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Quarter March 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:05:00 PM
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Take-Two Interacti Beats but Guides Lower

Take-Two Interacti (TTWO) reported Quarter March 2020 earnings of $1.39 per share on revenue of $760.5 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.88 per share on revenue of $576.9 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.01 per share. Revenue grew 41.1% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects first quarter GAAP earnings of $0.90 to $1.00 per share on revenue of $775.0 million to $825.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.21 per share on revenue of $471.3 million for the quarter ending June 30, 2020. The company also said it expects fiscal 2021 earnings of $2.60 to $2.85 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion to $2.73 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.14 per share on revenue of $2.64 billion for the year ending March 31, 2021.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.39
Earnings Whisper
$1.01
Consensus Estimate
$0.88
Reported Revenue
$760.5 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$576.9 Mil
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Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Year 2020

GAAP Net revenue grew 16% to $3.089 billion

GAAP Net income increased 21% to $3.54 per diluted share

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $685.7 million

Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) was $615.4 million

Net Bookings grew to $2.990 billion

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today reported strong results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020, ended March 31, 2020, and provided its initial outlook for its fiscal first quarter 2021, ending June 30, 2020, and fiscal year 2021, ending March 31, 2021.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

GAAP net revenue grew 41% to $760.5 million, as compared to $539.0 million in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter. Recurrent consumer spending (which is generated from ongoing consumer engagement and includes virtual currency, add-on content and in-game purchases) increased 40% and accounted for 54% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to GAAP net revenue in fiscal fourth quarter 2020 were NBA® 2K20 and NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto® Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, Borderlands 3, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, Social Point’s mobile games, and WWE® SuperCard and WWE 2K20.

Digitally-delivered GAAP net revenue grew 54% to $634.7 million, as compared to $413.5 million in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter, and accounted for 83% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to digitally-delivered GAAP net revenue in fiscal fourth quarter 2020 were Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, Borderlands 3, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Social Point’s mobile games, and WWE SuperCard and WWE 2K20.

GAAP net income grew 116% to $122.7 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, as compared to $56.8 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the year-ago period.

The following data, together with a management reporting tax rate of 17%, are used internally by the Company’s management and Board of Directors to adjust the Company’s GAAP financial results in order to facilitate comparison of its operating performance between periods and to better understand its core business and future outlook:

Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

Financial Data

$ in thousands

Statement of

operations

 

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost

of goods

sold

 

Stock-based

compensation

 

 

 

 

 

Impact of

business

reorganization

 

Amortization

& impairment

of acquired

intangible

assets

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on

long-term

investments

 

 

Net revenue

$

760,541

(31,119

)

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

396,640

(20,743

)

(62,353

)

 

(3,288

)

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

364,901

(10,376

)

62,353

 

 

3,288

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

243,017

(18,930

)

384

 

(1,658

)

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

121,884

(10,376

)

81,283

 

(384

)

4,946

 

 

Interest and other, net

 

8,083

 

857

 

 

 

 

Loss on long-term investments

 

5,333

 

 

 

 

 

(5,333

 

)

Income before income taxes

 

124,634

(9,519

)

81,283

 

 

(384

 

)

4,946

 

 

 

5,333

 

 

 

In order to calculate net income per diluted share for management reporting purposes, the Company uses its fully diluted share count of 114.40 million.

Fiscal Fourth Quarter Operational Metric – Net Bookings

Net Bookings is defined as the net amount of products and services sold digitally or sold-in physically during the period, and includes licensing fees, merchandise, in-game advertising, strategy guides and publisher incentives.

Total Net Bookings grew 49% to $729.4 million, as compared to $488.4 million during last year’s fiscal fourth quarter. Net Bookings from recurrent consumer spending grew 47% year-over-year and accounted for 61% of total Net Bookings. The largest contributors to Net Bookings were Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K20, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, Borderlands 3, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Social Point’s mobile games, and WWE SuperCard and WWE 2K20.

Catalog accounted for $432.1 million of Net Bookings led by Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Sid Meier’s Civilization, and Social Point’s mobile offerings.

Digitally-delivered Net Bookings grew 60% to $672.1 million, as compared to $419.0 million in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter, and accounted for 92% of total Net Bookings. The largest contributors to digitally-delivered Net Bookings in fiscal fourth quarter 2020 were Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K20, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, Borderlands 3, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Social Point’s mobile games, and WWE SuperCard and WWE 2K20.

Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Highlights

GAAP net revenue grew 16% to $3.089 billion, as compared to $2.668 billion in fiscal year 2019. Recurrent consumer spending increased 29% and accounted for 45% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to GAAP net revenue in fiscal year 2020 were NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, Borderlands 3, The Outer Worlds, WWE SuperCard and WWE 2K20, Social Point’s mobile games, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

Digitally-delivered GAAP net revenue grew 41% to $2.379 billion, as compared to $1.682 billion in fiscal year 2019, and accounted for 77% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to digitally-delivered GAAP net revenue in fiscal year 2020 were NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, Borderlands 3, The Outer Worlds, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Social Point’s mobile games, and WWE SuperCard and WWE 2K20.

GAAP net income increased 21% to $404.5 million, or $3.54 per diluted share, as compared to $333.8 million, or $2.90 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2019.

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $685.7 million, as compared to $843.5 million in fiscal year 2019. Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP), which is defined as GAAP net cash from operating activities, adjusted for changes in restricted cash, was $615.4 million, as compared to $715.5 million last year (please see the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” for additional information). As of March 31, 2020, the Company had cash and short-term investments of $2.002 billion.

The following data, together with a management reporting tax rate of 17%, are used internally by the Company’s management and Board of Directors to adjust the Company’s GAAP financial results in order to facilitate comparison of its operating performance between periods and to better understand its core business and future outlook:

Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

Financial Data

$ in thousands

Statement of

operations

 

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost

of goods

sold

 

Stock-based

compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition

related

expenses

 

 

 

Impact of

business

reorganization

 

Amortization

& impairment

of acquired

intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on

long-term

investments

 

 

 

Net revenue

$

3,088,970

(98,612

)

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

1,542,450

(87,253

)

(154,031

)

 

 

(13,598

)

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

1,546,520

(11,359

)

154,031

 

 

 

13,598

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

1,121,253

(103,850

)

(367

)

(83

)

(6,665

)

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

425,267

(11,359

)

257,881

 

367

 

83

 

20,263

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

 

38,505

476

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on long-term investments

5,333

(5,333

)

 

Income before income taxes

 

458,439

(10,883

)

257,881

 

367

 

83

 

20,263

 

5,333

 

In order to calculate net income per diluted share for management reporting purposes, the Company uses its fully diluted share count of 114.13 million.

Fiscal Year 2020 Operational Metric – Net Bookings

Total Net Bookings grew to $2.990 billion, as compared to $2.929 billion in fiscal year 2019. Net Bookings from recurrent consumer spending grew 34% and accounted for 51% of total Net Bookings. The largest contributors to Net Bookings were NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Borderlands 3, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, The Outer Worlds, WWE 2K20, WWE SuperCard and WWE K19, Social Point’s mobile games, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

Digitally-delivered Net Bookings grew 35% to $2.440 billion, as compared to $1.802 billion in fiscal year 2019, and accounted for 82% of total Net Bookings. The largest contributors to digitally-delivered Net Bookings in fiscal year 2020 were Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19, Borderlands 3, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online, The Outer Worlds, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Social Point’s mobile games, and WWE SuperCard, WWE 2K20 and WWE 2K19.

Management Comments

“Our significantly better-than-expected fourth quarter results concluded another extraordinary year for Take-Two, during which we achieved numerous milestones, including record Net Bookings of nearly $3 billion, as well as record digitally-delivered Net Bookings, Net Bookings from recurrent consumer spending, and earnings,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Nearly all of our titles outperformed in the fourth quarter, including NBA 2K20, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3 and Social Point’s mobile games.

“Looking ahead, Take-Two has the strongest development pipeline in its history, including sequels from our biggest franchises as well as exciting new IP. While fiscal 2021 will be a light new release year, we expect to deliver strong results, reflecting the diversity and strength of our catalog and live service offerings. We have an array of titles that we will begin to launch in fiscal 2022, which we expect to drive sequential growth that year. Our Company remains superbly positioned – creatively, operationally and financially – to capitalize on the many positive trends in our industry, and to deliver continued growth and returns for our shareholders over the long-term."

COVID-19 Response

At Take-Two, our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and their families. All of our offices moved largely to work-from-home environments by mid-March. We are continuing to find ways to support our employees and their families as we navigate through this unprecedented situation, including services to help families balance work and home life. The digital nature of our content means our creative talent can continue to work on game development from home. The shift to remote working adds complexity and challenges in some areas of the game development process; however, based on our work to date, we currently do not expect any delays other than what has been announced.

With more people staying at home, we have experienced, and are continuing to experience, heightened levels of engagement and Net Bookings growth-to-date. The full extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to our business, operations and financial results will depend on numerous evolving factors that we are not able to predict. The key risks to our business are set forth under the heading “Forward Looking Statements” in this release and will be included in Take-Two’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

As previously announced, for the months of April and May, Take-Two’s labels will come together to donate 5% of Net Bookings (after platform fees) from in-game purchases from Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online from Rockstar Games, NBA 2K20 and NBA 2K19 from 2K Games, Dragon City from Social Point, as well as from full-game digital sales of The Outer Worlds from Private Division, to support an array of COVID-19 charities and local businesses in need.

