SeekingAlpha  9 hrs ago  Comment 
By George Kesarios: A while ago I told you that I do not see Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) as a worthwhile investment, because I think the social gaming business is basically dead. And like I said, testimony to that is the fact that Zynga's revenue has been...
DailyFinance  Oct 16  Comment 
Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Entertainment Industry, Mobile Technology zynga.app.box.com In the most ambitious update of its popular Scrabble knockoff app since its launch five years ago, Zynga (ZNGA) earlier this month rolled out "New...
Bloomberg  Oct 15  Comment 
Hedge-Fund Favorites Tumble With Average Stock Loss 16% Companies with the highest hedge- fund ownership are leading the U.S. market selloff, with stocks from Ally Financial...
Forbes  Oct 10  Comment 
This year, Zynga expects to have raised $20 million through in-game donations from players. It's also investing in games that promote learning and health.
TheStreet.com  Oct 9  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet Ratings team reiterates its "sell" rating on Zyngaa aas a "sell" with a ratings score of D. The stock fell more than 6% to hit a 52-week low of $2.36 on Thursday. More than 18.7 million shares had changed hands...
Benzinga  Oct 9  Comment 
In celebration of the game's five year anniversary milestone, Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a leading social game developer, launches New Words With Friends to players around the world today on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and for Google...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 6  Comment 
By Alpha Now at Thomson Reuters: By Sridharan Raman As this Reuters story notes, Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) hasn't made an annual profit since it went public in 2011. The company has cut its 2014 revenue outlook amid falling profit margins. On the...
TheStreet.com  Oct 2  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet Ratings team reiterates its "sell" rating on Zyngaa awith a ratings score of D. The stock closed down 2.6% to $2.62 on Thursday. Zynga hit a 52-week low of $2.55 earlier in the day. More than 35 million shares...
StreetInsider.com  Oct 2  Comment 
52-Week High: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESPR) $30.00. Esperion Therapeutics popping today after it announced positive top-line results from ETC-1002-008, a Phase 2b study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ETC-1002 monotherapy...
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)...


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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