CORRECTING and REPLACING Electronic Arts Reports Q4 FY12 and FY12 Financial Results

All-Time High Non-GAAP Net Revenue of $4.2 Billion in Fiscal 12

Annual Digital Non-GAAP Revenue – Up 47% to $1.2 Billion

Digital Revenue Driving Margin Expansion

Mass Effect 3 Sales Exceed $200 Million at Retail

FIFA 12 Non-GAAP Digital Revenue Tops $100 Million

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--In the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows table of release dated May 7, 2012, Accrued and other liabilities for the Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2012 should read: 13 (sted (13)).

The corrected release reads:

Electronic Arts Reports Q4 FY12 and FY12 Financial Results

All-Time High Non-GAAP Net Revenue of $4.2 Billion in Fiscal 12

Annual Digital Non-GAAP Revenue – Up 47% to $1.2 Billion

Digital Revenue Driving Margin Expansion

Mass Effect 3 Sales Exceed $200 Million at Retail

FIFA 12 Non-GAAP Digital Revenue Tops $100 Million

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced preliminary financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

“We are proud to report a strong quarter and a fiscal year highlighted with $1.2 billion of digital revenue,” said Chief Executive Officer John Riccitiello. “In the coming year, we break away from the pack, with a very different profile than the traditional game companies and capabilities that none of our new digital competitors can match.”

“Digital growth drove our margins in fiscal 12 and we project this trend will continue in fiscal 13,” said Interim Chief Financial Officer Ken Barker. “We saw more than 20 percent non-GAAP diluted EPS growth in fiscal 12, and are guiding to more than 30 percent growth in fiscal 13 based on the midpoint of our guidance.”

Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics:

*On a non-GAAP basis

  • Strong results driven by the successful launches of Mass Effect™ 3, FIFA Street 4, SSX™ and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™.
  • FIFA 12 established the best year in franchise history - with downloads and micro-transactions totaling $108 million*. FIFA Ultimate Team – a pure digital companion to recent FIFA titles was the second best-selling EA offering in the UK in fiscal 12.
  • Battlefield 3™ had a record year, establishing itself as one of EA’s premier game services and in the process successfully took share in the growing First-Person-Shooter market.
  • Battlefield 3 players are still deeply engaged – 6.3 million MAUs in March. New content downloads available in May and June.
  • Q4 full-game downloads were up 76 percent* year-over-year, contributing $60 million* in the quarter, driven in part by Mass Effect 3 and STAR WARS®: The Old Republic™.
  • STAR WARS®: The Old Republic™ active subscribers are 1.3 million. Two new content packs – Legacy and Allies, available in Q1.
  • EA’s Play4Free brands are generating an average of nearly $2 million* per week. Several more EA brands will be introduced in the Play4Free portal in fiscal 13.
  • EA shattered its goal for digital revenue growth – generating more than $1.2 billion* in fiscal 12 for a 47 percent year-over-year growth, and driving operating margin to 10%. Another 40 percent increase in digital non-GAAP revenue and continued operating margin expansion is forecasted for fiscal 13.
  • EA’s Origin™ platform for games and services has registered 11 million players and generated approximately $150 million* in just ten months. EA’s Nucleus database has registered 220 million consumers.
  • Casual game leader PopCap™ – acquired by EA in August – is growing on mobile and social platforms with new games like Solitaire Blitz™ and Lucky Gem Casino™. A new version of Bejeweled™ is EA’s top grossing game on the Apple® App StoreSM.
  • EA repurchased 27.7 million shares for $529 million through March 31, 2012, and as of the call, the $600 million share repurchase program has been completed.
  • In fiscal 13, EA will invest $80 million in development of games for Gen4 console systems.

Q4 and Full-Year FY12 Financial Highlights:

For the quarter, non-GAAP net revenue of $977 million was slightly ahead of our guidance of $925 million to $975 million. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.17 was in line with our guidance of $0.10 to $0.20. Non-GAAP net revenue in Q4 fiscal 2012 was slightly lower as compared to Q4 fiscal 2011 due to a reduction in the number of package goods titles in the quarter.

