EX-99.1 2 a19-16429_1ex99d1.htm EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD ANNOUNCES SECOND-QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

 

Better-Than-Expected Q2 Results

 

 

Santa Monica, CA – August 8, 2019 – Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced second-quarter 2019 results.

 

“Our second quarter results exceeded our prior outlook for both revenue and earnings per share,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. “In the first half of 2019 we have prioritized investments in our key franchises and, beginning in the second half of this year our audiences will have a chance to see and experience the initial results of these efforts.”

 

Financial Metrics

 

 

 

Q2

 

(in millions, except EPS)

 

2019

 

Prior Outlook*

 

2018

 

GAAP Net Revenues

 

   $

1,396

 

   $

1,315

 

   $

1,641

 

Impact of GAAP deferralsA

 

   $

(189)

 

   $

(165)

 

   $

(256)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP EPS

 

   $

0.43

 

   $

0.21

 

   $

0.52

 

Non-GAAP EPS

 

   $

0.53

 

   $

0.35

 

   $

0.62

 

Impact of GAAP deferralsA

 

   $

(0.15)

 

   $

(0.12)

 

   $

(0.21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Prior outlook was provided by the company on May 2, 2019 in its earnings release.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Activision Blizzard’s net revenues presented in accordance with GAAP were $1.40 billion, as compared with $1.64 billion for the second quarter of 2018. GAAP net revenues from digital channels were $1.09 billion. GAAP operating margin was 24%. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.43, as compared with $0.52 for the second quarter of 2018.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, on a non-GAAP basis, Activision Blizzard’s operating margin was 32% and earnings per diluted share were $0.53, as compared with $0.62 for the second quarter of 2018.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, operating cash flow was $154 million. For the trailing twelve-month period, operating cash flow was $1.86 billion.

 

Please refer to the tables at the back of this press release for a reconciliation of the company’s GAAP and non-GAAP results.

 

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Activision Blizzard Announces Q2 2019 Financial Results

 

Operating Metrics

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Activision Blizzard’s net bookingsB were $1.21 billion, compared with $1.38 billion for the second quarter of 2018. Net bookingsB from digital channels were $1.01 billion, as compared with $1.20 billion for the second quarter of 2018.

 

Selected Business Highlights

 

Activision Blizzard outperformed our second quarter outlook, reflecting strong creative and commercial execution as we continued to reposition the business for future growth. Across Call of Duty®, Candy Crush™, Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, and Diablo®, we are expanding our development teams so that we can accelerate the delivery of content in our pipeline, pursue new business models, broaden our communities, and delight our players.

 

Audience Reach

·     Activision Blizzard had 327 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs)C in the quarter.

 

·     King had 258 million MAUsC. Candy Crush franchise MAUsC grew year-over-year, driven by growth in Candy Crush Saga™ and the addition of Candy Crush Friends Saga™.

 

·     Activision had 37 million MAUsC. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 MAUsC grew year-over-year versus Call of Duty: WWII, and hours played increased by more than 50%. Crash™ Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled enjoyed positive critical reviews and strong sales, particularly through digital channels.

 

·     Blizzard had 32 million MAUsC. Hearthstone MAUsC grew quarter-over-quarter following the release of the Rise of Shadows™ expansion and The Dalaran Heist single-player Adventure. Overwatch MAUsC were relatively stable quarter-over-quarter, with engagement increasing following the release of the Workshop. Subscribers in World of Warcraft® increased since mid-May, following the release date announcement and beta for World of Warcraft Classic and the Rise of Azshara™ content update.

 

Deep Engagement

·     Total time spent in King’s Candy Crush franchise grew strongly year-over-year.

 

·     Total hours played in Activision’s Call of Duty franchise rose double-digits year-over-year.

 

·     Daily time spent per player in Blizzard’s franchises again increased year-over-year.

 

·     Overwatch League™ hours viewed continued to grow robustly year-over-year in the two stages held during the second quarter. Season-to-date, viewership and average minute audience have grown double-digits year-over-year.

 

Player Investment

·     Activision Blizzard delivered approximately $800 million of in-game net bookingsB in the second quarter.

 

·     King’s Candy Crush was the top-grossing franchise in the U.S. mobile app stores, a lead position it has held for the last two years1.

 

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·     Advertising in the King network continued to ramp, with net bookingsB growing sequentially and doubling year-over-year.

