Take-Two Interactive has released its quarterly report for the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2014. GAAP sales for the quarter decline 12 percent year-over-year to $125.4 million, while losses decreased from $61.9 million to $35.4 million.
However, when you look at non-GAAP, sales grew by five percent to $151.6 million. Losses decreased to $11.2 million. The improved sales were due to strong sales in games released during Take-Two's last fiscal year, Grand Theft Auto V, Borderlands 2 and NBA 2K14.
"During the fiscal first quarter, we delivered Non-GAAP revenue growth without the benefit of any major new releases," said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. "Our better-than-expected results were driven by the strength of our expanding portfolio of digitally-delivered offerings combined with persistent robust demand for NBA 2K14 and Grand Theft Auto V."
For the second quarter, which ends September 30, 2014, Take-Two is forecasting non-GAAP revenue between $95 million and $110 million. Take-Two is also forecasting sales between $1.35 billion and $1.45 billion for the full fiscal year.
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