Global digital interreach, famous game developers EA (Electronic Arts,Art Electric) published the fourth quarter and the annual financial report for the 20021 FY after May 11, the US stock year (statistical date is as of March 31, 2021),In this fiscal year,EA has issued 13 new games.The number of new players exceeded 42 million.
Basic revenue data:
The total net predetermined amount of EA in fiscal 20021 is 61.900 million US dollars,A 15% increase from last year,And above $ 6 billion expectations,The net predetermined amount of 14 in the fourth quarter is 14.900 million US dollars,A year-on-year increase of 18%,It is higher than 13.$ 7.5 billion in expectations.
The net cash from the business event in this quarter is 3.US $ 71 billion,The net cash from the operating activities of this fiscal year is 19.$ 3.4 billion.
EA in this quarter is 3.2.5 billion US dollars returned 24 million shares,EA in this fiscal year is 7.$ 2.9 billion, 5.6 million shares,Quarterly cash dividends are 0 per share.$ 17.
The total revenue of this quarter 13.4.6 billion US dollars,A year-on-year increase of 3%,Net profit 76 million US dollars,Decreased by 82% year-on-year; the total revenue of this fiscal year 56.$ 2.9 billion,Growth from last year.7%,But net profit is only 8.$ 3.7 billion,December 72 last year.5%.The main reason is that in the abundment of operational expenses (including propaganda, maintenance update, new tour research, etc.),The growth of the game market is very limited.Although the epidemic expanded the scale of the game market,But how to keep players and discover new breakthroughs is the key.Of course, some are from taxes.It is reported that the EA has been credited to the exception of EA last year.
EA is expected that the net reservation for fiscal year is about $ 7.3 billion.The net predetermined amount is about 12 in the first quarter.$ 500 million,The quarterly financial release date is about August 4 this year.
Game related data:
This fiscal year EA issued 13 new games,Two in the fourth quarter,And the number of new players exceeds 42 million,It is worth noting thatEA game players currently not repeated in the platform have exceeded 500 million.
This fiscal year EA acquired CodeMasters (F1 Series, Dirt Series, Grid Series),Glu Mobile (Eternal Warrior, Gun Fire Brothers, Frun Deer) and Metalhead Software (Super Mega Baseball Series) Three Developers,Improve its influence in sports and mobile games.
FIFA 21 currently has more than 25 million players on PC and hosts.The daily active players in the fourth quarter increase by 10% year-on-year.
The number of FIFA Ultimate Team players increased by 16% year-on-year.The number of competitions increased by 180%.
Apex Legends currently has more than 100 million players on PC and hosts.The average of more than 12 million players per week will be involved in the eighth season; APEX achieves the second year of growth in this fiscal year.It is expected that the net predetermined amount of 20022 is about 7.$ 500 million,Growth by 20%; in the past three quarters,Asia, especially Japan, grows very quickly; Apex mobile version has enabled Beta test in some areas,It is planned to be released at this fiscal year; since February 2019,APEX has a total net predetermined amount of more than $ 1 billion.
In this fiscal year,The number of new players added to Madden NFL through PC and hosts reach the highest level.
The SIMS 4 currently has about 36 million players,The quarter has increased by 3 million in the quarter.And and expected to achieve the growth of this series for 6 consecutive years.
Need for speed still plays an important role in the future,Especially after CODEMASTERS is added to EA; currently the series of game developers Criterion Games is assisting in developing Battlefield new work.
EA’s mobile game business has grown year-on-year in four consecutive quarters.Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and The SIMS perform well.
The main platform of the EA game this fiscal year is 62%.The same period last year is 49%.
74% of the EA net predetermined amount comes from instant service and other income,Including DLC, FUT, APEX, mobile game, etc.Paying games (buy-off system) sales only 26%,10% over last year.
CEO Andrew Wilson said that the 2022 fiscal year will bring each EA game series to more platforms and regions.The growth of the next fiscal year is APEX,All kinds of sports games and Battlefield new work; COO and CFO Black Jorgensen believe that the online service and Apex Legends have driven a lot of business growth in the previous quarter.It is expected that Battlefield’s new work and recent acquisition will continue to drive the 2022 financial growth.
2022 fiscal year new game delivery time list:
Q1 (4- June): Knockout City, Mass Effect: Legendary EditionQ2 (7- September): FIFA 22, F1 2021, Madden NFL 22Q3 (10- December): Battlefield, NHL 22Q4 (January to March 2022): EA Sports PGA Tour
EA means that the game appeared in the above-mentioned release window is just published, there is a game for sale.I suggest that there will be more game launches (big probability is other new year and mobile games,Old IP sequel and new IP may be small).In addition,They will also sell Star Wars JEDI: Fallen Order on XSX and PS5.
Battlefield’s new demonstration will be released next month,The game is displayed throughout the summer; Battlefield mobile game is experiencing early testing,It is expected to be released in the late 2022 fiscal year.
EA Play Live 2021 online conference will be officially opened on July 22,Will not be held in E3.At that time, EA will open the latest information on its own new work.And include Activision, Sony, EPIC and other manufacturers.