Online game corporations have had a tumultuous yr via 2020, however Zynga has had a extra tumultuous yr than most, it appears. The cellular recreation writer and developer has now issued its monetary outcomes for the previous yr. Like most, Zynga has had a strikingly profitable yr regardless of the pandemic, even breaking its annual income information. Not like most, nevertheless, Zynga has additionally managed to report document internet losses for a similar yr.
Extra particularly, Zynga reported that it earned a formidable $1.97 billion in income for the 2020 fiscal yr. Its internet losses, alternatively, have been $429.four million. Income elevated 49% over the numbers from final yr. The losses have been close to double Zynga’s earlier worst yr on document when it misplaced $226 million in 2014. On this case, nevertheless, Zynga is probably going completely pleased with each its income and its losses.
That is as a result of Zynga’s losses in 2020 are attributable to a collection of acquisitions that the corporate has made comparatively not too long ago. In 2020 alone, Zynga has acquired Peak, developer of Toy Blast, for $1.eight billion, and Rollic, developer of Go Knots 3D, for $180 million. 4 different vital acquisitions have been made since 2017, and 18 simply up to now decade. Zynga’s quickly increasing, with its largest acquisition but being made in 2020.
As such, Zynga is not a lot involved with its losses. In actual fact, it is saying to anticipate one other yr of spectacular development in 2021, predicting a 32% improve in income. It additionally says that it’ll proceed to aggressively pursue the acquisition of additional “gifted” cellular recreation studios and applied sciences within the subsequent yr. Zynga, the Phrases With Pals developer, is in a greater place than ever.