November 2, 2010

Electronic Arts Reports Q2 FY11 Financial Results

Reports Q2 Non-GAAP Revenue and EPS Ahead of Expectations
Reaffirms Full-Year Non-GAAP EPS and Net Revenue Guidance
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced preliminary financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010.

"We had another strong quarter, beating expectations both top and bottom line," said John Riccitiello, Chief Executive Officer. "We credit our results to blockbusters like FIFA 11 and to innovative digital offerings like The Sims 3 Ambitions and Madden NFL 11 on the iPad."

"EA reaffirms its FY11 non-GAAP guidance," said Eric Brown, Chief Financial Officer. "EA is the world's #1 publisher calendar year-to-date and our portfolio is focused on high-growth platforms -- high definition consoles, PC and mobile."

Selected Quarterly Operating Highlights and Metrics:

  • EA is the #1 publisher on high-definition consoles with 25% segment share calendar year-to date, two points higher than the same period a year ago.
  • In North America and Europe, the high-definition console software market is growing strongly with the combined PlayStation(R)3 and Xbox 360(R) segments up 23% calendar year-to-date. The PlayStation 3 software market is up 36% calendar year-to-date.
  • EA is the #1 PC publisher with 27% segment share at retail calendar year-to-date and strong growth in digital downloads of full-game software.
  • For the quarter, EA had six of the top 20 selling games in Western markets with FIFA 11, Madden NFL 11, NCAA(R) Football 11, NHL(R)11, Battlefield: Bad Company(TM) 2 and FIFA 10.
  • FIFA 11 was the #1 title in Europe in the second quarter, and life to date, the FIFA franchise has sold over 100 million units worldwide.
  • EA was the #1 publisher across all platforms on the Apple(R) App Store in the quarter.
  • At GamesCom, EA won more nominations (10) and awards (five) than any other publisher. Winners included: Crysis(TM) 2 for Best PC Game; Dead Space(TM) 2 for Best Survival Game; Rock Band(TM) 3 for Best Music Game (with MTV/Harmonix); Star Wars(R): The Old Republic(TM) for Best MMO Game; and FIFA 11 for Best of GamesCom.
  • On October 19, 2010, EA acquired Chillingo, a publisher of top iOS titles including Cut the Rope and Angry Birds. Chillingo extends EA's App Store leadership and adds an open social gaming platform to EAi's publishing capabilities.
  • Medal of Honor(TM) is off to a strong start, selling-through 2 million units in just two weeks in October.

Q2 FY11 Financial Highlights:

Non-GAAP net revenue of $884 million exceeded guidance of $775 million to $825 million. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.10 exceeded guidance of ($0.15) to ($0.10). As expected, non-GAAP net revenue in Q2 fiscal 11 was lower compared to Q2 fiscal 10 due to lower distribution revenues and a reduced title slate, which went from nine major titles in Q2 fiscal 10 to seven in Q2 fiscal 11. This was partially offset by digital revenue growth.

(in millions of $ except per share amounts)

Quarter
Ended
9/30/10

Quarter
Ended
9/30/09

Net Digital Revenue $ 161 $ 128
Net Publishing Packaged Goods and Other Revenue 441 425
Net Distribution Packaged Goods Revenue 29 235
GAAP Total Net Revenue 631 788
Non-GAAP Net Digital Revenue $ 166 $ 138
Non-GAAP Net Publishing Packaged Goods and Other Revenue 689 774
Non-GAAP Net Distribution Packaged Goods Revenue 29 235
Non-GAAP Total Net Revenue 884 1,147
GAAP Net Loss (201 ) (391 )
Non-GAAP Net Income 32 19
GAAP Diluted Loss Per Share (0.61 ) (1.21 )
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share 0.10 0.06
Cash Flow from Operations (134 ) 6

Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) Financial Highlights:

(in millions of $ except per share data)

