$ATVI (Activision Blizzard, Inc.)

$ATVI {{ '2016-04-04T12:37:05+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

In 2015, $ATVI's sales and marketing expenses rose versus 2014, mainly due to increased spending on sales and marketing activities to support the launch of Guitar Hero Live and Heroes of the Storm. G&A expense fell in 2015 due to realized and unrealized gains from foreign currency derivative contracts and lower stock-based compensation expense.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-04T17:30:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI stated that in live games, it has focused on increasing the audience engagement through fresh content, new features and live operations. This has seen good results with high DAU and MAU ratio as well as retention of the most engaged players. It has also resulted in a continued increase of player monetization.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-04T17:18:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI has two major releases in 2H17. The company will launch Destiny 2 on console on September 6 with the PC launch to follow on October 24. $ATVI will continue the marketing ramp for the November 3 release of Call of Duty: World War II. Blizzard is launching a remastered version of the original StarCraft on August 14.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-04T17:17:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ATVI released new updates across many leading franchises in 2Q17, driving engagement and delivering nearly $0.5Bil of segment operating income. Strong engagement and player investment drove mobile bookings up YoY and QoQ. King is building its advertising business and has partnered with Facebook Audience Network for its static display ad inventory.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-03T22:07:00+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ATVI Activision Blizzard Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-03T21:17:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 2017, $ATVI expects revenue of $6.40Bil, GAAP EPS of $1.05 and adjusted EPS of $1.94. For 3Q17, the company expects revenue to be $1.38Bil. GAAP EPS is expected to be $0.09 and adjusted EPS is expected to be $0.34 in 3Q17.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-03T21:12:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 2Q17, $ATVI reported revenue declines in all three of its segments. Activision segment revenues dropped 5% compared to 2Q16. The Blizzard segment reported a 24% decrease in revenues while the King segment reported a 1% revenue drop versus the prior-year quarter.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-03T21:05:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATVI had 407MM Monthly Active Users (MAUs) in 2Q17. Blizzard saw a 38% increase in MAUs YoY. Overwatch and Hearthstone both saw growth in MAUs. Activision saw a slight decrease in MAUs YoY. King reported a decline in MAUs YoY but saw better gross bookings per paying user.

$ATVI {{ '2017-08-03T20:38:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ATVI reported an increase in 2Q17 earnings helped by higher revenues. Net income was $243MM or $0.32 per share compared to $151MM or $0.20 per share in 2Q16. Total revenues increased 4% to $1.63Bil compared to the prior-year period.

$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.

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