Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2008

Headquarters

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

9,900

Industries

Computer Software
Entertainment
Other Consumer Durables

Company Description

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard's portfolio includes best-selling video games such as Call of Duty® as well as Spider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™ and TRANSFORMERS™, leading franchises such as Spyro™ and Blizzard Entertainment's® StarCraft®, Diablo®, and Warcraft® franchises including the global #1 subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, India, China, South Korea and the region of Taiwan

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer

Principal Executive Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Chief People Officer

Chief Communications Officer & Senior Vice President

Board of Directors

Founder at Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance

Founder at The Call of Duty Endowment

President & Chief Executive Officer at Wasserman Foundation

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Founder at Nolan Capital LLC

Vice Chair at Maui Arts & Cultural Center

President at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Greater New York Chapter

Faculty Member at National Association of Independent Schools - Institute for New Heads

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Brynwood Partners Management LLC

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CRMC's International Investors division invests primarily in the stocks of large-cap growth-oriented companies across practically all sectors. Although they invest internationally, most of their investments are in the stocks of North American companies. They maintain an investment philosophy that is distinguished by four key beliefs: (1) solid research is fundamental to sound investment decisions; (2) investment decisions should not be made lightly; (3) a long-term approach; (4) the capital system.

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VGI performs fundamental analysis to select investments primarily in equity securities, but also in private equity and other financial instruments. The firm invests in companies around the world that operate in a wide range of industries. They use leverage to magnify the effects of its investment selections. In their fundamental approach to investment selection for the funds, VGI generally performs a number of tasks that may include the following: detailed review of a company's products and services; market analyses to estimate the size of the future market for such products and services; interviews with a company's management team; discussions with a company's current and potential customers and competitors; consultation with industry experts; and where appropriate, a review of the macroeconomic, regulatory and technological dynamics affecting a company's prospects. They may also discuss their investment research and analysis with other industry participants. They also analyzes a company's financial information, paying particular attention to its assets, return on capital, consistency of earnings growth, organic revenue growth and free cash-flow generation.

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LCP's investment strategy for their funds is driven by fundamental, bottom-up research. Their fundamental research includes, without limitation, the following methods: meeting with company management (and conducting reference checks where practicable), speaking with customers, competitors and suppliers, consultation with industry experts and reading publicly available information and financial filings. In providing investment management and advisory services to their funds, LPC formulates its investment objectives, directs and manages the investment and reinvestment of the LPC Funds' assets, and provides reports to the investors in the LPC Funds.

Recent Transactions
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Activision Blizzard, Inc., King Digital Entertainment Plc purchase Omniata, Inc. from Creandum Advisor AB, Jackson Square Ventures Management Co. LLC

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Ubisoft Entertainment SA purchases FreeStyleGames Ltd. from Activision Blizzard, Inc.

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Advised onActivision Blizzard, Inc. purchases King Digital Entertainment Plc

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Clients

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$42.5B
Total Enterprise Value
$34.4B
Earnings Per Share
$2.35
Revenue
$7.49B
TEVNet Income
18.95x
Debt TEV
0.08x
Total Equity
$11.4B
Total Debt
$2.67B
Net Profit
$1.81B
EBITDAMargin
39.74%
Enterprise Value Sales
4.58x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.54x
EBITDA
$2.98B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
17.12%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
10.33%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$25K - $50K
2015
$15K - $25K
2013
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Snowprint Studios AB provides gaming equipment. The firm's specialties include video games, mobile games, computer games. The company was founded by Alexander Erik Amir Ekvall Qvant and Patrik Peter Håkan Lindgren and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Suppliers
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. Computer Software | Woburn, MA

Monotype Imaging Holdings, Inc. provides text imaging solutions for printers and consumer electronic devices. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Other Asia. The company was founded by Robert M. Givens on November 5, 2004 and is headquartered in Woburn, MA.

Hasbro, Inc. Computer Software | Pawtucket, RI

Hasbro is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as Transformers, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, Playskool, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, Magic: The Gathering, and Monopoly,. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. Programming in the U.S. is distributed on The Hub TV Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. Through the Company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens."

Microsoft Corporation Computer Software | REDMOND, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Competitors
Microsoft Corporation IT Consulting & Services - REDMOND, WA

Microsoft Corp. engages in the development and support of software, services, devices, and solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Productivity and Business Processes; Intelligent Cloud; and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment comprises products and services in the portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services of the company spanning a variety of devices and platform. The Intelligent Cloud segment refers to the public, private, and hybrid serve products and cloud services of the company which can power modern business. The More Personal Computing segment encompasses products and services geared towards the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across all devices. The firm also offers operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; personal computers, tablets; gaming and entertainment consoles; other intelligent devices; and related accessories. The company was founded by Paul Gardner Allen and William Henry Gates III in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Sony Corp. Appliances & Electronics - Tokyo, TY

The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. Not only do we represent a wide range of businesses, but we remain globally unique. Our aim is to fully leverage this uniqueness in aggressively carrying out our convergence strategy so that we can continue to emotionally touch and excite our customers.

Nintendo Co., Ltd. Other Consumer Durables - Minami-ku, Kyoto

Nintendo Co., Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of home entertainment products. Its entertainment products include portable and console game machines and software, trump card and Karuta (Japanese-style playing cards), multinational consumer electronics, home console hardware such as Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and others; as well as software for handheld and home console gaming machine. The company was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi on September 23, 1889 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Awards & Honors
Rank #66
2017
Fortune Magazine - The 100 Best Companies to Work For
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #532
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #22
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Nifty 50
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