Year
Ended
9/30/10

Year
Ended
9/30/09

GAAP Net Revenue $ 3,668 $ 3,946
GAAP Net Loss (157 ) (1,308 )
GAAP Diluted Loss Per Share (0.48 ) (4.06 )
Non-GAAP Net Revenue 3,619 4,314
Non-GAAP Net Income 86 72
Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share 0.26 0.23
Cash Flow from Operations 192 105

Q2 FY11 Digital Metrics:

(in millions)

Quarter
Ended
9/30/10

Quarter
Ended
9/30/09

GAAP Net Mobile Revenue $ 49 $ 51
Monthly Active Users (MAU) in Social Games 49 n/a
Core Registered Users 80 41

Cost Reduction Plan

EA has announced a plan to restructure key licensing and developer agreements to improve the long-term profitability of its packaged goods portfolio, and expects to incur one-time GAAP restructuring charges of up to approximately $180 million in the second half of fiscal year 2011. Benefits of the restructuring are expected starting in fiscal 2012 and beyond.

Business Outlook as of November 2, 2010

The following forward-looking statements, as well as those made above, reflect expectations as of November 2, 2010. 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; expected savings and impact on EA's operations of the Company's cost reduction plan; consumer demand for console hardware and the ability of the console manufacturers to produce an adequate supply of consoles to meet that demand; changes in foreign exchange rates; the financial impact of potential future 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.

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Expectations - Ending December 31, 2010

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $940 to $1,065 million.
  • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $1.375 to $1.5 billion.
  • GAAP diluted loss per share is expected to be approximately ($0.70) to ($0.85).
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be approximately $0.50 to $0.60.
  • For purposes of calculating third quarter fiscal year 2011 earnings/(loss) per share, the Company estimates a share count of 331 million for loss per share computations and 334 million for earnings per share computations.
  • Expected non-GAAP net income excludes the following items from expected GAAP net income:
    • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $435 million higher 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 $17 million of acquisition-related expenses;
    • Approximately $5 million of restructuring charges; and
    • Non-GAAP tax expenses are expected to be $54 to $68 million higher than GAAP tax expenses.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Expectations - Ending March 31, 2011

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $960 to $1,085 million.
  • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $850 to $975 million.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be approximately $0.30 to $0.45.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is expected to be approximately $0.13 to $0.23.
  • For purposes of calculating third quarter fiscal year 2011 earnings per share, the Company estimates a share count of 335 million.
  • Expected non-GAAP net income excludes the following items from expected GAAP net income:
    • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $110 million lower than GAAP net revenue due to the impact of the change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content);
    • Approximately $40 million of estimated stock-based compensation;
    • Approximately $17 million of acquisition-related expenses;
    • Approximately zero to $5 million of restructuring charges; and
    • Non-GAAP tax expenses are expected to be $7 to $20 million higher than GAAP tax expenses.

Fiscal Year 2011 Expectations - Ending March 31, 2011

EA is affirming its full year FY11 non-GAAP guidance for both net revenue and earnings per share.

  • GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $3.35 to $3.60 billion and non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $3.65 to $3.90 billion, both consistent with the Company's previously provided guidance.
  • GAAP operating expense is expected to be approximately $2.2 billion and non-GAAP operating expense is expected to be approximately $2 billion.
  • GAAP diluted loss per share is expected to be approximately ($0.55) to ($0.85).
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are expected to be approximately $0.50 to $0.70.
  • For purposes of calculating fiscal year 2011 earnings/(loss) per share, the Company estimates a share count of 330 million for loss per share computations and 334 million for earnings per share computations.
  • Expected non-GAAP net income excludes the following items from expected GAAP net loss:
    • Non-GAAP net revenue is expected to be approximately $300 million higher than GAAP 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 $45 million of acquisition-related expenses;
    • Approximately $10 to $15 million of restructuring charges;
    • Approximately $23 million from net gains on sale of strategic investments; and
    • Non-GAAP tax expenses are expected to be $65 to $91 million higher than GAAP tax expenses.

Note: GAAP expectations for all periods set forth above do not reflect the financial impact of the cost reduction plan announced today.

