Should You Think About Buying Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) Now?

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Simply Wall St
Published
July 31, 2021
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Let's talk about the popular Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). The company's shares had a relatively subdued couple of weeks in terms of changes in share price, which continued to float around the range of US$137 to US$149. However, is this the true valuation level of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Electronic Arts’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What's the opportunity in Electronic Arts?

Great news for investors – Electronic Arts is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $192.32, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Another thing to keep in mind is that Electronic Arts’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What kind of growth will Electronic Arts generate?

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NasdaqGS:EA Earnings and Revenue Growth July 31st 2021

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. Electronic Arts' earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 89%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since EA is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on EA for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy EA. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

So if you'd like to dive deeper into this stock, it's crucial to consider any risks it's facing. While conducting our analysis, we found that Electronic Arts has 2 warning signs and it would be unwise to ignore them.

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