 

·    For Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, net bookingsB from in-game items grew year-over-year versus Call of Duty: WWII and are ahead of WWII on a comparable life-to-date basis.

 

·    Hearthstone net bookingsB grew sequentially in Q2 following the release of Rise of Shadows and the introduction of the paid single-player Adventure, with the expansion also outperforming last Q4’s Rastakhan’s Rumble™.

 

Company Outlook

 

 

(in millions, except EPS)

 

GAAP
Outlook

 

Non-GAAP
Outlook

 

Impact of GAAP
deferrals
A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CY 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Revenues

 

$

6,190

 

$

6,190

 

$

110

EPS

 

$

1.41

 

$

2.02

 

$

0.13

Fully Diluted Shares

 

774

 

774

 

 

Q3 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Revenues

 

$

1,105

 

$

1,105

 

$

(5)

EPS

 

$

0.05

 

$

0.20

 

 

-

Fully Diluted Shares

 

772

 

772

 

 

 

Net bookingsB  are expected to be $6.30 billion for 2019 and $1.10 billion for the third quarter of 2019.

 

Currency Assumptions for 2019 Outlook:

 

·                 $1.15 USD/Euro for current outlook (vs. average of $1.12 for 2018, $1.12 for 2017, and $1.11 for 2016); and

·                 $1.24 USD/British Pound Sterling for current outlook (vs. average of $1.30 for 2018, $1.30 for 2017 and $1.36 for 2016).

·                 Note: Our financial guidance includes the forecasted impact of our FX hedging program.

 

Capital Allocation

 

The company paid a cash dividend of $0.37 per common share, up 9% year-over-year, in May 2019 to shareholders as of record at the close of business on March 28, 2019. Cash payments totaled $283 million.

 

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Conference Call

 

Today at 4:30 p.m. EDT, Activision Blizzard’s management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the company’s results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and management’s outlook for the remainder of the calendar year. The company welcomes all members of the financial and media communities and other interested parties to visit https://investor.activision.com to listen to the conference call via live Webcast or to listen to the call live by dialing into 800-239-9838 in the U.S. with passcode 3325605. A replay of the call will also be available after the call’s conclusion and archived for one year at https://investor.activision.com/events.cfm.

 

About Activision Blizzard

 

Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the Fortune 500 and S&P 500, is a leading standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision’s Call of Duty®, Spyro®, and Crash™, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King’s Candy Crush™, Bubble Witch™, and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune “100 Best Companies To Work For®.” Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com.

 

1 U.S. ranking for Apple App Store and Google Play Store combined, per App Annie Intelligence for second quarter of 2019.

 

A Net effect of accounting treatment from revenue deferrals on certain of our online-enabled products. Since certain of our games are hosted online or include significant online functionality that represents a separate performance obligation, we defer the transaction price allocable to the online functionality from the sale of these games and then recognize the attributable revenues over the relevant estimated service periods, which are generally less than a year. The related cost of revenues is deferred and recognized as an expense as the related revenues are recognized. Impact from changes in deferrals refers to the net effect from revenue deferrals accounting treatment for the purposes of revenues, along with, for the purposes of EPS, the related cost of revenues deferrals treatment and the related tax impacts. Internally, management excludes the impact of this change in deferred revenues and related cost of revenues when evaluating the company’s operating performance, when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, and when assessing the performance of its management team. Management believes this is appropriate because doing so enables an analysis of performance based on the timing of actual transactions with our customers. In addition, management believes excluding the change in deferred revenues and the related cost of revenues provides a much more timely indication of trends in our operating results.

 

B Net bookings is an operating metric that is defined as the net amount of products and services sold digitally or sold-in physically in the period, and includes license fees, merchandise, and publisher incentives, among others, and is equal to net revenues excluding the impact from deferrals.