Business and Product Highlights

Since January 1, 2020:

Rockstar Games:

  • Released new free content updates for Grand Theft Auto Online including:
    • Open Wheel Races, which is a new racing mode featuring seven new tracks and a new vehicle class, which includes two brand new Open Wheel vehicles: the Progen PR4 and Ocelot R88.
    • Nine additional new vehicles.
    • New clothing.
  • Released new free content updates for Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online including:
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 Photo Mode and Story Mode additions, which were originally available on PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia, and brought to Xbox One, alongside new clothing items and emotes for Red Dead Online players.
    • Game play variations and new maps for the following Showdown Series: Overrun, Spoils of War, Plunder, Up in Smoke and Name Your Weapon.
    • New clothing items.
  • Announced numerous critical and commercial achievements across multiple titles, including Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, and a record-breaking holiday season with its two online worlds, GTA Online and Red Dead Online. Records included:
    • Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling game of the past decade in the U.S., based on both unit and dollar sales, according to the NPD Group.
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 was the top title of the last four years based on U.S. dollar sales, according to the NPD Group.
    • Grand Theft Auto Online has had its biggest series of back-to-back updates ever in terms of player numbers, with new records set in December and the quarter ending December 31, 2019, following the release of the Diamond Casino & Resort update in July 2019 and the Diamond Casino Heist in December 2019.
    • Red Dead Online hit a new peak in player numbers in December following the release of the latest update, Moonshiners, and topped those numbers again in January.

2K:

  • Announced, together with The National Football League (NFL), a multi-year partnership encompassing multiple future video games. The partnership marks the return of football-themed games to 2K’s stable of notable sports titles and original IP, as well as an expansion of video game properties for the NFL. The games will be non-simulation football game experiences, which will launch starting in calendar year 2021, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2022.
  • Released XCOM®: Chimera Squad digitally for PC. XCOM: Chimera Squad is an all-new standalone title in the award-winning, turn-based, XCOM tactical series.
  • Launched Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, the second campaign add-on for Borderlands 3, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia. The four paid campaign add-ons for Borderlands 3 are included with the Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition and Season Pass, or for purchase separately.
  • Launched, together with Gearbox Software, Borderlands Science, an interactive game within Borderlands 3 that invites players to map the human gut microbiome to advance vital medical studies while earning in-game rewards. This major initiative is the result of international partnerships with researchers and scientists at McGill University, Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), and The Microsetta Initiative at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Emmy-nominated Big Bang Theory star and scientist Dr. Mayim Bialik lent her voice to the project, helping guide players on their journey.
  • Announced WWE 2K Battlegrounds, a completely new WWE gaming experience that will feature arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs, environments and moves. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is being developed by Saber Interactive, the studio behind NBA 2K Playgrounds, and is scheduled to launch this fall. In conjunction with this announcement, 2K said they are extending the production timeline and will not be releasing a WWE 2K simulation game in fiscal year 2021.
  • Announced that 2K Silicon Valley, the label’s wholly-owned development studio founded in February 2019 and led by video game industry veteran Michael Condrey, will officially be known as 31st Union. Along with revealing its new state-of-the-art development facility, branding, core values, and commitment to further establish its identity, the studio also plans to expand its presence internationally, beginning with a European location based in Spain.
  • The NBA 2K League started its 2020 regular season on May 5, 2020 with at least six weeks of remote gameplay. All 23 NBA 2K League teams will participate in regular-season gameplay in their local markets from their homes with games simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
  • Announced the Sid Meier's Civilization VI – New Frontier Pass that will provide eight new civilizations, nine new leaders, and a variety of new gameplay modes and content for the strategy title from Firaxis Games. The new content will be delivered to consumers via six downloadable packs on a bimonthly basis from May 2020 to March 2021.
  • Announced PGA Tour 2K21 from HB Studios is planned for launch on August 21, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch (digital), PC and Stadia. The game will feature PGA Tour professional Justin Thomas as its cover athlete; officially licensed pro players, courses and gear; the most realistic course scanning to date; play-by-play commentary by Luke Elvy and Rich Beem; a new PGA TOUR Career Mode, online and local multiplayer; course and player customization; and online societies.
  • Announced Mafia Trilogy, which combines all three previously released Mafia titles into a single package for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. On May 19, 2020, Mafia II and Mafia III launched as part of the collection, while Mafia I will become available later this summer, as the game is being completely remade, including new technology, new voice acting, new game mechanics, and more.
  • Announced BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection are planned for launch on Nintendo Switch worldwide on May 29, 2020.

