There's no question about it: people love to play Zynga games. The company's latest financial report reflects its growing fan base.
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) announced its financial results on Thursday for the quarter ending March 31, 2012, and the results are impressive: Q1 revenue of $321 million, up 32% year-over-year.
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“We’re pleased with the progress that Zynga has made in the first quarter growing our audience reach 25% year over year and nearly 20% quarter over quarter,” Mark Pincus, CEO and founder of Zynga, was quoted saying the company's statement.
Zynga launched six games during the first quarter of 2012 -- Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Slingo plus four games on mobile platforms: Scramble with Friends, Dream PetHouse, Dream Heights, and Draw Something.
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The games company is the top developer for Facebook, according to AppData. CityVille takes the second most popular spot of Facebook apps in terms of monthly active users (MAU), according to the same site.
"As of March 31, 2012, Zynga held eight of the top ten games on Facebook, based on DAUs, including CastleVille, launched in the fourth quarter of 2011, and Hidden Chronicles, launched in the first quarter of 2012," noted the statement.
The company also highlighted some other stats coming out of this quarter:
- Daily active users (DAUs) increased from 62 million in the first quarter of 2011 to 65 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 6% year-over-year.
- Monthly active users (MAUs) increased from 236 million in the first quarter of 2011 to 292 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 24% year-over-year.
- Monthly unique users (MUUs) increased from 146 million in the first quarter of 2011 to 182 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 25% year-over-year.
- Average daily bookings per average DAU (ABPU) increased from $0.051 in the first quarter of 2011 to $0.055 in the first quarter of 2012, up 8% year-over-year.
- Monthly Unique Payers (MUPs) increased from 2.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 3.5 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 21% sequentially.
- Zynga experienced growth in both mobile and web bookings year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter, with the majority of bookings growth coming from mobile.
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