Electronic Arts Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, July 23rd. Electronic Arts Inc. develops, publishes, and distributes branded interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game consoles, personal computers, handheld game players, and cellular handsets. The Company also provides online game-related services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Electronic Arts Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.60 per share on revenues of $453.92 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 78.03.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.13 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.2, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Electronic Arts has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 4,212 3,654 3,589 4,143 3,797
Diluted EPS ($) -3.40 -2.08 -0.84 0.23 0.31

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 955.00 711.00 922.00 1,209.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.63 -1.21 -0.15 1.05

Past Performance:
Electronic Arts has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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