Activision-Blizzard reports $108m Q3 loss

Activision-Blizzard has reported a $108 million loss for its third quarter – whilst besting its revenue guidance by just under 100m.

The company blamed the loss on charges related to its merger.

Without those charges, the company earned 7 cents a share while analysts expected 4 cents. Adjusted revenue was $717 million, crushing the company’s guidance of $620 million.

The company also affirmed its full-year guidance and authorised a $1 billion stock buyback.

As well as noting the stunning success of Guitar Hero, Activision noted strong sales of games based Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Star Wars, and executives expressed enthusiasm for upcoming games based on such movies as Transformers, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Monsters vs. Aliens.

According to Reuters, Activision Blizzard shares soared 11 per cent to $12.14 in after-hours trading when third-quarter results were announced.

About MCV Staff

Check Also

[From the industry] World’s Biggest Charity Event in Gaming Returns For 2021 with Fourteen Fantastic Charities

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Jingle Jam brings together the whole gaming community in an epic and emotional event that runs from the 1st to the 14th of December.