Fiscal Year 2011 Key Titles by Label and Platform

Q1
Games Skate(TM) 3 Console
Green Day Rock Band(TM) (1) Console
APB All Points Bulletin (1) PC
Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM) Console Handheld/Mobile
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) Online PC
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) 11 Console
Q2
Games Need for Speed(TM) World PC
Sports NCAA(R) Football 11 Console
Madden NFL 11 Console Handheld/Mobile
FIFA 11 Console Handheld/Mobile PC
NHL(R) 11 Console
FIFA Online 3 PC
Play MySims Skyheroes(TM) Console Handheld/Mobile
Q3
Games Medal of Honor(TM) Console Handheld/Mobile PC
Need For Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit Console Handheld/Mobile PC
Rock Band(R) 3 (1) Console Handheld/Mobile
Sports EA SPORTS(TM) MMA Console Handheld/Mobile
FIFA Manager 11 PC
NBA Jam Console
EA SPORTS Active NFL Training Camp Console
EA SPORTS Active 2 Console Handheld/Mobile
Play HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT 3 Console
LITTLEST PET SHOP 3: Biggest Stars series Handheld/Mobile
MONOPOLY Streets Console Handheld/Mobile
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(TM) Part 1 Console Handheld/Mobile PC
Create(TM) Console PC
The Sims(TM) 3 Console Handheld/Mobile
Q4
Games Dead Space(TM) 2 Console Handheld/Mobile PC
Dragon Age(TM) 2 Console PC
Bulletstorm(TM) (2) Console PC
Crysis(R) 2 (2) Console PC
Need For Speed(TM) Shift 2 Console PC
Sports Fight Night Champion Console
Play The Sims(TM) Medieval PC
Darkspore(TM) PC

Note: (1) Distribution Title, (2) Co-Published Title

The Key Titles Schedule for fiscal year 2011 is current as of November 2, 2010 and is subject to change. Electronic Arts assumes no obligation to update this schedule.

Conference Call and Supporting Documents

Electronic Arts will host a conference call today at 2:00 pm PT (5:00 pm ET) to review its results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2010 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: (877) 418-3422, access code 16794663, or via webcast at http://investor.ea.com.

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

A dial-in replay of the conference call will be provided until November 9, 2010 at (706) 645-9291, access code 16794663. A webcast archive of the conference call will be available for one year at http://investor.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
  • Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)
  • Gain (loss) on strategic investments
  • Loss on lease obligation and facilities acquisition
  • 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 acquired in-process technology and 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. Electronic Arts believes that such an approach is useful in understanding the long-term return provided by an acquisition and that investors benefit from a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that excludes the accounting expense.

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 life of the game. 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 losses and gains 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 losses and gains on these investments from its operating results is important to facilitate comparisons to prior periods.

Loss on Lease Obligation and Facilities Acquisition. During the second quarter of fiscal 2010, Electronic Arts completed the acquisition of its headquarters facilities in Redwood City, California pursuant to the terms of the loan financing agreements underlying the build-to-suit leases for the facilities. These leases expired in July 2009, and had previously been accounted for as operating leases. The total amount paid under the terms of the leases was $247 million, of which $233 million related to the purchase price of the facilities and $14 million was for the loss on our lease obligation. In addition, Electronic Arts recorded a tax benefit of approximately $31 million, consisting of approximately $6 million related to the loss on our lease obligation, and a $25 million reduction in our valuation allowance due to the acquisition. As a result of this lease obligation and facility acquisition, on an after-tax basis, Electronic Arts incurred a positive net income effect of $17 million. Electronic Arts' management excluded the effect of this transaction when evaluating the Company's operating performance and when assessing the performance of its management team during this period and will continue to do so, when it plans, forecasts and analyzes future 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.

Video game platforms have historically had a life cycle of four to six years, which causes the video game software market to be cyclical. The Company's management analyzes its business and operating performance in the context of these business cycles, comparing Electronic Arts' performance at similar stages of different cycles. For comparability purposes, Electronic Arts believes it is useful to provide a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes stock-based compensation in order to better understand the long-term performance of its core business.

