Glu Mobile Inc.

Glu Mobile Inc.

Glu Mobile Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2006

Headquarters

500 Howard Street,Suite 300,San Francisco, CA 94105-2209

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

715

Industries

Computer Software
IT Consulting & Services
Consumer Services
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as GUN BROS, DEER HUNTER, BLOOD & GLORY, and SAMURAI VS. ZOMBIES DEFENSE on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone, Google Chrome, and MAC OS. Glu’s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with major offices outside Seattle, and overseas in Brazil, Canada, China, and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the ‘g’ character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Vice President/GM Design Home

Vice President & General Manager, Glu Sports

Vice President & General Manager, Casual RPG

Vice President & General Manager, Gluplay

Vice President & General Manager, Covet Fashion

Vice President & General Manager

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Shelter Haven Capital Management manages a global, long/short equity hedge fund.

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Scopus Asset Management's funds employ a similar investment strategy amongst all of its funds. The investment objective is to achieve superior returns through capital appreciation by investing, on a long and short basis, generally in common stocks and derivative instruments, including, without limitation, those linked to US equity markets. The firm’s investment approach involves a combination of extensive fundamental research and bottom-up financial analysis to identify investment opportunities that are materially undervalued or overvalued. Scopus Asset Management utilizes an investment methodology that combines value analysis with anticipation of improving fundamentals and growth opportunities that are typically overlooked or not fully understood and appreciated by the market, including prospects for accelerating revenue and earnings growth, cyclical improvements in the company’s industry or product cycle and opportunities for turnaround and restructuring.

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Greenhouse Funds LLLP is a private company headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with subsidiaries in the United States, that provides investment advice. The firm was founded in 2013 by Joseph Michael Milano and James Michael Gentile.

Recent Transactions
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Saber Interactive, Inc. purchases Glu Mobile (Russia) Ltd. from Glu Mobile Inc.

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Glu Mobile Inc. purchases Plain Vanilla Corp. /QuizUp Assets from Plain Vanilla Corp.

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Glu Mobile Inc. purchases Crowdstar, Inc. from Intel Capital Corp., Warner Media Investments

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Advisors & Consultants
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Clients

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$1.28B
Total Enterprise Value
$866M
Earnings Per Share
$0.06
Revenue
$411M
Net Profit
$8.87M
Total Equity
$203M
Debt TEV
0.05x
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.11x
TEVNet Income
97.62x
Total Debt
$40.9M
EBITDAMargin
4.78%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
41.97x
EBITDA
$19.7M
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
13.01%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
27.05%
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Bee Cave Games, Inc. develops and publishes social and mobile games. It offers connected games for web, Facebook game development, casino games, iOS game development, Android game development. The company was founded by Erik Bethke, Nimai Malle and Jeremy Strauser in 2012 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

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Scale Venture Partners focuses on investments in the technology and healthcare sectors. Within the technology sector, the firm focuses on software-as-a-service (SaaS), media, marketing, digital services and business computing. Their healthcare investments focus on repurposed drugs, drug/device combinations and diabesity. Scale Venture Partners seeks to invest in companies that already have some indications of future market traction, such as a validated concept, some early customers and/or early revenues. The firm typically serves as the lead or co-lead investor in all their deals. Investments range from $5 million to $15 million. If there are no existing institutional investors, the firm will help a company form a syndicate of quality investors. Scale Venture Partners requires a seat on their portfolio companies' boards of directors.

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Apple, Inc. Other Manufacturing | Cupertino, CA

Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.

Amazon.com, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | Seattle, Washington

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.

Facebook, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | Menlo Park, CA

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Competitors
Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - Los Gatos, CA

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting solely of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting solely of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Spotify Technology SA Internet Software & Services - Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Spotify Technology SA is a digital music service offering music fans instant access to a world of music. The company operates through the following segments: Premium and Ad-Supported. The Premium segment provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline high-quality streaming access of music and podcasts on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, users can connect through speakers, receivers, televisions, cars, game consoles, and smart watches. It also offers a music listening experience without commercial breaks. The Ad-Supported segment provides users with limited on-demand online access of music and unlimited online access of podcasts on their computers, tablets, and compatible mobile devices. It also serves both premium subscriber acquisition channel and a robust option for users who are unable or unwilling to pay a monthly subscription fee but still want to enjoy access to a wide variety of high-quality audio content. The company was founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon in April, 2006 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

Tencent Holdings Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Shenzhen, China

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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