Perfect World

  • How Consoles and Mobile Games Could Help This Rising Game Star

    By David Marino-Nachison - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, MSFT, PWRD, SNE

    Cryptic Studios, the online video game developer owned by China’s $1 billion-market-cap Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD), is celebrating the registration of 2 million players for its newest title, the free-to-play Neverwinter. That should cheer investors in a company that's bet heavily on new games and new markets -- especially after its Q1 revenue lagged year-ago figures.

    The best days for Perfect World, which bought Cryptic from Atari in 2011 more »

  • 3 Chinese Internet Companies Poised for Gains

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: PWRD, RENN, GAME

    There is a major demographic shift going on in China right now. What was once primarily an agrarian society is quickly becoming an urbanized country, with millions of citizens moving into cities and taking advantage of amenities that many in the developed world take for granted.
    As part of this shift, the number of Chinese Internet users is increasing dramatically. As a giant portion of the population begins using computers more »
  • Is This Company’s Business About to Turnaround?

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: GA, NTES, PWRD | Editor's Choice

    It was exactly a year ago when I’d recommended that investors buy Chinese online game developer Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) after the stock had crashed following a terrible first-quarter report. One year on, I see that the stock has appreciated close to 40%. However, almost all of the growth has happened since 2013 began and the stock soared earlier this week after the company posted better than expected results more »

  • Stay Away From This Gaming Stock

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, PWRD

    Sometimes I think that Chinese online gaming company Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) should consider a name change, since nothing has been going perfect (or even close) for it. The company’s streak of terrible results continued in the recently-reported fourth quarter. Revenue fell 12% from last year to $109 million, earnings crashed 67%, gross margin fell 580 basis points, and most importantly, it became clear that not many people are more »

  • What Will They Do?

    By Chad Henage - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, PWRD, ZNGA

    Some analysts suggested that Activision-Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) stock rose recently because of their strong earnings, or because of perceived improvement in the gaming industry. However, I would argue that the company's statement that they are considering, “substantial stock repurchases, dividends, acquisitions, licensing or other non-ordinary course transactions” is the real reason for investor enthusiasm around the stock. The big question now is, what will they do?

  • Is Changyou Right for You?

    By Leo Sun - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: CYOU, GA, NTES, PWRD, GAME | Editor's Choice

    Over the past decade, many analysts have touted the strength of Chinese Internet stocks, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world’s second largest economy. However, I think a lot of investors are overlooking an important market in China - online gaming. This market is a young one with plenty of growth potential, growing 35.1% year-on-year in 2012.

    Thus I present my undervalued growth stock of the day more »

  • A Big Payday Is Coming Soon

    By Chad Henage - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, PWRD, ZNGA

    I'll never forget when Peter Lynch described being able to buy a stock for roughly the amount of cash on their balance sheet. He said anytime you can buy a stock for primarily the cash on the balance sheet, it's like getting the company's operations for free. Granted, investors have to be careful that the company they are buying isn't burning through cash and making this thesis a moot point. Investors have this very opportunity in shares of Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD).

  • No Matter What, 2013 Will Not Be As Good As Last Year

    By Chad Henage - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, PWRD, ZNGA

    One great thing about Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) in 2012 was the company produced some ridiculously successful games. In fact, I would argue that Activision is the best producer of games for what I refer to as non-casual gamers. These are the people (like myself) that play games on a console or a PC. They may play casual games on a mobile device, but these games can't hope to match the immersive nature of PC or console gaming. When you have three of the four best selling games in North America and Europe, it's hard to produce a satisfactory encore.

  • This Gaming Stock Looks Like Chaff for Now, but Will it Become the Wheat?

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, GA, NTES, PWRD, TCEHY.PK

    I have been quite bullish about the prospects of Chinese online gaming company Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD). However, it seems that the company is not able to tap the huge opportunity presented by online gaming in China, a fact that can be seen quite clearly in its quarterly reports.

    After a strong start to the year, Perfect World’s earnings have been going down for a number of reasons. The more »

  • Is This Company Giving up its Lead?