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 estimates relating to EA's fiscal year 2011 guidance information under the heading "Business Outlook", and the fiscal year 2011 key title slate, 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 general health of the U.S. and global economy and the related impact on discretionary consumer spending; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; consumer spending trends; 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 consumer demand for, and the availability of an adequate supply of console hardware units (including the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and the Wii(TM)); the Company's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms; the financial impact of recent acquisitions and potential future acquisitions by EA; the Company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game segment; the Company's ability to attract and retain key personnel; changes in the Company's effective tax rates; the performance of strategic investments; the impact of certain accounting requirements, such as the Company's ability to estimate and recognize goodwill impairment charges and determine deferred tax valuation allowances; adoption of new accounting regulations and standards; potential regulation of the Company's products in key territories; developments in the law regarding protection of the Company's products; the Company's ability to secure licenses to valuable entertainment properties on favorable terms; the stability of the Company's key customers, and other factors described in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010.

These forward-looking statements are current as of November 2, 2010. 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010. Electronic Arts assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these estimates prior to filing its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.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 Six Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Net revenue $ 631 $ 788 $ 1,446 $ 1,432
Cost of goods sold 363 593 585 914
Gross profit 268 195 861 518
Operating expenses:
Marketing and sales 173 187 300 351
General and administrative 77 91 151 157
Research and development 277 316 552 628
Acquisition-related contingent consideration (28 ) - (26 ) -
Amortization of intangibles 15 12 30 24
Restructuring charges 6 6 8 20
Total operating expenses 520 612 1,015 1,180
Operating loss (252 ) (417 ) (154 ) (662 )
Gain (loss) on strategic investments 28 (8 ) 23 (24 )
Interest and other income, net 6 7 6 10
Loss before benefit from income taxes (218 ) (418 ) (125 ) (676 )
Benefit from income taxes (17 ) (27 ) (20 ) (51 )
Net loss $ (201 ) $ (391 ) $ (105 ) $ (625 )
Loss per share
Basic and diluted $ (0.61 ) $ (1.21 ) $ (0.32 ) $ (1.93 )
Number of shares used in computation
Basic and diluted 329 324 328 324
Non-GAAP Results (in millions, except per share data)
The following tables reconcile the Company's net loss and 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 (loss) and non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share.
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
Net loss $ (201 ) $ (391 ) $ (105 ) $ (625 )
Acquisition-related expenses (10 ) 15 10 30
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 253 359 (23 ) 531
Loss on lease obligation (G&A) - 14 - 14
Loss on licensed intellectual property commitment (COGS) (1 ) (2 ) (1 ) (2 )
Loss (gain) on strategic investments (28 ) 8 (23 ) 24
Restructuring charges 6 6 8 20
Stock-based compensation 43 44 90 77
Income tax adjustments (30 ) (34 ) (2 ) (56 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 32 $ 19 $ (46 ) $ 13
Non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.10 $ 0.06 $ (0.14 ) $ 0.04
Number of shares used in computation
Basic 329 324 328 324
Diluted 333 325 328 325
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions)
September 30, March 31,
2010

2010 (a)

ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,056 $ 1,273
Short-term investments 495 432
Marketable equity securities 106 291
Receivables, net of allowances of $153 and $217, respectively 444 206
Inventories 155 100
Deferred income taxes, net 22 44
Other current assets 207 239
Total current assets 2,485 2,585
Property and equipment, net 510 537
Goodwill 1,094 1,093
Acquisition-related intangibles, net 168 204
Deferred income taxes, net 48 52
Other assets 189 175
TOTAL ASSETS $ 4,494 $ 4,646
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 205 $ 91
Accrued and other current liabilities 620 717
Deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 743 766
Total current liabilities 1,568 1,574
Income tax obligations 179 242
Deferred income taxes, net 2 2
Other liabilities 107 99
Total liabilities 1,856 1,917
Common stock 3 3
Paid-in capital 2,473 2,375
Retained earnings 18 123
Accumulated other comprehensive income 144 228
Total stockholders' equity 2,638 2,729
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 4,494 $ 4,646
(a) Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in millions)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2010 2009 2010 2009
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net loss $ (201 ) $ (391 ) $ (105 ) $ (625 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Acquisition-related contingent consideration (28 ) - (26 ) -
Depreciation, amortization and accretion, net 46 46 94 94
Net (gains) losses on investments and sale of property and equipment (29 ) 8 (24 ) 23
Non-cash restructuring charges (1 ) - (1 ) 7
Stock-based compensation 43 44 90 77
Change in assets and liabilities:
Receivables, net (334 ) (266 ) (237 ) (518 )
Inventories (71 ) (34 ) (55 ) (30 )
Other assets 51 1 14 (34 )
Accounts payable 146 115 106 123
Accrued and other liabilities (33 ) 155 (142 ) 73
Deferred income taxes, net 24 (31 ) 27 (43 )
Deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 253 359 (23 ) 531