 

 

(in millions of $ except per share amounts)

 

Quarter
Ended
3/31/12

     

Quarter
Ended
3/31/11

 

Net Digital Revenue

$419 $211
Net Publishing Packaged Goods and Other Revenue 926 838
Net Distribution Packaged Goods Revenue 23       41
GAAP Total Net Revenue 1,368       1,090
 
Non-GAAP Net Digital Revenue $425 $268
Non-GAAP Net Publishing Packaged Goods and Other Revenue 529 686
Non-GAAP Net Distribution Packaged Goods Revenue 23       41
Non-GAAP Total Net Revenue 977       995
 
GAAP Net Income 400 151
Non-GAAP Net Income 56 83
GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share 1.20 0.45
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share 0.17 0.25
 
Cash Flow from Operations 287 253

Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) Financial Highlights:

 

(in millions of $ except per share data)

   

TTM
Ended
3/31/12

 

     

TTM
Ended
3/31/11

GAAP Net Revenue $4,143 $3,589
GAAP Net Income (Loss) 76 (276)
GAAP Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share 0.23 (0.84)
 
Non-GAAP Net Revenue 4,186 3,828
Non-GAAP Net Income 284 233
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share 0.85 0.70
 
Cash Flow from Operations 277 320
 

Q4 FY12 Digital Metrics:

(in millions)

Quarter
Ended
3/31/12

 

Quarter
Ended
3/31/11

GAAP Net Mobile Revenue

Non-GAAP Net Mobile Revenue

$87

$84

$70

$67

Monthly Active Users (MAU) in Social Games 49 36
Core Registered Users 220 112

Business Outlook as of May 7, 2012

The following forward-looking statements, as well as those made above, reflect expectations as of May 7, 2012. Electronic Arts assumes no obligation to update these statements. Results may be materially different and are affected by many factors, including: product development delays; competition in the industry; the health of the economy in the U.S. and abroad and the related impact on discretionary consumer spending; changes in anticipated costs; the financial impact of acquisitions by EA; the popular appeal of EA’s products; EA’s effective tax rate; and other factors detailed in this release and in EA’s annual and quarterly SEC filings.

Fiscal Year 2013 Expectations – Ending March 31, 2013

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $4.075 billion.
  • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $4.300 billion.
  • GAAP loss per share is expected to be approximately ($0.36) to ($0.16).
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be approximately $1.05 to $1.20.
  • For purposes of calculating fiscal year 2013 diluted earnings per share, the Company estimates a share count of 327 million, and 321 million shares for calculating loss per share.
  • Expected non-GAAP net income excludes the following from expected GAAP net loss:
    • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $225 million higher than GAAP net revenue due to the impact of the change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content);
    • Approximately $175 million of estimated stock-based compensation;
    • Approximately $80 million of acquisition-related expenses;
    • Approximately $45 million of restructuring charges;
    • Approximately $20 million from the amortization of debt discount; and
    • Non-GAAP tax expense is expected to be $84 million to $102 million higher than GAAP tax expense.

First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Expectations – Ending June 30, 2012

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $950 million.
  • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $500 million.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be approximately $0.40 to $0.48.
  • Non-GAAP loss per share is expected to be approximately ($0.45) to ($0.40).
  • For purposes of calculating first quarter fiscal year 2013 diluted earnings per share, the Company estimates a share count of 322 million, and 318 million shares for calculating loss per share.
  • Expected non-GAAP net loss excludes the following from expected GAAP net income:
    • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $450 million lower than GAAP net revenue due to the impact of the change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content);
    • Approximately $45 million of estimated stock-based compensation;
    • Approximately $20 million of acquisition-related expenses;
    • Approximately $40 million of restructuring charges;
    • Approximately $5 million from the amortization of debt discount; and
    • Non-GAAP tax expense is expected to be $60 million to $66 million lower than GAAP tax expense.

