EA Financials

Electronic Arts Reports Q2 FY20 Financial Results, saying the figures they provide are "preliminary." This includes an updated business outlook and the "impact of certain tax matters" on their bottom line. The numbers in these reports make one's head spin, so speaking of spin, we'll just look at what they have to say about the quarter:
“It was an excellent second quarter for Electronic Arts. Our new EA SPORTS titles are thrilling core fans and bringing in new players, and our ongoing live services are growing with deeply-engaged communities,” said CEO Andrew Wilson. “With new games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Need for Speed, Plants vs. Zombies and more great content across our top franchises, we’re set to deliver a lot of fun and excitement to players this holiday season, and continue our momentum in this fiscal year.”

“The strong results this quarter illustrate the power of our live services and our core franchises. Strength in Ultimate Team, The Sims 4 and FIFA Online drove live services performance above our expectations,” said COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen. “Looking ahead, we are doubling down on live services combined with our core franchises. We’re investing in games that people play for longer and engage with much more deeply. This focus will continue to drive growth and profitability for the company through the remainder of this year and beyond.”

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Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics

  • Digital net bookings* for the trailing twelve months was a record $3.883 billion, up 8% year-over-year and represents 78% of total net bookings.
  • The number of FIFA Ultimate Team™ unique players increased 22% year-over-year.
  • The number of Madden Ultimate Team™ unique players increased 19% year-over-year.
  • Apex Legends™ has had 70 million players life to date.
  • The Sims™ 4 monthly average players are up more than 40% year-over-year.