NCsoft posts record revs

Full-year stats see online game publisher tally more than $300 million in revenues, a record for the company behind Lineage, Guild Wars, Villains.

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NCsoft took its act on the road and wowed them in Des Moines and Detroit. The Seoul-based company reported full-year revenues through December 31, 2005, of $346.5 million, a 17 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Interestingly, the bulk of that success came not from their home market of Korea, but from overseas.

Due to costs and expenses, however, both operating income and pretax income fell by 21 and 13 percent, respectively. Operating income for FY 2005 was $20.6 million, while pretax income for the year measured $23.7 million.

Contributing to growth of top-line revenues were overseas sales: the company saw a 37 percent increase in sales from the North American market and 22 percent increase from the European market.

Looking ahead, the company is targeting revenue growth in the current fiscal year of another 17 percent, with a product mix (based on percentage of revenues contributed) estimated over the year as follows: Lineage, 27 percent; Lineage 2, 29 percent; Guild Wars, 13 percent; City of Heroes/City of Villains, 10 percent; new games, 14 percent; and royalties, 7 percent.

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