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Activision Financials

Activision Blizzard Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results. showing the newly emancipated company is still raking in profits, unlike some of its competitors: "For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, Activision Blizzard's GAAP net revenues were $1.05 billion, as compared with $1.08 billion for the second quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, the company's net revenues were $608 million, as compared with $1.05 billion for the second quarter of 2012. For the second quarter, GAAP net revenues from digital channels were $387 million and represented 37% of the company's total revenues. On a non-GAAP basis, net revenues from digital channels were $383 million and represented a record 63% of the company's total revenues. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, Activision Blizzard's GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.28, as compared with $0.16 for the second quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, the company's earnings per diluted share were $0.08, as compared with $0.20 for the second quarter of 2012. " The release includes some easily digested tidbits, so here:

  • For the first six months of 2013, Activision Blizzard was the #1 third-party publisher in North America and Europe combined.(1)
  • For the first six months of 2013, Activision Blizzard had the top-two best-selling games in North America and Europe combined, with Activision Publishing's Skylanders(R) Giants(TM) and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.(1)
  • In both North America and Europe, Activision Publishing's Skylanders Giants was the #1 best-selling console and hand-held game overall in dollars for the first six months of 2013.(1)
  • As of July 31, 2013, the Skylanders franchise has generated, life-to-date, more than $1.5 billion in worldwide retail sales.(1)
  • As of June 30, 2013, Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft(R) remains the #1 subscription-based MMORPG, with approximately 7.7 million subscribers.(2)
  • On July 25, 2013, Activision Blizzard announced that it reached an agreement under which the company will acquire approximately 429 million company shares and certain tax attributes from Vivendi, in exchange for approximately $5.83 billion in cash, or $13.60 per share acquired before taking into account any future benefit from these tax attributes. In a related transaction, ASAC II LP, an investment vehicle led by CEO Bobby Kotick and Activision Blizzard Co-Chairman Brian Kelly, will purchase approximately 172 million company shares from Vivendi for approximately $2.34 billion in cash, or $13.60 per share. Following the completion of the transactions, which are expected to close by the end of September 2013, Vivendi will no longer be the majority shareholder, but will retain a stake of approximately 83 million shares, or approximately 12%.
  • During the quarter, Activision Blizzard paid a cash dividend of $0.19 per common share, totaling $216 million, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 20, 2013.

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