July 21, 2017 5:01 AM ET


Company Overview of Big Fish Games, Inc.

Company Overview

Big Fish Games, Inc. develops and distributes casual games for customers worldwide. It offers games in various genres, including hidden object, time management, match 3, RPG, puzzle, farm, and solitaire games; casino and 3D slots; and more. The company offers a range of PC, Mac, online, iOS, and Android games. It offers its games through its mobile and online distribution platforms. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with regional offices in Oakland, California; and Luxembourg. As of December 16, 2014, Big Fish Games, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Churchill Downs Inc.

333 Elliott Avenue West

Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98119

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Big Fish Games, Inc.

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 49
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 63
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Game Producer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Big Fish Games, Inc. Key Developments

Big Fish Games Announces Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2016

Big Fish Games announced unaudited earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. For the quarter, the company reported net revenue was $116.6 million against $113.7 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $25.3 million against $19.0 million a year ago. During the quarter, net revenue grew $2.9 million compared to the prior year as a result of higher revenue in casual and mid-core free-to-play games partially offset by revenue declines in the social casino and premium divisions as a result of lower bookings. For the year, the company reported net revenue was $486.2 million against $413.7 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $79.1 million against $68.5 million a year ago. For the full year, Adjusted EBITDA increased $10.6 million, driven primarily by $72.5 million of increased revenue primarily from casual and mid-core free-to-play growth partially offset by: $36.3 million increase in platform and developer fees; $20.2 million increase in user acquisition fees; $5.4 million increase in other expenses.

Big Fish to Move Seattle Headquarters to the Historic Maritime Building on the City's Waterfront

Big Fish is moving its Seattle headquarters to the historic Maritime Building on the city's waterfront. Big Fish is leasing 187,000 square feet. Big Fish currently occupies 137,500 square feet in the 333 Elliott Building, which is farther north on the waterfront. The company plans to move in the spring of 2018.

Big Fish Games, Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2016

Big Fish Games, Inc. reported earnings results for the first quarter of 2016. For the quarter, the company reported net revenue of $122.1 million compared to $91.9 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $15 million compared to $20 million a year ago. Net revenue increased $30.2 million driven primarily by a $28.9 million increase in casual and mid-core free-to-play revenue from multiple games including Gummy Drop!, Dungeon Boss and Fairway Solitaire Blast. Adjusted EBITDA decreased $5.0 million in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the first quarter of 2015. Of the decline in Adjusted EBITDA, $1.7 million related primarily to increased user acquisition expense of $13.5 million that was partially offset by the impact of higher bookings.

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