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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 4.04
EA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. EA: 4.04 )
EA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 2.4   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.04

Equity to Asset 0.44
EA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1993 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. EA: 0.44 )
EA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.44

0.36
0.85
Interest Coverage 1.10
EA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1316 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 858.90 vs. EA: 1.10 )
EA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.1

1.1
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.99
M-Score: -2.79
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.59
EA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2050 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. EA: 10.59 )
EA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.63   Max: 26.24
Current: 10.59

-19.63
26.24
Net-margin (%) 9.60
EA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2050 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. EA: 9.60 )
EA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -25.83   Max: 19.51
Current: 9.6

-25.83
19.51
ROE (%) 16.41
EA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1993 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. EA: 16.41 )
EA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.12   Max: 25.86
Current: 16.41

-29.12
25.86
ROA (%) 7.13
EA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2075 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. EA: 7.13 )
EA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.27   Max: 19.81
Current: 7.13

-20.27
19.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 86.02
EA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. EA: 86.02 )
EA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -220.53   Max: 277.14
Current: 86.02

-220.53
277.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.30
EA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. EA: 1.30 )
EA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2.3   Max: 26.1
Current: 1.3

-2.3
26.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

EA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 71,332 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 342,345 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 411,085 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,800 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 538,500 sh (+47.53%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 19,681,296 sh (+4.6%)
Larry Robbins 7,956,191 sh (+3.65%)
Mario Gabelli 255,800 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 21,302,487 sh (-0.89%)
Steven Cohen 482,565 sh (-40%)
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Q1 2014

EA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 980,613 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 7,325 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 708,390 sh (+46.8%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 16,651,587 sh (-21.83%)
Mario Gabelli 199,000 sh (-22.2%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,984,730 sh (-23.86%)
Jim Chanos 380,040 sh (-29.43%)
Larry Robbins 4,816,091 sh (-39.47%)
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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 (-31.4%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,434,568 sh (-43.71%)
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Q3 2014

EA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 31,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 37,352 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 62,958 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,502,424 sh (+0.8%)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
RS Investment Management 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$33.31 - $38.42 $ 49.7936%62958
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$33.31 - $38.42 $ 49.7936%37352
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Reduce -30.77%0.01%$33.31 - $38.42 $ 49.7936%114500
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.78%0.14%$26.67 - $37.15 $ 49.7954%12525669
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -21.83%0.13%$21.54 - $30.245 $ 49.7987%16651587
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.06%$21.54 - $30.245 $ 49.7987%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$21.54 - $30.245 $ 49.7987%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -22.2%0.01%$21.54 - $30.245 $ 49.7987%199000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$20.97 - $26.44 $ 49.79108%342345
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$20.97 - $26.44 $ 49.79108%71332
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.26%$23.306 - $27.99 $ 49.7991%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Reduce -25.58%0.01%$16.91 - $23.61 $ 49.79145%272300
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$16.91 - $23.61 $ 49.79145%0
Daniel Loeb 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.64%$13.7 - $19.34 $ 49.79200%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.18%$13.7 - $19.34 $ 49.79200%650000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$13.7 - $19.34 $ 49.79200%10916
Daniel Loeb 2012-12-31 New Buy0.64%$11.91 - $15.42 $ 49.79262%2400000
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.2%$11.91 - $15.42 $ 49.79262%0
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Add 61.41%0.08%$10.95 - $14.5 $ 49.79295%1154452
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 56.99%0.05%$11.98 - $16.79 $ 49.79248%715209
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 45.75%0.02%$11.98 - $16.79 $ 49.79248%514500
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.12%$16.34 - $20.53 $ 49.79199%455588
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Add 45.27%0.01%$16.34 - $20.53 $ 49.79199%353000
Dodge & Cox 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.0019%$16.34 - $20.53 $ 49.79199%0
PRIMECAP Management 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.91%$19.76 - $25.2 $ 49.79257%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$19.76 - $25.2 $ 49.79257%0
Dodge & Cox 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$19.76 - $25.2 $ 49.79257%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 44.50
EA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 60.00 vs. EA: 44.50 )
EA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 22.85   Max: 783
Current: 44.5

