ATVI Q4 earnings 'impressive' despite MSFT acquisition 'distraction': CFRA VP
John Freeman, CFRA Vice President, Equity Research, discusses Take-Two Interactive and Activision Blizzard earnings.
You can see the full interview here.
Key video highlights
00:00 On earnings surprise
00:11 On Call of Duty
00:33 On video game business
JOHN FREEMAN: I was really surprised with Activision. I mean, clearly, they're executing despite the potential distraction of the Microsoft acquisition. And Call of Duty is just an outstanding property. And they continue to-- what's really impressive, they continued-- it's over 20 years old. And if they continue to find really compelling updates to it that drive user engagement, which drives, obviously, which drives revenue, obviously, video games, right? It's a little bit like landing a F-18 Hornet on an aircraft carrier at night in stormy seas, you know? This was a very hit driven business, but this was a pretty impressive beat on at least on the top line, no doubt.