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Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O)

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Activision Blizzard posts Q4 adj profit $0.65 per share
Thursday, 9 Feb 2017 04:10pm EST 

Activision Blizzard Inc : Announces 2-year stock repurchase plan of $1 billion . Q4 earnings per share $0.33; Q4 non-GAAP (redefined) earnings per share $0.65; Q4 net revenue $2.01 billion versus $1.35 billion . Board approved repayment of up to $500 million of co’s outstanding debt during 2017 . Sees CY 2017 GAAP earnings per share $0.72; sees CY 2017 non-GAAP (redefined) earnings per share $1.70; sees CY 2017 GAAP net revenue $6 billion . Sees Q1 2017 GAAP earnings per share $0.25; sees Q1 2017 non-GAAP (redefined) earnings per share $0.51; sees Q1 2017 GAAP net revenue $1.55 billion . Had 447 million monthly active users in the quarter .2017 cash dividend increased by 15% to $0.30 per common share.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard says on Feb 3 entered into sixth amendment to credit agreement- SEC filing
Monday, 6 Feb 2017 11:11am EST 

Activision Blizzard Inc: On Feb 3 entered into sixth amendment to credit agreement, dated as of October 11, 2013 - Sec Filing . Amendment provides for a new tranche of term loans 'A' in an aggregate principal amount of $2.6 billion .Proceeds of tranche a term loans used to prepay term loans outstanding under credit deal prior to effectiveness of sixth amendment.  Full Article

Blizzard Entertainment creates Blizzard Publishing, a book-publishing label
Thursday, 8 Dec 2016 10:00am EST 

Blizzard Entertainment:Announced creation of a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard says new King Digital game slated for Q1 release
Thursday, 3 Nov 2016 04:05pm EDT 

Activision Blizzard Inc : Activision Blizzard says making good progress in advertising business with King Digital - conf call . Activision Blizzard says new King Digital game slated for Q1 release - conf call . Activision Blizzard says advertising on King games will begin to contribute to earnings in 2017; will be able to scale it in 2018 Further company coverage: [ATVI.O] ((Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase renew operation agreement in China
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016 01:29am EDT 

NetEase, Inc: Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase renew operation agreement in china . Agreement includes Blizzard's world of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of Storm, Overwatch, new content for these games .Blizzard entertainment, inc. And co jointly announced extension of their collaboration in mainland china to january 2020.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard enters 5th amendment to credit agreement
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 06:22am EDT 

Activision Blizzard Inc : Says entered into fifth amendment to credit agreement, dated as of october 11, 2013 - SEC filing . Amendment provides for a new tranche of term loans 'A' in an aggregate principal amount of $2.88 billion . Activision Blizzard Inc says amendment also provides for new tranche of revolving credit commitments in an aggregate principal amount of $250 million . Both revolving credit facility and term loan are scheduled to mature on August 23, 2021 . Revolving credit facility replaced company's revolving credit facility under existing credit agreement Source: (http://bit.ly/2bmsL5w) Further company coverage: [ATVI.O] ((Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Activision Blizzard Q2 GAAP earnings per share $0.17
Thursday, 4 Aug 2016 04:05pm EDT 

Activision Blizzard Inc : Q2 GAAP earnings per share $0.17; Q2 non-GAAP (redefined) earnings per share $0.45 . Q2 GAAP net revenue $1,570 million versus $1,044 million; Q2 non-GAAP (as previously defined) revenue $1,609 million versus $759 million . Had 491 million monthly active users in the quarter . Company increases CY 2016 revenues and EPS outlook; sees CY 2016 GAAP EPS $0.87; sees CY 2016 non-GAAP EPS (redefined) $1.83 . Sees CY 2016 GAAP net revenue $ 6,400 million; sees CY 2016 non-GAAP net revenue (redefined) $ 6,400 million . Sees Q3 GAAP net revenue $1,490 million; sees Q3 non-GAAP net revenue (redefined) $1,490 million . Sees Q3 GAAP EPS $0.06; sees Q3 non-GAAP EPS (redefined) $0.39 . Q2 earnings per share view $0.42, revenue view $1.46 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Q3 earnings per share view $0.36, revenue view $1.51 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S .FY2016 earnings per share view $1.88, revenue view $6.38 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Tencent Holdings reports 5.023 pct passive stake in Activision Blizzard
Thursday, 23 Jun 2016 06:23am EDT 

Activision Blizzard Inc :Tencent Holdings Limited reports 5.023 pct passive stake in Activision Blizzard Inc as of June 13, 2016 - sec filing.  Full Article

Vivendi unwounds hedge on remaining stake in Activision Blizzard
Friday, 15 Jan 2016 02:21am EST 

Vivendi SA:Announced that it unwound the hedge on its remaining 41.5 million Activision Blizzard Inc shares‍​.Sold its entire position to financial institution for net proceeds of $1.1 billion‍​.Unwinding of this hedge allows Vivendi to recover cash deposit of $0.4 billion.  Full Article

Activision Blizzard Acquires the Business of Major League Gaming
Monday, 4 Jan 2016 05:00pm EST 

Activision Blizzard, Inc:Says acquisition of the business of Major League Gaming (MLG).MLG will continue to operate MLG.tv, MLG Pro Circuit and GameBattles platforms, and will continue to work with its partners and other publishers across the industry.  Full Article

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BRIEF-Activision Blizzard posts Q4 adj profit $0.65 per share

* Q4 earnings per share $0.33; Q4 non-GAAP (redefined) earnings per share $0.65; Q4 net revenue $2.01 billion versus $1.35 billion