Electronic Arts Reports Q1 FY15 Financial Results
. Word is: "For the
quarter, non-GAAP net revenue of $775 million was above our guidance of $700
million. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.19 was above our guidance of
($0.05)." Numbers aside, here are some highlights of what this means to gamers:
- In EA’s fiscal Q1, gamers played more than 13.6
billion online sessions of EA games, totaling nearly 2.4 billion hours
played across console, mobile and PC.
EA received more than 40 E3 awards: Dragon AgeTM Inquisition won more than
20 awards at E3, including Best RPG, and NHL®15 took home Best Sports Game
from the E3 Game Critics.
- Monthly active players for EA MobileTM titles
reached more than 140 million in Q1.
- Calendar year-to-date, EA continues to be the #1
publisher on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles in the Western World led by
FIFA 14, TitanfallTM, Battlefield 4TM, and EA SPORTSTM UFC®.
- More than 53 million matches were played in FIFA
Ultimate Team World Cup mode in the quarter, equivalent to playing over
800,000 FIFA World Cup tournaments.
- Revenue for EA’s Ultimate Team services continued
to grow in fiscal Q1, with NHL Hockey Ultimate Team growing 50%*, FIFA
Ultimate Team growing nearly 80%* and Madden Ultimate Team growing over
- Operating cash flow for the quarter improved $252
million versus the same period last year and hit a Company record high of
$964 million on a trailing twelve month basis.
- EA repurchased 1.4 million shares in Q1 for $50
million pursuant to the $750 million Share Repurchase Program initiated in
- EA reaffirmed fiscal 2015 guidance of $4.1 billion
in net revenue* and $1.85 in EPS*, which reflects the launch date changes
for Battlefield™ Hardline and Dragon Age Inquisition announced today.