 

C Monthly Active User (“MAU”) Definition: We monitor MAUs as a key measure of the overall size of our user base. MAUs are the number of individuals who accessed a particular game in a given month. We calculate average MAUs in a period by adding the total number of MAUs in each of the months in a given period and dividing that total by the number of months in the period. An individual who accesses two of our games would be counted as two users. In addition, due to technical limitations, for Activision and King, an individual who accesses the same game on two platforms or devices in the relevant period would be counted as two users. For Blizzard, an individual who accesses the same game on two platforms or devices in the relevant period would generally be counted as a single user.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: As a supplement to our financial measures presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), Activision Blizzard presents certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or as more important than, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the items associated with the company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

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Activision Blizzard provides net income (loss), earnings (loss) per share, and operating margin data and guidance both including (in accordance with GAAP) and excluding (non-GAAP) certain items. When relevant, the company also provides constant FX information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. In addition, Activision Blizzard provides EBITDA (defined as GAAP net income (loss) before interest (income) expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization) and adjusted EBITDA (defined as non-GAAP operating margin (see non-GAAP financial measure below) before depreciation).  The non-GAAP financial measures exclude the following items, as applicable in any given reporting period and our outlook:

 

·                  expenses related to share-based compensation;

·                  the amortization of intangibles from purchase price accounting;

·                  fees and other expenses related to the King acquisition, including related debt financings, and refinancing of long-term debt, including penalties and the write off of unamortized discount and deferred financing costs;

·                  restructuring and related charges;

·                  other non-cash charges from reclassification of certain cumulative translation adjustments into earnings as required by GAAP;

·                  the income tax adjustments associated with any of the above items (tax impact on non-GAAP pre-tax income is calculated under the same accounting principles applied to the GAAP pre-tax income under ASC 740, which employs an annual effective tax rate method to the results); and

·                  significant discrete tax-related items, including amounts related to changes in tax laws (including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017), amounts related to the potential or final resolution of tax positions, and other unusual or unique tax-related items and activities.

 

In the future, Activision Blizzard may also consider whether other items should also be excluded in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures used by the company. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with additional useful information to measure Activision Blizzard’s financial and operating performance. In particular, the measures facilitate comparison of operating performance between periods and help investors to better understand the operating results of Activision Blizzard by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the company’s core business, operating results, or future outlook. Additionally, we consider quantitative and qualitative factors in assessing whether to adjust for the impact of items that may be significant or that could affect an understanding of our ongoing financial and business performance or trends. Internally, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, along with others, in assessing the company’s operating results, and measuring compliance with the requirements of the company’s debt financing agreements, as well as in planning and forecasting.

 

Activision Blizzard’s non-GAAP financial measures are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles, and the terms non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per share, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP or adjusted EBITDA do not have a standardized meaning. Therefore, other companies may use the same or similarly named measures, but exclude different items, which may not provide investors a comparable view of Activision Blizzard’s performance in relation to other companies.

 

Management compensates for the limitations resulting from the exclusion of these items by considering the impact of the items separately and by considering Activision Blizzard’s GAAP, as well as non-GAAP, results and outlook, and by presenting the most comparable GAAP measures directly ahead of non-GAAP measures, and by providing a reconciliation that indicates and describes the adjustments made.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: The statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about: (1) projections of revenues, expenses, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, cash flow or other financial items; (2) statements of our plans and objectives, including those related to releases of products and services and restructuring activities; (3) statements of future financial or operating performance, including the impact of tax items thereon; and (4) statements of assumptions underlying such statements. The company generally uses words such as “outlook,” “forecast,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “to be,” “plan,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “might,” “expects,” “intends,” “intends as,” “anticipates,” “estimate,” “future,” “positioned,” “potential,” “project,” “remain,” “scheduled,” “set to,” “subject to,” “upcoming,” and other similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks, reflect management’s current expectations, estimates, and projections about our business, and are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict.

 

We caution that a number of important factors could cause our actual future results and other future circumstances to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to consistently deliver popular, high-quality titles in a timely manner; our ability to satisfy the expectations of consumers with respect to our brands, games, services, and/or business practices; concentration of revenue among a small number of titles; the continued growth in the scope and complexity of our business, including the diversion of management time and attention to issues relating to the operations of our newly acquired or started businesses and the potential impact of our expansion into new businesses on our existing businesses; our ability to realize the expected financial and operational benefits of, and effectively manage, our recently announced restructuring plans; increasing importance of revenues derived from digital distribution channels; risks associated with the retail sales business model; substantial influence of third-party platform providers over our products and costs; success and availability of video game consoles manufactured by third parties; risks

 