Private Division:

  • Announced that Kerbal Space Program 2 is being moved to Fall 2021 and will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC due to delays from COVID-19, in order to provide the development team with the time they need to create the best Kerbal Space Program experience possible.
  • Announced a partnership with the European Space Agency to launch a new Kerbal Space Program update, entitled Shared Horizons, which is planned to launch on PC on July 1, 2020. The update will also be available later this year on consoles.
  • Announced that Disintegration, the debut title from V1 Interactive, the independent studio founded by Marcus Lehto, co-creator of Halo, will release digitally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on June 16, 2020. Disintegration is a sci-fi, first-person shooter that blends real-time tactical elements to create an entirely new experience.
  • Announced that The Outer Worlds, the award-winning title created by renowned RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment, will launch for Nintendo Switch on June 5, 2020. The Outer Worlds is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • Announced the founding of a new studio located in the greater Seattle area, that is wholly focused on bringing to life the next generation of the Kerbal Space Program franchise. Kerbal Space Program 2 is scheduled to release during Fall 2021 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Outlook for Fiscal 2021

Take-Two is providing its initial outlook for its fiscal first quarter ending June 30, 2020 and its fiscal year ending March 31, 2021:

First Quarter Ending June 30, 2020

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to range from $775 to $825 million
  • GAAP net income is expected to range from $103 to $116 million
  • GAAP diluted net income per share is expected to range from $0.90 to $1.00
  • Share count used to calculate both GAAP and management reporting diluted net income per share is expected to be 114.8 million (1)
  • Net Bookings (operational metric) are expected to range from $800 to $850 million

The Company is also providing selected data and its management reporting tax rate of 16%, which are used internally by its management and Board of Directors to adjust the Company’s GAAP financial outlook in order to facilitate comparison of its operating performance between periods and to better understand its core business and future outlook:

Three Months Ending June 30, 2020

Financial Data

$ in millions

GAAP outlook (2)

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost of

goods sold

Stock-based

compensation

Amortization of

acquired

intangible

assets

 

Net revenue

$775 to $825

 

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

$392 to $418

 

($8)

 

($22)

 

($2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

$267 to $277

 

 

 

($20)

 

($2)

 

Interest and other, net

($3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

$119 to $133

 

$33

 

$42

 

$4

Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2021

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to range from $2.63 to $2.73 billion
  • GAAP net income is expected to range from $299 to $329 million
  • GAAP diluted net income per share is expected to range from $2.60 to $2.85
  • Share count used to calculate both GAAP and management reporting diluted net income per share is expected to be 115.1 million (3)
  • Net cash provided by operating activities is expected to be over $560 million
  • Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) is expected to be over $350 million (4)
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $75 million
  • Net Bookings (operational metric) are expected to range from $2.55 to $2.65 billion

The Company is also providing selected data and its management reporting tax rate of 16%, which are used internally by its management and Board of Directors to adjust the Company’s GAAP financial outlook in order to facilitate comparison of its operating performance between periods and to better understand its core business and future outlook:

Twelve Months Ending March 31, 2021

Financial Data

$ in millions

GAAP outlook (2)

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost of

goods sold

Stock-based

compensation

Amortization of

acquired

intangible

assets

 

Net revenue

$2,630 to $2,730

 

($80)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

$1,192 to $1,238

 

$14

 

($70)

 

($10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Expenses

$1,101 to $1,121

 

 

 

($74)

 

($7)

 

Interest and other, net

($7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

$344 to $378

 

($94)

 

$144

 

$17

1)

Includes 113.9 million basic shares and 0.9 million shares representing the potential dilution from unvested employee stock grants.

2)

The individual components of the financial outlook may not foot to the totals, as the Company does not expect actual results for every component to be at the low end or high end of the outlook range simultaneously.

3)

Includes 114.2 million basic shares and 0.9 million shares representing the potential dilution from unvested employee stock grants.

4)

Includes a $210 million net increase in restricted cash for fiscal 2021.

Key assumptions and dependencies underlying the Company’s outlook include: the timely delivery of the titles included in this financial outlook; a stable economic environment; continued consumer acceptance of Xbox One and PlayStation 4; the ability to develop and publish products that capture market share for these current generation systems while also leveraging opportunities on next-gen consoles, PC, mobile and other platforms; and stable foreign exchange rates. See also “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements” below.

