Zynga reports Q2 with $332M revenue, lowers 2012 outlook on game delays, Draw Something decline
Zynga made $332 million in revenue and $302 million in bookings for Q2 2012, the developer reports. That’s up 10 percent for both year-on-year, but down in bookings about 5 percent from its highest-ever bookings rate of $329 million reported in Q1 2012.
Monthly active users are up year-on-year by 34 percent at 306 million compared to 228 million in Q2 of 2011 and up 4 percent from Q1 2012′s 292 million MAU. Daily active users are up 23 percent at 72 million from 59 million from this same quarter last year, up 16 percent from Q1 2012′s 62 million. Meanwhile, monthly unique users are up 27 percent year-on-year from 151 million to 192 million, up 5 percent from Q1′s 182 million. Monthly unique paying players are also up from 3.5 million in Q1 2012 to 4.1 million in Q2 2012.
Zynga saw six releases in Q2 between social and mobile with an even split between the platforms. Facebook saw the launch of match-3 arcade games Bubble Safari and Ruby Blast; Bubble Safari is the larger title at 28.2 million MAU and 6.1 million DAU, while Ruby Blast is at 1.2 million MAU and 390,000 DAU. Also released at the tail-end of the quarter is life simulation game The Ville, which now has 21 million MAU and 6.8 million DAU. On mobile, Zynga launched Zombie Swipeout, Zynga Slots and Matching With Friends.
The company is lowering its 2012 guidance on account of game delays, rapid decline in web-based games on Facebook and under-performance from Draw Something. Bookings are now projected in the range of $1.15 billion to $1.225 billion, down from the $1.425 billion to $1.5 billion reported in Q1.
More to come.