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associated with the free-to-play business model, including dependence on a relatively small number of consumers for a significant portion of revenues and profits from any given game; risks and costs associated with legal proceedings; changes in tax rates or exposure to additional tax liabilities, as well as the outcome of current or future tax disputes; rapid changes in technology and industry standards; competition, including from other forms of entertainment; our ability to sell products at assumed pricing levels; our ability to attract, retain, and motivate skilled personnel; reliance on external developers for development of some of our software products; the amount of our debt and the limitations imposed by the covenants in the agreements governing our debt; counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors, and manufacturers; intellectual property claims; piracy and unauthorized copying of our products; risks and uncertainties of conducting business outside the U.S.; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; increasing regulation of our business, products, and distribution in key territories; compliance with continually evolving laws and regulations concerning data privacy; potential data breaches and other cybersecurity risks; and the other factors identified in “Risk Factors” included in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the company at this time and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although these forward-looking statements are believed to be true when made, they may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

 

 

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

 

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(Tables to Follow)

 

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Net revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product sales

 

$

359

 

$

464

 

$

1,015

 

$

1,184

 

Subscription, licensing, and other revenues 1

 

1,037

 

1,177

 

2,205

 

2,423

 

Total net revenues

 

1,396

 

1,641

 

3,220

 

3,607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues—product sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product costs

 

99

 

126

 

251

 

289

 

Software royalties, amortization, and intellectual property licenses

 

51

 

49

 

162

 

194

 

Cost of revenues—subscription, licensing, and other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game operations and distribution costs

 

230

 

250

 

469

 

521

 

Software royalties, amortization, and intellectual property licenses

 

53

 

85

 

114

 

169

 

Product development

 

244

 

255

 

492

 

513

 

Sales and marketing

 

191

 

226

 

397

 

477

 

General and administrative

 

170

 

216

 

350

 

415

 

Restructuring and related costs

 

22

 

 

79

 

 

Total costs and expenses

 

1,060

 

1,207

 

2,314

 

2,578

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

336

 

434

 

906

 

1,029

 

Interest and other expense (income), net

 

(34)

 

26

 

(31)

 

54

 

Income before income tax expense

 

370

 

408

 

937

 

975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

42

 

6

 

163

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

328

 

$

402

 

$

774

 

$

902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per common share

 

$

0.43

 

$

0.53

 

$

1.01

 

$

1.19

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

766

 

761

 

765

 

760

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per common share

 

$

0.43

 

$

0.52

 

$

1.01

 

$

1.17

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding assuming dilution

 

770

 

770

 

770

 

770

 

 

1                    Subscription, licensing, and other revenues represent revenues from World of Warcraft subscriptions, licensing royalties from our products and franchises, downloadable content, microtransactions, and other miscellaneous revenues.

 


 

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(Amounts in millions)

 

 

 

June 30, 2019 1

 

December 31, 2018 2

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

4,592

 

$

4,225

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

455

 

1,035

 

Inventories, net

 

46

 

43

 

Software development

 

184

 

264

 

Other current assets

 

386

 

539

 

Total current assets

 

5,663

 

6,106

 

Software development

 

90

 

65

 

Property and equipment, net

 

259

 

282

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

366

 

458

 

Other assets

 

721

 

482

 

Intangible assets, net

 

633

 

735

 

Goodwill

 

9,763

 

9,762

 

Total assets

 

$

17,495

 

$

17,890

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

180

 

$

253

 

Deferred revenues

 

728

 

1,493

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

731

 

896

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,639

 

2,642

 

Long-term debt, net

 

2,673

 

2,671

 

Deferred income taxes, net

 

20

 

18

 

Other liabilities

 

1,186

 

1,167

 

Total liabilities

 

5,518

 

6,498

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

11,063

 

10,963

 

Treasury stock

 

(5,563)

 

(5,563)

 

Retained earnings

 

7,085

 

6,593

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(608)

 

(601)

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

11,977

 

11,392

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

17,495

 

$

17,890

 

 

1                    We adopted a new lease accounting standard in the first quarter of 2019. The new lease accounting standard increased our “Other assets,” “Accrued expenses and other liabilities,” and “Other liabilities” as of June 30, 2019. Refer to our Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 for additional information.

 

2                    During the three months ended March 31, 2019, we identified an amount which should have been recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018 to reduce income tax expense by $35 million. We will revise our 2018 financial statements to correct this matter in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2019. Our balance sheet as of December 31, 2018, as presented above has been revised to reflect the correction. Refer to our Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, for additional information.

