December 3, 2021

Movin’ up in Farmville BIATCH

The Company That Brought You Farmville Is Going Public

In addition to the Nets’ financials, you’ve got plenty of reading to do over this long weekend.

Some highlights from Zynga’s S-1 courtesy of Zero Hedge:

• Q1 2011 revenue: $235.4MM, up from $100.9MM YoY, LTM revenue $731.9 MM
• Q1 Net Income: $11.8MM up from $6.4MM YoY, LTM Net Income: $96.2MM
• Q1 Adjusted EBITDA: $112.2MM, up from $93.5MM, LTM EBITDA: $411.4MM
• Adjusted EBITDA definition also excludes stock based comp and change in deferred revenue
• Cash: $995.6MM, almost the same size as the entire proposed IPO
• Working Capital: $603.4MM

Some other fun things of note:

&bull Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks is on the Board of Directors and serves on the compensation committee.

• CFO David Wehner is formerly of Allen & Company, an investment bank that specializes in media and technology. He has an M.S. in Applied Physics from Stanford and a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgetown. His total compensation for 2010 was $17,996,057, $16,087,500 of which was stock awards.

• The audit committee consists of Brad Feld, Reid Hoffman and Stanley Meresman. Feld is a MD at the VC firm Foundry Group, Hoffman is the former CEO of LinkedIn and Meresman, the chair of the committee, selected for “his background as chair of the audit committee of other public companies and his financial and accounting expertise from his prior extensive experience as chief financial officer of two publicly traded corporations.”

• Mark Vranesh is the Chief Accounting Officer and had total compensation for 2010 of $1,544,940, $1,287,000 was stock awards.

There’s plenty more to pour through, so have it. And yes, Ernst & Young says everything is kosher, so who wants a piece of this?

Zynga S-1 [SEC]