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8/4/2013 5:19 PM
lofl...very well played dac
8/4/2013 11:05 PM
Am a former media mergers and acquisitions banker. Here's how to think about the value of HD: Depending on growth, I'd say it's worth 10-14x the total annual profit for this year. That's a reasonable ballpark for what is effectively a subscription business.

If someone wanted to figure out how many users are in each world, we could get a reasonable estimate of revenue for HD.

For expenses, figure there is one main programer, 1-2 customer services people, and some rented hosting. My guess is that expenses are under $200k / year.
8/4/2013 11:59 PM
Posted by stevejones16 on 8/4/2013 11:05:00 PM (view original):
Am a former media mergers and acquisitions banker. Here's how to think about the value of HD: Depending on growth, I'd say it's worth 10-14x the total annual profit for this year. That's a reasonable ballpark for what is effectively a subscription business.

If someone wanted to figure out how many users are in each world, we could get a reasonable estimate of revenue for HD.

For expenses, figure there is one main programer, 1-2 customer services people, and some rented hosting. My guess is that expenses are under $200k / year.
You should buy the game (only half-joking)!
8/5/2013 11:00 AM
Posted by moy23 on 8/3/2013 10:55:00 PM (view original):
Posted by m4284850 on 8/3/2013 10:42:00 PM (view original):
Posted by kmasonbx1 on 8/3/2013 8:53:00 PM (view original):
Don't underestimate how many people play this game for free. Sure I bought a 10 pack on this ID, but on my other ID I haven't payed for a season in at least 2 years, it may have been even longer. Prior to this stretch I probably payed for about half my seasons, and I'm nowhere near the most accomplished coach in this game. 
Yeah, but you're a still a very top notch coach, I'm a decent coach (like most of the people who play this game) and I very rarely get seasons for free. I think you're overestimating the number of people who get free seasons.
in 2009 wiki has whatifsports at 600,000 users - other sites have 350,000 users when TK sold wis in 2005. there'd have to be a LOT of free seasons to make only $142,000 in revenue.
that must count the free sim games they offer - theres no way they are anywhere near either of those figures in terms of subscribers.
8/5/2013 9:51 PM
I'd guess that 80-90% (if not more) of those 600,000 users are inactive and a great deal probably never paid a dime as you suggested, billyg
8/6/2013 2:27 PM
If anyone knows exactly when FOX purchased WIS, you can probably dig through publicly available financial records and find the sale price.  The small company I work for was bought by a very large corporation some years ago, and at one point I was curious about the sale price and found it that way.
8/6/2013 2:37 PM
September 8, 2005 according to this

news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article
8/6/2013 2:55 PM
Ahhh the irony...

The sale should not change much about WhatIfSports.com's daily operations but will provide the advantages a parent company can give in marketing and research, company president Tarek Kamil said. ..
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