3 Take-Two Interactive Software Analysts Express Concern Around FQ3 Print, Guidance

Zinger Key Points
  • Take-Two’s quarterly performance was impacted by the popularity of higher-profile games, one analyst said.
  • Investors in the stock will need to be patient in the very near term, another analyst stated.

Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc TTWO climbed in early trading on Tuesday, despite the company reporting disappointing fiscal third-quarter results and lowering guidance.

  • Raymond James analyst Andrew Marok maintained a Market Perform rating on the stock.
  • Oppenheimer's Martin Yang reaffirmed an Outperform rating and price target of $145.
  • Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey reiterated a Buy rating and price target of $120.

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  • “Take-Two reported F3Q23 results below expectations as the tighter macro market caused players to concentrate time and money spent into fewer, higher-profile games,” which worked against the company as its releases for the quarter “tended more toward the mid scale,” Marok said in a note.
  • “Catalog sales were solid, but the trends in new releases caused management to reduce its FY23 bookings outlook by ~$200M,” he added.


  • “TTWO reported worse than expected F3Q net bookings/non-GAAP EPS results: $1.382B/$0.86 missing consensus by 5.5% and 3.4%,” Yang said.
  • “Management reduced FY23 guidance by 5%, attributed to weaker consumer discretionary spending and game monetization despite all-time high engagement,” the analyst wrote. “With underperforming monetization and lack of sufficient visibility beyond FY23, TTWO investors will have to be patient in the very near term."


  • “TTWO delivered disappointing F3Q23 results, missing consensus view on both net bookings and profitability," Hickey wrote in a note. “TTWO reduced FY23 net bookings and AEPS by 4% and 11%, respectively."
  • “We note a massive discrepancy between our FY24-FY25 estimates vs. consensus; we are identifying meaningful execution risk on upcoming FY24 initiated guidance,” the analyst further stated.

TTWO Price Action: Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software had risen by 5.52% to $111.39 at the time of publication Tuesday.

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