Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) recorded 16.05% gain during trading session on February 8th, 2019. The script traded as low as $85 and last traded at $97.60. 26.82 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, a drop of -419.83% from the 30-day average session volume of 5.16M shares. The firm had previously closed at $84.10. The company has $260.34M outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.45, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.80and a beta of 1.20. The company has a RSI of 59.91, ATR of 4.70 and a volatility of 6.87% this week. EA has a 52 week low price of $73.91 and a 52 week high price of $151.26.
Investors have identified the tech company Electronic Arts Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 25.41B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For EA, the company has in raw cash 3.89 billion on their books with 928 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 0 total, with 5.36 billion as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.
EA were able to record 864 million as free cash flow during the recently reported quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 371 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 948 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Electronic Arts Inc. recorded a total of 1.29 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 0.10% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter reducing by 0.00%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 413 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 876 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 260.34M with the revenue now reading 860 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (-0.04 cents a share).
Is the stock of EA attractive?
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 3.43 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on EA sounds very interesting.
In related news, Chief Studios Officer Miele Laura sold 1,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on February 1st, 2019. The sale was performed at an average price of 91.77, for a total value of 114,710. As the sale deal closes, the Chief Executive Officer Miele Laura now sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 825,889. Also, Chief Executive Officer Wilson Andrew sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on January 2nd, 2019. The shares were sold at an average price of 79.57 per share, with a total market value of 180,928. Following this completion of acquisition, the Chief Studios Officer now holds 1,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 99,385. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.20%.
12 out of 32 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 10 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Electronic Arts Inc. stock. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the EA stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $112.64.