 


 

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Amounts in millions, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Net Revenues

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Product Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Game Operations
and Distribution
Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Product
Development

 

Sales and
Marketing

 

General and
Administrative

 

Restructuring
and related
costs

 

Total Costs and
Expenses

 

GAAP Measurement

 

$

1,396

 

$

99

 

$

51

 

$

230

 

$

53

 

$

244

 

$

191

 

$

170

 

$

22

 

$

1,060

 

Share-based compensation1

 

 

 

(4)

 

 

 

(16)

 

(3)

 

(15)

 

 

(38)

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

 

 

 

 

(46)

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

(47)

 

Restructuring and related costs3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(22)

 

(22)

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

$

1,396

 

$

99

 

$

47

 

$

230

 

$

7

 

$

228

 

$

188

 

$

154

 

$

 

$

953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues4

 

$

(189)

 

$

(20)

 

$

(34)

 

$

1

 

$

(1)

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

(54)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating
Income

 

Net Income

 

Basic Earnings
per Share

 

Diluted Earnings
per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Measurement

 

$

336

 

$

328

 

$

0.43

 

$

0.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation1

 

38

 

38

 

0.05

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

47

 

47

 

0.06

 

0.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and related costs3

 

22

 

22

 

0.03

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax impacts from items above5

 

 

(18)

 

(0.02)

 

(0.02)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discrete tax-related items6

 

 

(8)

 

(0.01)

 

(0.01)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

$

443

 

$

409

 

$

0.53

 

$

0.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues4

 

$

(135)

 

$

(115)

 

$

(0.15)

 

$

(0.15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1                    Includes expenses related to share-based compensation.

2                    Reflects amortization of intangible assets from purchase price accounting.

3                    Reflects restructuring initiatives, primarily severance and other restructuring-related costs.

4                    Reflects the net effect from deferral of revenues and (recognition) of deferred revenues, along with related cost of revenues, on certain of our online-enabled products, including the effects of taxes.

5                    Reflects the income tax impact associated with the above items. Tax impact on non-GAAP pre-tax income is calculated under the same accounting principles applied to the GAAP pre-tax income under ASC 740, which employs an annual effective tax rate method to the results.

6                    Reflects the impact of significant discrete tax-related items, including amounts related to changes in tax laws, amounts related to the potential or final resolution of tax positions, and/or other unusual or unique tax-related items and activities.

 

The GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share information is presented as calculated.  The sum of these measures, as presented, may differ due to the impact of rounding.

 


 

4

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Amounts in millions, except per share data)

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2019

 

Net Revenues

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Product Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Game Operations
and Distribution
Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Product
Development

 

Sales and
Marketing

 

General and
Administrative

 

Restructuring
and related
costs

 

Total Costs and
Expenses

 

GAAP Measurement

 

 $

3,220

 

$

251

 

$

162

 

$

469

 

$

114

 

$

492

 

$

397

 

$

350

 

$

79

 

$

2,314

 

Share-based compensation1

 

 

 

(14)

 

(1)

 

(1)

 

(36)

 

(5)

 

(43)

 

 

(100)

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

 

 

 

 

(99)

 

 

 

(3)

 

 

(102)

 

Restructuring and related costs3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(79)

 

(79)

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

 $

3,220

 

$

251

 

$

148

 

$

468

 

$

14

 

$

456

 

$

392

 

$

304

 

$

 

$

2,033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues4

 

 $

(755)

 

$

(73)

 

$

(100)

 

$

(4)

 

$

(2)

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

(179)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating
Income

 

Net Income

 

Basic Earnings
per Share

 

Diluted Earnings
per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Measurement

 

 $

906

 

$

774

 

$

1.01

 

$

1.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation1

 

100

 

100

 

0.13

 

0.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

102

 

102

 

0.13

 

0.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring and related costs3

 

79

 

79

 

0.10

 

0.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax impacts from items above5

 

 

(36)

 

(0.05)

 

(0.05)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discrete tax-related items6

 

 

(8)

 

(0.01)

 

(0.01)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

 $

1,187

 

$

1,011

 

$

1.32

 

$

1.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues4

 

 $

(576)

 

$

(475)

 

$

(0.62)

 

$

(0.61)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1                    Includes expenses related to share-based compensation.

