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Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

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Analysis of Goodwill and Intangible Assets

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Goodwill and Intangible Asset Disclosure

Activision Blizzard Inc., balance sheet: goodwill and intangible assets

US$ in millions

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Internally-developed franchises
Developed software
Customer base
Trade names
Other
Acquired definite-lived intangible assets, gross carrying amount
Accumulated amortization
Acquired definite-lived intangible assets, net carrying amount
Activision trademark
Acquired trade names
Acquired indefinite-lived intangible assets
Intangible assets, net
Goodwill
Intangible assets, net and goodwill

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

Item Description The company
Intangible assets, net Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, excluding goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s intangible assets, net decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Goodwill Amount after accumulated impairment loss of an asset representing future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired in a business combination that are not individually identified and separately recognized. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s goodwill increased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Intangible assets, net and goodwill Sum of the carrying amounts of all intangible assets, including goodwill, as of the balance sheet date, net of accumulated amortization and impairment charges. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s intangible assets, net and goodwill decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Goodwill

Activision Blizzard Inc., adjustments to financial statements

US$ in millions

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Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Shareholders’ Equity
Shareholders’ equity (as reported)
Less: Goodwill
Shareholders’ equity (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).


Activision Blizzard Inc., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Goodwill (Summary)

Activision Blizzard Inc., adjusted financial ratios

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Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted total assets. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly improved from 2019 to 2020.

Activision Blizzard Inc., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net revenues
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net revenues
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

2020 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Net revenues ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Net revenues ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

2020 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio decreased from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Adjusted shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

2020 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Adjusted shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Goodwill
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28).

2020 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by adjusted total assets. Activision Blizzard Inc.’s adjusted ROA deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 but then slightly improved from 2019 to 2020.