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GAAP net revenue increased 4% to $3.50 billion

GAAP net income per diluted share was $3.58

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities for the twelve-months ended March 31, 2022 was $258.0 million

Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) for the twelve-months ended March 31, 2022 was $424.9 million

Net Bookings were $3.41 billion

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today reported strong results for the fourth quarter and its fiscal year 2022, ended March 31, 2022. In addition, the Company provided its initial outlook on a standalone basis for its fiscal year 2023, ending March 31, 2023 and fiscal first quarter 2023, ending June 30, 2022. For further information, please see the fourth quarter fiscal 2022 results slide deck posted to the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.take2games.com.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Highlights

GAAP net revenue increased 11% to $930.0 million, as compared to $839.4 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 1% and accounted for 63% of total GAAP net revenue. Digitally-delivered GAAP net revenue increased 9% to $833.3 million, as compared to $768.0 million in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter, and accounted for 90% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to GAAP net revenue were NBA® 2K22 and NBA 2K21; Grand Theft Auto® Online and Grand Theft Auto V; Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands®; Red Dead Redemption® 2 and Red Dead Online; WWE® 2K22; Top Eleven®; and Two Dots®.

GAAP net income was $111.0 million, or $0.95 per diluted share, as compared to $218.8 million, or $1.88 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year.

The following data, together with a management reporting tax rate of 16%, 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, 2022

 

 

 

 

Financial Data

 

 

Statement

of

Operations

 

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost of

goods sold

 

Stock-based

compensation

 

Impact of

business

reorganization

 

Amortization

and

impairment

of acquired

intangibles

 

Business

acquisition

 

Loss on

long-term

investments,

net

 

Other

Net revenue

 

$930,004

 

(84,225)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

398,625

 

(17,317)

 

(16,549)

 

 

 

(13,170)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

531,379

 

(66,908)

 

16,549

 

 

 

13,170

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

402,515

 

 

 

(23,879)

 

(303)

 

(1,654)

 

(33,289)

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

128,864

 

(66,908)

 

40,428

 

303

 

14,824

 

33,289

 

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

 

(6,984)

 

1,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,475

 

 

 

(279)

Gain (loss) on long-term investments, net

 

(39)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

121,841

 

(65,273)

 

40,428

 

303

 

14,824

 

39,764

 

39

 

(279)

In order to calculate net income per diluted share for management reporting purposes, the Company uses its fully diluted share count of 116.8 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.

During fiscal fourth quarter 2022, total Net Bookings grew 8% to $845.8 million, as compared to $784.5 million during last year’s fiscal fourth quarter. Net Bookings from recurrent consumer spending decreased 6% and accounted for 60% of total Net Bookings. Digitally-delivered Net Bookings were up 4% to $765.8 million, as compared to $738.4 million in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter, and accounted for 91% of total Net Bookings. The largest contributors to Net Bookings were NBA 2K22; Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V; Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands; WWE 2K22; Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online; Top Eleven; Two Dots; and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

Catalog accounted for $494.9 million of Net Bookings led by Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Top Eleven, Borderlands®, Two Dots, NBA 2K, and Dragon City®.

Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Highlights

GAAP net revenue increased 4% to $3.50 billion, as compared to $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2021. Recurrent consumer spending increased 6% and accounted for 65% of total GAAP net revenue. Digitally-delivered GAAP net revenue increased 6% to $3.15 billion, as compared to $2.97 billion in fiscal year 2021, and accounted for 90% of total GAAP net revenue. The largest contributors to GAAP net revenue were NBA 2K22 and NBA 2K21; Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V; Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online; Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition; Borderlands 3; Two Dots; and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

GAAP net income was $418.0 million, or $3.58 per diluted share, as compared to $588.9 million, or $5.09 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year.

During the twelve-month period ended March 31, 2022, GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $258.0 million, as compared to $912.3 million in the same period last year. During the twelve-month period ended March 31, 2022, Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP), which is defined as GAAP net cash from operating activities, adjusted for changes in restricted cash, was $424.9 million, as compared to $920.3 million in the same period last year (please see the section below titled “Non-GAAP Financial Measure” for additional information). As of March 31, 2022, the Company had cash and short-term investments of $2.6 billion.

