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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.95
ATVI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. ATVI: 0.95 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.49   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.95

Equity to Asset 0.47
ATVI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ATVI: 0.47 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.47

0.43
0.91
Interest Coverage 23.66
ATVI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.34
M-Score: -3.39
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 29.94
ATVI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. ATVI: 29.94 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 29.94
Current: 29.94

-7.7
29.94
Net-margin (%) 22.04
ATVI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. ATVI: 22.04 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.96   Max: 23.66
Current: 22.04

-5.96
23.66
ROE (%) 15.25
ATVI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. ATVI: 15.25 )
ATVI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.82   Max: 17.71
Current: 15.25

-25.82
17.71
ROA (%) 7.21
ATVI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. ATVI: 7.21 )
ATVI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.01   Max: 13.63
Current: 7.21

-11.01
13.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 994.20
ATVI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. ATVI: 994.20 )
ATVI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -72.36   Max: 1029.08
Current: 994.2

-72.36
1029.08
Revenue Growth (%) 7.20
ATVI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ATVI: 7.20 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.8   Max: 68.1
Current: 7.2

-7.8
68.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.70
ATVI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. ATVI: 25.70 )
ATVI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 91.3
Current: 25.7

-12.6
91.3
EPS Growth (%) 42.30
ATVI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 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

Q1 2013

ATVI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 375,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,908,376 sh (+150.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,022,955 sh (+0.01%)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
John Buckingham 333,577 sh (-0.73%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,969,600 sh (-1.24%)
Chris Davis 19,490,059 sh (-2.44%)
Mario Gabelli 22,000 sh (-21.43%)
RS Investment Management 6,636,677 sh (-39.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,200 sh (-88.13%)
Steven Cohen 38,686 sh (-95.88%)
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Q2 2013

ATVI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 1,403,400 sh (+11403.3%)
Steven Cohen 521,865 sh (+1248.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,222,656 sh (+19.52%)
Mario Gabelli 24,300 sh (+10.45%)
PRIMECAP Management 6,125,900 sh (+2.62%)
John Buckingham 336,409 sh (+0.85%)
Caxton Associates 500,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chris Davis 18,999,872 sh (-2.52%)
Jim Simons 3,835,598 sh (-35.08%)
RS Investment Management 2,697,462 sh (-59.36%)
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Q3 2013

ATVI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Daniel Loeb 2,600,000 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 468,600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,464,965 sh (+19.82%)
Chris Davis 21,312,361 sh (+12.17%)
John Buckingham 338,154 sh (+0.52%)
Caxton Associates 900,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 6,091,000 sh (-0.57%)
Steven Cohen 455,698 sh (-12.68%)
Mario Gabelli 15,000 sh (-38.27%)
Jim Simons 2,041,725 sh (-46.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 53,000 sh (-96.22%)
» More
Q4 2013

ATVI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 690,089 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%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ATVI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Add 53.85%0.42%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 19.0711%4000000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.51%0.16%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 19.0711%1164573
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.1%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 19.0711%690089
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 66.67%$16.28 - $18.17 $ 19.0711%25000
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 New Buy1.1%$14.32 - $18.27 $ 19.0715%2600000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 19.82%0.13%$14.32 - $18.27 $ 19.0715%1464965
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Reduce -38.27%$14.32 - $18.27 $ 19.0715%15000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 19.52%0.12%$13.49 - $15.75 $ 19.0730%1222656
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.43%$10.62 - $15.03 $ 19.0746%22000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 55.26%0.22%$10.56 - $11.58 $ 19.0771%1022884
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.15%$10.56 - $11.58 $ 19.0771%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -24.13%0.19%$11.15 - $12.48 $ 19.0761%658820
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Add 398.55%0.12%$11.15 - $12.48 $ 19.0761%970170
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 18.62%0.12%$11.45 - $12.99 $ 19.0756%868303
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 61.9%0.01%$11.45 - $12.99 $ 19.0756%194600
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 305.57%0.62%$11.67 - $12.86 $ 19.0768%732031
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 228.42%0.02%$11.67 - $12.86 $ 19.0768%120200
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Reduce -31.07%$11.67 - $12.86 $ 19.0768%35500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 29.02%0.06%$11.65 - $13.93 $ 19.0751%180493
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -80.66%0.03%$11.65 - $13.93 $ 19.0751%36600
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -24.26%$11.65 - $13.93 $ 19.0751%51500
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 54.45%0.01%$10.43 - $12.18 $ 19.0764%189200
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0026%$10.43 - $12.18 $ 19.0764%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.27%$10.87 - $11.99 $ 19.0767%166991
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -65.72%0.01%$10.87 - $11.99 $ 19.0767%15700
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Sold Out $10.87 - $11.99 $ 19.0767%0
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Reduce -62.91%0.03%$10.45 - $12.53 $ 19.0768%355000
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -77.29%0.03%$10.45 - $12.53 $ 19.0768%67000
George Soros 2011-03-31 Add 72.83%$10.45 - $12.53 $ 19.0768%45800
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.80
ATVI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. ATVI: 19.80 )
ATVI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.49   Max: 473.06
Current: 19.8

