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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.02
EA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. EA: 5.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.01  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.02
Equity to Asset 0.49
EA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. EA: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.74 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.49
0.42
0.8
Interest Coverage 30.58
EA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
74% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. EA: 30.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 30.58
1.1
9999.99
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 5.73
M-Score: -2.51
WACC vs ROIC
3.43%
129.17%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 21.00
EA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. EA: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.63  Med: 8.59 Max: 26.24
Current: 21
-19.63
26.24
Net-margin (%) 19.38
EA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. EA: 19.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -25.83  Med: 5.93 Max: 19.51
Current: 19.38
-25.83
19.51
ROE (%) 32.34
EA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. EA: 32.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.12  Med: 6.83 Max: 32.06
Current: 32.34
-29.12
32.06
ROA (%) 14.81
EA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. EA: 14.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.27  Med: 5.39 Max: 19.81
Current: 14.81
-20.27
19.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 197.85
EA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 22.78 vs. EA: 197.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -220.53  Med: 41.79 Max: 277.14
Current: 197.85
-220.53
277.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.10
EA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. EA: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3  Med: 5.90 Max: 26.1
Current: 4.1
-2.3
26.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 72.10
EA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EA: 72.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.3  Med: 29.40 Max: 136.3
Current: 72.1
-40.3
136.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 127.00
EA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. EA: 127.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.6  Med: 15.10 Max: 127
Current: 127
-49.6
127
» EA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

EA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 2,630,764 sh (+168.28%)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 165,400 sh (-16.88%)
PRIMECAP Management 12,525,669 sh (-24.78%)
Jim Chanos 271,070 sh (-28.67%)
RS Investment Management 5,025 sh (-31.40%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,434,568 sh (-43.71%)
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Q3 2014

EA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 37,352 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 62,958 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,502,424 sh (+0.80%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 11,117,772 sh (-11.24%)
Mario Gabelli 114,500 sh (-30.77%)
Jim Simons 1,473,664 sh (-43.98%)
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Q4 2014

EA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 53,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,418,366 sh (+2152.88%)
Ray Dalio 137,352 sh (+267.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,067,321 sh (-5.12%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,059,496 sh (-5.21%)
Mario Gabelli 68,000 sh (-40.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 5,143,313 sh (-53.74%)
Jim Simons 551,564 sh (-62.57%)
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Q1 2015

EA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 12,405 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 320,200 sh (+498.50%)
Ray Dalio 294,643 sh (+114.52%)
Jim Simons 1,060,064 sh (+92.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,699,842 sh (+19.85%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,463,675 sh (-7.39%)
Mario Gabelli 48,000 sh (-29.41%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,843,750 sh (-44.71%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.32
EA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. EA: 25.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.54  Med: 60.19 Max: 783
Current: 25.32
17.54
783
Forward P/E 23.36
EA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 20.24 vs. EA: 23.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 25.30
EA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. EA: 25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.54  Med: 60.32 Max: 783
Current: 25.3
17.54
783
P/B 6.91
EA's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. EA: 6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.48 Max: 6.94
Current: 6.91
1.42
6.94
P/S 4.86
EA's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 1858 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. EA: 4.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.39 Max: 6.89
Current: 4.86
0.93
6.89
PFCF 22.56
EA's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 25.66 vs. EA: 22.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.29  Med: 34.90 Max: 3070
Current: 22.56
10.29
3070
POCF 20.61
EA's POCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. EA: 20.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.51  Med: 26.43 Max: 1149.5
Current: 20.61
8.51
1149.5
EV-to-EBIT 19.73
EA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 17.31 vs. EA: 19.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3669.7  Med: 16.90 Max: 371.7
Current: 19.73
-3669.7
371.7
Current Ratio 1.35
EA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. EA: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.71 Max: 4.48
Current: 1.35
1.21
4.48
Quick Ratio 1.34
EA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. EA: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 2.57 Max: 4.4
Current: 1.34
1.19
4.4
Days Inventory 12.00
EA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. EA: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.92  Med: 15.53 Max: 33.03
Current: 12
8.92
33.03
Days Sales Outstanding 29.26
EA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 1453 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 68.81 vs. EA: 29.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.05  Med: 32.82 Max: 60.17
Current: 29.26
10.05
60.17

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 34.69
EA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. EA: 34.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
EA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.71  Med: 7.50 Max: 30.01
Current: 34.69
3.71
30.01
Price/Tangible Book 17.39
EA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
87% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. EA: 17.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.78  Med: 5.25 Max: 18.25
Current: 17.39
2.78
18.25
Price/Projected FCF 4.03
EA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. EA: 4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.11 Max: 14.05
Current: 4.03
0.96
14.05
Price/Median PS Value 2.05
EA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 1577 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. EA: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.28 Max: 2.26
Current: 2.05
0.53
2.26
Price/Graham Number 4.31
EA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
71% of the 878 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. EA: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.01  Med: 3.14 Max: 29.3
Current: 4.31
2.01
29.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.09
EA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EA: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.60 Max: 7.3
Current: 5.09
0.3
7.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -20.46
EA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. EA: -20.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -20  Med: 2.40 Max: 85.7
Current: -20.46
-20
85.7

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17 Mar18
Revenue(Mil) 4,614 4,803 5,030
EPS($) 2.91 3.30 3.90
EPS without NRI($) 2.91 3.30 3.90

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
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Electronic Arts Inc a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1982. The Company develops, markets, publishes and distributes game software and content that can be played by consumers on a variety of platforms, including Video game consoles such as the Microsoft Xbox 360 and One and the Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, personal computers (PCs), and mobile phones and tablets. It operates development studios in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It also engages third parties to assist with the development of games and services at their development and production studios. Internationally, the Company conducts its business through international headquarters in Switzerland and has wholly-owned subsidiaries throughout the world, including offices in Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. Its studios and development teams are organized around three divisions: EA Studios, EA Mobile, and Maxis. Each division operates with the support from Global Publishing and Marketing organizations, as well as Digital Platform team. EA Studios is home to a number of studios and development teams and is responsible for developing games and related content and services across an expansive range of game categories. Its franchises include FIFA, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Star Wars and Dragon Age. Its studios within the EA Studios organization are located in the United States, Canada and Sweden. The diverse studios within the EA Studios organization have the goal of operating as one collaborative organization through the use of common technologies and shared development frameworks. It also contract with external game developers for development services or to establish publishing and distribution relationships, such as with Respawn Entertainment for Titanfall. EA Mobile organization develops and publishes interactive games for play on mobile phones and tablets, as well as certain casual games for the PC. The Mobile organization's brand portfolio includes wholly owned properties such as Plants vs. Zombies, Real Racing and Bejeweled, as well licensed intellectual properties such as Tetris and The Simpsons. The EA Mobile organization also manages Pogo online service, through which the Company offers casual games such as card, puzzle and word games on www.pogo.com, as well as on other platforms. The EA Mobile organization has studios located in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, Finland and India. Certain mobile games, such as those related to EA SPORTS franchises, are developed by the EA Studios organization. Maxis organization focuses on creating compelling games and related content and services that engage player creativity. The Maxis portfolio includes the wholly-owned franchises The Sims and SimCity. Maxis games are developed at studios in the United States. Global Publishing and Marketing organizations are responsible for the distribution, sales, and marketing of products and services, including operations, and manu
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