Product Releases

The following titles have been released since January 1, 2020:

Label

Title

Platforms

Release Date

2K

WWE 2K20 Originals: Southpaw Regional Wrestling (DLC)

PS4, Xbox One, PC

February 7, 2020

2K

Borderlands 3 (for Steam and other retailers)

PC

March 13, 2020

2K

WWE 2K20 Originals: Empire of Tomorrow (DLC)

PS4, Xbox One, PC

March 13, 2020

2K

Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of

 

 

 

Wainwright & Hammerlock (DLC)

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia

March 26, 2020

2K

XCOM: Chimera Squad

PC

April 24, 2020

2K

Mafia II and Mafia III

PS4, Xbox One, PC

May 19, 2020

 
Take-Two's lineup of future titles announced to-date includes:

 

 

 

 

Label

Title

Platforms

Release Date

2K

Sid Meier's Civilization VI -Frontier Pass (DLC)

PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

May 21, 2020

2K

BioShock: The Collection

Switch

May 29, 2020

2K

Borderlands Legendary Collection

Switch

May 29, 2020

2K

XCOM 2 Collection

Switch

May 29, 2020

Private Division

The Outer Worlds

Switch

June 5, 2020

Private Division

Disintegration

PS4, Xbox One, PC

June 16, 2020

Private Division

Kerbal Space Program: Shared Horizons (free update)

PC

July 1, 2020

2K

PGA Tour 2K21

PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC Stadia

August 21, 2020

2K

Mafia I

PS4, Xbox One, PC

August 28, 2020

2K

NBA 2K21

TBA

Fall 2020

2K

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

TBA

Fall 2020

Private Division

Kerbal Space Program 2

PS4, Xbox One, PC

Fall 2021

Conference Call

Take-Two will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to review these results and discuss other topics. The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 407-0984 or (201) 689-8577. A live listen-only webcast of the call will be available by visiting http://ir.take2games.com and a replay will be available following the call at the same location.

Non-GAAP Financial Measure

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company uses a Non-GAAP measure of financial performance: Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow, which is defined as GAAP net cash from operating activities, adjusted for changes in restricted cash. The Company’s management believes it is important to consider Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow, in addition to net cash from operating activities, as it provides more transparency into current business trends without regard to the timing of payments from restricted cash, which is primarily related to a dedicated account limited to the payment of certain internal royalty obligations.

This Non-GAAP financial measure is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. This Non-GAAP financial measure may be different from similarly titled measures used by other companies. In the future, Take-Two may also consider whether other items should also be excluded in calculating this Non-GAAP financial measure used by the Company. Management believes that the presentation of this Non-GAAP financial measure provides investors with additional useful information to measure Take-Two's financial and operating performance. In particular, this measure facilitates comparison of our operating performance between periods and may help investors to understand better the operating results of Take-Two. Internally, management uses this Non-GAAP financial measure in assessing the Company's operating results and in planning and forecasting. A reconciliation of this Non-GAAP financial measure to the most comparable GAAP measure is contained in the financial tables to this press release.

Final Results

The financial results discussed herein are presented on a preliminary basis; final data will be included in Take-Two’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2020.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. We develop and publish products principally through Rockstar Games, 2K, Private Division, and Social Point. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 

Three months ended March 31,

Twelve months ended March 31,

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 
 
Net revenue

$

760,541

 

$

539,007

$

3,088,970

$

2,668,394

 

 
Cost of goods sold:
Software development costs and royalties

 

159,776

 

 

111,596

 

611,198

 

449,198

 

Internal royalties

 

144,385

 

 

74,142

 

483,697

 

610,804

 

Product costs

 

51,985

 

 

44,914

 

277,147

 

322,148

 

Licenses

 

39,494

 

 

28,263

 

170,408

 

141,494

 

Total cost of goods sold

 

395,640

 

 

258,915

 

1,542,450

 

1,523,644

 

 
Gross profit

 

364,901

 

 

280,092

 

1,546,520

 

1,144,750

 

Selling and marketing

 

79,969

 

 

77,607

 

458,424

 

391,400

 

General and administrative

 

82,212

 

 

75,541

 

318,235

 

281,234

 

Research and development

 

68,718

 

 

56,588

 

296,398

 

230,170

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

12,502

 

 

11,081

 

48,113

 

40,232

 

Business reorganization

 

(384

)

 

1,214

 

83

 

(4,958

)

Total operating expenses

 

243,017

 

 

222,031

 

1,121,253

 

938,078

 

Income from operations

 

121,884

 

 

58,061

 

425,267

 

206,672

 

Interest and other, net

 

8,083

 

 

6,466

 

38,505

 

26,113

 

Loss on long-term investments

 

5,333

 

 

-

 

5,333

 

-

 

Income before income taxes

 

124,634

 

 

64,527

 

458,439

 

232,785

 

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes

 

1,912

 

 

7,698

 

53,980

 

(101,052

)

