SeekingAlpha  Sep 30  Comment 
By Trefis: Zynga's (NASDAQ:ZNGA) results from last quarter did little to lift market sentiment. The outlook was relatively weak and now it seems like the company's recent decision to partner with big brands and use their IP (intellectual property)...
Forbes  Sep 29  Comment 
Zynga?s web bookings are declining and the company expects its full year bookings to total between $695 million and $725 million. In this context, the company?s licensing agreements with big brands continue to cast a doubt over its ability to...
Forbes  Sep 26  Comment 
Zynga founder Marc Pincus has listed his seven-bedroom San Francisco home for $18 million, and you can see it during an open house on Sunday.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 26  Comment 
By Alcaraz Research: Aside from the $4.6 billion gain that it made from its Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stake, SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) is also benefiting from its $1.5 billion investment in Supercell. App Annie has released its monthly report for mobile...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 23  Comment 
By Alcaraz Research: Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is ranked No.8 among the top 50 mobile games publishers this year. The company has more than $1 billion in cash but Zynga is unable to come up with a new hit mobile game. Don Mattrick's turnaround strategy...
TheStreet.com  Sep 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Thursday's top trading picks are Entropic Communicationsa ,aRex Energy and Zynga . 1. First, lets look at Entropic,aa fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 18  Comment 
By Alpha Generator: Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been the subject of great market pessimism this year. 2014 has seen a great amount of volatility in the stock, with the first few months seeing growth to near $6 levels before a staggering decline...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 18  Comment 
By Pamela Peerce-Landers: In Part I, we examined the 3 growth initiatives announced by Zynga, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) during its Q2 2014 earnings conference call: NFL Showdown (a management game based on fantasy football), a golf game featuring Tiger...
TheStreet.com  Sep 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Zynga are up 3.48% to $3.12 after the social game developer revealed further details for its upcoming mobile game called "Looney Tunes Dash,"aValueWalk reports. The new game from Zynga, which entered into a...
TechCrunch  Sep 12  Comment 
 Andy Kleinman, who was chief business officer at Los Angeles-based gaming company Scopely and a general manager at Zynga, left the company to start a mobile products-focused studio called MobLabs. Kleinman previously co-founded Vostu, a Latin...


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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