Shanda Games Limited Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Excited Now

Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ:GAME) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 7.69%.

Shanda Games Limited Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 41.18% to $0.24 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.17 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 1.3% to $175.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Shanda Games Limited reported adjusted EPS income of $0.24 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.20. It beat the average revenue estimate of $174.74 million.

Quoting Management: “During the second quarter of 2013, we continued to build upon and sustain the success made over the past few quarters as we made significant progress in our mobile game business and pushed forward with our long-term strategy to expand our MMO portfolio,” said Mr. Xiangdong Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Shanda Games. “On the mobile game font, ‘Million Arthur’ continued its success with its recent launch in China last month when it immediately became the second top grossing app across all categories on Apple’s App Store in China. Driven by its strong performance in China, we expect our mobile game revenues to grow approximately 50% quarter-over-quarter and account for over 10% of total net revenues during the third quarter of 2013. With 36 mobile titles currently in our pipeline, we look forward to expanding our revenue streams and will continue to seek out new and exciting opportunities.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 0.62% from $174.52 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 71.43% from $0.14 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.16 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.67 to a profit of $0.70 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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