Zynga Reports Q1 2013 Results: Revenue $264 Million, EPS $0.01

Posted on Apr 25 2013 - 9:03am by Editorial Staff

Zynga

The social gaming company Zynga has reported its first quarter 2013 results, ended March 31, 2013. The company reported the revenue of $264 million, down 18% year-over-year in the quarter while bookings were of $230 million, down 30% year-over-year. The net income reported was of $4 million while diluted GAAP earnings per share were of $0.00 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.01.

“We are encouraged by the strong execution from our teams and the breakout hit performance of FarmVille 2, which captures the imagination of nearly 40 million players every month,” said Mark Pincus, CEO and Founder, Zynga. “2013 will continue to be a transition year as we face the challenging environment on the web and invest in developing the leading franchises and network across web and mobile platforms and offer our 253 million monthly players a connected experience that can follow them from work to school to home and anywhere in between.”

Business Highlights:

  • Daily active users (DAUs) decreased from 65 million in the first quarter of 2012 to 52 million in the first quarter of 2013, down 21% year-over-year. On a consecutive quarter basis, DAUs were down 8% from 56 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Monthly active users (MAUs) decreased from 292 million in the first quarter of 2012 to 253 million in the first quarter of 2013, down 13% year-over-year. On a consecutive quarter basis, MAUs were down 15% from 298 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Monthly unique users (MUUs) decreased from 182 million in the first quarter of 2012 to 150 million in the first quarter of 2013, down 18% year-over-year. On a consecutive quarter basis, MUUs were down 10% from 167 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Average daily bookings per average DAU (ABPU) decreased from $0.055 in the first quarter of 2012 to $0.049 in the first quarter of 2013, down 11% year-over-year. On a consecutive quarter basis, ABPU was down 2% from $0.051 in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Monthly Unique Payers (MUPs) decreased from 3.5 million in the first quarter of 2012 to 2.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, down 30% year-over-year. On a consecutive quarter basis MUPs were down 14% from 2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Zynga launched two new titles during the first quarter of 2013, Zynga Slots on web-based platforms and What’s The Phrase on mobile platforms.
  • As of March 31, 2013, Zynga had three of the top 10 games on Facebook, based on DAUs as reported by AppData, including some of its most established titles, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, and FarmVille 2.
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