Electronic Arts Cash Flow - Annual (NASDAQ:EA)

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$131.91 $0.59 (0.45%) EA stock closing price Aug 14, 2018 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like Electronic Arts from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. While its important to look at the Electronic Arts debt position, the cash flow statement becomes equally important because public companies use accrual accounting. For example, if a company sells a product which gets counted as Electronic Arts revenue but does not convert to cash because it does not receive payment in the same quarter, it affects the cash position for that period. Electronic Arts cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents. Electronic Arts had cash and cash equivalents of $2.57B at the beginning of the year and $4.26B at year end for 2018. The cash from operating activities for Electronic Arts is $ 2018, which saw an increase from previous year.

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Fiscal year is Apr - Mar2018201720162015201420132012201120102009
Net Income Cash Flow
1.04B967M1.16B875M8M98M76M-276M-677M-1.09B
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow136M172M197M220M227M264M216M180M192M566M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities67M-52M85M-170M344M-101M-88M257M385M16M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations----------
Other Adjustments Net446M296M-215M142M133M63M73M159M252M518M
Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
1.69B1.38B1.22B1.07B712M324M277M320M152M12M
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-107M-123M-93M-95M-97M-106M-146M-59M-305M-115M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires-150M----5M-10M-676M-16M-283M-58M
Increase (Decrease) in Investments879M-636M-391M-375M-199M117M58M60M116M196M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-----31M75M--100M-
Net Cash from (used by) Investment Activities
622M-759M-484M-470M-301M32M-689M-15M-572M23M
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-523M-436M-911M-277M77M-315M-349M-24M39M89M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities--989M--1M-510M---
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings--163M-470M-------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions----------
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-120M65M86M22M13M-30M-21M1M14M2M
Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
-643M-534M-306M-255M89M-345M140M-23M53M91M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash22M-18M-8M-56M-10M-12M-14M24M19M-58M
Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
1.69B72M425M286M490M-1M-286M306M-348M68M
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.57B2.49B2.07B1.78B1.29B1.29B1.58B1.27B1.62B1.55B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End4.26B2.57B2.49B2.07B1.78B1.29B1.29B1.58B1.27B1.62B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Electronic Arts stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and Electronic Arts stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:

  • Electronic Arts saw a positive change in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $1.69B in 2018. Apart from the Electronic Arts stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: This is the cash that the company receives from ongoing operations. Electronic Arts gained $1.69B cash from operations. It is important to check this to see where the company is getting its money from.
  • Cash Flow from investment activities: This includes buying/selling of land and equipment, acquisitions and mergers, sell-off, investment in other companies like buying bonds, stocks etc., and was $622M for EA in last 2018 report.
  • Cash Flow from financing activities: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. Electronic Arts spent $-643M from financing activities, in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

Key Financial Ratios For Electronic Arts Cash Flow

FCF margin
0.08