Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: EA ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on May 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Electronic Arts's revenues will grow 5.8% and EPS will grow 241.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Last quarter, Electronic Arts booked revenue of $1.18 billion. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.06 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.57. GAAP EPS were -$0.15 for Q3 against -$0.62 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 53.5%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -8.9%, 940 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.88.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,938 members out of 2,226 rating the stock outperform, and 288 members rating it underperform. Among 547 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 473 give Electronic Arts a green thumbs-up, and 74 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Electronic Arts is outperform, with an average price target of $16.10.
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