It's not if DM or MP leading the company. It's the games on deck, stupid! Bozo the clown can be CEO for the next 6-12 months and ZNGA will still do well with DOT.
All this still don't change the fact DOT is about to launch. With that said....ask yourself if you should buy?
Zynga is in the midst of a turnaround
Social gaming giant Zynga has been, to put it bluntly, a mess since it entered the public markets in late 2011. Its business model -- social games built on top of Facebook's platform -- proved to be transitory, as many of the casual gamers who lapped up Zynga's titles shifted to mobile platforms and app-based gameplay in recent years. In an attempt to catch up, Zynga purchased OMGPOP in 2012, but the acquisition to proved to be a disaster, and Zynga later shuttered the company outright.
In 2013, Zynga hired Don Mattrick away from Microsoft. The former Xbox head has been attempting to turn the troubled company around ever since. Almost two years later, Mattrick is still chasing that turnaround. The company's share price has remained depressed -- hovering around $2.80 -- as its performance has stalled. Zynga's revenue actually declined on an annual basis last year.
But there are some positive signs. Zynga is slowly transitioning its business to mobile, and expects that about three-quarters of its bookings will come from mobile platforms by the end of next year. As a game creator, Zynga's success will depend on its ability to create attractive new titles, and it could have a winner on its hands in the form of its upcoming game, Dawn of Titans.