Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA) will report earnings for the first time today (Tuesday) since going public, and investors want to see if Zynga has a future plan for profits that isn't tightly pinned to Facebook Inc.
Zynga is the largest social gamer in the world, behind FarmVille, CityVille, Mafia Wars, and Words with Friends. It has 230 million active monthly users, but growth slowed in the end of 2011 because of few new hit games released.
Zynga debuted its $1 billion IPO in December. It listed its relationship with Facebook under risks associated with the business in its IPO filing.
Wall Street expects the Zynga earnings report to show profit of 3 cents per share on revenue of $301.1 million for the fiscal fourth quarter. That would be a 54% revenue gain from the last quarter of 2010.
Zynga is profitable, unlike some of its social media-related counterparts, but the question is, can it build a company that's not so reliant on Facebook?
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