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Gravity Reports First Quarter of 2019 Results and Business Updates

May 13, 2019

Seoul, May 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (NasdaqGM: GRVY) (“Gravity” or “Company”), a developer and publisher of online and mobile games based in South Korea, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, prepared in accordance with international Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board and business updates.

FIRST QUARTER 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

-- Gravity has announced that recorded the highest quarterly revenues and operating profit since it listed in NASDAQ in 2005. -- Total revenues were KRW 133,623 million (US$ 117,595 thousand), representing a 18.0% increase from the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018 (“QoQ”) and a 101.5% increase from the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 (“YoY”). -- Operating profit was KRW 23,640 million (US$ 20,804 thousand), representing a 79.9% increase QoQ and a 390.5% increase YoY. -- Profit before income tax expenses was KRW 24,389million (US$ 21,463 thousand), representing an 82.7% increase QoQ and a 376.6% increase YoY. -- Net profit attributable to parent company was KRW 19,760 million (US$ 17,390 thousand), representing a 32.0% increase QoQ and a 456.8% increase YoY.

REVIEW OF FIRST QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenues

Subscription revenues for the first quarter of 2019 were KRW 6,256 million (US$ 5,506 thousand), representing a 28.2 % increase QoQ from KRW 4,880 million and a 29.7% decrease YoY from KRW 8,896 million. The increase QoQ was mainly attributable to increased revenues from Ragnarok Online in Korea and Taiwan, and Ragnarok Prequel in Taiwan. The decrease YoY was largely due to decreased revenues from Ragnarok Prequel in Taiwan and Ragnarok Online in Korea and Taiwan.

Royalty and license fee revenues for the first quarter of 2019 were KRW 3,720 million (US$ 3,274 thousand), representing a 34.4% increase QoQ from KRW 2,768 million and a 19.5% decrease YoY from KRW 4,619 million. The increase QoQ was primarily due to increased revenue from Ragnarok Online in Japan. The decrease YoY resulted mainly from decreased revenues from Ragnarok Online in Japan, Thailand, and Brazil.

Mobile game and application revenues were KRW 121,147 million (US$ 106,615 thousand) for the first quarter of 2019, representing a 17.7% increase QoQ from KRW 102,916 million and a 135.7% increase YoY from KRW 51,396 million. The increase QoQ resulted primarily from increased revenues from Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in Southeast Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania, which was launched on October 31, 2018 and on January 9, 2019, respectively. Such increase was partially offset by decreased revenues from Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in Taiwan and Korea. The increase YoY was primarily due to revenues from Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in Southeast Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania. This increase was partially offset by decreased revenue from Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in Taiwan and Korea, RO: Idle Poring in global markets except for China and Japan, and Ragnarok R in Taiwan and Korea.

Character merchandising and other revenues were KRW 2,500 million (US$ 2,200 thousand) for the first quarter of 2019, representing 6.3% decrease QoQ from KRW 2,668 million and a 78.6% increase YoY from KRW 1,400 million

Cost of Revenue

Cost of revenue was KRW 101,237 million (US$ 89,094 thousand) for the first quarter of 2019, representing a 10.9% increase QoQ from KRW 91,304 million and a 121.1% increase YoY from KRW 45,784 million. The increase QoQ was mainly due to increased commission paid for mobile game services related to Ragnarok M: Eternal love in North, South America and Oceania. The increase YoY was mostly from increased commission paid for mobile game services related to Ragnarok M: Eternal love in Southeast Asia, North, South America and Oceania.

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses were KRW 8,746 million (US$ 7,697 thousand) for the first quarter of 2019, representing a 0.5% decrease QoQ from KRW 8,787 million and a 44.3% decrease YoY from KRW 15,707 million. The decrease QoQ was mainly attributable to decreased salaries and research and development expenses. Such decrease was partially offset by increased advertising expenses. The decrease YoY was mostly resulted from decreased advertising expenses for Ragnarok M: Eternal Love and RO: Idle Poring in Korea.

Profit before income tax expenses

Profit before income tax expenses was KRW 24,389 million (US$ 21,463 thousand) for the first quarter of 2019 compared with profit before income tax expense of KRW 13,351 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and profit before income tax expenses of KRW 5,117 million for the first quarter of 2018.

