One more thing - the E&A rank on Free Download is important. This is because for each given number of downloads, a fraction of them turn into players, at a relatively constant rate. So, as long as there is improvement in the number of downloads, you know that it is only a matter of time before E&A generates a lot of revenue.
It is interesting that LTDash, although has had had high downloads, it has not been able to generate commensurate revenue. This probably has to do with the fact that is is a runner game.
It takes a while for a game to take hold. Look at Wizard of Oz (WOZ) - it took forever moving from #60 or so to low #30.
E&A has been fluctuating up and down, but still, overall it has been slowly inching its way up the chart. I like that. IMO, E&A has the potential to be in the top 10 or 20.
Just because they bring in revenue, it doesn't mean that they are profitable. Duck Dynasty might have prohibitive licensing fees. If these games were even slightly profitable, I doubt that Z would shut them down.
Looks like it slipped 3 places in test(iOS). Not reading too much into it. At #25 looks like the Dutch like it, but not overly impressed by it( like every Zynga game). At #56 in Australia up 9 spots.
What can we say? Looks like there is some potential for E&A but expecting it to be more than a B+ game is not reasonable. Yes it is early and yes it is just being tested, but we are getting to the end of testing(March 16th was the latest version update) and I would hope it would be in the top 10 of games at this point if it was to be a blockbuster.
A new version comes out every 10 days or so since November, so we are due for the next one. The March 5th revision had a laundry list of fixes, but March 16th seemed minor. Maybe they are getting to the end of the geo-lock testing.
I still think a B+ game that gets to a #20 ranking game worldwide will be very good for Zynga. Basically it will be like their current Hit It Rich game. Plus some good advertising revenue on it. So better than almost all of their other games. But it won't be Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Game of War or Candy Crush. Now that could change if they spent cash against TV advertising and really launched it with a major awareness campaign, but Zynga will probably deploy their usual communications strategy of Facebook ads.
Still it will be hyped and the stock should really bounce on the announcement of wide release. I hope that comes soon.
Certainly they are common with any IPO that plummets like this one does. We'll know in probably 2 years. Hard to prove fraud. Only will go past $3 if we hear about new games before earnings. Otherwise earnings will drop this down to $2.30 again and any news on the new games will just bounce us back to where we are now.
Not sure, but there is always a backlash when games are cancelled and many players get vested in them. However their goal must be to do more sales with fewer games. Ultimately this should mean reduced costs(staffing) to support these legacy games. Probably the right thing to do, but again would be best if they announced new stuff in conjunction with the deletions.
Two of the games to be shuttered by April 30 are: Ghost Guild and Duck Dynasty. Each of these games bring in about 10k per day. 10 k x 360 days = 7 million. This seems crazy. I realize that they need to debug, improve, and provide support for these games. But there are games that bring in less revenue. Does anyone know why these games are being shuttered?
Bad new !! IPO price to now 20 to 2.77 !! Second one bad to may be 17 to 2.77 or 13 to 2.77 bad !!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Nicole Lavallee, a partner at Berman DeValerio representing shareholders, said she was gratified by the decision.
Zynga's share price has been below $5 for more than a year owing to a failure to develop games as popular as "FarmVille," as well as the rise of mobile gaming rivals such as Dublin-based King Digital Entertainment Plc, maker of "Candy Crush Saga."
Zynga shares were down 1.44 percent at $2.73 in afternoon trading on Nasdaq.
The case is In re: Zynga Inc Securities Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 12-04007.
Look at all the Looser !! Looser dreem new hit game come out now !! Game all way take long time. When game come out same diseppointing so nothing matter. Looney, NFL, Word game , all not make good monay. Why ?? Bad stratergy in game peeple onlay like free not pay. Every one like free !!
Sentiment: Strong Sell