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Take-Two Announces Financial Results Are Greatly Above Expectations; Report Net Revenue of $858.2 Million

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Take-Two Announces Financial Results Are Greatly Above Expectations; Report Net Revenue of $858.2 Million

Today Take-Two Interactive Software announced its financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2022, which ended on Sept. 30, 2021.

Below you can check out a summary of the company’s performance.

  • GAAP net revenue was $858.2 million
  • GAAP net income per diluted share increased to $0.09
  • GAAP net cash provided by operating activities for the six-months ended September 30, 2021 was $283.7 million
  • Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) for the three-months ended June 30, 2021 was $29 million
  • Net Bookings were $984.9 million, above guidance
  • Company reiterates outlook for fiscal year 2022

The press release also included a comment from Take-Two Chief Executive Officer Strauss Zelnick, who boasted about the results again being above expectations while also being optimistic about capitalizing on positive trends in the industry.

“Our second quarter results were outstanding, highlighted by Net Bookings of $985 million, which greatly exceeded our expectations and increased 3% as compared to last year. We experienced consistently strong engagement trends across our key franchises, underscoring the durability of our offerings and the deep relationships that we have established with new, existing, and returning players.”

“As a result of our better-than-expected second quarter operating results, along with our updated forecast for the balance of the year, we are raising our Net Bookings guidance for the year to $3.3 to $3.4 billion.”

“We remain highly optimistic about our ability to capitalize further on the positive trends of our industry. As we continue to harness and enhance our competitive advantages – our incredible creative talent, best-in-class marketing and technology, and strong balance sheet – we will introduce new entertainment experiences that we believe have vast commercial potential and the ability to drive long-term engagement and recurrent consumer spending. We also expect to continue to attract the very best creators who share in our vision to set new benchmarks and captivate audiences throughout the world.”

Below you can check out a few highlights from Take-Two’s brands.

Take-Two:

  • The Company repurchased 1.26 million shares of common stock for approximately $200 million, at an average share price of $158.67 per share.

Rockstar Games:

  • On November 11th, Rockstar Games will digitally launch Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the Rockstar Games Launcher for PC. The Definitive Edition will feature across-the-board upgrades for all three games, including graphical improvements and modern controls for all three titles, while still maintaining the classic and distinct aesthetic of the original games. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will launch physically for consoles on December 7th and will release for iOS and Android devices in the first half of calendar 2022. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, fans can also collect an array of special commemorative gear in Grand Theft Auto Online throughout a series of upcoming events this Fall.
  • Released new free content updates for Grand Theft Auto Online:
    • On July 20th, delivered the Los Santos Tuners update, another major update for Grand Theft Auto Online’s evolving world. The Los Santos Tuners update brought a renewed focus to the underground street racing scene and introduced a host of innovative and highly requested features, including the LS Car Meet – a shared social space where players can get together to modify, test and race their cars, get tattoos, and more. The update also added 17 highly customizable vehicles, a shoppable auto workshop, new robbery Contracts and street races, and the ability to add music in a new way through collectible media sticks.
    • Rockstar Games continued to provide an array of free content for their vast and growing online communities. To celebrate Halloween, Grand Theft Auto Online added a series of random events to shock and surprise players, including driverless phantom killer cars, superhuman slashers, UFOs that bend the laws of physics, and more, including bonuses on Alien Survival modes, and a new Arcade game.
  • Released new free content updates for Red Dead Online:
    • On July 13th, released the Blood Money update for Red Dead Online. The update introduced a series of criminal-themed opportunities; complex new missions, including the game’s first train robbery; and The Quick Draw Club – a series of four distinct, rapid-fire passes featuring criminal-themed unlockable rewards, bonuses, and more.
    • Rockstar Games introduced new content to players following the Blood Money update, including new missions, contracts, special bonuses and rare items.
  • Rockstar Games looks forward to launching the expanded and enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V and a standalone version of Grand Theft Online for new-generation consoles in March 2022. Players will enjoy a range of technical and graphical improvements across the entire experience including performance enhancements for select vehicles in Grand Theft Auto Online, and much more.

