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Candy Crush heads to Wall Street with King IPO

Associated Press

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Will Wall Street have a crush on King Digital Entertainment PLC of Dublin, Ireland, whose Candy Crush Saga is played by an astonishing 93 million people every day? A potentially sour side to its sweet success is that Candy Crush, which King launched on Facebook in April 2012, is responsible for 78 percent of King's revenues, and mobile game players are a seriously fickle lot.

— Los Angeles Times

By the numbers

93M Number of people who play Candy Crush Saga every day

$50M Amount King Digital Entertainment PLC hopes to garner in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange under the "KING" ticker

$567.6M King's profit in 2013, up from $7.8 million in 2012

$1.88B King's revenue in 2013, up from $164.4 million in 2012

Candy Crush heads to Wall Street with King IPO 02/18/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:00pm]
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