Electronic Arts Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

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Electronic Arts (NAS: EA) reported earnings on Oct. 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q2), Electronic Arts met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP loss per share grew.


Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
Electronic Arts logged revenue of $1.08 billion. The 23 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $1.08 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $715.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.15. The 23 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.10 per share. GAAP EPS were -$1.21 for Q2 compared to -$1.03 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 37.4%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -51.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -53.6%, 600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.30 billion.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,954 members out of 2,224 rating the stock outperform, and 270 members rating it underperform. Among 512 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 445 give Electronic Arts a green thumbs-up, and 67 give it a red thumbs-down.

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