Under the terms of the transaction, $ATVI will purchase all outstanding and issued shares for $18 per share in cash for a total equity value of approx. $5.9Bil. The deal is expected to close by spring 2016.

$ATVI {{ '2017-06-13T10:50:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Bungie and Activision Publishing, a subsidiary of $ATVI, said it would launch its online game Destiny 2 on PlayStation-4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2017. The PC version will be launched on October 24, 2017.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-24T12:26:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATVI announced pricing of 3 series of senior unsecured notes in an agg principal amount of $1.2Bil, in a public underwritten offering. ATVI intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $1.18Bil from the offering, together with cash on hand, to permanently prepay $1.2Bil principal amount outstanding under its term loan "A" facility.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-23T14:12:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATVI announced its intention to offer, in a public underwritten transaction, senior unsecured notes in three series. Key terms of the offering will be determined at the time of pricing. Activision Blizzard intends to use net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to prepay $1.2Bil principal amount outstanding under its term loan "A" facility.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T21:47:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI's Destiny is having good reception by the community and after four weeks, pre-orders are tracking among the top in the company's publishing history. On Destiny for PC, $ATVI is committed to delivering meaningful features that are custom-made for the PC community.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T21:38:17+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI said that regarding the roll out of advertising to the King user base, it is still in beta. Additionally, the company added that in 1Q17 it has been doing further testing and have built the internal capabilities and the team. Currently $ATVI is testing in seven titles, including Candy, Candy Soda and Farm Heroes.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T21:30:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI stated that 2017 represents a new type of pipeline for the company that's not necessarily based on full game launches, but on delivering new content updates for its games. The company also said that in 1Q17, it had meaningful new content for every franchise in its portfolio.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T21:05:15+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ATVI Activision Blizzard Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T20:50:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For the calendar 2017, $ATVI sees net revenues at about $6.1Bil, with an EPS of $0.88. For 2Q17, $1.43Bil of revenues are expected, generating $0.15 in earnings per share.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T20:48:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 1Q17, on a non-GAAP basis, $ATVI’s operating margin was 43% and diluted EPS was up 24% at $0.72. For the quarter, operating cash flows were $411MM, up 22% year-over-year. Activision Blizzard had 431MM monthly active users (MAUs) in the quarter.

$ATVI {{ '2017-05-04T20:45:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATVI's net revenues surged 19% to $1.73Bil in 1Q17, as the gaming mogul's net income jumped 17% to $426MM from last year's $363MM. Earnings improved to $0.56 per diluted share from $0.48 a share a year ago, as net revenues from digital channels soared 50% to $1.39Bil in the quarter.

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-09T22:38:50+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI said that regarding the development of Destiny, it is going well and is on track for release in fall 2017.

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-09T22:19:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI ended FY16 with about $3.3Bil in cash and investments on the balance sheet, with about $1.4Bil held domestically. The company expects advertising to begin contribution in 2017 and have a more substantial impact in 2018 and beyond. On a segment basis, $ATVI expects a more evenly weighted contribution from Activision Blizzard and King in 2017.

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-09T22:10:18+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ATVI Activision Blizzard Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 2016 Highlights

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-09T21:54:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $ATVI expects net revenues to be approx. $6Bil and EPS of about $0.72. The company expects its 1Q17 net revenues to be approx. $1.5Bil and EPS of about $0.35. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be about $1.70 and $0.51 for FY17 and 1Q17 respectively.

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-09T21:53:34+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI delivered its strongest annual operating cash flow in its history of $2.2Bil in 2016, up 71% YonY. In 4Q16, the company also had record monthly active users (MAU) of 41MM and for FY16, the company had its highest annual MAUs ever, up 37% YonY and up 87% since 2014.

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-09T21:49:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Interactive entertainment company $ATVI reported 60% rise in its 4Q16 earnings, mainly due to increased revenues. The company's net income rose to $254MM, or $0.33 per share, compared to $159MM, or $0.21 per share in 4Q15. Revenues rose 49% YoY to $2.01Bil. Excluding items, $ATVI earned $0.65 per share.

$ATVI {{ '2017-02-01T15:20:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATVI announced the launch of a newly created Consumer Products division and the appointment of Tim Kilpin as its CEO and president. The new division will further accelerate $ATVI's global growth strategy by leveraging its iconic content and creating new ways for audiences to connect with the company's franchises and characters.

$ATVI {{ '2016-11-03T22:42:04+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ATVI Activision Blizzard Earnings AlphaGraph: Q3 2016 Highlights

$ATVI {{ '2016-11-03T21:38:34+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Looking forward, $ATVI's plan is to continue the investment in the live games, creating more content, both through live option features. The company expects to have an impact not only on retention of players, but also monetization. Both retention and monetization are key targets for these expansions.

$ATVI {{ '2016-11-03T21:23:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI expects product cost of 24% and OpEx of 57% in 2016. GAAP interest expense is expected to be $313MM. GAAP tax rate is expected to be 17%, including tax rate impacts resulting from the adoption of a new accounting standard for simplification per share-based compensation. $ATVI expects 762MM fully diluted shares for GAAP and non-GAAP redefined.

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