Net income

$

122,722

 

$

56,829

$

404,459

$

333,837

 

 

Earnings per share:
Basic earnings per share

$

1.08

 

$

0.50

$

3.58

$

2.95

 

Diluted earnings per share

$

1.07

 

$

0.50

$

3.54

$

2.90

 

 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic

 

113,394

 

 

112,614

 

113,096

 

113,176

 

Diluted

 

114,400

 

 

113,939

 

114,136

 

115,198

 

 
Computation of Basic EPS:
Net income

$

122,722

 

$

56,829

$

404,459

$

333,837

 

 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

113,394

 

 

112,614

 

113,096

 

113,176

 

 
Basic earnings per share

$

1.08

 

$

0.50

$

3.58

$

2.95

 

 
Computation of Diluted EPS:
Net income

$

122,722

 

$

56,829

$

404,459

$

333,837

 

 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

113,394

 

 

112,614

 

113,096

 

113,176

 

Add: dilutive effect of common stock equivalents

 

1,006

 

 

1,325

 

1,040

 

2,022

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted

 

114,400

 

 

113,939

 

114,136

 

115,198

 

 
Diluted earnings per share

$

1.07

 

$

0.50

$

3.54

$

2.90

 

 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
March 31,March 31,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,357,664

 

$

826,525

 

Short-term investments

 

644,003

 

 

744,485

 

Restricted cash

 

546,604

 

 

565,461

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $443 and $995 at March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively

 

592,555

 

 

395,729

 

Inventory

 

19,108

 

 

28,200

 

Software development costs and licenses

 

40,316

 

 

28,880

 

Deferred cost of goods sold

 

19,598

 

 

51,867

 

Prepaid expenses and other

 

273,503

 

 

186,688

 

Total current assets

 

3,493,351

 

 

2,827,835

 

 
Fixed assets, net

 

131,888

 

 

127,882

 

Right-of-use assets

 

154,284

 

 

-

 

Software development costs and licenses, net of current portion

 

401,778

 

 

603,436

 

Goodwill

 

386,494

 

 

381,717

 

Other intangibles, net

 

51,260

 

 

73,115

 

Deferred tax assets

 

116,676

 

 

134,732

 

Long-term restricted cash

 

89,124

 

 

-

 

Other assets

 

123,977

 

 

94,348

 

Total assets

$

4,948,832

 

$

4,243,065

 

 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable

$

65,684

 

$

72,797

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

1,169,884

 

 

1,035,695

 

Deferred revenue

 

777,784

 

 

843,302

 

Lease liabilities

 

25,187

 

 

-

 

Total current liabilities

 

2,038,539

 

 

1,951,794

 

 
Non-current deferred revenue

 

28,339

 

 

21,058

 

Non-current lease liabilities

 

152,059

 

 

-

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

190,651

 

 

229,633

 

Total liabilities

 

2,409,588

 

 

2,202,485

 

 
 
Stockholders' equity:
Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 5,000 shares authorized

 

-

 

 

-

 

Common stock, $.01 par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 135,927 and 134,602 shares
issued and 113,506 and 112,181 outstanding at March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively

 

1,359

 

 

1,346

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

2,134,748

 

 

2,019,369

 

Treasury stock, at cost; 22,421 common shares at March 31, 2020 and, 2019, respectively

 

(820,572

)

 

(820,572

)

Retained earnings

 

1,282,085

 

 

877,626

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(58,376

)

 

(37,189

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

2,539,244

 

 

2,040,580

 

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

4,948,832

 

$

4,243,065

 

 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

Twelve months ended March 31,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 
Operating activities:
Net income

$

404,459

 

$

333,837

 

 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization and impairment of software development costs and licenses

 

167,925

 

 

201,221

 

Depreciation

 

47,628

 

 

39,726

 

Amortization of intellectual property

 

20,990

 

 

23,879

 

Stock-based compensation

 

257,881

 

 

247,700

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(3,486

)

 

110,603

 

Amortization of discount on Convertible Notes

 

-

 

 

91

 

Impairment of long-term investments

 

5,333

 

 

-

 

Other, net

 

3,741

 

 

584

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable

 

(195,484

)

 

(98,075

)

Inventory

 

8,489

 

 

(14,403

)

Software development costs and licenses

 

(48,434

)

 

(206,831

)

Prepaid expenses and other current and other non-current assets

 

(259,817

)

 

(275,800

)

Deferred revenue

 

(55,460

)

 

304,713

 

Deferred cost of goods sold

 

32,180

 

 

(24,882

)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

299,733

 

 

201,152

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

685,678

 

 

843,515

 

 
Investing activities:
Change in bank time deposits

 

196,720

 