    By Chad Henage - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, PWRD, ZNGA

    I'm a little bit worried about the current leader in the gaming industry. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) is going to have a difficult time maintaining the type of momentum investors have become used to this year. There's no question that the gaming industry is changing, and Activision is well positioned, but blockbuster releases don't come about every year. Though the company's current quarter results are extremely more »

  • This Company's Secret 18%+ Dividend

    By Chad Henage - September 14, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, PWRD

    It's a shame when investors don't really listen to what a company is saying. It's also a shame when investors use too short of a time horizon to try and predict the future of a company. Both of these issues are occurring with Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD). This international gaming company offers a potential dividend that investors are ignoring, and growth that short-term analysis doesn't take into account.

  • This Company Isn't Playing

    By Chad Henage - September 8, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, PWRD, ZNGA

    I've written in the past, that Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has essentially ended the gaming war. In years past, one might have made the argument that Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) could be a legitimate competitor to the current king of gaming. More recently, some might point to companies like Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) or even international gaming companies like Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) as the future of the gaming industry. While it's true that digital content and web games are changing the face of the industry, it seems likely that Activision Blizzard will still be the king of the hill at the end of the day.

  • Perfect World Might be Down, but it’s Surely Not Out

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 31, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, NTES, PWRD, GAME

    Even the most promising of players might hit a rough patch. But that doesn’t mean that their flair has diminished. The same can be said about Chinese online game developer Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD). After an exhilarating report at the beginning of 2012, Perfect World has failed to replicate the same charm so far.

    The company has failed to satisfy the Street and brought despair to investors after its more »

  • 2 Tech Companies Spending a Boatload on R&D

    By Soroush Pour - July 13, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, ACOM, CYOU, GA, PWRD, TTWO

    Since the start of 2012, the technology sector has been one of the best bets in a struggling global economy, returning 13.4 percent.  In order to make bank from this trend, investors’ first inclination may be to hold a tech ETF or mutual fund, but there may be a better way to grasp the opportunities that lie in this sector.  While it is always important to invest in companies more »

  • This Catalyst Could Make Perfect World's Price Soar

    By Ken Johnson - June 19, 2012 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, HAS, PWRD, ZNGA

    Perfect World's dividend policy and new MMO title make it an apetizing investment for contrarian thinkers.

  • This Online Gaming Stock Looks Like a Winner

    By Harsh Chauhan - June 14, 2012 | Tickers: GA, PWRD, GAME

    I have covered a couple of Chinese gaming stocks this earnings season and both of them looked enticing. While Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) had brushed aside guesstimates in its most recent quarter, Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) continued on its roller coaster ride.

    Giant’s revenue jumped even though the company didn’t release any new game in the quarter, something that can be interpreted as quite fantastic as it shows more »

  • Perfect World Earnings – Behind the Headlines

    By Chad Henage - June 2, 2012 | Tickers: NTES, PWRD

    Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) can't seem to put two impressive quarters together no matter how hard they try. The proof is in the last four quarters, the company has missed and then beaten estimates every other quarter. The good news for investors is, over the last four quarters the company still has beaten estimates on average by over 19%. It seems the gaming industry perplexes analysts in general as competitor NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) has beaten estimates in all four of the company's most recent quarters. The point is, online gaming is evolving and you can't measure the value of a company based on one quarter's performance. Keeping this in mind, let's see what Perfect World's most recent earnings report can tell us.

  • A Perfect Opportunity for Getting into this Game

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 31, 2012 | Tickers: GA, PWRD

    Life can be cruel at times -- these words must be ringing in the heads of Perfect World’s (NASDAQ: PWRD) investors.

    Two months back, the company’s investors were in a joyous mood after a strong end to fiscal 2011. The shares had jumped an amazing 27% after the fourth quarter results and Perfect World decided to give away a special dividend of $2 as a celebratory gift.

    However, all more »

  • An Online Gaming Stock You Shouldn't Ignore

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 11, 2012 | Tickers: GA, PWRD

    It seems like online gaming in China is doing pretty well. After online game developer Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD) delivered an estimate topping quarter late in March, it was time for Giant Interactive Group (NYSE: GA) to follow its footsteps in the first quarter.

    We will now zoom through what Giant did right and how it might play out going forward.

    Playing well

    Giant’s revenue jumped an impressive 26 more »

  • Glu Mobile is Getting Better

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 3, 2012 | Tickers: GLUU, PWRD

    Mobile games maker Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) posted yet another loss in the first quarter but managed to beat Mr. Market’s expectations. The company also offered a cheery guidance for the ongoing quarter and the full year as well, ahead of what analysts’ were expecting and saw its shares gain after releasing results.

    Let’s take a look at how Glu did in the quarter and how far it more »

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