The following data, together with a management reporting tax rate of 16%, 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, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Data

 

 

 

 

Statement

of

Operations

 

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost of

goods sold

 

Stock-based

compensation

 

Impact of

business

reorganization

 

Amortization

and

impairment

of acquired

intangibles

 

Business

acquisition

 

Gain on

long-term

investments,

net

 

Other

Net revenue

 

$3,504,800

 

(96,616)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

1,535,401

 

(11,785)

 

(48,381)

 

 

 

(50,751)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

1,969,399

 

(84,831)

 

(48,381)

 

 

 

(50,751)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

1,495,804

 

 

 

(134,588)

 

(849)

 

(12,105)

 

(72,819)

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

 

473,595

 

(84,831)

 

182,969

 

(849)

 

62,856

 

72,819

 

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

 

(14,212)

 

2,999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,475

 

 

 

(279)

Gain (loss) on long-term investments, net

 

6,015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,015)

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

465,398

 

(81,832)

 

182,969

 

849

 

62,856

 

79,294

 

(6,015)

 

(279)

In order to calculate net income per diluted share for management reporting purposes, the Company uses its fully diluted share count of 116.8 million.

Fiscal Year 2022 Operational Metric – Net Bookings

Total Net Bookings declined 4% to $3.41 billion, as compared to $3.55 billion in fiscal year 2021. Net Bookings from recurrent consumer spending decreased 6% and accounted for 64% of total Net Bookings. Digitally-delivered Net Bookings decreased 2% to $3.08 billion, as compared to $3.15 billion in fiscal year 2021, and accounted for 91% of total Net Bookings. The largest contributors to Net Bookings were NBA 2K22 and NBA 2K21; Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V; Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online; Borderlands 3; Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition; Top Eleven; and Two Dots.

Management Comments

“Our strong fourth quarter results concluded another highly successful year for our Company, during which we delivered Net Bookings of $3.4 billion,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “In addition to our outstanding financial results, I am pleased that we took pivotal steps to position our organization for the long term by investing in talent, broadening our portfolio further, and agreeing upon our transformational pending combination with Zynga, which has the potential to exponentially increase our Net Bookings from mobile, while also enabling us to deliver substantial cost synergies and revenue opportunities.”

“For fiscal 2023, we expect to deliver a new record of $3.75 to $3.85 billion in Net Bookings on a standalone basis. As we execute on our organic growth initiatives, while unlocking new opportunities presented by our pending transaction with Zynga, we believe that we can broaden our portfolio and capitalize further on new platforms, business models, emerging markets, and distribution channels. As we deliver on these growth drivers, we believe that Take-Two remains incredibly well-positioned to increase its scale and prominence in the industry, expand its margins, and deliver long-term value for our shareholders.”

COVID-19 Update

At Take-Two, our number one priority has remained the health and safety of our employees and their families. The majority of our global offices have reopened. However, given the evolving dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are strictly following protocols from local governments and health officials to ensure that we are adhering to their safety standards.

Due to the shelter-in-place orders that began in calendar year 2020, we experienced heightened levels of engagement and Net Bookings growth during our fiscal 2021 period. As the return to normalcy continues to unfold, the impact 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 “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in this release and in Take-Two’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

Business and Product Highlights

Since January 1, 2022:

Take-Two:

  • On January 9th, Take-Two entered into a definitive agreement, under which Take-Two will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Zynga. The transaction, which is anticipated to close on May 23, 2022, is subject to the approval of both Take-Two and Zynga stockholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
  • On April 7th, Take-Two announced that it agreed to sell, in an underwritten public offering, $2.7 billion aggregate principal amount of its Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of its 3.300% Senior Notes due 2024, $600 million of its 3.550% Senior Notes due 2025, $600 million of its 3.700% Senior Notes due 2027 and $500 million of its 4.000% Senior Notes due 2032. The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to fund the cash portion of the consideration for its pending acquisition of Zynga and the expected settlement of the outstanding convertible notes issued by Zynga, and related costs and expenses. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. If the acquisition is not consummated on or prior to January 9, 2023, or is terminated prior to such date, the Company will be required to redeem the Senior Notes.

Rockstar Games:

  • On February 11th, Rockstar Games released the physical version of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch.
  • On March 15th, Rockstar Games launched Grand Theft Auto V digitally on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, featuring access to Grand Theft Auto Online, high-end PC visuals, technical enhancements of the latest consoles, and Story Mode progress transfers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.
  • On March 15th, Grand Theft Auto Online was made available as a standalone title for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, in addition to being accessible as part of Grand Theft Auto V on either platform, with graphical and technical enhancements, a new Career Builder, new menu design, five new vehicles, an exclusive vehicle for returning players, online character transfers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players, and Hao’s Special Works – a shop where players can purchase new modifications for select vehicles to improve driving performance, customization options and more.
  • On March 29th, Rockstar Games launched GTA+, a membership program exclusive to Grand Theft Auto Online players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, featuring a range of valuable benefits, including a monthly recurring GTA$500,000 deposit, upgrades, Members-only discounts, GTA$ and RP bonuses, and more each month.
  • Throughout the period, Rockstar Games continued to support Grand Theft Auto Online with new vehicles, rewards, and the Adversary Mode Double Down – featuring Grand Theft Auto V’s Franklin Clinton and Lamar Davis as playable characters.

