Activision Blizzard is an independent video game software developer and distributor. The Company is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products for various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC. Activision Blizzard has continued to thrive as a leading digital entertainment provider whose games appeal to a variety of gamers. It strives to make thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences for its players, who live in a world with many entertainment options.
Type
Public
HQ
Santa Monica, US
Founded
1991
Size (employees)
9,600 (est)
Activision Blizzard was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, US
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Key People/Management at Activision Blizzard

Bobby Kotick

Bobby Kotick

Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Durkin

Dennis Durkin

Chief Corporate Officer of Activision Blizzard
Eric Hirshberg

Eric Hirshberg

Chief Executive Officer of Activision
Coddy Johnson

Coddy Johnson

President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael Morhaime

Michael Morhaime

President and Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment
Spencer Neumann

Spencer Neumann

Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard
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Activision Blizzard Office Locations

Activision Blizzard has an office in Santa Monica
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Activision Blizzard Financials and Metrics

Activision Blizzard Financials

Activision Blizzard's revenue was reported to be $7.02 b in FY, 2017
USD

Revenue (FY, 2017)

7 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

273 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.3 b

Market capitalization (18-Apr-2018)

52.6 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

4.7 b

EV

52.3 b
Activision Blizzard's current market capitalization is $52.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

4.8 b4.9 b4.6 b4.4 b4.7 b6.6 b7 b

Revenue growth, %

7%2%(6%)(4%)6%42%

Sales and marketing expense

1.2 b1.4 b

General and administrative expense

634 m760 m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Revenue

691 m1.1 b970 m753 m1.3 b1 b990 m1.5 b1.6 b1.6 b1.7 b1.6 b

Sales and marketing expense

144 m104 m141 m221 m92 m164 m189 m168 m322 m340 m246 m308 m

General and administrative expense

162 m95 m107 m140 m86 m102 m109 m160 m169 m156 m177 m171 m

R&D expense

140 m143 m112 m131 m145 m149 m159 m175 m249 m249 m225 m252 m
Annual
usdY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

2.8 b2.8 b3.2 b4 b4.4 b4.8 b1.8 b3.2 b4.7 b

Accounts Receivable

Inventories

49 m46 m

Current Assets

6.2 b6.9 b3.4 b4.8 b6.5 b
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Cash

4.4 b4.3 b4.2 b3.8 b4.5 b4.4 b4.4 b2.9 b2.3 b4 b3.2 b3.3 b

Inventories

313 m158 m151 m222 m102 m117 m238 m103 m94 m131 m48 m51 m

Current Assets

8.3 b5.7 b5.5 b6 b5.9 b6.1 b6.3 b4 b3.4 b5.3 b4.4 b4.4 b

PP&E

139 m152 m162 m162 m158 m179 m200 m246 m260 m258 m245 m246 m
Annual
usdFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

1 b835 m892 m966 m273 m

Depreciation and Amortization

108 m90 m95 m829 m888 m

Inventories

6 m(2 m)(54 m)32 m(26 m)

Accounts Payable

7 m(12 m)(25 m)(50 m)85 m
Quarterly
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

56 m293 m204 m(23 m)394 m606 m733 m336 m606 m733 m363 m514 m

Depreciation and Amortization

40 m65 m

Inventories

(9 m)(135 m)

Accounts Payable

167 m266 m123 m(122 m)(7 m)150 m176 m211 m150 m
USDY, 2017

EV/EBIT

39.9 x

EV/CFO

23.6 x

EV/FCF

25.4 x

Revenue/Employee

730.9 k

Financial Leverage

2 x
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Activision Blizzard Operating Metrics

Activision Blizzard's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 384 m in Q3, 2017.
Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

New Product Launches

3 2 4 17 2 6 5 14 2 4 5 8 2

Monthly Active Users

621 m575 m548 m530 m544 m491 m482 m447 m431 m407 m384 m

Countries

17 17 20

Facilities

58 64 100
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Activision Blizzard Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
King.com February 23, 2016$5.90 b
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Activision Blizzard News and Updates

'Call of Duty' drives big holiday quarter for Activision Blizzard

(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc beat analysts' expectations for revenue in the final quarter of 2017, helped by robust Christmas buying of its blockbuster "Call of Duty" videogame and higher digital sales.

Online Gaming Global Market 2017: Key Players – Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Giant Interactive Group, GungHo Online Entertainment, King Digital Entertainment

Online Gaming -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2022 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Activision Blizzard’s Q3 results beat expectations (update)

Activision Blizzard reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations, and the company touted the performances of its Destiny 2 launch and its King mobile games division. [Updated numbers] Activision Blizzard reported adjusted earnings per share of 60 cents a share, compared with …

Activision Blizzard's 'Destiny 2' drives full-year forecast raise

(Reuters) - Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit and raised its full-year forecasts, driven by the popularity of its sci-fi first person shooter game "Destiny 2".

Crash Bandicoot and StarCraft Remastered reboots could boost Activision Blizzard’s results this year

Activision Blizzard could benefit from a strong response to its franchise reboots, including Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the upcoming StarCraft Remastered. The two games — as well as last year’s reboot Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered — show the demand for retro titles that make gamer…
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