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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.89
ATVI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. ATVI: 0.89 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.89

Equity to Asset 0.51
ATVI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ATVI: 0.51 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.51

0.35
0.91
Interest Coverage 23.66
ATVI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 985.82 vs. ATVI: 23.66 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.24   Max: 9999.99
Current: 23.66

4.24
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.52
M-Score: -0.43
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.67
ATVI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. ATVI: 23.67 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.27   Max: 29.94
Current: 23.67

-7.27
29.94
Net-margin (%) 14.87
ATVI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. ATVI: 14.87 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.96   Max: 23.66
Current: 14.87

-5.96
23.66
ROE (%) 8.12
ATVI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1999 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. ATVI: 8.12 )
ATVI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -26.27   Max: 20.53
Current: 8.12

-26.27
20.53
ROA (%) 4.57
ATVI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. ATVI: 4.57 )
ATVI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.49   Max: 15.95
Current: 4.57

-11.49
15.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 668.83
ATVI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 29.04 vs. ATVI: 668.83 )
ATVI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -27.01   Max: 983.51
Current: 668.83

-27.01
983.51
Revenue Growth (%) 7.20
ATVI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. ATVI: 7.20 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 78.4
Current: 7.2

-6.8
78.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.70
ATVI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. ATVI: 25.70 )
ATVI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 91.3
Current: 25.7

0
91.3
EPS Growth (%) 42.30
ATVI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. ATVI: 42.30 )
ATVI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 125.4
Current: 42.3

-16.4
125.4
» ATVI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ATVI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 690,089 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 280,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,076,325 sh (+136.19%)
Mario Gabelli 25,000 sh (+66.67%)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (+53.85%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,079,004 sh (-0.2%)
John Buckingham 335,830 sh (-0.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,300 sh (-6.98%)
Chris Davis 18,876,684 sh (-11.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,164,573 sh (-20.51%)
Jim Simons 1,577,798 sh (-22.72%)
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Q1 2014

ATVI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 11,564 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,718,190 sh (+72.28%)
Mario Gabelli 28,000 sh (+12%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,351,204 sh (+4.48%)
John Buckingham 338,574 sh (+0.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Chris Davis 16,831,580 sh (-10.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 792,505 sh (-31.95%)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (-60%)
Ray Dalio 91,014 sh (-86.81%)
Steven Cohen 88,687 sh (-91.76%)
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Q2 2014

ATVI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 124,248 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 175,000 sh (+337.5%)
Jim Simons 3,367,398 sh (+23.88%)
Ray Dalio 94,414 sh (+3.74%)
John Buckingham 340,335 sh (+0.52%)
Steven Cohen 509,100 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 6,333,100 sh (-0.29%)
Chris Davis 15,423,966 sh (-8.36%)
Mario Gabelli 14,000 sh (-50%)
Joel Greenblatt 356,608 sh (-55%)
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Q3 2014

ATVI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

RS Investment Management 379,400 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 565,250 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 6,409,400 sh (+1.2%)
Mario Gabelli 14,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Buckingham 339,212 sh (-0.33%)
Chris Davis 14,024,980 sh (-9.07%)
Ray Dalio 66,966 sh (-29.07%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,260 sh (-63.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 124,046 sh (-65.22%)
Jim Simons 704,498 sh (-79.08%)
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» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ATVI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -65.22%0.07%$20.91 - $24.02 $ 21.82-4%124046
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -29.07%$20.91 - $24.02 $ 21.82-4%66966
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -55%0.13%$19.04 - $22.095 $ 21.826%356608
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$19.04 - $22.095 $ 21.826%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -50%$19.04 - $22.095 $ 21.826%14000
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.2%$16.67 - $21.23 $ 21.8215%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -31.95%0.16%$16.67 - $21.23 $ 21.8215%792505
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -86.81%0.09%$16.67 - $21.23 $ 21.8215%91014
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$16.67 - $21.23 $ 21.8215%11564
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Add 53.85%0.42%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 21.8227%4000000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.51%0.16%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 21.8227%1164573
Chris Davis 2013-12-31 Reduce -11.43%0.11%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 21.8227%18876684
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.1%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 21.8227%690089
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 66.67%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 21.8227%25000
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Groups of Gurus Hold 10-Year Low P/B Stocks - ATVI, CHL, MD
According to the GuruFocus Value Screen that shows value strategies of stocks traded at historical low P/B ratios, Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI), Mednax Inc. (MD) and China Mobile Ltd. (CHL) are held by fairly large groups of gurus and are traded at or near their 10-year historical low P/B ratios. Here are the company updates and a few trade highlights as of the third quarter of 2013. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.90
ATVI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 54.30 vs. ATVI: 24.90 )
ATVI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.49   Max: 473.06
Current: 24.9

