As usual, Ubisoft provided a breakdown of earnings by platforms and area. As usual, games on PS4 are at the top of the chart.
Chief Executive Officer Yves Guillemot additionally accompanied the press release with a statement, providing information concerning the functioning of the brand.
“Ubisoft ended the fiscal year on a really optimistic note, together with continuing excellent execution throughout the board. The Group further strengthened its titles thanks to the quality of its games, powerful live services and a profound commitment to player communities. Throughout the fourth quarter, we attained a list of peak concurrent users thanks for record engagement levels and esports viewership to get Rainbow Six Siege, the successful launch of Far Cry 5 — arguably that the 2nd biggest launching in Ubisoft’s history — and continued strong performance by Assassin’s Creed Origins, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle along with our back-catalog names. Because of this, we’ve outperformed our fiscal targets, together with record-high earnings, digital and back-catalog revenues, and profitability.
In the medium and short term, Ubisoft has lots of increase opportunities to tap and anticipates further maturity increases. Our digital transformation is currently progressing at a much faster speed than we expected. Our potential from the PC and mobile markets is enormous, especially in China. Finally, we are continuing to develop and structure our esports offering, which represents a substantial prospect.
Over the long run, new types of gaming, enabled specifically by streaming, enables our manufacturers to reach a much wider audience. Consequently, we’re investing at our online solutions platform — which boasted 88 million special active players as well as in artificial intelligence in order to better tailor made the game experience to every player’s profile and so provide them ever-richer experiences”
The statement also contained a series of highlights of this company’s performance throughout the period. Ubisoft boasts 310 million dollar in revenue in the release week for Far Cry 5, “record” performance for Assassin’s Creed Origins in the past quarter, thirty million registered players for Rainbow Six Siege, twenty for Tom Clancy’s Your Division, and ten to get Ghost Recon Wildlands.
- Total yearly earnings of about $1,731.9 million, up 18.6 percent year on year, outstripping goal of around $1,640.0 million.
- Non-IFRS working income up 26.2 percent to $300.1 million, exceeding target of $270.0 million.
- Non-IFRS working gross profit reaches a record high in 17.3% (16.3 percent in 2016-17)
Last, but not least, the press launch showcased a record of Ubisoft’s declared releases in the upcoming months.
If you’re curious about Ubisoft’s functionality over time, you can also have a look at the preceding quarter’s results within our committed article from February.