Epic Games is renowned in the interactive entertainment industry for its cutting-edge 3D engine technology. With Unreal Engine at its core, Epic Games empowers developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content. Epic also offers an end-to-end digital ecosystem, comprising Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, catering to various industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. These services form a comprehensive platform for developers and creators to leverage and enhance their digital creations.
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Epic Games IPO
Epic Games, Inc. is a privately-held US video game and software developer. Epic Games also publishes games through its store where users can purchase games online.
A few of the company’s popular games include Fortnite, Alan Wake, League of Legends and Grand Theft Auto. Epic Games also offers Unreal Engine, an open-sourced 3D gaming engine or creation tool. UE has applications across industries from game development, film creation, architecture, transportation, broadcasting, and more.
As of 2022, the company had 723 million user accounts across its platform. Epic Games earned $820 million from PC gamers in 2022, and $355 million from 3rd-party PC gamers through their store.
Epic Games stock is not yet listed on the NASDAQ or NYSE stock exchanges because it is a private company. Those looking to invest in Epic Games stock are waiting for the company to file a Form S-1. A company files a S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to signal its intentions to be a publicly traded company.
Epic Games' initial public offering or IPO timeline, is uncertain. Current filings clearly state that a qualified public offering (including IPO, SPAC or Direct Listing) must meet company mandated minimum criteria.
Epic Games's must make at least $100,000,000 in aggregate gross proceeds from the sale of its shares in an IPO. The public offering Epic Games stock price or target reference price can not be less than $10.74427 per share.
Epic Games is a leader in the gaming industry but has privately held companies and public companies to contend with. Company competitors include EA, Riot Games, Dream Games, and Animoca Brands.
Epic Games has acquired a number of video game companies. They own many companies including Aquiris, Capturing Reality, Tonic Games Group, Cubic Motion, Hypersense, Sketchfab, and more.
Sony Corporation and Kirkbi led Epic Games' most recent funding round in 2022. This funding totaled $2 billion raised at an Epic Games valuation of $31.5 billion.
Earlier institutional investors in Epic Games include Fidelity, Baillie Gifford, T. Rowe Price, Lightspeed, Smash Capital, Franklin Templeton, BlackRock and others. Retail investors interested in buying Epic Games stock may acquire indirect exposure by buying shares of Tencent stock.
Tencent purchased a 40% stake in Epic Games in 2012. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney retains a significant ownership stake estimated to be 28% in 2023.
Serious rumors around an Epic Games IPO swirled in 2021, when the company hired a public relations expert. In response to probing questions about what the hire meant, the company gave no definite reply regarding IPO plans. Epic Games made an official statement in reply that they were monitoring the market but focused generating shareholder value.
Research on successful tech stock IPOs found that companies operating for at least ten years with stable revenue perform the best. Epic Games may not exit if it doesn't align with the company's mission, even though it seems to be ready.
The company has been in existence since 1991. Epic Games has enjoyed steady growth in revenue from $5.7 billion in 2021 to $6.3 billion in 2022.
Journalists regularly look to the company CEOs and ask about their plans to take the company public. They aim to pick up information that will help them estimate the likelihood of an exit and predict an IPO timeline.
Sweeney has not made any official statement about plans to exit. Raising capital for growth is a primary motivator for private companies to launch an IPO. The company has attracted considerable funding which may explain why there has been no rush to IPO.
As operation stand now, it may be possible for Epic Games to stay private for the long term. However, Sweeney may decide to take Epic Games public to give liquidity to employees and shareholders.
The IPO process is time consuming and costly. A company's IPO proposal must generate adequate interest from backers who will evaluate the sector's growth potential. Experts project the online game market to reach $32.56 billion by 2027.
Once a company becomes public, operations will be subject to public and regulatory scrutiny. Publicly traded companies face increased regulation, financial disclosures, and reduced control for its management.
There are risks associated with investing in any IPO stock. Epic Games stock brings with it additional considerations. The company is battling Apple over transaction fees and has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against them. Epic Games stopped Apple from getting fees from Fortnite, so now Fortnite isn't available for purchase on the App Store.
The removal of Fortnite from the App Store doesn't appear to have hurt demand. Epic Games may be lose market share to new more popular multiplayer online games.
Epic Games has not started the IPO process. Epic has not announced an official IPO date or filed a registration statement Form S-1 with the SEC. There is no Epic Games stock ticker assigned to the company stock yet.
Current signs do not point to an imminent IPO announcement. Arm, Instacart and Klaviyo are in line to exit and will be testing what has been frozen public market waters. If their stock offerings perform well it may encourage other companies like Epic Games to follow.
This page will be updated to reflect details of Epic Games' IPO as they are announced.
Does Epic Games have stock?
Investors usually get preferred stock and employees typically get common stock options or restricted stock units.
How to buy Epic Games stock?
Epic Games stock does not trade publicly on Nasdaq or NYSE because it is still a private company. Accredited investors are permitted to buy Epic Games stock pre-IPO.
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