Operating income includes recorded impairment loss of �9.5 billion, primarily from consolidated subsidiary NDOORS Corporation.
Net income (loss) refers to net income (loss) attributable to owners of the parent, as stated in Nexon's consolidated financial results. Nexon also recognized a �2.5 billion impairment loss from equity method affiliates related to 6waves Inc., which the Company recorded in finance costs under IFRS.
Revenue by Region1 (IFRS)
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Fourth Quarter 2013 Regional Highlights
Fourth quarter revenues were up 9% year-over-year, or down 18% on a constant currency basis, in line with management's internal expectations. Dungeon&Fighter revenue decreased single digit year-over-year on a constant currency basis in line with management's internal expectations.
Fourth quarter revenues were up 65% year-over-year, or up 24% on a constant currency basis, driven by continued strong performance of FIFA Online 3 and double-digit growth of Dungeon&Fighter, Sudden Attack, and Mabinogi. Five mobile titles were launched during the quarter, with two exceeding KRW 1 billion in 30-day revenues.
Fourth quarter revenues were down 18% year-over-year due to lower mobile and PC revenues. The Company launched mobile titles Skylock and Wake Up! Girls during the quarter.
North America, Europe and Others
Fourth quarter revenues in North America were up 8% year-over-year, or down 15% on a constant currency basis. Fourth quarter revenues for Europe and other regions were down 20% year-over-year, or down 40% on a constant currency basis.
Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Highlights
In a separate statement today, Nexon also announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Owen Mahoney as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer-elect, effective following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on March 25, 2014. Mr. Mahoney, who currently serves as Nexon's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, will succeed Seungwoo Choi, who has decided to retire and will assume the advisory role of Honorary Chairman. Both Mr. Choi and Mr. Mahoney will continue to serve in their current roles until the general shareholders' meeting.
In conjunction with the CEO transition, Shiro Uemura, presently general manager of the Accounting and Finance Department, will replace Mahoney as Chief Financial Officer. Koji Abe, General Counsel, will assume the additional role of Chief Administrative Officer.
First Quarter 2014 Business Outlook
The following table presents Nexon's outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
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Net income (loss) refers to net income (loss) attributable to owners of the parent, as stated in Nexon's consolidated financial results.
The Company also expects a weaker Japanese yen to continue to contribute to year-over-year growth based on its �100.46 per US$1 and �9.48 per KRW100 currency exchange assumptions.
Conference Call and Webcast
Nexon management will host an earnings presentation for analysts, investors and the media, which will be conducted in Japanese with simultaneous English interpretation today, at 4:30 pm Japan Standard Time (JST) / 2:30 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) to discuss Nexon's financial results and outlook. A video replay of the presentation will be made available via Nexon's Investor Relations website a few days after the presentation.
There will also be a live conference call conducted in English at 10:00 pm JST / 8:00 am EST. A replay will be made available 60 minutes following the conclusion of the conference call, and a transcript will be available a few days after. Dial-in information is as follows:
For additional information regarding Nexon's fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results, please visit the Investor Relations section of Nexon's website at http://ir.nexon.co.jp/en/.
This press release is prepared to offer reference information about Nexon to investors and is intended to generally provide investors and analysts with financial and operational information about Nexon, but not to solicit or recommend any sale or purchase of stock or other securities of Nexon.
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
NEXON Co., Ltd. ("Nexon") (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.4 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.