 

(171,057

)

Proceeds from available-for-sale securities

 

400,635

 

 

325,133

 

Purchases of available-for-sale securities

 

(499,991

)

 

(282,534

)

Purchases of fixed assets

 

(53,384

)

 

(66,969

)

Purchases of long-term investments

 

(27,891

)

 

-

 

Business acquisitions

 

(12,040

)

 

(28,149

)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

4,049

 

 

(223,576

)

 
Financing activities:
Tax payment related to net share settlements on restricted stock awards

 

(87,968

)

 

(101,293

)

Issuance of common stock

 

10,515

 

 

-

 

Repurchase of common stock

 

-

 

 

(362,392

)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(77,453

)

 

(463,685

)

 
Effects of foreign currency exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

(10,868

)

 

(10,639

)

 
Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

 

601,406

 

 

145,616

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of year

 

1,391,986

 

 

1,246,371

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

1,993,392

 

$

1,391,987

 

 
 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
Net Revenue and Net Bookings by Geographic Region, Distribution Channel, and Platform Mix
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
Amount% of TotalAmount% of Total
 
Net revenue by geographic region
United States

$

413,701

54

%

$

274,621

51

%

International

 

346,840

46

%

 

264,386

49

%

Total net revenue

$

760,541

100

%

$

539,007

100

%

 
Net bookings by geographic region
United States

$

406,592

56

%

$

284,209

58

%

International

 

322,831

44

%

 

204,201

42

%

Total net bookings

$

729,423

100

%

$

488,410

100

%

 
 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019

Amount

 

% of Total

 

Amount

 

% of Total

 
Net revenue by distribution channel
Digital online

$

634,687

83

%

$

413,469

77

%

Physical retail and other

 

125,854

17

%

 

125,538

23

%

Total net revenue

$

760,541

100

%

$

539,007

100

%

 
Net bookings by distribution channel
Digital online

$

672,053

92

%

$

418,993

86

%

Physical retail and other

 

57,370

8

%

 

69,417

14

%

Total net bookings

$

729,423

100

%

$

488,410

100

%

 
 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020

 

Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019

Amount

 

% of Total

 

Amount

 

% of Total

Net revenue by platform mix
Console

$

542,171

71

%

$

422,432

78

%

PC and other

 

218,370

29

%

 

116,575

22

%

Total net revenue

$

760,541

100

%

$

539,007

100

%

 
Net bookings by platform mix
Console

$

507,612

70

%

$

364,873

75

%

PC and other

 

221,811

30

%

 

123,537

25

%

Total net bookings

$

729,423

100

%

$

488,410

100

%

 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
Net Revenue and Net Bookings by Geographic Region, Distribution Channel, and Platform Mix
(in thousands)
 
Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2020
Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2019
Amount% of TotalAmount% of Total
 
Net revenue by geographic region
United States

$

1,775,682

57

%

$

1,426,907

53

%

International

 

1,313,288

43

%

 

1,241,487

47

%

Total net revenue

$

3,088,970

100

%

$

2,668,394

100

%

 
Net bookings by geographic region
United States

$

1,733,313

58

%

$

1,606,675

55

%

International

 

1,257,045

42

%

 

1,322,049

45

%

Total net bookings

$

2,990,358

100

%

$

2,928,724

100

%

 
 
Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2020
Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2019
Amount% of TotalAmount% of Total
 
Net revenue by distribution channel
Digital online

$

2,378,563

77

%

$

1,681,609

63

%

Physical retail and other

 

710,407

23

%

 

986,785

37

%

Total net revenue

$

3,088,970

100

%

$

2,668,394

100

%

 
Net bookings by distribution channel
Digital online

$

2,440,435

82

%

$

1,801,710

62

%

Physical retail and other

 

549,923

18

%

 

1,127,014

38

%

Total net bookings

$

2,990,358

100

%

$

2,928,724

100

%

 
 
Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2020
Twelve Months Ended
March 31, 2019

Amount

 

% of Total

 

Amount

 

% of Total

Net revenue by Platform Mix
Console

$

2,308,602

75

%

$

2,233,861

84

%

PC and other

 

780,368

25

%

 

434,533

16

%

Total net revenue

$

3,088,970

100

%

$

2,668,394

100

%

 
Net bookings by platform mix
Console

$

2,195,843

73

%

$

2,497,157

85

%

PC and other

 

794,515

27

%

 

431,567

15

%

Total net bookings

$

2,990,358

100

%

$

2,928,724

100

%

 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
ADDITIONAL DATA
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

Net revenue

 

Cost of goods sold-

Software development

costs and royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Internal royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Product costs

 

Cost of goods sold-

Licenses

 