22.85
783
Forward P/E 19.01
EA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EA: 19.01 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 44.50
EA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 66.10 vs. EA: 44.50 )
EA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 22.82   Max: 783
Current: 44.5

22.82
783
P/B 5.82
EA's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. EA: 5.82 )
EA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 6.24
Current: 5.82

1.42
6.24
P/S 3.91
EA's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. EA: 3.91 )
EA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.89
Current: 3.91

0.93
6.89
PFCF 14.95
EA's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 100.95 vs. EA: 14.95 )
EA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 3070
Current: 14.95

10.29
3070
POCF 13.75
EA's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 28.38 vs. EA: 13.75 )
EA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.51   Max: 1149.5
Current: 13.75

8.51
1149.5
EV-to-EBIT 31.24
EA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 36.31 vs. EA: 31.24 )
EA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -3669.7   Max: 371.7
Current: 31.24

-3669.7
371.7
Current Ratio 1.48
EA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EA: 1.48 )
EA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 5.64
Current: 1.48

1.04
5.64
Quick Ratio 1.45
EA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 2032 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. EA: 1.45 )
EA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 5.52
Current: 1.45

1.01
5.52
Days Inventory 12.99
EA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 164.49 vs. EA: 12.99 )
EA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.92   Max: 33.03
Current: 12.99

8.92
33.03
Days Sales Outstanding 73.18
EA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 81.01 vs. EA: 73.18 )
EA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 60.17
Current: 73.18

10.05
60.17

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 19.30
EA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 8.82 vs. EA: 19.30 )
EA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 84.96
Current: 19.3

2.56
84.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.48
EA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. EA: 3.48 )
EA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 27.74
Current: 3.48

0.78
27.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
EA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EA: 1.58 )
EA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.58

0.41
2.49
Price/Graham Number 5.80
EA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 2289 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EA: 5.80 )
EA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 29.3
Current: 5.8

1.97
29.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
EA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2051 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. EA: 3.20 )
EA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 7
Current: 3.2

0.3
7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -19.70
EA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Electronic Gaming & Multimedia industry.

( Industry Median: 13.27 vs. EA: -19.70 )
EA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20   Max: 85.7
Current: -19.7

-20
85.7

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 4,221 4,611 4,667
EPS($) 2.02 2.62 2.74
EPS without NRI($) 2.02 2.62 2.74

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. Its portfolio of brands spans a diverse range of categories (including action-adventure, casual, family, fantasy, first-person shooter, horror, science fiction, role-playing, racing, simulation, sports, and strategy) and includes wholly-owned brands such as Battlefield, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, Dragon Age, The Sims, Bejeweled and Plants v. Zombies, as well as brands based on licensed intellectual property such as FIFA, Madden NFL and Star Wars. The Company operates development studios in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It also engages third parties to assist with the development of its games at their own development and production studios. Internationally, the Company conducts business through its international headquarters in Switzerland and has wholly-owned subsidiaries, including offices in Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. Its studios and development teams are organized around three divisions: EA Studios, Maxis, and EA Mobile. Each division operates with support from its Global Publishing and Marketing organization. EA Studios is home to the many of its studios and development teams and responsible for developing games and related content and services across an expansive range of game categories. The FIFA, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, Battlefield, Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises fall within the EA Studios organization. Its Maxis organization focuses on creating compelling games and related content and services that engage player creativity. Maxis products include the wholly-owned franchises The Sims and SimCity. Maxis games are mainly developed at studios in the United States. Its 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 organizations brand portfolio includes wholly owned properties such as Plants vs. Zombies, Real Racing, Bejeweled and Dungeon Keeper, as well licensed intellectual properties such as Tetris, The Simpsons and various intellectual properties owned by Hasbro. The EA Mobile organization also manages its Pogo online service, through which it offers casual games such as card, puzzle and word games on www.pogo.com, as well as on other platforms. Its Global Publishing and Marketing organization is responsible for the distribution, sales, and marketing of its products, including strategic planning, operations, and manufacturing functions. The organization also manages its media advertising sales business and customer support teams. Its competitors include Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Dis
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