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Activision Blizzard

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The Santa Monica ­gaming giant has ridden its ­industry’s growth to new highs over the past four years. It appears the sector may now be slowing. But Activision is looking past games: Its ambition is to become the 21st-century Walt ­Disney Co. Look no further than Activision’s heavy investments in ­e‑sports (the curious spectacle of watching professional gamers compete with one another in an arena) and in film and television studios to better capitalize on its popular game franchises.

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Overall Score

2.6

Sector

Technology

Industry

Computer Software

CEO

Robert A. Kotick

Employees

9,600

HQ Location

Santa Monica, Calif.

Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)

$6,939

Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)

$1,121

Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2017 ($M)

$46,186

Revenue and net income for 12 months ended June 30, 2017. Source: S&P Global.

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