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(134 ) 6 (282 ) (322 )
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchase of headquarters facilities - (233 ) - (233 )
Capital expenditures (12 ) (26 ) (23 ) (34 )
Proceeds from sale of marketable equity securities 124 4 132 4
Proceeds from maturities and sales of short-term investments 99 187 197 355
Purchase of short-term investments (114 ) (136 ) (262 ) (405 )
Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired - - - (3 )

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

97 (204 ) 44 (316 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 16 22 17 25

Net cash provided by financing activities

16 22 17 25
Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents 20 13 4 34
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (1 ) (163 ) (217 ) (579 )
Beginning cash and cash equivalents 1,057 1,205 1,273 1,621
Ending cash and cash equivalents 1,056 1,042 1,056 1,042
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information and Business Metrics
(in millions, except per share data, SKU count and headcount)
Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 YOY %

FY10

FY10

FY10

FY11

FY11

Change

QUARTERLY RECONCILIATION OF RESULTS
Net Revenue
GAAP net revenue $ 788 $ 1,243 $ 979 $ 815 $ 631 (20 %)
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
Non-GAAP net revenue $ 1,147 $ 1,346 $ 850 $ 539 $ 884 (23 %)
Gross Profit
GAAP gross profit $ 195 $ 589 $ 681 $ 593 $ 268 37 %
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
Acquisition-related expenses 3 2 2 3 3
Loss on licensed intellectual property commitment (COGS) (2 ) - (1 ) - (1 )
Stock-based compensation - - 1 1 -
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 555 $ 694 $ 554 $ 321 $ 523 (6 %)
GAAP gross profit % (as a % of GAAP net revenue) 25 % 47 % 70 % 73 % 42 %
Non-GAAP gross profit % (as a % of non-GAAP net revenue) 48 % 52 % 65 % 60 % 59 %
Operating Income (Loss)
GAAP operating income (loss) $ (417 ) $ (107 ) $ 83 $ 98 $ (252 ) (40 %)
Acquisition-related expenses 15 16 19 20 (10 )
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
Loss on lease obligation (G&A) 14 - - - -
Loss on licensed intellectual property commitment (COGS) (2 ) - (1 ) - (1 )
Restructuring charges 6 100 20 2 6
Stock-based compensation 44 42 42 47 43
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) $ 19 $ 154 $ 34 $ (109 ) $ 39 105 %
GAAP operating income (loss) % (as a % of GAAP net revenue) (53 %) (9 %) 8 % 12 % (40 %)
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) % (as a % of non-GAAP net revenue) 2 % 11 % 4 % (20 %) 4 %
Net Income (Loss)
GAAP net income (loss) $ (391 ) $ (82 ) $ 30 $ 96 $ (201 ) (49 %)
Acquisition-related expenses 15 16 19 20 (10 )
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
Loss on lease obligation (G&A) 14 - - - -
Loss on licensed intellectual property commitment (COGS) (2 ) - (1 ) - (1 )
Loss (gain) on strategic investments 8 1 1 5 (28 )
Restructuring charges 6 100 20 2 6
Stock-based compensation 44 42 42 47 43
Income tax adjustments (34 ) (71 ) 41 28 (30 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 19 $ 109 $ 23 $ (78 ) $ 32 68 %
