This excerpt taken from the ATVI 8-K filed Nov 10, 2008.
Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today for Activision Blizzards September Quarter conference call. As always, I will start todays call with a review of our safe harbor disclosure, followed by comments from Bobby Kotick, CEO, Thomas Tippl, Chief Financial Officer, and Mike Griffith, President and CEO of Activision Publishing, and Mike Morhaime, President and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment.
I would like to remind everyone that statements will be made during this call that are not historical facts and are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties.
The Company cautions that a number of important factors could cause Activision Blizzards actual future results and other future circumstances to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, sales levels of the companys titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, the companys ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of our products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors and third-party developers, domestic and international economic,
financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, our success in integrating the operations of Activision and Vivendi Games in a timely manner, or at all, and our ability to realize the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction to the extent, or in the timeframe, anticipated.
These important factors and other factors that potentially could affect the Companys financial results are described in the Companys most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Companys assumptions or otherwise.
The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
I would also like to note that certain numbers we will be presenting today, including net revenues, operating income, earnings per share, manufacturing and distribution costs, product creation costs, sales & marketing expense and G&A spending, will be made on a Non-GAAP basis excluding the impact of the change in deferred net revenues and cost of sales; expenses related to equity-based compensation costs; the operating results of products and operations from the historical Vivendi Games businesses that the company intends to exit or wind down; one-time costs related to the business combination between Activision and Vivendi Games; the amortization of intangibles and the changes in costs of sales resulting from purchase price accounting adjustments and the associated tax benefits.
In addition, as Thomas will explain in more detail, due to the fact that our business combination is accounted for as a reverse acquisition, we will be presenting additional Non-GAAP information that includes Activisions standalone results for the periods prior to July 9th, which we refer to as the Non-GAAP comparable basis. Please refer to our
earnings release, which is posted on our website at www.activisionblizzard.com, for reconciliations and further explanations.
I would also like to point out that the numbers we are providing today incorporate all adjustments made for our 2-for-1 stock split that was effective in September.
This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEFA14A filed May 12, 2008.
Kristin Southey: OK. Well, on behalf of everyone at Activision, we thank you for your time and consideration today and we look forward to talking to you in the future.
Operator: Once again, that does conclude our conference. Thank you all for joining us today.