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Take-Two Interactive Financials

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Second Quarter 2020. In a world where all fiscal reporting is called strong, here's what they mean in this case: "GAAP net revenue grew 74% to $857.8 million, as compared to $492.7 million in last year’s fiscal second quarter. Recurrent consumer spending (which is generated from ongoing consumer engagement and includes virtual currency, add-on content and in-game purchases) increased 32% and accounted for 37% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to GAAP net revenue in fiscal second quarter 2020 were Borderlands® 3; NBA® 2K20 and NBA 2K19; Grand Theft Auto® Online and Grand Theft Auto V; Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online; Social Point’s mobile offerings; and WWE® 2K19 and WWE SuperCard." The news includes the following comments from management:
“Our positive momentum continued in the second quarter, enabling our Company to generate operating results that significantly exceeded our expectations,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “We delivered strong Net Bookings, cash flow and earnings growth, fueled by the performance of NBA 2K, Borderlands 3, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, and Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online. Once again, our strategy of creating the highest-quality entertainment in the industry translated into outstanding results.

“As a result of our better-than-expected second quarter operating results, we are once again raising our operating outlook for fiscal 2020. The third quarter is off to a solid start with the launches of The Outer Worlds, Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC and WWE 2K20, and we will bolster our holiday line-up with offerings for Google Stadia and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Throughout the fiscal year, we will continue to support our titles with experiences designed to captivate audiences and drive ongoing engagement, including new content for Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online.

“Looking ahead, Take-Two has the strongest development pipeline in its history, including sequels from our biggest franchises as well as exciting new IP. We are actively investing in emerging markets, platforms and business models, and are exceedingly well positioned to capitalize on the positive trends in our industry and to generate growth and margin expansion over the long-term.”