Conference Call and Supporting Documents

Electronic Arts will host a conference call on May 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm PT (5:00 pm ET) to review its results for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2012 and its outlook for the future. During the course of the call, Electronic Arts may disclose material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance. Listeners may access the conference call live through the following dial-in number: 773-799-3213 (domestic) or 888-677-1083 (international), using the password “EA” or via webcast at http://ir.ea.com.

EA will also post a slide presentation that accompanies the call at http://ir.ea.com.

A dial-in replay of the conference call will be provided until May 15, 2012 at the following number: 203-369-0099 (domestic) or 866-356-3373 (international). A webcast replay of the conference call will be available for one year at http://ir.ea.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, Electronic Arts uses certain non-GAAP measures of financial performance. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures used by Electronic Arts include: non-GAAP net revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) and historical and estimated non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the following items, as applicable in a given reporting period, from the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations:

  • Acquisition-related expenses
  • Amortization of debt discount
  • Certain non-recurring litigation expenses
  • Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)
  • Gain (loss) on strategic investments
  • Loss on licensed intellectual property commitment
  • Restructuring charges
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Income tax adjustments

Electronic Arts may consider whether other significant non-recurring items that arise in the future should also be excluded in calculating the non-GAAP financial measures it uses.

Electronic Arts believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when taken together with the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s performance by excluding certain items that may not be indicative of the Company’s core business, operating results or future outlook. Electronic Arts’ management uses, and believes that investors benefit from referring to, these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company’s operating results both as a consolidated entity and at the business unit level, as well as when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate comparisons of the Company’s performance to prior periods.

In addition to the reasons stated above, which are generally applicable to each of the items Electronic Arts excludes from its non-GAAP financial measures, the Company believes it is appropriate to exclude certain items for the following reasons:

Acquisition-Related Expenses. GAAP requires expenses to be recognized for various types of events associated with a business acquisition. These events include, expensing acquired intangible assets, including acquired in-process technology, post-closing adjustments associated with changes in the estimated amount of contingent consideration to be paid in an acquisition, and the impairment of accounting goodwill created as a result of an acquisition when future events indicated there has been a decline in its value. When analyzing the operating performance of an acquired entity, Electronic Arts’ management focuses on the total return provided by the investment (i.e., operating profit generated from the acquired entity as compared to the purchase price paid including the final amounts paid for contingent consideration) without taking into consideration any allocations made for accounting purposes. Because the final purchase price paid for an acquisition necessarily reflects the accounting value assigned to both contingent consideration and to the intangible assets (including goodwill), when analyzing the operating performance of an acquisition in subsequent periods, the Company’s management excludes the GAAP impact of any adjustments to the fair value of these acquisition-related balances to its financial results.

Amortization of Debt Discount on the Convertible Senior Notes. Under GAAP, certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash on conversion are required to be separately accounted for as liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components of the instrument in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. Accordingly, for GAAP purposes, we are required to amortize as a debt discount an amount equal to the fair value of the conversion option as interest expense on the Company’s $632.5 million of 0.75% convertible senior notes that were issued in a private placement in July 2011 over the term of the notes. Electronic Arts’ management will exclude the effect of this amortization when evaluating the Company’s operating performance and the performance of its management team during this period and will continue to do so, when it plans, forecasts and analyzes future periods.

Certain non-recurring litigation expenses. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, Electronic Arts recognized a $27 million expense related to a potential settlement of an on-going litigation matter. This significant non-recurring litigation expense is excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide comparability between periods. Further, the Company excluded this expense when evaluating its operating performance and the performance of its management team during this period and will continue to do so when it plans, forecasts and analyzes future periods.