2                    Reflects amortization of intangible assets from purchase price accounting.

3                    Reflects restructuring initiatives, primarily severance and other restructuring-related costs.

4                    Reflects the net effect from deferral of revenues and (recognition) of deferred revenues, along with related cost of revenues, on certain of our online-enabled products, including the effects of taxes.

5                    Reflects the income tax impact associated with the above items. Tax impact on non-GAAP pre-tax income is calculated under the same accounting principles applied to the GAAP pre-tax income under ASC 740, which employs an annual effective tax rate method to the results.

6                    Reflects the impact of significant discrete tax-related items, including amounts related to changes in tax laws, amounts related to the potential or final resolution of tax positions, and/or other unusual or unique tax-related items and activities.

 

The GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share information is presented as calculated.  The sum of these measures, as presented, may differ due to the impact of rounding.

 


 

5

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Amounts in millions, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended June 30, 2018

 

Net Revenues

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Product Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Game Operations
and Distribution
Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Product
Development

 

Sales and
Marketing

 

General and
Administrative

 

Total Costs and
Expenses

 

GAAP Measurement

 

 $

1,641

 

$

126

 

$

49

 

$

250

 

$

85

 

$

255

 

$

226

 

$

216

 

$

1,207

 

Share-based compensation1

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

(18)

 

(5)

 

(32)

 

(57)

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

 

 

 

 

(75)

 

 

 

(2)

 

(77)

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

 $

1,641

 

$

126

 

$

47

 

$

250

 

$

10

 

$

237

 

$

221

 

$

182

 

$

1,073

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues3

 

 $

(256)

 

$

(44)

 

$

(46)

 

$

(1)

 

$

17

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

(74)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating
Income

 

 

Net Income

 

 

Basic Earnings
per Share

 

 

Diluted Earnings
per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Measurement

 

 $

434

 

$

402

 

$

0.53

 

$

0.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation1

 

 

57

 

 

57

 

 

0.07

 

 

0.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

 

77

 

 

77

 

 

0.10

 

 

0.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax impacts from items above4

 

 

 

 

(37)

 

 

(0.05)

 

 

(0.05)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discrete tax-related items5

 

 

 

 

(25)

 

 

(0.03)

 

 

(0.03)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

 $

568

 

$

474

 

$

0.62

 

$

0.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues3

 

 $

(182)

 

$

(159)

 

$

(0.21)

 

$

(0.21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1                    Includes expenses related to share-based compensation.

2                    Reflects amortization of intangible assets from purchase price accounting.

3                    Reflects the net effect from deferral of revenues and (recognition) of deferred revenues, along with related cost of revenues, on certain of our online-enabled products, including the effects of taxes.

4                    Reflects the income tax impact associated with the above items. Tax impact on non-GAAP pre-tax income is calculated under the same accounting principles applied to the GAAP pre-tax income under ASC 740, which employs an annual effective tax rate method to the results.

5                    Reflects the impact of significant discrete tax-related items, including amounts related to changes in tax laws, amounts related to the potential or final resolution of tax positions, and/or other unusual or unique tax-related items and activities.

 

The GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share information is presented as calculated.  The sum of these measures, as presented, may differ due to the impact of rounding.

 


 

6

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(Amounts in millions, except per share data)

 

Six Months Ended June 30, 2018

 

Net Revenues

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Product Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Product Sales:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Game Operations
and Distribution
Costs

 

Cost of Revenues
- Subs/Lic/Other:
Software
Royalties and
Amortization

 

Product
Development

 

Sales and
Marketing

 

General and
Administrative

 

Total Costs and
Expenses

 

GAAP Measurement

 

$

3,607

 

$

289

 

$

194

 

$

521

 

$

169

 

$

513

 

$

477

 

$

415

 

$

2,578

 

Share-based compensation1

 

 

 

(5)

 

(1)

 

 

(32)

 

(9)

 

(64)

 

(111)

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

 

 

 

 

(148)

 

 

(44)

 

(4)

 

(196)

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

$

3,607

 

$

289

 

$

189

 

$

520

 

$

21

 

$

481

 

$

424

 

$

347

 

$

2,271

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues3

 

$

(838)

 

$

(120)

 

$

(165)

 

$

(5)

 

$

9

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

(281)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating
Income

 

Net Income

 

Basic Earnings
per Share

 

Diluted Earnings
per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Measurement

 

$

1,029

 

$

902

 

$

1.19

 

$

1.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based compensation1

 

111

 

111

 

0.15

 

0.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets2

 

196

 

196

 

0.26

 

0.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax impacts from items above4

 

 

(106)

 

(0.14)

 

(0.14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discrete tax-related items5

 

 

(25)

 

(0.03)

 

(0.03)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measurement

 

$

1,336

 

$

1,078

 

$

1.42

 

$

1.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net effect of deferred revenues and related cost of revenues3

 

$

(557)

 

$

(469)

 

$

(0.62)

 

$

(0.61)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1                    Includes expenses related to share-based compensation.