GAAP net income (loss) % (as a % of GAAP net revenue) (50 %) (7 %) 3 % 12 % (32 %)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) % (as a % of non-GAAP net revenue) 2 % 8 % 3 % (14 %) 4 %
Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share
GAAP earnings (loss) per share $ (1.21 ) $ (0.25 ) $ 0.09 $ 0.29 $ (0.61 ) (50 %)
Non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.06 $ 0.33 $ 0.07 $ (0.24 ) $ 0.10 67 %
Number of shares used in computation
Basic 324 325 327 328 329
Diluted 325 327 330 332 333
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QUARTERLY NET REVENUE PRESENTATIONS - GAAP AND NON-GAAP
Geography Net Revenue
North America 479 693 510 451 327 (32 %)
Europe 268 489 418 317 262 (2 %)
Asia 41 61 51 47 42 2 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue 788 1,243 979 815 631 (20 %)
North America 159 87 (55 ) (184 ) 142
Europe 191 8 (78 ) (81 ) 122
Asia 9 8 4 (11 ) (11 )
Change In Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
North America 638 780 455 267 469 (27 %)
Europe 459 497 340 236 384 (16 %)
Asia 50 69 55 36 31 (38 %)
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue 1,147 1,346 850 539 884 (23 %)
North America 61 % 56 % 52 % 55 % 52 %
Europe 34 % 39 % 43 % 39 % 41 %
Asia 5 % 5 % 5 % 6 % 7 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
North America 56 % 58 % 54 % 49 % 53 %
Europe 40 % 37 % 40 % 44 % 43 %
Asia 4 % 5 % 6 % 7 % 4 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Net Revenue Composition (a)
Publishing and Other 425 845 794 586 441 4 %
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 128 133 144 176 161 26 %
Distribution 235 265 41 53 29 (88 %)
Total GAAP Net Revenue 788 1,243 979 815 631 (20 %)
Publishing and Other 349 84 (141 ) (288 ) 248
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 10 19 12 12 5
Distribution - - - - -
Change In Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
Publishing and Other 774 929 653 298 689 (11 %)
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 138 152 156 188 166 20 %
Distribution 235 265 41 53 29 (88 %)
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue 1,147 1,346 850 539 884 (23 %)
Publishing and Other 54 % 68 % 81 % 72 % 70 %
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 16 % 11 % 15 % 21 % 26 %
Distribution 30 % 21 % 4 % 7 % 4 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Publishing and Other 68 % 69 % 77 % 55 % 78 %
Wireless, Internet-derived, and Advertising (Digital) 12 % 11 % 18 % 35 % 19 %
Distribution 20 % 20 % 5 % 10 % 3 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
(a) Beginning with the quarter ended June 30, 2010, the Company is no longer presenting licensing and other revenue in a separate caption. This revenue has accordingly been combined with publishing and other or distribution. For comparability purposes, the results for prior periods have been reclassified.
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QUARTERLY NET REVENUE PRESENTATIONS - GAAP AND NON-GAAP
Platform Net Revenue
Xbox 360 171 348 276 262 172 1 %
PLAYSTATION 3 142 236 272 209 152 7 %
Wii 142 196 71 40 25 (82 %)
PlayStation 2 40 44 22 11 29 (28 %)
Total Consoles 495 824 641 522 378 (24 %)
Mobile 51 56 55 52 49 (4 %)
PSP 20 30 37 19 17 (15 %)
Nintendo DS 22 63 22 11 8 (64 %)
Total Wireless 93 149 114 82 74 (20 %)
PC 173 212 178 186 157 (9 %)