Change in Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content). Electronic Arts is not able to objectively determine the fair value of the online service included in certain of its packaged goods and digital content. As a result, the Company recognizes the revenue from the sale of these games and content over the estimated online service period. In other transactions, at the date we sell the software product we have an obligation to provide incremental unspecified digital content in the future without an additional fee. In these cases, we account for the sale of the software product as a multiple element arrangement and recognize the revenue on a straight-line basis over the estimated period of game play. Internally, Electronic Arts’ management excludes the impact of the change in deferred net revenue related to packaged goods games and digital content in its non-GAAP financial measures when evaluating the Company’s operating performance, when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, and when assessing the performance of its management team. The Company believes that excluding the impact of the change in deferred net revenue from its operating results is important to (1) facilitate comparisons to prior periods during which the Company was able to objectively determine the fair value of the online service and not delay the recognition of significant amounts of net revenue related to online-enabled packaged goods and (2) understanding our operations because all related costs are expensed as incurred instead of deferred and recognized ratably.

Gain (loss) on Strategic Investments. From time to time, the Company makes strategic investments. Electronic Arts’ management excludes the impact of any gains (losses) on such investments when evaluating the Company’s operating performance, when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods, and when assessing the performance of its management team. In addition, the Company believes that excluding the impact of such gains (losses) on these investments from its operating results is important to facilitate comparisons to prior periods.

Loss on Licensed Intellectual Property Commitment. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, Electronic Arts amended an agreement with a content licensor. This amendment resulted in the termination of our rights to use the licensor’s intellectual property in certain products and we incurred a related estimated loss of $38 million. This significant non-recurring loss is excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide comparability between periods. Further, the Company excluded this loss when evaluating its operating performance and the performance of its management team during this period and will continue to do so when it plans, forecasts and analyzes future periods.

Restructuring Charges. Although Electronic Arts has engaged in various restructuring activities in the past, each has been a discrete, extraordinary event based on a unique set of business objectives. Each of these restructurings has been unlike its predecessors in terms of its operational implementation, business impact and scope. As such, the Company believes it is appropriate to exclude restructuring charges from its non-GAAP financial measures.

Stock-Based Compensation. When evaluating the performance of its individual business units, the Company does not consider stock-based compensation charges. Likewise, the Company’s management teams exclude stock-based compensation expense from their short and long-term operating plans. In contrast, the Company’s management teams are held accountable for cash-based compensation and such amounts are included in their operating plans. Further, when considering the impact of equity award grants, Electronic Arts places a greater emphasis on overall shareholder dilution rather than the accounting charges associated with such grants.

Income Tax Adjustments. The Company uses a fixed, long-term projected tax rate of 28 percent internally to evaluate its operating performance, to forecast, plan and analyze future periods, and to assess the performance of its management team. Accordingly, the Company has applied the same 28 percent tax rate to its non-GAAP financial results.

In the financial tables below, Electronic Arts has provided a reconciliation of the most comparable GAAP financial measure to the historical non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some statements set forth in this release, including the information relating to EA’s fiscal 2013 guidance information under the heading “Business Outlook”, contain forward-looking statements that are subject to change. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", “estimate” or "expect" and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are preliminary estimates and expectations based on current information and are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or actual future results to differ materially from the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Some of the factors which could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from its expectations include the following: sales of the Company’s titles; the Company’s ability to manage expenses; the competition in the interactive entertainment industry; the effectiveness of the Company’s sales and marketing programs; timely development and release of Electronic Arts’ products; the Company’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, including the PopCap acquisition; the consumer demand for, and the availability of an adequate supply of console hardware units; the Company’s ability to predict consumer preferences among competing platforms; the Company’s ability to service and support digital product offerings, including managing online security; general economic conditions; and other factors described in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011.

These forward-looking statements are current as of May 7, 2012. Electronic Arts assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. In addition, the preliminary financial results set forth in this release are estimates based on information currently available to Electronic Arts.