2K:

  • Continued to drive engagement for NBA 2K22 with the launch of new seasons that feature new music and content, as well as seasonal updates across MyCAREER, MyTEAM, and The W modes.
  • On March 11th, 2K and Visual Concepts launched WWE 2K22, the newest installment of the flagship WWE video game series, which received the highest Metacritic critic scores in franchise history. Featuring Rey Mysterio® on the cover in celebration of his 20th anniversary as a WWE Superstar, the game features a top-to-bottom overhaul, including a redesigned engine and gameplay, the most stunning WWE 2K graphics to date, intuitive and accessible controls, multiple new fan-requested game modes, and an immersive presentation and camera angles throughout. WWE 2K22 also features a diverse soundtrack curated by Executive Soundtrack Producer Machine Gun Kelly, who will be available in a future downloadable content pack as a playable character. The first DLC pack for WWE 2K22 launched on April 26th, featuring fan-favorite WWE Legends Yokozuna and Rikishi, “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga, current Raw Superstar Omos, and rising NXT star Kacy Catanzaro.
  • Additionally, there were updates to WWE SuperCard, including the WrestleMania 38 card tier, which includes more than 70 new cards featuring fan-favorite WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers.
  • On March 25th, 2K and Gearbox Software released Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, an all-new, fantasy-fueled looter shooter game from the unpredictable mind of Tiny Tina, which supports crossplay between Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Game Informer awarded the game a 9.5 out of 10, calling it “a spellbinding hit” and “Gearbox Software’s best game.” COGconnected noted it’s “a worthy new IP,” while ComicBook.com described it as “a fantastic fantasy twist” and IGN called out the “excellent, laugh-out-loud writing.”
  • To drive further engagement for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, 2K and Gearbox Software released Coiled Captors on April 21st, the first of four exciting post-launch content drops in the game’s Season Pass.
  • On March 17th, 2K and Supermassive Games announced that they will release The Quarry on June 10th, featuring an iconic ensemble cast of Hollywood stars and celebrities, including David Arquette, Ariel Winter, Justice Smith, Brenda Song, Lance Henriksen, Lin Shaye, and more. The title is an all-new horror narrative game where your every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who lives to tell the tale.
  • On April 21st, Gearbox confirmed that a new game from the Tales from the Borderlands series will be releasing this fiscal year. Developed by Gearbox and published by 2K, the title will feature all new characters and stories set in the Borderlands universe.
  • On April 21st, Firaxis released XCOM 2 Collection on Epic Games Store. The XCOM 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, the War of the Chosen expansion, and DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift and Tactical Legacy Pack) for a bundled discount.

Private Division:

  • On February 8th, Roll7 and Private Division launched OlliOlli World, the skateboarding action-platformer digitally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. OlliOlli World marks a bold new direction for the OlliOlli franchise and has received much critical praise for the unique art style and tight gameplay mechanics. The title will be supported with its first expansion, VOID Riders, in the first half of fiscal 2023.
  • On March 16th, Private Division announced that they have signed four new publishing agreements with leading independent developers Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio, and Yellow Brick Games.

Outlook for Fiscal 2023

Take-Two is providing its initial outlook for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 and fiscal first quarter ending June 30, 2022:

Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2023

  • This initial outlook does not include Zynga Inc. in our projected results or the interest expense on the Senior notes the Company issued in April 2022 to fund the cash portion for the pending combination with Zynga Inc.
  • GAAP net revenue is expected to range from $3.67 to $3.77 billion
  • GAAP net income is expected to range from $223 to $252 million(1)
  • GAAP diluted net income per share is expected to range from $1.90 to $2.15(1)
  • Share count used to calculate both GAAP and management reporting diluted net income per share is expected to be 117.0 million (2)
  • Net cash provided by operating activities is expected to be over $390 million
  • Adjusted Unrestricted Operating Cash Flow (Non-GAAP) is expected to be over $350 million (3)
  • Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $120 million
  • Net Bookings (Operational Metric) are expected to range from $3.75 to $3.85 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, 2023

 

 

 

 

Financial Data

$ in millions

 

GAAP outlook (4)

 

Change in

deferred net

revenue and

related cost of

goods sold

 

Stock-based

compensation

 

 

Amortization and

impairment of

acquired

intangibles

 

Reorganization &

acquisition

Net revenue

 