Net Profit

As a result of the foregoing factors, Gravity recorded a net profit attributable to parent company of KRW 19,760 million (US$ 17,390 thousand) for the first quarter of 2019 compared with net profit attributable to parent company of KRW 14,967 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and a net profit attributable to parent company of KRW 3,549 million for the first quarter of 2018.

Liquidity

The balance of cash and cash equivalents and short-term financial instruments was KRW 127,330 million (US$ 112,057 thousand) as of March 31, 2019.

Note: For convenience purposes only, the KRW amounts have been expressed in U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of KRW 1,136.30 to US$ 1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 29, 2019 as quoted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

GRAVITY BUSINESS UPDATE

Ragnarok Online IP-based Games

-- Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, a MMORPG mobile game

Gravity is preparing for the service in Japan during 2019 after the launch of Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in North America, South America, and Oceania on January 9, 2019. The game will be published by GungHo Online Entertainment Inc, (“Gungho”) the licensee of Ragnarok Online in Japan and Gungho will make an official announcement of the game release in May.

-- Ragnarok Web MMORPG, a web browser-based 3D new version of game

Ragnarok web MMORPG is scheduled to be launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau in the second quarter of 2019. Gravity will start pre-registration for Ragnarok Web 3D on May 23, 2019.

-- Other Ragnarok OnlineIP-based games

RO Click H5, a HTML 5 version of idle game, has launched in Korea on April 9, 2019. Gravity is collaborating with KT Corporation for co-marketing of 5G game. Gravity is also planning to launch this game globally in 2019.

A 3D Action MORPG mobile game, Ragnarok Spear of Odin, is expected to be launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau in 2019. The game was developed by NeoCyon, our Korean based subsidiary and Gravity also is preparing the other games based on Ragnarok Online IP.

Other IP games

-- A MORPG mobile game, RO X Dawn Break, will be launched in Indonesia on May 14, 2019. The game is published by Gravity Game Link, a joint venture in Indonesia.

Investor Presentation

Gravity issued an investor presentation. The presentation contains the Company’s recent business updates, results of first quarter in 2019 and Gravity’s business plan. The presentation can be found on the Company’s website under the IR Archives section at http://www.gravity.co.kr/en/ir/pds/list.asp. Korean and Japanese versions of the presentation are also provided on the website.

About GRAVITY Co., Ltd. ---------------------------------------------------

Based in Korea, Gravity is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games. Gravity’s principal product, Ragnarok Online, is a popular online game in many markets, including Japan and Taiwan, and is currently commercially offered in 83 markets and countries. For more information about Gravity, please visit http://www.gravity.co.kr.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release may include, in addition to historical information, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe-harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 1995. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe”, “project,” or “continue” or the negative thereof or other similar words, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Investors should consider the information contained in our submissions and filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including our annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 on Form 20-F, together with such other documents that we may submit to or file with the SEC from time to time, on Form 6-K. The forward-looking statements speak only as of this press release and we assume no duty to update them to reflect new, changing or unanticipated events or circumstances.

Contact:

Mr. Heung Gon Kim Chief Financial Officer Gravity Co., Ltd. Email: kheung@gravity.co.kr

Ms. Sang Eun Sung IR Manager Gravity Co., Ltd. Email: ir@gravity.co.kr Telephone: +82-2-2132-7800

GRAVITY Co., Ltd.Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(In millions of KRW and thousands of US$)