While Electronic Arts believes these estimates are meaningful, they could differ from the actual amounts that Electronic Arts ultimately reports in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Electronic Arts assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these estimates prior to filing its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries. In fiscal year 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Rob Sison             Jeff Brown
Vice President, Investor Relations Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
650-628-7787 650-628-7922

rsison@ea.com

jbrown@ea.com

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ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in millions, except per share data)
               
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
 
Net revenue $ 1,368 $ 1,090 $ 4,143 $ 3,589
Cost of goods sold   374     328     1,598     1,499  
Gross profit 994 762 2,545 2,090
 
Operating expenses:
Marketing and sales 222 194 853 747
General and administrative

115

75

375

301
Research and development 284 328 1,212 1,153
Acquisition-related contingent consideration 3 8 11 (17 )
Amortization of intangibles 6 13 43 57
Restructuring and other   (1 )   (1 )   16     161  
Total operating expenses  

629

    617    

2,510

    2,402  
 
Operating income (loss)

365

145

35

(312 )
 
Gain on strategic investments, net - - - 23
Interest and other income (expense), net   (4 )   4     (17 )   10  
 
Income (loss) before benefit from income taxes

361

149

18

(279 )
 
Benefit from income taxes   (39 )   (2 )   (58 )   (3 )
 
Net income (loss) $

400

  $ 151   $

76

  $ (276 )
 
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic $

1.22

$ 0.45 $

0.23

$ (0.84 )
Diluted $

1.20

$ 0.45 $

0.23

$ (0.84 )
 
Number of shares used in computation
Basic

329

333

331

330
Diluted

332

336 336 330
 
 
Non-GAAP Results (in millions, except per share data)
The following tables reconcile the Company's net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share as presented in its Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") to its non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share.
 
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2012 2011 2012 2011
 
Net income (loss) $

400

$ 151 $

76

$ (276 )
 
Acquisition-related expenses 36 24 106 52
Amortization of debt discount 5 - 14 -

Certain non-recurring litigation expenses

27

-

27

-

Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) (391 ) (95 ) 43 239
Gain on strategic investments, net - - - (23 )
Loss on licensed intellectual property commitment (COGS) - - - (1 )
Restructuring and other (1 ) (1 ) 16 161
Stock-based compensation 41 38 170 174
Income tax adjustments   (61 )   (34 )   (168 )   (93 )
 
Non-GAAP net income $ 56   $ 83   $ 284   $ 233  
 
Non-GAAP earnings per share
Basic $ 0.17 $ 0.25 $ 0.86 $ 0.71
Diluted $ 0.17 $ 0.25 $ 0.85 $ 0.70
 
Number of shares used in Non-GAAP computation
Basic

329

333

331

330
Diluted

332

336 336 334
 
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions)
       
March 31, March 31,
2012

2011 (a)

 
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,293 $ 1,579
Short-term investments 437 497
Marketable equity securities 119 161
Receivables, net of allowances of $252 and $304, respectively 366 335
Inventories 59 77
Deferred income taxes, net 67 56
Other current assets   268     327  
Total current assets 2,609 3,032
 
Property and equipment, net 568 513
Goodwill 1,718 1,110
Acquisition-related intangibles, net 369 144
Deferred income taxes, net 42 49
Other assets   185     80  
 
TOTAL ASSETS $ 5,491   $ 4,928  
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 215 $ 228
Accrued and other current liabilities

857

768
Deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)   1,048     1,005  
Total current liabilities

2,120

2,001
 
0.75% convertible senior notes due 2016, net 539 -
Income tax obligations 189 192
Deferred income taxes, net 8 37
Other liabilities   177     134  
Total liabilities

3,033

2,364
 
Common stock 3 3
Paid-in capital 2,359 2,495
Accumulated deficit

(77

) (153 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income   173     219  
Total stockholders' equity  

2,458

    2,564  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 5,491   $ 4,928  
 

(a) Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

 
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in millions)
       
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
March 31, March 31,
2012     2011 2012     2011
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
Net income (loss) $

400

$ 151 $

76

$ (276 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Acquisition-related contingent consideration 3 8 11 (17 )
Depreciation, amortization and accretion, net 68 42 216 180
Net gains on investments and sale of property and equipment - (1 ) (12 ) (25 )
Other non-cash restructuring charges (3 ) - (6 ) 1
Stock-based compensation 41 38 170 176
Change in assets and liabilities:
Receivables, net 162 58 (14 ) (122 )
Inventories 10 29 21 25
Other assets (20 ) 14 (101 ) 5
Accounts payable 100 55 (50 ) 114
Accrued and other liabilities

