Zynga Earnings: An Early Lookhttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/03/zynga-earnings-an-early-look.aspx Dan Caplinger
February 3, 2013
With hundreds of companies having already reported quarterly results, we're now in the heart of earnings season. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed kneejerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.
Let's turn to Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA). The social-gaming company has taken the industry by storm, changing the expectations that players have about how much they should have to pay and how often they play. But its shares have tanked since its IPO. Let's take an early look at what's been happening with Zynga over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report Tuesday.
Stats on Zynga
Can Zynga finally win?
When Zynga first went public, its connection to Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) seemed like an unqualified positive, with the success of the social-media giant opening up huge potential for social gaming. Indeed, for a while, Zynga's influence on the industry was extensive, as its freemium model threatened Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Electronic Arts