As of -------------------------------------------- 31-Dec-18 31-Jun-19 -------------------- -------------------- KRW US$ KRW US$ (audited) (unaudite (unaudite (unaudite d) d) d) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents 86,051 75,729 111,830 98,416 Short-term financial instruments 9,500 8,361 15,500 13,641 Accounts receivable, net 60,664 53,387 50,691 44,610 Other receivables, net 255 224 250 220 Prepaid expenses 2,516 2,214 1,846 1,625 Other current assets 1,182 1,040 1,672 1,471 ------- ------- ------- ------- Total current assets 160,168 140,955 181,789 159,983 Property and equipment, net 1,498 1,319 5,148 4,531 Intangible assets 1,163 1,024 1,022 899 Deferred tax assets 7,413 6,524 6,978 6,141 Other non-current financial assets 1,494 1,315 1,497 1,317 Other non-current assets 1,438 1,265 1,597 1,406 ------- ------- ------- ------- Total assets 173,174 152,402 198,031 174,277 ------- ------- ------- ------- Liabilities and Equity Current liabilities: Accounts payable 71,928 63,300 75,127 66,115 Deferred revenue 16,476 14,500 14,395 12,668 Withholdings 2,019 1,777 2,178 1,917 Accrued expense 1,031 907 1,037 913 Income tax payable 1,944 1,711 2,640 2,324 Other current liabilities 123 108 1,926 1,694 ------- ------- ------- ------- Total current liabilities 93,521 82,303 97,303 85,631 ------- ------- ------- ------- Long-term deferred revenue 3,598 3,167 2,647 2,330 Other non-current liabilities 503 443 2,490 2,191 ------- ------- ------- ------- Total liabilities 97,622 85,913 102,440 90,152 ------- ------- ------- ------- Share capital 3,474 3,057 3,474 3,058 Capital surplus 27,141 23,885 27,140 23,885 Other components of equity 138 122 244 214 Retained earnings (Accumulated deficit) 45,405 39,958 65,165 57,348 ------- ------- ------- ------- Equity attributable to owners of the Parent Company 76,158 67,022 96,023 84,505 ------- ------- ------- ------- Non-controlling interest (606 ) (533 ) (432 ) (380 ) ------- ------- ------- ------- Total equity 75,552 66,489 95,591 84,125 ------- ------- ------- ------- Total liabilities and equity 173,174 152,402 198,031 174,277 ------- ------- ------- -------

* For convenience purposes only, the KRW amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars at the rate of KRW 1,136.30 to US$ 1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 29, 2019 as quoted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

GRAVITY Co., Ltd.Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(In millions of KRW and thousands of US$ except for share and ADS data)

Three months ended -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31-Dec-18 31-Mar-18 31-Mar-19 ------------------------ ------------------------ ------------------------ (KRW) (US$) (KRW) (US$) (KRW) (US$) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) Revenues: Online games-subscription 4,880 4,295 8,896 7,829 6,256 5,506 revenue Online games-royalties and 2,768 2,436 4,619 4,065 3,720 3,274 license fees Mobile games and 102,916 90,571 51,396 45,231 121,147 106,615 applications Character merchandising 2,668 2,348 1,400 1,232 2,500 2,200 and other revenue --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Total net revenue 113,232 99,650 66,311 58,357 133,623 117,595 Cost of revenue 91,304 80,352 45,784 40,292 101,237 89,094 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Gross profit 21,928 19,298 20,527 18,065 32,386 28,501 Operating expenses: Selling, general and 5,921 5,211 13,827 12,169 6,665 5,865 administrative Research and development 2,642 2,325 1,874 1,649 1,877 1,652 Others, net 224 197 6 5 204 180 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Total operating expenses 8,787 7,733 15,707 13,823 8,746 7,697 Operating profit 13,141 11,565 4,820 4,242 23,640 20,804 Finance income(costs): Finance income 533 469 590 519 1,062 934 Finance costs (323 ) (284 ) (293 ) (258 ) (313 ) (275 ) --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Profit before income tax 13,351 11,750 5,117 4,503 24,389 21,463 Income tax expenses (1,606 ) (1,413 ) 1,593 1,402 4,627 4,072 (profits) --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Profit for the period 14,957 13,163 3,524 3,101 19,762 17,391 Profit attributable to: Non-controlling interest (10 ) (9 ) (25 ) (22 ) 2 1 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Owners of Parent company 14,967 13,172 3,549 3,123 19,760 17,390 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Earning per share - Basic and diluted 2,154 1.90 511 0.45 2,844 2.50 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Weighted average number of shares outstanding - Basic and diluted 6,948,900 6,948,900 6,948,900 6,948,900 6,948,900 6,948,900 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- Earning per ADS(1) - Basic and diluted 2,154 1.90 511 0.45 2,844 2.50 --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

* For convenience, the KRW amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars at the rate of KRW 1,136.30 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on March 29, 2019 as quoted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.(1) Each ADS represents one common share.