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Zynga Announces Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Nov 7, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA) has released its third quarter 2017 financial results by posting management’s Q3 2017 Quarterly Earnings Letter on its website. Please visit http://investor.zynga.com/results.cfm to view the letter.

Zynga Q3 2017 Earnings Highlight
  Zynga Q3 2017 Earnings Highlight


A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/40fe71bc-1911-45e5-998f-fc1df7513475

Zynga management will also host a Q&A session at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (5:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss Zynga’s third quarter 2017 performance. Questions may be asked on the call, and Zynga will respond to as many questions as possible.

The live Q&A session can be accessed at http://investor.zynga.com – a replay of which will be available through the website after the call – or via the below conference dial-in number:

  • Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (800) 537-0745
  • International Dial-In Number: (253) 237-1142
  • Conference ID: 99825510

Statement from Zynga’s Chief Executive Officer Frank Gibeau

“We had a strong Q3, delivering our best revenue and bookings performance in over four years. This past quarter, revenue was $224.6 million, above our guidance by $14.6 million and up 23% year-over-year. Bookings were $213.5 million, above our guidance by $8.5 million, and up 9% year-over-year. Our mobile user pay hit an all-time high for both revenue and bookings, up 44% and 20% year-over-year, respectively. Mobile now represents 87% of our total revenue and bookings,” said Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga. “We delivered significant growth in profitability in the quarter achieving net income of $18.1 million. This represents the first time since we went public that Zynga has delivered two consecutive quarters of net income. Our year-to-date cash flow from operations has more than doubled to $68.2 million, up from $32.3 million a year ago. We remain on track to deliver our improved margin goals by the end of 2018 and, over the long-term, we’re focused on achieving margins in-line with our peers.”

About Zynga Inc.

Since its founding in 2007, Zynga’s mission has been to connect the world through games. To date, more than 1 billion people have played Zynga’s games across web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR Racing. Zynga’s games are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., and has additional offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India and Finland. Learn more about Zynga at https://companyblogdotzynga.com/ or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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Cautionary Statements/Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The preliminary financial results set forth in this press release are estimates based on information currently available to us. While we believe these estimates are meaningful, they could differ from the actual amounts that we ultimately report in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. We assume no obligation and do not intend to update these estimates prior to filing our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

We have provided in this press release certain non-GAAP financial measures to supplement our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP (our “GAAP financial statements”). Management uses non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing our financial results to assess operational performance and liquidity. Our non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies.

The presentation of our non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation of, as a substitute for, or as superior to, our GAAP financial statements. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to our non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. We believe our non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key financial measures we use in making operating decisions and because our investors and analysts use them to help assess the health of our business.

We have provided reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the following tables. Because of the following limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures, you should consider the non-GAAP financial measures presented in this press release with our GAAP financial statements.

Key limitations of our non-GAAP financial measures include:

  • Bookings does not reflect that we defer and recognize online game revenue and revenue from certain advertising transactions over the estimated average life of durable virtual goods or as virtual goods are consumed.


    Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2017  
Reconciliation of Revenue to Bookings        
Revenue   $ 224,595  
Change in deferred revenue     (11,108 )
Bookings   $ 213,487  


    Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2017     June 30, 2017     March 31, 2017     December 31, 2016     September 30, 2016  
Reconciliation of Revenue to Bookings: Mobile                                        
Revenue   $ 194,390     $ 179,868     $ 161,613     $ 154,674     $ 145,906  
Change in deferred revenue     (7,848 )     1,755       14,508       12,387       16,413  
Bookings: Mobile   $ 186,542     $ 181,623     $ 176,121     $ 167,061     $ 162,319  




Source: Zynga Inc.

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