Selling and

marketing

 
As reported

$

760,541

 

$

159,776

 

$

144,385

 

$

51,985

 

$

39,494

$

79,969

 

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

(31,119

)

 

(8,204

)

 

(12,755

)

 

216

Stock-based compensation

 

(62,353

)

 

(4,347

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(3,288

)

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

General and

administrative

 

Research and

development

 

Depreciation and

amortization

 

Business reorganization

 

Interest and other,

net

 

Loss on long-

term investments

 
As reported

$

82,212

 

$

68,718

 

$

12,502

 

$

(384

)

$

8,083

$

5,333

 

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

857

Stock-based compensation

 

(11,553

)

 

(3,030

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(1,538

)

 

(120

)

Impact of business reorganization

 

384

 

Loss on long-term investments

 

(5,333

)

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

Net revenue

 

Cost of goods sold-

Software development

costs and royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Internal royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Product costs

 

Cost of goods sold-

Licenses

 

Selling and

marketing

 
As reported

$

539,007

 

$

111,596

 

$

74,142

 

$

44,914

 

$

28,263

$

77,607

 

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

(50,596

)

 

(5,455

)

 

(12,205

)

 

54

Stock-based compensation

 

(41,335

)

 

(7,363

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(3,919

)

Acquisition related expenses
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

General and

administrative

 

Research and

development

 

Depreciation and

amortization

 

Business reorganization

 

Interest and other,

net

 
As reported

$

75,541

 

$

56,588

 

$

11,081

 

$

1,214

 

$

6,466

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

3,419

Stock-based compensation

 

(13,669

)

 

(6,722

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(1,578

)

 

(124

)

Impact of business reorganization

 

(1,214

)

 
 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
ADDITIONAL DATA
(in thousands)
 
Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2020

Net revenue

 

Cost of goods sold-

Software development

costs and royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Internal royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Product costs

 

Cost of goods sold-

Licenses

 

Selling and

marketing

 
As reported

$

3,088,970

 

$

611,198

 

$

483,697

 

$

277,147

 

$

170,408

$

458,424

 

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

(98,612

)

 

(54,515

)

 

(33,339

)

 

601

Stock-based compensation

 

(154,031

)

 

(18,680

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(13,598

)

 

 

 
Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2020

General and

administrative

 

Research and

development

 

Depreciation and

amortization

 

Business reorganization

 

Interest and other,

net

 

Loss on long-

term investments

 
As reported

$

318,235

 

$

296,398

 

$

48,113

 

$

83

 

$

38,505

$

5,333

 

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

476

Stock-based compensation

 

(53,607

)

 

(31,563

)

Acquisition related expenses

 

(367

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(6,180

)

 

(485

)

Impact of business reorganization

 

(83

)

Loss on long-term investments

 

(5,333

)

 
Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2019

Net revenue

 

Cost of goods sold-

Software development

costs and royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Internal royalties

 

Cost of goods sold-

Product costs

 

Cost of goods sold-

Licenses

 

Selling and

marketing

 
As reported

$

2,668,394

 

$

449,198

 

$

610,804

 

$

322,148

 

$

141,494

$

391,400

 

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

260,330

 

 

40,943

 

 

24,882

 

 

789

Stock-based compensation

 

(149,075

)

 

(23,685

)

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(16,290

)

 
Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2019

General and administrative

 

Research and

development

 

Depreciation and

amortization

 

Business reorganization

 

Interest and other,

net

 
As reported

$

281,234

 

$

230,170

 

$

40,232

 

($4,958

)

$

26,113

Net effect from deferral and related cost of goods sold

 

2,508

Stock-based compensation

 

(51,903

)

 

(23,037

)

Non-cash amounts related to convertible notes

 

91

Amortization and impairment of acquired intangibles

 

(6,437

)

 

(506

)

Impact of business reorganization

 

4,958

 

 
 
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC. and SUBSIDIARIES
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURE
(in thousands)
 
Twelve months ended March 31,

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

Net cash from operating activities

$

685,678

 

$

843,515

 

Net change in Restricted cash (1)

 

(70,267

)

 

(128,063

)

Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow

$

615,411

 

$

715,452

 

 
 
 
FY 2020FY 2019
Restricted cash beginning of period (4/1)

$

565,461

 

$

437,398

 

Restricted cash end of period (3/31)

 

635,728

 

 

565,461

 

(1) Net change in Restricted cash

$

(70,267

)

($

128,063

)

 

(Investor Relations)
Henry A. Diamond
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(646) 536-3005
Henry.Diamond@take2games.com

(Corporate Press)
Alan Lewis
Vice President
Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(646) 536-2983
Alan.Lewis@take2games.com

Source: Take-Two Interactive