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3 Big Takeaways From Electronic Arts, Inc.'s Quarterly Results

By Demitri Kalogeropoulos - Feb 5, 2014 at 3:10PM

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Looking beyond the headlines in EA's latest earnings results.

Electronic Arts (EA -0.53%) surprised investors recently by posting lower-than-expected quarterly sales figures. And yet the stock has been on a tear, gaining 15% so far in 2014 as the broader market fell. So what was so promising about the video game publisher's latest results?

In the video below, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos puts the company's sales miss into perspective, noting that it was a short-term hit that points to long-term gains ahead. He also highlights two other big trends that are impacting EA's business: the transition to next-gen consoles and the move toward digital software sales.

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