Seoul, Korea, Feb. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seoul, South Korea – February 14, 2023– GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (NasdaqGM: GRVY) (“Gravity” or “Company”), a developer and publisher of online and mobile games based in South Korea, today announced its selected preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022 and business updates.
PRELIMINARY UNAUDITED FOURTH QUARTER 2022 FINANICIAL RESULTS
Revenue and Operating Profit
Tentative consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 is KRW 176 billion, and tentative consolidated operating profit is KRW 39 billion. The preliminary fourth quarter result is mainly attributed by increased revenues from Ragnarok Origin in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Tentative consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 represented a 71.9% increase in QoQ and an 82.2% increase in YoY.
Unaudited preliminary consolidated revenue for 2022 is KRW 464 billion, and the operating profit is KRW 105 billion.
The preliminary 2022 figures are unaudited and subject to revision. Final results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022, will be provided by our annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 on Form 20-F.
The balance of cash and cash equivalents and short-term financial instruments was KRW 337 billion as of December 31, 2022.
GRAVITY BUSINESS UPDATES
Ragnarok Online has celebrated its 20th anniversary in Korea throughout the year. The game was initially launched in Korea on August 1, 2002. Various kinds of online and offline events and promotions were placed in the second half of 2022. Along with the events and promotions, a trilogy that includes Ragnarok: The Lost Memories (August 10, 2022), Ragnarok Arena (September 27, 2022), and Ragnarok X: Next Generation (January 5, 2023) was released in Korea to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ragnarok Online.
Ragnarok Online IP-based Games
- Ragnarok Origin, an MMORPG mobile and PC game
Ragnarok Origin is scheduled to be launched in global in the second quarter of 2023.
- Ragnarok X: Next Generation, an MMORPG mobile game
Ragnarok X: Next Generation was launched in Korea on January 5, 2023.
- Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, an MMORPG mobile game
Ragnarok M: Eternal Love aims to be launched in Vietnam in the first half of 2023.
- Ragnarok Poring Merge NFT, a blockchain mobile game
Ragnarok Poring Merge NFT was designed as a blockchain game based on P2E systems. The game is prepared to be launched in Southeast Asia in the second half of 2023.
- Other Ragnarok Online IP-based games
Ragnarok Arena, a Card SRPG mobile game, was launched in Southeast Asia (excluding Thailand), South Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and Indonesia on December 8, 2022.
Ragnarok Begins, an MMORPG mobile and PC game, was launched in North America on November 15, 2022.
Ragnarok: The Lost Memories, a Cinematic Newtro Story RPG mobile and PC game, is scheduled to be launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in the first half of 2023.
Ragnarok V: Returns, an MMORPG game, is preparing to provide mobile, PC and Steam services in the expanded regions in 2023. The game has been developed by Gravity NeoCyon, Inc., our subsidiary in Korea.
Global Publishing Agreement with SKYWALK
Gravity has signed a global publishing agreement with a mobile game developer, SKYWALK, and is planning to release a mobile game called WITH: Whale In The High in the first half of 2023.
Gravity issued an investor presentation. The presentation contains the Company’s recent business updates, results of the fourth quarter in 2022 and Gravity’s business plan. The presentation can be found on the Company’s website under the IR Archives section at http://www.gravity.co.kr/en/ir/pds/list.asp. Korean and Japanese versions of the presentation are also provided on the website.
About GRAVITY Co., Ltd. ---------------------------------------------------
Gravity is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games. Gravity's principal product, Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan and Taiwan, and is currently commercially offered in 91 markets and regions. For more information about Gravity, please visit http://www.gravity.co.kr.
Certain statements in this press release may include, in addition to historical information, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe-harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe”, “project,” or “continue” or the negative thereof or other similar words, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Investors should consider the information contained in our submissions and filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including our annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 on Form 20-F, together with such other documents that we may submit to or file with the SEC from time to time, on Form 6-K. The forward-looking statements speak only as of this press release and we assume no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances.
Mr. Heung Gon Kim
Chief Financial Officer
Gravity Co., Ltd.
Ms. Somin Kim
Ms. Jeesun Lim
Gravity Co., Ltd.