Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012

Net Revenue for Fiscal Year 2012 was $825.8 Million

Non-GAAP Net Loss Per Diluted Share for Fiscal Year 2012 was $0.71

Company Expects Non-GAAP Net Income Per Diluted Share of $2.00 to $2.25 for Fiscal Year 2013

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 22, 2012-- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, which were in line with its most recent financial outlook. In addition, the Company provided its financial outlook for the first quarter and fiscal year 2013.

Fiscal Year 2012

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, net revenue was $825.8 million, as compared to $1,136.9 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, which had benefited from the release of  Red Dead Redemption. GAAP loss from continuing operations was $107.7 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, as compared to GAAP income from continuing operations of $53.8 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, for the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP net loss was $59.4 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, as compared to Non-GAAP net income of $94.3 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, for the prior fiscal year.

The strongest contributors to net revenue in fiscal year 2012 were  L.A. NoireNBA 2K12, the  Grand Theft Auto franchise,  Duke Nukem Forever  and  Red Dead Redemption. Digitally delivered content accounted for 13% of net revenue, as compared to 9% in fiscal year 2011, driven by offerings for the  Grand Theft Auto franchise,  Red Dead Redemption, the  Sid Meier's Civilization franchise,  Borderlands and  L.A. Noire.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2012

For the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2012, net revenue was $148.1 million, as compared to $182.3 million for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2011, which had benefited from the post-launch performance of  Red Dead Redemption. GAAP loss from continuing operations was $66.0 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, as compared to$22.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the year-ago period. Non-GAAP net loss was $50.9 million, or $0.60per diluted share, as compared to $14.4 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the year-ago period.

The strongest contributors to net revenue in the fourth quarter were new titles including  NBA 2K12Major League Baseball 2K12 and  The Darkness II; and catalog sales led by the  Grand Theft Auto  franchise and  Red Dead Redemption. Digitally delivered content accounted for 19% of net revenue, as compared to 15% in fiscal fourth quarter 2011, driven by offerings for the  Grand Theft Auto franchise, the  Sid Meier's Civilization franchise,  Red Dead RedemptionBorderlands, NBA 2K12 and  L.A. Noire.

Management Comments

"Fiscal 2012 was a year of creative, operational and strategic achievement by our Company," said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. "We delivered groundbreaking titles, including  L.A. Noire and  NBA 2K12, which set new standards for excellence; grew our revenue from digitally delivered content and mobile offerings; made substantial progress on our online gaming initiatives; and bolstered our already strong liquidity through a convertible notes offering. While our financial results were disappointing, the decisions we made position Take-Two for growth and profitability both this year and over the long-term.

"Fiscal 2013 kicked off with the successful launch of  Max Payne 3, which received outstanding reviews and promises to be another hit for Rockstar Games. We have a fantastic lineup of upcoming releases for the balance of the year and the strongest development pipeline in the Company's history."

Business and Product Highlights

Since January 1, 2012:

Rockstar Games:

  • Launched  Max Payne 3  on May 15 in North America and May 18 internationally on Xbox 360 and PS3. The title received excellent reviews and sold-in approximately 3 million units during its initial launch.  Max Payne 3 will also be available for the PC on June 1.
  • Announced a comprehensive downloadable content plan for  Max Payne 3, with new releases starting in June and extending through the fall. Consumers can preorder all of this upcoming content at a discount by purchasing the  Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass.
  • Released a major update to its Rockstar Games Social Club community service delivering enhanced social and connected gameplay features to its nearly 15 million members.
  • Released  Max Payne Mobile on April 12, enabling fans to experience the classic 2001 release,  Max Payne, optimized for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Released a touch-enabled version of  L.A. Noire for the OnLive platform.

2K:

  • 2K Sports released  Major League Baseball 2K12 on March 6, featuring Cy Young Award winning pitcher Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers as the cover athlete and, for the third year in a row, executed the MLB 2K Perfect Game Challenge, which is airing on Spike TV on May 24.
  • 2K Play released  Nicktoons MLB 3D on March 6, the first baseball game designed exclusively for the Nintendo3DS.
  • 2K Games launched  The Darkness II on February 7 in North America and February 10 internationally. The title received favorable reviews, including an average Metacritic score of 80 on Xbox 360.
  • 2K Sports released the  NBA 2K12: Game of the Year Edition on March 11, which includes the full retail version of NBA 2K12 along with the previously released  Legend's Showcase add-on content and a commemorative poster. NBA 2K12 is the highest rated title in the history of 2K Sports with an average Metacritic score of 90 on Xbox 360 and PS3. Despite the NBA lockout, the title sold-in over 5 million units for the second year in a row.
  • 2K Games announced that  XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which is in development at Firaxis Games and will feature both deep strategy and intense action, is planned for release on October 9, 2012 in North America andOctober 12, 2012 internationally.
  • 2K Games announced that  BioShock Infinite is now planned for launch on February 26, 2013. Developed by Irrational Games - the original creator of the  BioShock franchise which has sold-in over 9.5 million units to date -  BioShock Infinite won more than 75 editorial awards at E3 in 2011, including the Game Critics Awards' Best of Show.
  • 2K Games announced that  Borderlands 2, the sequel to the hit shooter-looter that has sold in nearly 6 million units to date, is expected to launch on September 18, 2012 in North America and September 21, 2012internationally.
  • 2K Games announced that  Spec Ops: The Line, a heart-pounding military shooter that explores the dark realities of war, will launch on June 26, 2012 in North America and June 29, 2012 internationally. A playable demo is available now on the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network and the PlayStation Network.
  • 2K Games announced that  Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings, the expansion pack for the award-winning PC strategy title,  Civilization V, will be released on June 19, 2012 in North America and June 22, 2012internationally.
  • 2K Games now expects to release  XCOM, its shooter version of the franchise that is in development at 2K Marin, during fiscal year 2014.
 

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