TheStreet.com  Aug 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Good day traders! Today's top swing picks are Apple , Amarin and Zynga . Read More: 10 Stocks Carl Icahn Loves in 2014 1. First, let's look at the mega-awesome computer and phone manufacturer, Apple. Apple traded...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 18  Comment 
By IAEResearch: Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been on a steep decline since March, and the stock has come down from $5.75 in March to $2.85 - this shows a decline of more than 50%. The stock had been doing well in the previous months, and the stock had...
TheStreet.com  Aug 14  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --TheStreet Ratings team rates Zynga Inc.  as a "sell" with a ratings score of D. Shares of Zynga are up 0.88% to $2.86 on Thursday morning. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:Must...
DailyFinance  Aug 13  Comment 
Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Entertainment Industry, Stocks, Investing www.candycrushsaga.com King Digital Entertainment (KING) has tried to set itself apart from casual gaming rival Zynga (ZNGA) in its brief life as a publicly traded...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 13  Comment 
ByAli Yasar: Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of the stocks that have been mercilessly punished by the market in 2014. This punishment has been so severe that the market values Zynga only about $1/share as a gaming company, excluding its cash and real...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 13  Comment 
By Daniel Jones: After the market closed on Aug. 12, shares of King Digital (NYSE:KING) fell nearly 21% to $14.36, hitting a new 52-week low along the way. The cause? A shortfall in both revenue and profits compared to what investors were hoping...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 12  Comment 
By Sramana Mitra: Online games maker Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is still struggling to find its mojo. The recent results announcement did not bring any respite, as the company's stock tanked to a 52-week low figure, driven by a failure to meet...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 12  Comment 
By Stone Fox Capital: The original headlines from the Q214 earnings report for Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) had the investor community fearful. Bookings missed estimates and guidance was absolutely horrible. After reading the quarterly report and the...
Motley Fool  Aug 12  Comment 
Let’s take a look at why Zynga’s eleventh hour plans to license Tiger Woods and NFL properties can’t save the company.
MarketWatch  Aug 12  Comment 
Former social media darlings Groupon and Zynga have each seen their shares lose about 70% since their IPOs. Investors left holding the bag are losing patience with the lengthy turnarounds at each firm, writes Therese Poletti.


Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) develops social game to be played on there internet. In particular, Zynga has focused on developing games to be played on Facebook, the social network platform. The games are meant to be easily accessed and social in nature. Because the games are deployed online, updates and changes can be made continuously. Rather than charging consumers for individual use, Zynga offers its games for free. Instead, the company makes money by advertising and selling virtual goods through the games.[1]

Business Overview

For the full year 2010, Zynga report a total revenue of $597M. This was a 393% increase over the $121M reported for 2009. The company's net income for 2010 was $91M. The previous year, Zynga reported a net loss of $53M.[2]

New Updates

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on December 15, 2011. The company offered 100M shares each for $10. This was at the high end of the $8.5-$10 price range. The deal raised a total of $1B. The lead managers of the deal were Morgan Stanley and Goldman.[3]

Trends & Forces

Reliance on Facebook

While Zynga plans to create social games in general, the company has historically heavily focused on Facebook. This relationship works well for Facebook as Zynga's games encourage individuals to pass more time on the site. However, if Facebook decides to enter the game space, the two would become direct competitors. This is problematic for Zynga as its games run of Facebook's platform. Furthermore, even if Zynga does diversify to other social platforms, it will still be reliant on the platforms cooperation.[4]

  1. ZNGA S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Overview" pp.1-2
  2. ZNGA S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial Data" pp.9-10
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Zynga prices high-profile deal at $10 in largest tech IPO since Google" 15 Dec 2011
  4. Seeking Alpha "7 Reasons to Ignore the Zynga IPO Hype" 14 Dec 2011
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