10.49
473.06
P/B 2.24
ATVI's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. ATVI: 2.24 )
ATVI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.26
Current: 2.24

1.01
5.26
P/S 3.68
ATVI's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 vs. ATVI: 3.68 )
ATVI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 4.29
Current: 3.68

1.59
4.29
PFCF 18.97
ATVI's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ATVI: 18.97 )
ATVI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.26   Max: 904
Current: 18.97

9.26
904
EV-to-EBIT 15.69
ATVI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 34.57 vs. ATVI: 15.69 )
ATVI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2233.6   Max: 258
Current: 15.69

-2233.6
258
PEG 0.70
ATVI's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ATVI: 0.70 )
ATVI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 481.24
Current: 0.7

0.35
481.24
Shiller P/E 32.44
ATVI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ATVI: 32.44 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.12   Max: 87.1
Current: 32.44

21.12
87.1
Current Ratio 2.82
ATVI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ATVI: 2.82 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 8.17
Current: 2.82

1.81
8.17
Quick Ratio 2.72
ATVI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. ATVI: 2.72 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 7.82
Current: 2.72

1.58
7.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.92
ATVI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ATVI: 0.92 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.92

0.83
1.7
Dividend Payout 0.23
ATVI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
91% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ATVI: 0.23 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.23

0.39
0.55
Dividend growth (3y) 8.20
ATVI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. ATVI: 8.20 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8.2
Current: 8.2

0
8.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
ATVI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1065 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. ATVI: 0.90 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.9

0.83
1.7
Share Buyback Rate 5.70
ATVI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. ATVI: 5.70 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.7   Max: -30.6
Current: 5.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.98
ATVI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. ATVI: 0.98 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 7.58
Current: 0.98

0.5
7.58
Price/Median PS Value 1.19
ATVI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. ATVI: 1.19 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.19

0.1
1.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.98
ATVI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ATVI: 0.98 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 64.13
Current: 0.98

0.46
64.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
ATVI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ATVI: 6.40 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 19.5
Current: 6.4

0.4
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 32.02
ATVI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. ATVI: 32.02 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 42.4
Current: 32.02

1.4
42.4

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
Compare:NTDOY, TABCF, EA, KNM, IGT » details
Traded in other countries:AIY.Germany, ATVI.Mexico
Activision Blizzard Inc was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. The Company is a worldwide online, personal computer, video game console, tablet, handheld, and mobile game publisher. It has three operating segments: - Activision Publishing, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Blizzard Distribution. Activision Publishing, Inc. is an international developer and publisher of interactive software products and content, including games from the Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises. It develops games primarily based on internally-developed properties, as well as some licensed intellectual properties. It sells games through both retail channels and digital downloads. Activision offers games that operate on the Microsoft Corporation Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Co. Ltd. Wii U and Wii, and Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 console systems; PC; the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Dual Screen, and Sony PlayStation Vita handheld game systems; and other handheld and mobile devices. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. operates in the subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game category in terms of both subscriber base and revenues generated through its World of Warcraft franchise, which it develops, hosts and supports. Blizzard also develops, markets, and sells role-playing action and strategy games for PC and iPad, including games in the multiple-award winning Diablo and StarCraft franchises. In addition, Blizzard maintains a proprietary online-game related service, Battle.net. It distributes its products and generates revenues through subscriptions; sales of prepaid subscription cards; value-added services such as realm transfers, faction changes and other character customizations within the World of Warcraft gameplay; retail sales of physical boxed products; online download sales of PC products; and licensing of software to third-party or related party companies that distribute World of Warcraft, Diablo III and StarCraft II products. In addition, Blizzard developed Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a free-to-play digital collectible card game, and is developing Heroes of the Storm, a free-to-play online hero brawler. Activision Blizzard Distribution consists of operations in Europe that provide warehousing, logistical and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, its own publishing operations, and manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware. The Company competes for the leisure time and discretionary spending of consumers with other interactive entertainment companies, as well as with providers of different forms of entertainment, such as motion pictures, television, social networking, online casual entertainment and music.
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