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How to buy Electronic Arts (EA) stocks
Learn how to easily invest in Electronic Arts stocks.
Electronic Arts is an electronic gaming & multimedia business based in the US. Electronic Arts stocks (EA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $118.02 – an increase of 4.29% over the previous week. Electronic Arts employs 12,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.4 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in Electronic Arts?
- Has coronavirus impacted Electronic Arts shares?
- Electronic Arts shares summary
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- Is Electronic Arts stock a buy or sell?
- Electronic Arts performance over time
- Is Electronic Arts suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Electronic Arts shares over-valued?
- Electronic Arts's financials
- How volatile are Electronic Arts shares?
- Does Electronic Arts pay a dividend?
- Have Electronic Arts shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Electronic Arts stock price (NASDAQ:EA)Use our graph to track the performance of EA stocks over time.
Electronic Arts shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$118.02|
|52-week range||$108.53 - $141.93|
|50-day moving average||$115.99|
|200-day moving average||$123.58|
|Wall St. target price||$131.84|
|Dividend yield||$0.74 (0.65%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.71|
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Is it a good time to buy Electronic Arts stock?
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Electronic Arts price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $118.02 from 2023-03-28
|1 week (2023-03-23)||1.71%|
|1 month (2023-02-26)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-12-30)||-3.40%|
|6 months (2022-09-28)||-0.28%|
|1 year (2022-03-28)||-7.83%|
|2 years (2021-03-30)||-12.21%|
|3 years (2020-03-30)||20.81%|
|5 years (2018-03-29)||121.24|
Is Electronic Arts stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Electronic Arts stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Electronic Arts's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Electronic Arts's P/E ratio
Electronic Arts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Electronic Arts shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Electronic Arts's PEG ratio
Electronic Arts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8651. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Electronic Arts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Electronic Arts's EBITDA
Electronic Arts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Electronic Arts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Electronic Arts financials
|Revenue TTM||$7.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.73%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.31%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.7%|
|Market capitalisation||$32.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Electronic Arts's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Electronic Arts.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Electronic Arts's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Electronic Arts's overall score of 16.2 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Electronic Arts is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Electronic Arts's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.63/100
Electronic Arts's environmental score of 5.63 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Electronic Arts is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Electronic Arts's social score
Social score: 11.75/100
Electronic Arts's social score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Electronic Arts is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Electronic Arts's governance score
Governance score: 11.32/100
Electronic Arts's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Electronic Arts is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Electronic Arts's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Electronic Arts scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Electronic Arts has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Electronic Arts share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 12.3% of net profits
Recently Electronic Arts has paid out, on average, around 12.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Electronic Arts shareholders could enjoy a 0.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Electronic Arts's case, that would currently equate to about $0.74 per share.
While Electronic Arts's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Electronic Arts is investing more in its future growth.
Electronic Arts's most recent dividend payout was on 22 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Electronic Arts's shares ever split?
Electronic Arts's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 November 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Electronic Arts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Electronic Arts shares which in turn could have impacted Electronic Arts's share price.
Electronic Arts share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Electronic Arts's shares have ranged in value from as little as $108.53 up to $141.9337. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Electronic Arts's is 0.8544. This would suggest that Electronic Arts's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Electronic Arts overview
Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, racing, first-person shooter, action, role-playing, and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, Need for Speed, and license games from others, including FIFA, Madden NFL, UFC, and Star Wars brands. The company licenses its games to third parties to distribute and host its games. It markets and sells its games and services through digital distribution and retail channels, as well as directly to mass market retailers, specialty stores, and distribution arrangements. Electronic Arts Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
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