(37

) (38 )

13

 

(4 )
Deferred income taxes, net (46 ) (8 ) (90 ) 24
Deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)   (391 )   (95 )   43     239  
Net cash provided by operating activities   287     253     277     320  
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
Capital expenditures (44 ) (21 ) (172 ) (59 )
Proceeds from sale of property - - 26 -
Proceeds from sale of marketable equity securities - - - 132
Proceeds from maturities and sales of short-term investments 63 160 526 442
Purchase of short-term investments (94 ) (147 ) (468 ) (514 )
Acquisition-related restricted cash 75 - 75 -
Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired   -     -     (676 )   (16 )
Net cash used in investing activities   -     (8 )   (689 )   (15 )
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
Proceeds from borrowings on convertible senior notes, net of issuance costs - - 617 -
Proceeds from issuance of warrants - - 65 -
Purchase of convertible note hedge - - (107 ) -
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 18 17 57 34
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation - 1 4 1
Repurchase and retirement of common stock (241 ) (58 ) (471 ) (58 )
Acquisition-related contingent consideration payment   (25 )   -     (25 )   -  
 
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (248 )   (40 )   140     (23 )
 
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents   12     21     (14 )   24  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 51 226 (286 ) 306
Beginning cash and cash equivalents   1,242     1,353     1,579     1,273  
Ending cash and cash equivalents $ 1,293   $ 1,579   $ 1,293   $ 1,579  
 
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except per share data, SKU count and headcount)
                       
Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 YOY %

FY11

FY12

FY12

FY12

FY12

Change

 
QUARTERLY RECONCILIATION OF RESULTS
 
Net Revenue
GAAP net revenue $ 1,090 $ 999 $ 715 $ 1,061 $ 1,368 26 %
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)   (95 )   (475 )   319     590     (391 )
Non-GAAP net revenue $ 995   $ 524   $ 1,034   $ 1,651   $ 977   (2 %)
 
Gross Profit
GAAP gross profit $ 762 $ 759 $ 283 $ 509 $ 994 30 %
Acquisition-related expenses 3 3 8 14 27
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) (95 ) (475 ) 319 590 (391 )
Stock-based compensation   -     1     -     -     1  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 670   $ 288   $ 610   $ 1,113   $ 631   (6 %)
GAAP gross profit % (as a % of GAAP net revenue) 70 % 76 % 40 % 48 % 73 %
Non-GAAP gross profit % (as a % of non-GAAP net revenue) 67 % 55 % 59 % 67 % 65 %
 
Operating Income (Loss)
GAAP operating income (loss) $ 145 $ 227 $ (374 ) $ (183 ) $

365

152

%
Acquisition-related expenses 24 18 38 14 36

Certain non-recurring litigation expenses

-

-

-

-

27

Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) (95 ) (475 ) 319 590 (391 )
Restructuring and other (1 ) 18 (1 ) - (1 )
Stock-based compensation   38     38     43     48     41  
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) $ 111   $ (174 ) $ 25   $ 469   $ 77   (31 %)
GAAP operating income (loss) % (as a % of GAAP net revenue) 13 % 23 % (52 %) (17 %)

27

%
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) % (as a % of non-GAAP net revenue) 11 % (33 %) 2 % 28 % 8 %
 
Net Income (Loss)
GAAP net income (loss) $ 151 $ 221 $ (340 ) $ (205 ) $

400

165

%
Acquisition-related expenses 24 18 38 14 36
Amortization of debt discount - - 4 5 5

Certain non-recurring litigation expenses

-

-

-

-

27

Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) (95 ) (475 ) 319 590 (391 )
Restructuring and other (1 ) 18 (1 ) - (1 )
Stock-based compensation 38 38 43 48 41
Income tax adjustments   (34 )   57     (46 )   (118 )   (61 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 83   $ (123 ) $ 17   $ 334   $ 56  

(33

%)
GAAP net income (loss) % (as a % of GAAP net revenue) 14 % 22 % (48 %) (19 %)

