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Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
750 (est)
Glu Mobile was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Glu Mobile

Niccolo de Masi

Niccolo de Masi

President and CEO
Chris Akhavan

Chris Akhavan

President of Publishing

Glu Mobile Office Locations

Glu Mobile has offices in San Francisco, San Mateo, Long Beach, Bellevue and in 7 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
300 500 Howard St
Beijing, CN
Xiushui Street
Amersham, GB
The Broadway St Marys Court
Toronto, CA
200 60 Spadina Ave
Portland, US
300 108 Nw 9th Ave
Bellevue, US
100 Cypress Building 1500 114th Ave Se
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Glu Mobile Data and Metrics

Glu Mobile Financial Metrics

Glu Mobile's revenue was reported to be $200.6 m in FY, 2016 which is a 20% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

200.6 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

80.4 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(87.4 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(82 m)

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

354.6 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

102.1 m
Glu Mobile's current market capitalization is $354.6 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


105.6 m223.1 m249.9 m200.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

37 m85.8 m107.7 m120.1 m

Gross profit

68.6 m137.4 m142.2 m80.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

48.1 m

R&D expense

81.9 m

General and administrative expense

30.2 m

Operating expense total

91.3 m135.3 m148.5 m162.4 m


(22.8 m)2.1 m(6.3 m)(82 m)

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

(2 k)

Interest income

16 k30 k49 k

Pre tax profit

(22.8 m)593 k(7 m)(8.8 m)

Income tax expense

2.8 m7.6 m(141 k)301 k

Net Income

(19.9 m)8.1 m(7.2 m)(87.4 m)
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


28.5 m70.9 m180.5 m102.1 m

Accounts Receivable

18.3 m32.2 m18 m21.5 m

Current Assets

54.5 m121.4 m237.1 m155 m


5.1 m6.1 m5.4 m5.6 m


19.5 m88 m87.9 m116.8 m

Total Assets

87 m251.7 m403 m339.5 m

Accounts Payable

10.7 m11.7 m9.4 m16.3 m

Current Liabilities

38 m76 m70.6 m84.3 m

Total Liabilities

40.3 m80 m96.6 m106.7 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

298.6 m415.8 m557.7 m571.2 m

Retained Earnings

(252.2 m)(244.1 m)(251.2 m)(338.7 m)

Total Equity

46.7 m171.7 m306.4 m232.8 m

Financial Leverage

1.9 x1.5 x1.3 x1.5 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(19.9 m)8.1 m(7.2 m)(87.4 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

4.2 m5.3 m9.8 m

Accounts Receivable

(6.5 m)(9.2 m)13.4 m402 k

Accounts Payable

3.3 m11.7 m(1.7 m)3.1 m

Cash From Operating Activities

(9.6 m)30.6 m(11.5 m)(19.8 m)

Purchases of PP&E

(2.7 m)(3.3 m)(2.8 m)(3.1 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(4.9 m)(26.2 m)(6.9 m)(51.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

20.6 m39 m128.4 m(6.8 m)

Income Taxes Paid

269 k303 k310 k174 k
USDY, 2016


267.4 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

Glu Mobile Operating Metrics

Glu Mobile's Daily Active Users was reported to be 4.2 m in Q1, 2017. Glu Mobile's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 32.8 m in Q1, 2017
Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q4, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016Q1, 2017

Average Bookings per Billable Transaction


Cumulative Installs

711.9 m772.1 m879.8 m969.2 m1.04 b1.13 b1.21 b1.29 b1.36 b1.42 b1.48 b1.54 b1.61 b

Daily Active Users

7 m5.3 m7.2 m7.2 m6 m6.1 m5.5 m5.1 m4.9 m4.1 m3.5 m4.4 m4.2 m

Monthly Active Users

64.5 m51.9 m60.3 m62.6 m54.6 m59.6 m53 m49.4 m42.4 m35.8 m29.6 m35.9 m32.8 m

In-App Purchase Billable Transactions

3.3 m2.3 m7.8 m6.9 m5.3 m4.8 m6 m4.9 m5 m4.4 m4.6 m5.8 m7.6 m


$54 m$50.9 m$51.3 m$57.8 m$69 m


70.5 m56.4 m59.6 m60.4 m70.8 m

Glu Mobile Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Plain VanillaDecember 22, 2016$1.2 m

Glu Mobile Market Value History

Glu Mobile Revenue Breakdown

Glu Mobile Job Categories

Glu Mobile Median Salaries

Source: 56 public H-1B filings from Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile Online and Social Media Presence

Glu Mobile News and Updates

Glu Mobile Company Life and Culture

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