Other 27 58 46 25 22 (19 %)
Total GAAP Net Revenue 788 1,243 979 815 631 (20 %)
Xbox 360 189 29 6 (121 ) 96
PLAYSTATION 3 180 49 (83 ) (89 ) 150
Wii (2 ) 1 (31 ) (5 ) 24
PlayStation 2 14 - (11 ) (5 ) 1
Mobile (1 ) 1 - - -
PSP 19 3 (20 ) (1 ) 4
Nintendo DS - 12 (6 ) (4 ) 1
PC (40 ) 8 16 (51 ) (23 )
Change in Deferred Net Revenue (Packaged Goods and Digital Content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
Xbox 360 360 377 282 141 268 (26 %)
PLAYSTATION 3 322 285 189 120 302 (6 %)
Wii 140 197 40 35 49 (65 %)
PlayStation 2 54 44 11 6 30 (44 %)
Total Consoles 876 903 522 302 649 (26 %)
Mobile 50 57 55 52 49 (2 %)
PSP 39 33 17 18 21 (46 %)
Nintendo DS 22 75 16 7 9 (59 %)
Total Wireless 111 165 88 77 79 (29 %)
PC 133 220 194 135 134 1 %
Other 27 58 46 25 22 (19 %)
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue 1,147 1,346 850 539 884 (23 %)
Xbox 360 22 % 28 % 28 % 32 % 27 %
PLAYSTATION 3 18 % 19 % 28 % 26 % 24 %
Wii 18 % 16 % 7 % 5 % 4 %
PlayStation 2 5 % 3 % 2 % 1 % 5 %
Total Consoles 63 % 66 % 65 % 64 % 60 %
Mobile 6 % 5 % 6 % 7 % 8 %
PSP 3 % 2 % 4 % 2 % 3 %
Nintendo DS 3 % 5 % 2 % 1 % 1 %
Total Wireless 12 % 12 % 12 % 10 % 12 %
PC 22 % 17 % 18 % 23 % 25 %
Other 3 % 5 % 5 % 3 % 3 %
Total GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
Xbox 360 31 % 28 % 33 % 26 % 30 %
PLAYSTATION 3 28 % 21 % 22 % 22 % 34 %
Wii 12 % 15 % 5 % 7 % 6 %
PlayStation 2 5 % 3 % 1 % 1 % 3 %
Total Consoles 76 % 67 % 61 % 56 % 73 %
Mobile 5 % 4 % 6 % 10 % 6 %
PSP 3 % 2 % 2 % 3 % 2 %
Nintendo DS 2 % 6 % 2 % 1 % 1 %
Total Wireless 10 % 12 % 10 % 14 % 9 %
PC 12 % 17 % 24 % 25 % 15 %
Other 2 % 4 % 5 % 5 % 3 %
Total Non-GAAP Net Revenue % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 % 100 %
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CASH FLOW DATA
Operating cash flow 6 221 253 (148 ) (134 ) (2333 %)
Operating cash flow - TTM 105 114 152 332 192 83 %
Capital expenditures 26 16 22 11 12 (54 %)
Capital expenditures - TTM 86 75 72 75 61 (29 %)
Purchase of headquarters facilities 233 - - - - (100 %)
BALANCE SHEET DATA
Cash and cash equivalents 1,042 1,114 1,273 1,057 1,056 1 %
Short-term investments 583 352 432 480 495 (15 %)
Marketable equity securities 387 318 291 193 106 (73 %)
Receivables, net 646 495 206 103 444 (31 %)
Inventories 250 144 100 82 155 (38 %)
Deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content)
End of the quarter 792 895 766 490 743
Less: Beginning of the quarter 433 792 895 766 490
Change in deferred net revenue (packaged goods and digital content) 359 103 (129 ) (276 ) 253
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
Cost of goods sold - - 1 1 -
Marketing and sales 5 4 4 4 6
General and administrative 10 9 9 12 10
Research and development 29 29 28 30 27
Total Stock-Based Compensation (excluding restructuring charges) 44 42 42 47 43
Restructuring charges - 26 - - -
Total Stock-Based Compensation (including restructuring charges) 44 68 42 47 43
EMPLOYEES 8,829 8,537 7,842 7,758 7,820 (11 %)

SOURCE: Electronic Arts Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc.
Peter Ausnit, 650-628-7327
Vice President, Investor Relations
pausnit@ea.com
Jeff Brown, 650-628-7922
Vice President, Corporate Communications
jbrown@ea.com

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