|By Business Wire||
|November 8, 2012 02:40 AM EST||
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012.
“We are pleased to have exceeded our operating income forecast for the quarter, despite revenue being slightly below our expectations, and to have announced several key strategic developments,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Importantly, during the quarter, we continued to take aggressive steps to capitalize on the rapid evolution of the games market on the PC and mobile platforms. We launched a closed beta for Counter-Strike Online 2 and an open beta for Epic of the Three Kingdoms. Today, we announced that we will be launching Dota 2 (“Defense of the Ancients 2”) in Korea and Japan with our partner Valve Corporation. Additionally, the development of FIFA Online 3 has been proceeding rapidly and we are on track to launch the game at the end of the fourth quarter. We believe our current pipeline is the most promising slate of games we’ve had yet, ensuring we are well-positioned for growth in 2013 and beyond.”
Continued Choi, “We also recently announced a transformational transaction with the acquisition of mobile game developer, gloops, Inc. ('gloops'). We believe this acquisition makes Nexon the largest mobile game developer in the world by revenue, based on publicly-available information, and it creates tremendous opportunities for us. We are particularly focused on combining Nexon’s popular IP and global footprint with gloops’ world-class mobile development capabilities to create strong mobile franchises and expand gloops’ business around the world.”
Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Highlights
- Total revenues were ¥24,256 million, flat versus the third quarter of 2011 (an increase of 3% on a constant currency basis) and slightly below management’s previous outlook.
- Operating income was ¥10,032 million, a decrease of 8% over the third quarter of 2011 and 8.5% above management’s previous outlook. Operating income margin was 41.4%, which was higher than expected. This was driven by revenue mix, which was higher in China and lower in some other regions, as well as our decision to push back certain launch marketing expenses into the fourth quarter of 2012.
- Net income for the quarter was ¥6,348 million, a decrease of 12% over the third quarter of 2011.
- Adjusted net income for the quarter was ¥6,791 million, a decrease of 10% over the third quarter of 2011.
- Basic earnings per share were ¥14.63. Adjusted earnings per share were ¥15.65.
- Revenue by region is shown below:
Revenue by Region
For the three months ended
|Europe and Others 2||1,791||1,701||-5||%||1||%|
1 The above table represents a breakdown of our revenue based on the region in which revenues originate. It is not a presentation of our revenues according to Nexon entities.
2 Others: United Kingdom, other Asian countries, and South American countries.
3 Constant currency percent change is the growth rate had the currency rate not changed from Q3 2011. Rates used: 1,355 Korean won/100 Japanese yen, 12.39 Japanese yen/Chinese yuan and 80.66 Japanese yen/U.S. dollar.
Business Outlook for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012
Nexon revised its outlook for the remainder of 2012, reflecting the consolidation of gloops and a revision to management’s forecast for Nexon’s core business.
For the full year 2012, the Company expects revenues of ¥104.9 billion to ¥108.2 billion, of which ¥6.2 billion to ¥6.7 billion is from gloops. Management anticipates operating income of ¥44.4 billion to ¥47.2 billion, of which ¥0.7 billion to ¥1.0 billion is from gloops.
Nexon Group Business Outlook2, 3
For the three months
ending December 31, 2012
For the twelve months
ending December 31, 2012
|Adjusted net income 1||4,441||~||6,531||31,119||~||33,210|
For your reference, gloops’ business outlook is as follows:
gloops Business Outlook
For the three months
ending December 31, 2012
For the twelve months
ending December 31, 2012
|Adjusted net income 1||900||~||1,080||900||~||1,080|
1 Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP measure that excludes the non-cash amortization of goodwill (and negative goodwill in the case of acquisitions occurring before April 1, 2010) related to our acquisitions, which is required under Japanese GAAP. We provide this information to investors for the purpose of comparing our net income with that of companies that do not amortize goodwill or negative goodwill associated with acquisitions in their financial results, including those reporting in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
2 Nexon group business outlook includes the impact of amortization resulting from consolidation of gloops.
3 The exchange rate assumptions used in Nexon’s business outlook are as follows: 1,431.98 Korean won/100 Japanese yen, 12.55 Japanese yen/Chinese yuan and 79.31 Japanese yen/U.S. dollar.
Conference Call and Webcast
Nexon management will host a conference call in English on November 8, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. Japan Standard Time (JST) / 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) for analysts and investors to discuss Nexon’s financial results and outlook. The call can be accessed via live audio webcast on Nexon’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.nexon.co.jp/en/.
A transcript of the conference call will also be available on Nexon’s Investor Relations website a few days after the live webcast.
Shareholder Letter and Financial Statements
Please visit the Investor Relations section of Nexon’s website at http://ir.nexon.co.jp/en/ to view management’s third quarter letter to shareholders and related financial statements.
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services more than 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.3 billion player registrations. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
May. 28, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,252
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
May. 28, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,954
SYS-CON Events announced today BZ Media LLC has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company that produces technical conferences and expositions, and publishes a magazine, newsletters and websites in the software development, SharePoint, mobile development and Commercial Drone markets.
May. 28, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,599
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
May. 28, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,863
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
May. 28, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 910
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, will discuss the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to fo...
May. 28, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,541
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
May. 28, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,927
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...
May. 28, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,371
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
May. 28, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,345
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...
May. 28, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,057
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
May. 28, 2016 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,627
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
May. 28, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,271
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
May. 28, 2016 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,200
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
May. 28, 2016 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,437
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
May. 28, 2016 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,988
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...
May. 28, 2016 07:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,698
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
May. 28, 2016 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,265
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
May. 28, 2016 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,128
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
May. 28, 2016 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,251
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
May. 28, 2016 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,216