Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with questionable track record.
Share Price & News
How has Electronic Arts's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EA is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EA's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: EA underperformed the US Entertainment industry which returned 86.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EA underperformed the US Market which returned 55.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Electronic Arts's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Electronic Arts undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: EA ($141.55) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($114.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EA is good value based on its PE Ratio (34.7x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (38.1x).
PE vs Market: EA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.7x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EA is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.1x) compared to the US Entertainment industry average (5x).
How is Electronic Arts forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 29 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EA's forecast earnings growth (18.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: EA's earnings (18.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (18.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EA's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EA's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EA's revenue (7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: EA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.8%).
How has Electronic Arts performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EA has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EA's current net profit margins (20.8%) are lower than last year (52.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EA's earnings have grown by 17.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: EA's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EA had negative earnings growth (-58.4%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Entertainment industry average (52.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: EA's Return on Equity (14.8%) is considered low.
How is Electronic Arts's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EA's short term assets ($7.7B) exceed its short term liabilities ($3.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: EA's short term assets ($7.7B) exceed its long term liabilities ($965.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EA's debt to equity ratio (12.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: EA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 11.6% to 12.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: EA's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (206.7%).
Interest Coverage: EA earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Electronic Arts's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EA's dividend (0.48%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: EA's dividend (0.48%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: EA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: EA is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andrew Wilson (45 yo)
Mr. Andrew Wilson has been a Trustee of The Paley Center for Media since April 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts Inc. since September 17, 2013, where he provides direct insig...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD21.37M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.94M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: EA's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: EA's board of directors are considered experienced (9.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: EA insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Electronic Arts Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Electronic Arts Inc.
- Ticker: EA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1982
- Industry: Interactive Home Entertainment
- Sector: Media
- Market Cap: US$40.713b
- Shares outstanding: 287.63m
- Website: https://www.ea.com
Number of Employees
- Electronic Arts Inc.
- 209 Redwood Shores Parkway
- Redwood City
- United States
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Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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