Paradox Interactive interim report for the second quarter was shared by the CEO, Fredrik Wester. The company's numbers are showing an enviable increase when compared to last year's. Mr. Wester closed the report with a couple of words about PDXCon.
Yesterday, the news broke that Andras Vajlok is stepping down as the Paradox Interactive CFO. Today, more information is coming form Paradox Interactive, but this time it's their interim report for the period of January - June 2017.
Let's go through this real quick. So, in the second quarter of 2017, revenues added up to around £27.84 million which is an increase of 23 percent compared to the same period last year. Operating profit amounted to £15.6 million, an increase by 14 percent, and profit before tax is around the same amount. Profit after tax is a cool to £12.15 million.
We're talking cash flow next: Cash flow from operating activities amounted to £13.4 million, and cash flow from investing activities added up to GBP -6.6 million. By the end of the six month period cash and short term placements measured up to £24.3 million. Earnings per share were around £0.11 per share.
Revenue from the second quarter of 2017 are mainly attributable to Stellaris, Cities: Skylines, Europa Universalis IV, Hearts of Iron IV and Steel Division: Normandy 44.
Fredrik Wester, CEO, finished the report by adding a couple of words about PDXCon:
"It’s an event we’ve had at Paradox for more than ten years and its main objective has always been to gather journalists and our developers under one roof, to give the games the media coverage they deserve. Our philosophy has always been to let developers and the games take the spotlight and PDXCon has therefore been characterized by accessibility, personality and not in the least a genuine passion for our games."
"This year we decided to open PDXCon to the public for the first time. One of the goals was to keep the personal and intimate atmosphere while increasing the number of attendees almost tenfold.
For me personally, PDXCon is an annual stimulant and an event that in many ways feel like a family reunion. To be able, now and in the future, to welcome our players into that setting is something that I consider to be a great honour."