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Activision Profits Jump 34% to $394 in Q1 2015

Activision Profits Jump 34% to $394 in Q1 2015 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 May 2015 / 2,357 Views

Activision Blizzard has released its earnings report for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, which ended in March 31. Revenue increased 15 percent to $1.278 billion, while profits jumped 34 percent to $394 million.

"This quarter, we were  recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For Our biggest  accomplishment remains our ability to attract and retain so many talented, capable, driven and hardworking people with an unyielding commitment to excellence," said CEO Bobby Kotick.

"Our talented teams around the world continue to create experiences that  inspire our audiences. In the last 12 months, we had over 150 million active users around the world  who played our games for more than 12 billion hours and spectators who watched over a billion  hours of linear programming based on our games. In the past year, Activision Blizzard’s communities  grew by more than 25%."

Destiny and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft have a combined 50 million registered players and have made nearly $1 billion in lifetime revenue. Activision Blizzard also owns two of the top five gaming franchises in North America and Europe in 2015. Call of Duty sales are up double digits year-over-year due to strong sales from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Looking to the future, Activision Blizzard is expecting revenue to be down to $650 million for the second quarter. However, profits are expected to improve. For the full fiscal year revenue is expected to be between $4.40 billion and $4.43 billion.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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2 Comments

Yafea (on 07 May 2015)

And their revenue will increase more later this year with Call of Duty, Tony Hawks and Guitar Hero, 3 cash cows in one year!!!


OnlyForDisplay (on 07 May 2015)

Well, with the Call of Duty series seeing some resurgence in quality, here's hoping that Activision can continue this upward trend for the remainder of the fiscal year.