2K:

  • On September 10th, launched NBA 2K22, the next iteration of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series of the past 20 years. Global phenomenon and two-time NBA All-Star, Luka Dončić, appears on the cover of the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, while the premium NBA 75th Anniversary Edition showcases NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant. In North America, players are able to purchase a special version of the Standard Edition featuring six-time WNBA All-Star and WNBA Champion, Candace Parker on the cover and available exclusively through GameStop and EB Games. In Japan, players can also purchase a special version of the Standard Edition featuring Washington Wizards Rui Hachimura, a rising star who was the first Japanese player to not only be drafted in the first round in 2019, but also to reach the NBA Playoffs.
  • Launched the NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition on Apple Arcade on October 19th. The game offers the all-new Association mode, where players can be the GM or Head Coach of their favorite NBA Franchises and build their own NBA dream teams, as well as other popular modes including MyCOURT, Online Multiplayer mode, and MyCAREER.
  • Announced Season 4 of NBA 2K Mobile, which includes a new Courtside Pass to unlock exclusive rewards, updated player likenesses and jerseys, card stats to reflect the current NBA season, and more.
  • In September, PGA TOUR 2K21 surpassed 2.5 million units sold-in around the globe, a key milestone for the series. Alongside this announcement, 2K and HB Studios revealed the theme for its all-new custom courses coming to multiplayer playlists, as well as a collaboration with lifestyle brand and gaming collective 100 Thieves.
  • On October 14th, 2K and HB Studios launched the PGA TOUR 2K21 Baller Edition, which includes the base game, all previously released DLC courses and game modes, an assortment of exclusive adidas apparel and gear, and the Golden Touch Pack featuring a gold putter and driver.
  • 2K and Visual Concepts revealed new details behind WWE 2K22, which is planned for launch in March 2022. WWE 2K22 promises new controls, incredible graphics, and a redesigned engine for the most impressive WWE 2K experience to date. As part of the game’s development process, 85% of the in-game roster has taken part in facial scanning for ultra-realistic and updated character models, and more than 3,400 new animations have been captured.
  • WWE SuperCard released content updates, including new card tiers, rewards and the return of John Cena with a “Summer of Cena” gift redeemable for a limited time.
  • Announced that, for the first time ever, the Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition will be available in physical disc form for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition will be released on November 12th and feature the award-winning base game plus all six content add-ons and the full collection of bonus cosmetic packs. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are optimized to take full advantage of the new-gen hardware’s processing power.
  • Announced that Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a new franchise from 2K and Gearbox, will be released in March 2022. The game is an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry set in a chaotic fantasy world where magic, broadswords, and bullets collide. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a full experience with a rich, story-driven co-op campaign and repeatable end-game content.
  • 2K and Marvel Entertainment announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with and live among the Midnight Suns, Earth’s last line of defense against the underworld. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is now expected to launch in the second half of Calendar 2022 (Fiscal Year 2023), as compared to prior expectations of March 2022 (Fiscal Year 2022).
  • 2K has expanded its presence in Montréal, Québec to support several of its business units, including Global Services, an internal team responsible for artists, animators, motion capture and visual effects specialists, project managers, sound designers, user researchers, and more who work across the label’s growing portfolio of original franchises and licensed products.
  • 2K Foundations, in partnership with the Municipality of Ljubljana and Dallas Mavericks All-Star Guard Luka Dončić, unveiled its latest project in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Together, they refurbished the athlete’s childhood court and added new seating and lighting. 2K Foundations is the philanthropic arm of 2K that supports and inspires underserved communities by directly investing in local enrichment programs.

Private Division:

  • On August 13th, Private Division and Supergiant Games partnered together to release a physical edition of Hades for PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Hades is a winner of over 50 “Game of the Year” awards and is currently Metacritic’s highest rated game for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
  • On September 8th, released Murder on Eridanos, the final expansion for The Outer Worlds, for the Nintendo Switch.
  • On September 24th, released Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The title contains multiple hardware advancements and developments, which allow for an upgraded resolution, improved frame-rate, advanced shaders, better textures, and additional performance improvements.
  • OlliOlli World, the skateboarding action-platformer from Roll7 remains on track to launch this winter in fiscal Q4 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch.

T2 Mobile Games:

  • Continued the integration of Socialpoint, Playdots, and Nordeus into “T2 Mobile Games.” This new structure is helping Take-Two’s mobile teams achieve cost synergies and share best practices.
  • Many of our mobile games launched new features, challenges, and marketing activations to drive player engagement. Our studios will continue to introduce new enhancements to their games this year to further optimize the player experience.
  • Nordeus released Top Eleven 2022, the latest installment of their mobile title that is the world’s most successful soccer management game of all time. Top Eleven 2022 delivers significant updates to the gameplay and soccer management experience.

For the sake of comparison, you can check out the results for the previous quarter, which were published in August.

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