Activision Blizzard Value Stock - Dividend - Research Selection
Market price: 70,22 USD
Activision Blizzard Fundamental data and company key figures of the share
|Annual reports in USD|
|Net operating cash flow||1.831.000.000|
|Free cash flow||1.715.000.064|
|Liabilities & Shareholders equity||19.845.000.000|
|Diluted shares outstanding||770.769.000|
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|Market Capitalization||54.069.444.608,00 USD|
|Indices||NASDAQ 100,NASDAQ Comp.,Russell 3000,S&P 500|
|Raw Data Source||US GAAP in Millionen USD|
|Stock Split||2008-09-09,2.0000/1.0000; 2008-09-08,2.0000/1.0000; 2005-10-26,4.0000/3.0000; 2005-10-25,4.0000/3.0000; 2005-03-24,4.0000/3.0000; 2005-03-23,4.0000/3.0000; 2004-03-17,3.0000/2.0000; 2004-03-16,3.0000/2.0000; 2003-06-10,3.0000/2.0000; 2003-06-09,3.0000/2.0000; 2001-11-22,3.0000/2.0000; 2001-11-21,3.0000/2.0000|
Description of the company
Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a leading global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content and services. We develop and distribute content and services across all of the major gaming platforms, including video game consoles, personal computers ("PC"), and mobile devices. The terms "Activision Blizzard," the "Company," "we," "us," and "our" are used to refer collectively to Activision Blizzard, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
The Company was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. We are the result of the 2008 business combination (the "Business Combination") by and among the Company (then known as Activision, Inc.), Vivendi S.A. ("Vivendi"), and Vivendi Games, Inc. ("Vivendi Games"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Vivendi. In connection with the consummation of the Business Combination, Activision, Inc., was renamed Activision Blizzard, Inc.
The common stock of Activision Blizzard is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol "ATVI."
The King Acquisition
On February 23, 2016 (the "King Closing Date"), we acquired King Digital Entertainment, a leading interactive mobile entertainment company ("King"), by purchasing all of its outstanding shares (the "King Acquisition"). We made this acquisition because we believe that the addition of King's highly complementary mobile business positions the Company as a global leader in interactive entertainment across mobile, console, and PC platforms, as well as positioning us for future growth. The aggregate purchase price of approximately $5.8 billion was funded with $3.6 billion of existing cash and $2.2 billion of cash from new debt issued by the Company. King's results of operations since the King Closing Date are included in our consolidated financial statements.
Our Strategy and Vision
Our objective is to continue to be a worldwide leader in the development, publishing, and distribution of high-quality interactive entertainment content and services and other media that deliver year-round, highly satisfying and engaging entertainment experiences. In pursuit of this objective we focus on three strategic pillars: expanding audience reach; driving deep consumer engagement; and providing more opportunities for player investment.
Expanding audience reach. Building on our strong established franchises and creating new franchises through compelling new content is at the core of our business. Our employees, technology, and institutionalized processes allow us to continue to deliver high-quality content that expands our reach. We endeavor to reach as many consumers as possible either through: (1) the purchase of our content and services; (2) engagement in our free-to-play games, which allow consumers to play games with no up-front cost but are instead monetized through sales of downloadable content or via microtransactions; or (3) engagement in other types of media based on our franchises.
Driving deep consumer engagement. Our high-quality entertainment content not only expands our audience reach, but it also drives deep engagement with our franchises. We design our games and other forms of media to provide a depth of content that keeps consumers playing and engaged for a long period of time following a game's release, delivering value to our players and additional growth opportunities for our franchises.
Providing more opportunities for player investment. Increasingly, our consumers engage in our content year-round and are connected to our games online through mobile devices, connected consoles, and PCs. This allows us to offer additional digital player investment opportunities directly to the consumers. In addition to purchasing full games or subscriptions, players can invest in certain of our games and franchises by purchasing incremental "in-game" content (including larger downloadable content or smaller content, via microtransactions). These digital revenue streams tend to be recurring and have higher profit margins. Further, if executed properly, additional player investment can increase engagement as it provides more frequent and incremental content for our players. In addition, we believe there is an opportunity for advertising within certain of our franchises, as well as opportunities to drive new forms of player investment through esports, film and television, and consumer products. We are in the early stages of developing these new revenue streams.
Our strategy is ultimately aimed at creating shareholder value and enhancing returns. We strive to increase profitability, cash flows, and return on capital—and to do so while keeping our company a great place to work for our employees.