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#G5 Entertainment: On-track to reach FY 2012 target

G5 Entertainment announces preliminary results for January-September 2012. Revenue during the period is estimated to be 60 MSEK (31.2 MSEK in Jan-Sep 2011), operating result: 16 MSEK (11.5 MSEK in Jan-Sep 2011). This corresponds to about 92% revenue growth and about 39% operating result growth compared to the same period of 2011.
These numbers are preliminary, based on management accounts and download reports. The results of January-September 2012 will be communicated in the interim report due on 15 November 2012.

The management keeps earlier communicated goal for the full year 2012 of 87 MSEK revenue and 30 MSEK operating result. The group has a mid-term goal to achieve annual revenue of 300 MSEK and operating result of 100 MSEK in the next few years.”

The preliminary 9-months numbers imply Q3 revenues of SEK 23.9m and an EBIT of SEK 6.6m, which implies a Q3 EBIT margin of 27.5% in Q3.  This is bascially in-line with the level seen in Q3 2011 and around 800b.p. above the level seen in Q2 2012. Importantly, the company re-iterates its FY 2012 guidance.

We note that Q3 seems to have been a very busy period for G5, not the least looking at their October-line-up which is one of the most extensive ever. This includes the long-awaited Build-a-lot franchise where G5 Entertainment cooperates with US company HipSoft. Here is the full October-line-up:


Whisper of Fear: The Cursed Doll (iOS): On that bright, sunny day, Rosemary accidentally drowned in the nearby lake and her friends couldn’t save her. Rosemary’s vengeful father makes a doll in Rosemary’s memory for her friends and their lives change forever!

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The game is developed by Vogat and published on iOS by G5 Entertainment.

The Magician’s Handbook II: BlackLore (iOS): Two years have passed since your trip to the Cursed Valley. The pages of the Magician’s Handbook remain blank and life has resumed to its natural course, until the day a tiny fairy appears in your house pleading for help.

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The game is developed and published on iOS by G5 Entertainment under license from BC Soft Games.

Pilot Brothers (iOS): A provincial Russian town has been shaken by grief: their prized, rare, striped elephant, Baldakhin, disappeared from the zoo in the dead of night. Two well-known detectives, the Pilot Brothers, set up a new investigation, pursuing the thief through 15 comic-style locations to find the missing elephant. Play as Brother Chief and Brother Colleague and solve tricky puzzles in this humorous adventure game for the whole family!

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The game is developed by 1C and published on iOS by G5 Entertainment.

Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe (iOS): If you love city building sims, you can’t pass this one by. You have a wonderful opportunity to take your real estate empire overseas. Travel through England, Spain and Switzerland while restoring rundown houses, beautifying neighborhoods with new landmarks and helping the locals improve their towns. Act wisely to get the job done on time with hurdles like weather conditions and crises trying to block your every move.

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The game is developed and published on iOS by G5 Entertainment under license from HipSoft.

Fresh Virtual City Playground Update (iOS, Mac, Google Play, Kindle Fire): Virtual City Playground will get a massive update, enhancing and expanding the game design and adding a number of new features that will make building your personal virtual empire the best city building experience the genre has to offer. The game feels almost completely new! You should try this social sim city builder now!

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The game is developed and published by G5 Entertainment.

Inbetween Land (Mac): The city’s mundane rhythm is suddenly disrupted by the emergence of a flying island high in the sky. Then one day, Mary, who works at the city orphanage goes missing after a beam of light is seen coming from the island above. Explore the creepy island using the clues Mary left, make friends with the spirits of the island’s people, solve challenging puzzles, find missing crystals and take your friend back home in this absorbing adventure.

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The game is developed by Specialbit Studio and published on Mac OS by G5 Entertainment.

CrossWorlds: the Flying City (Mac): Travel though parallel worlds with Monica in search of her father, Professor Dumbdore, who mysteriously disappears after inventing the teleport! Investigate Robot World, River World, and the Flying City and track down Monica’s father in this exciting adventure game.

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The game is developed and published on Mac OS by G5 Entertainment under license from 2 Monkeys.

Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion (Google Play, Kindle Fire, Nook): The brutal murder of a famous designer shakes the high-stakes world of New York fashion. Join Detective Carrie Chase and use interactive forensic tools to explore crime scenes and find evidence. Follow the twists and turns in the case, crack the crime and stop a serial killer in Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion.

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The game is developed by Big Blue Bubble and published on Android OS by G5 Entertainment.

Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings (Google Play, Kindle Fire, Nook): When a mysterious painting of a spooky, old castle appears on the doorstep of Bella’s house, her happy and peaceful life crumbles to dust. Travel through enchanted paintings and rescue imprisoned Bella’s son in this amazing hidden-object adventure!

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The game is developed by Fenomen Games and published on Android OS by G5 Entertainment

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