2                    Reflects amortization of intangible assets from purchase price accounting.

3                    Reflects the net effect from deferral of revenues and (recognition) of deferred revenues, along with related cost of revenues, on certain of our online-enabled products, including the effects of taxes.

4                    Reflects the income tax impact associated with the above items. Tax impact on non-GAAP pre-tax income is calculated under the same accounting principles applied to the GAAP pre-tax income under ASC 740, which employs an annual effective tax rate method to the results.

5                    Reflects the impact of significant discrete tax-related items, including amounts related to changes in tax laws, amounts related to the potential or final resolution of tax positions, and/or other unusual or unique tax-related items and activities.

 

The GAAP and non-GAAP earnings per share information is presented as calculated.  The sum of these measures, as presented, may differ due to the impact of rounding.

 


 

7

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

OPERATING SEGMENTS INFORMATION

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts in millions)

 

Three Months Ended:

 

June 30, 2019

 

$  Increase / (Decrease)

 

 

 

Activision

 

Blizzard

 

King

 

Total

 

Activision

 

Blizzard

 

King

 

Total

 

Segment Net Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

268

 

$

381

 

$

499

 

$

1,148

 

$

(70)

 

$

(104)

 

$

(3)

 

$

(177)

 

Intersegment net revenues1

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

(1)

 

 

(1)

 

Segment net revenues

 

$

268

 

$

384

 

$

499

 

$

1,151

 

$

(70)

 

$

(105)

 

$

(3)

 

$

(178)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating income

 

$

55

 

$

75

 

$

171

 

$

301

 

$

(29)

 

$

(58)

 

$

2

 

$

(85)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activision

 

Blizzard

 

King

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Net Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

338

 

$

485

 

$

502

 

$

1,325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intersegment net revenues1

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment net revenues

 

$

338

 

$

489

 

$

502

 

$

1,329

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating income

 

$

84

 

$

133

 

$

169

 

$

386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended:

 

June 30, 2019

 

$ Increase / (Decrease)

 

 

 

Activision

 

Blizzard

 

King

 

Total

 

Activision

 

Blizzard

 

King

 

Total

 

Segment Net Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

585

 

$

720

 

$

1,028

 

$

2,333

 

$

(66)

 

$

(244)

 

$

(8)

 

$

(318)

 

Intersegment net revenues1

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

Segment net revenues

 

$

585

 

$

728

 

$

1,028

 

$

2,341

 

$

(66)

 

$

(242)

 

$

(8)

 

$

(316)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating income

 

$

128

 

$

130

 

$

349

 

$

607

 

$

(47)

 

$

(125)

 

$

(11)

 

$

(183)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activision

 

Blizzard

 

King

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment Net Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues from external customers

 

$

651

 

$

964

 

$

1,036

 

$

2,651

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intersegment net revenues1

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment net revenues

 

$

651

 

$

970

 

$

1,036

 

$

2,657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating income

 

$

175

 

$

255

 

$

360

 

$

790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1                    Intersegment revenues reflect licensing and service fees charged between segments.

 

Our operating segments are consistent with the manner in which our operations are reviewed and managed by our Chief Executive Officer, who is our chief operating decision maker (“CODM”). The CODM reviews segment performance exclusive of: the impact of the change in deferred revenues and related cost of revenues with respect to certain of our online-enabled games; share-based compensation expense; amortization of intangible assets as a result of purchase price accounting; fees and other expenses (including legal fees, costs, expenses and accruals) related to acquisitions, associated integration activities, and financings; certain restructuring and related costs; and other non-cash charges. See the following page for the reconciliation tables of segment revenues and operating income to consolidated net revenues and consolidated operating income.