29

%
Non-GAAP net income (loss) % (as a % of non-GAAP net revenue) 8 % (23 %) 2 % 20 % 6 %
 
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share
GAAP earnings (loss) per share $ 0.45 $ 0.66 $ (1.03 ) $ (0.62 ) $

1.20

167

%
Non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share $ 0.25 $ (0.37 ) $ 0.05 $ 0.99 $ 0.17 (32 %)
 
Number of diluted shares used in computation
GAAP 336 337 331 332

332

Non-GAAP 336 331 337 338

332

 
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except per share data, SKU count and headcount)
                       
Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 YOY %

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FY12

FY12

FY12

Change

 
QUARTERLY NET REVENUE PRESENTATIONS - GAAP AND NON-GAAP
 
Geography Net Revenue
North America 530 501 337 500 653 23 %
Europe 507 438 328 505 627 24 %
Asia 53   60   50   56   88   66 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue 1,090   999   715   1,061   1,368   26 %
North America (56 ) (240 ) 144 310 (188 )
Europe (45 ) (215 ) 174 235 (187 )
Asia 6   (20 ) 1   45   (16 )
Change In Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content) (95 ) (475 ) 319   590   (391 )
North America 474 261 481 810 465 (2 %)
Europe 462 223 502 740 440 (5 %)
Asia 59   40   51   101   72   22 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue 995   524   1,034   1,651   977   (2 %)
 
North America 49 % 50 % 47 % 47 % 48 %
Europe 46 % 44 % 46 % 48 % 46 %
Asia 5 % 6 % 7 % 5 % 6 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
North America 48 % 50 % 46 % 49 % 48 %
Europe 46 % 42 % 49 % 45 % 45 %
Asia 6 % 8 % 5 % 6 % 7 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
 
Net Revenue Composition
Publishing and Other 838 647 450 738 926 11 %
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 211 232 234 274 419 99 %
Distribution 41   120   31   49   23   (44 %)
Total GAAP Net Revenue 1,090   999   715   1,061   1,368   26 %
Publishing and Other (152 ) (452 ) 337 487 (397 )
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 57   (23 ) (18 ) 103   6  
Change In Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content) (95 ) (475 ) 319   590   (391 )
Publishing and Other 686 195 787 1,225 529 (23 %)
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 268 209 216 377 425 59 %
Distribution 41   120   31   49   23   (44 %)
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue 995   524   1,034   1,651   977   (2 %)
 
Publishing and Other 77 % 65 % 63 % 69 % 68 %
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 19 % 23 % 33 % 26 % 30 %
Distribution 4 % 12 % 4 % 5 % 2 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Publishing and Other 69 % 37 % 76 % 74 % 54 %
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 27 % 40 % 21 % 23 % 44 %
Distribution 4 % 23 % 3 % 3 % 2 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
 
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except per share data, SKU count and headcount)
                       
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FY12

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QUARTERLY NET REVENUE PRESENTATIONS - GAAP AND NON-GAAP
 
Platform Net Revenue
Xbox 360 336 345 213 331 454 35 %
PLAYSTATION 3 357 308 169 314 432 21 %
Wii 71 42 35 49 20 (72 %)
PlayStation 2 4   3   15   7   3   (25 %)
Total Consoles 768 698 432 701 909 18 %
Mobile 70 57 55 70 87 24 %
PlayStation Handhelds 16 11 17 14 6 (63 %)
Nintendo Handhelds 28   8   7   15   5   (82 %)
Total Mobile and Handhelds 114 76 79 99 98 (14 %)
PC 171 205 178 214 334 95 %
Other 37   20   26   47   27   (27 %)
Total GAAP Net Revenue 1,090   999   715   1,061   1,368   26 %
Xbox 360 (12 ) (193 ) 140 174 (128 )
PLAYSTATION 3 (75 ) (197 ) 205 179 (210 )
Wii (44 ) (26 ) (1 ) 3 (7 )
Mobile (3 ) - - 13 (3 )
PlayStation Handhelds (6 ) (6 ) - (2 ) 10
Nintendo Handhelds (6 ) (2 ) - 9 (5 )
PC 51   (51 ) (25 ) 214   (48 )
Change in Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content) (95 ) (475 ) 319   590   (391 )
Xbox 360 324 152 353 505 326 1 %
PLAYSTATION 3 282 111 374 493 222 (21 %)
Wii 27 16 34 52 13 (52 %)
PlayStation 2 4   3   15   7   3   (25 %)
Total Consoles 637 282 776 1,057 564 (11 %)
Mobile 67 57 55 83 84 25 %
PlayStation Handhelds 10 5 17 12 16 60 %
Nintendo Handhelds 22   6   7   24   -   (100 %)
Total Mobile and Handhelds 99 68 79 119 100 1 %
PC 222 154 153 428 286 29 %
Other 37   20   26   47   27   (27 %)
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue 995   524   1,034   1,651   977   (2 %)
 
