Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Take-Two's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||New York (1993)|
|Market Cap||$1.23 billion|
|Industry||Multimedia and graphics software|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$957.9 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Strauss Zelnick
CFO Lainie Goldstein
|Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin||(2.1%)|
|Cash/Debt||$269.7 million / $111.3 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, Insaineeyesay tapped Take-Two as a particularly timely pick:
[W]ith grand theft auto 5 and max payne 3 coming out [in 2012], I plan to see good things. This team has been coming out with great stuff for at least 5-8 years. I love their games. I back them up. [S]imple as that.
Over the next five years, in fact, Take Two is expected to grow its bottom line at a rapid rate of 23% annually. That's faster than rivals Activision Blizzard (14%), Electronic Arts (19%), and Microsoft (10%).
CAPS member F111Driver expands on the opportunity:
Looking for a significant bounce when they launch the next version of Grand Theft Auto in the fall of 2012. This is mainly a cyclical play, betting on the huge success of the GTA franchise. Like [Activision] and Call Of Duty except that [Take-Two] derives significantly more earnings [relatively from GTA]. ... I'm in with real money and plan on holding until shortly after launch results of GTA affect the price move.
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