 

Our operating segments are also consistent with our internal organization structure, the way we assess operating performance and allocate resources, and the availability of separate financial information. We do not aggregate operating segments.

 


 

8

 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

OPERATING SEGMENTS INFORMATION

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Reconciliation to consolidated net revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment net revenues

 

$

1,151

 

$

1,329

 

$

2,341

 

$

2,657

 

Revenues from non-reportable segments1

 

59

 

60

 

132

 

118

 

Net effect from recognition (deferral) of deferred net revenues2

 

189

 

256

 

755

 

838

 

Elimination of intersegment revenues3

 

(3)

 

(4)

 

(8)

 

(6)

 

Consolidated net revenues

 

$

1,396

 

$

1,641

 

$

3,220

 

$

3,607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation to consolidated income before income tax expense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment operating income

 

$

301

 

$

386

 

$

607

 

$

790

 

Operating income (loss) from non-reportable segments1

 

7

 

 

4

 

(11)

 

Net effect from recognition (deferral) of deferred net revenues and related cost of revenues2

 

135

 

182

 

576

 

557

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

(38)

 

(57)

 

(100)

 

(111)

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

(47)

 

(77)

 

(102)

 

(196)

 

Restructuring and related costs4

 

(22)

 

 

(79)

 

 

Consolidated operating income

 

336

 

434

 

906

 

1,029

 

Interest and other expense (income), net

 

(34)

 

26

 

(31)

 

54

 

Consolidated income before income tax expense

 

$

370

 

$

408

 

$

937

 

$

975

 

 

1                    Includes other income and expenses from operating segments managed outside the reportable segments, including our studios and distribution businesses. Also includes unallocated corporate income and expenses.

2                    Reflects the net effect from (deferral) of revenues and recognition of deferred revenues, along with related cost of revenues, on certain of our online-enabled products.

3                    Intersegment revenues reflect licensing and service fees charged between segments.

4                    Reflects restructuring initiatives, primarily severance and other restructuring-related costs.

 


 

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NET REVENUES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

 

$ Increase

 

% Increase

 

 

 

Amount

 

% of Total1

 

Amount

 

% of Total1

 

(Decrease)

 

(Decrease)

 

Net Revenues by Distribution Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital online channels2

 

$

1,086

 

78%

 

$

1,259

 

77%

 

$

(173)

 

(14)%

 

Retail channels

 

193

 

14

 

278

 

17

 

(85)

 

(31)

 

Other3

 

117

 

8

 

104

 

6

 

13

 

13

 

Total consolidated net revenues

 

$

1,396

 

100%

 

$

1,641

 

100%

 

$

(245)

 

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in deferred revenues4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital online channels2

 

$

(76)

 

 

 

$

(62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail channels

 

(112)

 

 

 

(202)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other3

 

(1)

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total changes in deferred revenues

 

$

(189)

 

 

 

$

(256)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

June 30, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

 

$ Increase

 

% Increase

 

 

 

Amount

 

% of Total1

 

Amount

 

% of Total1

 

(Decrease)

 

(Decrease)

 

Net Revenues by Distribution Channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital online channels2

 

$

2,479

 

77%

 

$

2,720

 

75%

 

$

(241)

 

(9)%

 

Retail channels

 

505

 

16

 

690

 

19

 

(185)

 

(27)

 

Other3

 

236

 

7

 

197

 

5

 

39

 

20

 

Total consolidated net revenues

 

$

3,220

 

100%

 

$

3,607

 

100%

 

$

(387)

 

(11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in deferred revenues4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital online channels2

 

$

(404)

 

 

 

$

(319)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail channels

 

(344)

 

 

 

(533)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other3

 

(7)

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total changes in deferred revenues

 

$

(755)

 

 

 

$

(838)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1                    The percentages of total are presented as calculated. Therefore, the sum of these percentages, as presented, may differ due to the impact of rounding.

2                    Net revenues from Digital online channels represent revenues from digitally-distributed subscriptions, downloadable content, microtransactions, and products, as well as licensing royalties.

3                    Net revenues from Other include revenues from our studios and distribution businesses, as well as revenues from Major League Gaming and the Overwatch League.

4                    Reflects the net effect from deferral of revenues and (recognition) of deferred revenues on certain of our online-enabled products.

 


 

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NET REVENUES BY PLATFORM

For the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 and 2018