Activision Blizzard Q4 results: shares volatile on earnings revenue miss
Activision Blizzard stock fell before slightly rising after a mixed earnings report.
Activision Blizzard’s revenue was down before rising slightly after a mixed fourth quarter(Q4) earnings report. The video game company’s shares are volatile in US after hours trading.
Activision Blizzard earnings:key figures
|Earnings per share (EPS)||$0.84|
|Monthly active users||53 million|
Activision Blizzard earnings
Activision Blizzard’s earnings per share were $0.84 and revenue was $2.84 billion. While revenue was up from 2018, it was less than the projected $3.04 billion.
Activision Blizzard earnings were down after sluggish sales in 2018. The home of games like Candy Crush and Call of Duty faces stiff competition from Epic Games and its wildly popular Fortnite game. In the wake of a downturn in sales, the video game company will lay off 800 employees as part of a restructuring strategy.
Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer(CEO) of Activision Blizzard, said that while Activision Blizzard earnings were worse-than-expected, he promised that leadership changes will improve the company.Former CEO, Mike Morhaime, left the company in October 2018.
‘While our financial results for 2018 were the best in our history, we didn’t realise our full potential. To help us reach our full potential, we have made a number of important leadership changes. These changes should enable us to achieve the many opportunities our industry affords us, especially with our powerful owned franchises, our strong commercial capabilities, our direct digital connections to hundreds of millions of players, and our extraordinarily talented employees’, said Kotick.
What do Activision Blizzard’s Q4 results mean for their share price?
Activision Blizzard’s Q4 results could mean volatility for its stock price. Activision Blizzard stock was down before rising briefly. The mixed results could result in continued unpredictability for its share price.
How do Activision Blizzard’s Q4 results compare to other electronic games’ stocks?
Activision’s Q4 results are mixed, similar to Electronic Arts(EA). Activision’s earnings were high, while earnings were down. EA’s stock went up despite the company’s high earnings and disappointing revenue.
What is Activision Blizzard’s dividend forecast?
Activision’s dividend forecast is expected to increase by 9% to $0.37 a share. The company predicts Adjusted earnings of $1.85 a share with revenue at $7 billion.
Though Activision is laying off employees, the corporation plans to hire more developers to work on their popular games.
‘The number of developers working on Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Overwatch, Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo in aggregate will increase approximately 20% over the course of 2019’, said Activision in its release.
Activision Blizzard will have many to make many changes before it can take gamers away from more popular options.
IGA, may distribute information/research produced by its respective foreign affiliates within the IG Group of companies pursuant to an arrangement under Regulation 32C of the Financial Advisers Regulations. Where the research is distributed in Singapore to a person who is not an Accredited Investor, Expert Investor or an Institutional Investor, IGA accepts legal responsibility for the contents of the report to such persons only to the extent required by law. Singapore recipients should contact IGA at 6390 5118 for matters arising from, or in connection with the information distributed.
The information/research herein is prepared by IG Asia Pte Ltd (IGA) and its foreign affiliated companies (collectively known as the IG Group) and is intended for general circulation only. It does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any particular person. You should take into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation, and particular needs before making a commitment to trade, including seeking advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit.
Please see important Research Disclaimer.
Seize a share opportunity today
Go long or short on thousands of international stocks.
- Increase your market exposure with leverage
- Get spreads from just 0.1% on major global shares
- Trade CFDs straight into order books with direct market access
Live prices on most popular markets
Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.