$3,670 to $3,770

 

$80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

$1,658 to $1,703

 

$5

 

$(29)

 

 

$(46)

 

 

Operating expenses

 

$1,735 to $1,755

 

 

 

$(123)

 

 

$(2)

 

$(30)

Interest and other, net

 

$9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$(12)

Income before income taxes

 

$268 to $303

 

$75

 

$152

 

 

$48

 

$42

First Quarter Ending June 30, 2022

  • This initial outlook does not include Zynga Inc. in our projected results or the interest expense on the Senior notes the Company issued in April 2022 to fund the cash portion for the pending combination with Zynga Inc.
  • GAAP net revenue is expected to range from $810 to $860 million
  • GAAP net income is expected to range from $94 to $105 million(1)
  • GAAP diluted net income per share is expected to range from $0.80 to $0.90(1)
  • Share count used to calculate both GAAP and management reporting diluted net income per share is expected to be 116.9 million (5)
  • Net Bookings (Operational Metric) are expected to range from $700 to $750 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, 2022

 

 

 

 

Financial Data

$ in millions

 

GAAP outlook (4)

 

Change in deferred

net revenue and

related cost of goods

sold

 

Stock-based

compensation

 

Amortization of

intangible assets

 

Reorganization &

Acquisition

Net revenue

 

$810 to $860

 

$(110)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

$303 to $329

 

$(7)

 

$(5)

 

$(14)

 

 

Operating expenses

 

$387 to $397

 

 

 

$(31)

 

$(1)

 

$(15)

Interest and other, net

 

$7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$(8)

Income before income taxes

 

$113 to $127

 

$(103)

 

$36

 

$15

 

$23

 

1)

The effective tax rate utilized for our GAAP net income outlook does not reflect U.S. tax law changes that went into effect on April 1, 2022 for the Company requiring the capitalization and amortization of research and development costs rather than deduction of such costs in the year incurred for U.S. tax purposes, the potentially significant adverse impact of which we are still reviewing.

 

2)

Includes 115.8 million basic shares and 1.2 million shares representing the potential dilution from unvested employee stock grants.

 

3)

Adjusted for changes in restricted cash.

 

4)

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.

 

5)

Includes 115.6 million basic shares and 1.3 million shares representing the potential dilution from unvested employee stock grants.

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, as well as continued growth in the installed base of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S; the ability to develop and publish products that capture market share for these current generation systems while also leveraging opportunities on PC, mobile and other platforms; and stable foreign exchange rates. See also “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements” below. The Company’s outlook does not take into account the pending combination with Zynga Inc. or the interest expense on the Senior notes the Company issued in April 2022 to fund the cash portion for the pending combination with Zynga Inc.

Product Releases

The following have been released since January 1, 2022:

Label

Product

Platforms

Release Date

Private Division

OlliOlli World (digital only)

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC

February 8, 2022

Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

Switch (physical only)

February 11, 2022 (U.S. release date; other region release dates may vary)

2K

WWE 2K22

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

March 11, 2022

Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 5 and XBox Series X|S

PS5, Xbox Series X|S

March 15, 2022

Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto Online – Standalone

PS5, Xbox Series X|S

March 15, 2022

2K

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

March 25, 2022

2K

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Coiled Captors

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

April 21, 2022

2K

XCOM 2 Collection

PC

April 21, 2022

2K

WWE 2K22 The Banzai Pack

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

April 26, 2022

Take-Two’s future lineup announced to-date includes:

Label

Product

Platforms

Release Date

2K

WWE 2K22 Most Wanted Pack

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

May 17, 2022

2K

WWE 2K22 Stand Back Pack

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

June 7, 2022

2K

The Quarry

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

June 10, 2022

2K

WWE 2K22 Clowning Around Pack

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

June 28, 2022

2K

WWE 2K22 The Whole Dam Pack

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

July 19, 2022

2K

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Switch

Second Half of Calendar 2022

Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition (mobile release)

iOS, Android

Fiscal 2023

2K

NBA 2K23

TBA

Fiscal 2023

2K

WWE 2K23

TBA

Fiscal 2023

2K

PGA TOUR 2K23

TBA

Fiscal 2023

2K

New Tales from the Borderlands title

TBA

Fiscal 2023

Private Division

Kerbal Space Program 2

PC

Fiscal 2023 (console release planned for Fiscal 2024)

Contacts

(Investor Relations)

Nicole Shevins

Senior Vice President

Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(646) 536-3005

Nicole.Shevins@take2games.com

(Corporate Press)

Alan Lewis

Vice President

Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
(646) 536-2983

Alan.Lewis@take2games.com

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