Xbox 360 31 % 35 % 30 % 31 % 33 %
PLAYSTATION 3 33 % 31 % 23 % 29 % 32 %
Wii 6 % 4 % 5 % 5 % 1 %
PlayStation 2 -   -   2 % 1 % -  
Total Consoles 70 % 70 % 60 % 66 % 66 %
Mobile 6 % 6 % 8 % 7 % 6 %
PlayStation Handhelds 1 % 1 % 2 % 1 % 1 %
Nintendo Handhelds 3 % 1 % 1 % 1 % -  
Total Mobile and Handhelds 10 % 8 % 11 % 9 % 7 %
PC 16 % 20 % 25 % 20 % 25 %
Other 4 % 2 % 4 % 5 % 2 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Xbox 360 33 % 29 % 34 % 31 % 34 %
PLAYSTATION 3 28 % 21 % 36 % 30 % 23 %
Wii 3 % 3 % 4 % 3 % 1 %
PlayStation 2 -   1 % 1 % -   -  
Total Consoles 64 % 54 % 75 % 64 % 58 %
Mobile 7 % 11 % 5 % 5 % 8 %
PlayStation Handhelds 1 % 1 % 2 % 1 % 2 %
Nintendo Handhelds 2 % 1 % 1 % 1 % -  
Total Mobile and Handhelds 10 % 13 % 8 % 7 % 10 %
PC 22 % 29 % 15 % 26 % 29 %
Other 4 % 4 % 2 % 3 % 3 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
 
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except per share data, SKU count and headcount)
                       
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CASH FLOW DATA
 
Operating cash flow 253 (274 ) (211 ) 475 287 13 %
Operating cash flow - TTM 320 194 117 243 277 (13 %)
Capital expenditures 21 32 52 44 44 110 %
Capital expenditures - TTM 59 80 120 149 172 192 %
 
BALANCE SHEET DATA
 
Cash and cash equivalents 1,579 1,173 930 1,242 1,293 (18 %)
Short-term investments 497 503 355 406 437 (12 %)
Marketable equity securities 161 172 214 143 119 (26 %)
Receivables, net 335 30 562 526 366 9 %
Inventories 77 75 90 69 59 (23 %)
Deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)
End of the quarter 1,005 530 849 1,439 1,048
Less: Beginning of the quarter 1,100   1,005   530   849 1,439  
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) (95 ) (475 ) 319   590 (391 )
 
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
 
Cost of goods sold - 1 - - 1
Marketing and sales 5 5 6 7 8
General and administrative 8 9 9 11 7
Research and development 25   23   28   30 25  
Total Stock-Based Compensation 38   38   43   48 41  
 
EMPLOYEES 7,645 7,973 8,687 9,043 9,158 20 %

Contacts

Electronic Arts Inc.
Rob Sison, 650-628-7787
Vice President, Investor Relations
rsison@ea.com
Jeff Brown, 650-628-7922
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
jbrown@ea.com

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Contacts

Electronic Arts Inc.
Rob Sison, 650-628-7787
Vice President, Investor Relations
rsison@ea.com
Jeff Brown, 650-628-7922
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
jbrown@ea.com