10.49
473.06
P/B 2.00
ATVI's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. ATVI: 2.00 )
ATVI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 5.26
Current: 2

0.96
5.26
P/S 4.30
ATVI's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ATVI: 4.30 )
ATVI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 4.45
Current: 4.3

1.39
4.45
PFCF 13.20
ATVI's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. ATVI: 13.20 )
ATVI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.26   Max: 904
Current: 13.2

9.26
904
EV-to-EBIT 10.30
ATVI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. ATVI: 10.30 )
ATVI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 258
Current: 10.3

5.1
258
PEG 0.50
ATVI's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ATVI: 0.50 )
ATVI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 47.15
Current: 0.5

0.43
47.15
Shiller P/E 33.60
ATVI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. ATVI: 33.60 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.12   Max: 87.1
Current: 33.6

21.12
87.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.00
ATVI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ATVI: 1.00 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 1.56
Current: 1

1.2
1.56
Dividend Payout 0.19
ATVI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. ATVI: 0.19 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.19

0.18
0.46
Dividend growth (3y) 8.20
ATVI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 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) 1.00
ATVI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. ATVI: 1.00 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 1.56
Current: 1

1.2
1.56
Share Buyback Rate 5.70
ATVI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ATVI: 5.70 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.7   Max: -29
Current: 5.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
ATVI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ATVI: 0.90 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 2.78
Current: 0.9

0.66
2.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
ATVI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ATVI: 1.30 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.24
Current: 1.3

0.19
1.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
ATVI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ATVI: 0.80 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 16.94
Current: 0.8

0.73
16.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.70
ATVI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ATVI: 9.70 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 19.5
Current: 9.7

0.4
19.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 33.62
ATVI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. ATVI: 33.62 )
ATVI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 36.1
Current: 33.62

4.8
36.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
Compare:NTDOY, TABCF, EA, KNM, IGT » details
Traded in other countries:AIY.Germany
Activision Blizzard, Inc., was originally incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in December 1992. On July 9, 2008, a business combination by and among Activision, Inc., Sego Merger Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc., Vivendi S.A., VGAC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vivendi , and Vivendi Games, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of VGAC LLC, was consummated. As a result, Activision, Inc. was renamed Activision Blizzard, Inc. The Company, through Activision Publishing, Inc., develops and publishes interactive software products and content, with a focus on developing and publishing video games on various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC both internally developed franchises and licensed properties. The Company operates in three segments - Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, and Activision Blizzard Distribution. The Activision Publishing, Inc. and its subsidiaries publish interactive entertainment software products and downloadable content. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries publish real-time strategy, role-playing PC games and online subscription-based games in the MMORPG category. Activision Blizzard Distribution distributes interactive entertainment software and hardware products. The Company has been known for its internally-developed intellectual property, Call of Duty. On November 13, 2012, it released the latest series of the same - Call of Duty: Black Ops II. During 2012, it released four collections of downloadable content packs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. On January 29, 2013, it released Revolution, the first downloadable map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, on the Xbox 360. The Company distributes interactive entertainment hardware and software products in Europe through its European distribution subsidiaries: Centresoft, in the U.K., and NBG, in Germany. These subsidiaries act as wholesalers in the distribution of products and also provide packaging, logistical and sales services. They provide services to its publishing operations and to various third-party publishers, including Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. The company primarily competes with other publishers of PC, online and video game console interactive entertainment software. In addition to third-party software competitors, integrated video game console hardware and software companies, such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, compete directly with it in the development of software titles for their respective platforms. Lastly, it competes with publishers of mobile games, who focus on publishing games for handheld and mobile devices.

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