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How to buy Electronic Arts (EA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Electronic Arts shares.

Electronic Arts Inc is an electronic gaming & multimedia business with stocks listed in the US. Electronic Arts shares (EA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$127.27 – a decrease of 0.48% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Electronic Arts

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Electronic Arts. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Electronic Arts reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$125.63, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Electronic Arts, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Electronic Arts. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Electronic Arts stock price (NASDAQ:EA)

Use our graph to track the performance of EA stocks over time.

Have Electronic Arts's shares ever split?

Electronic Arts's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 November 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Electronic Arts shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Electronic Arts shares which in turn could have impacted Electronic Arts's share price.

Electronic Arts shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
52-week rangeUS$117.3072 - US$144.53
50-day moving average US$135.3942
200-day moving average US$131.579
Target priceUS$151.62
PE ratio 31.8766
Dividend yield US$0.76 (0.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.97

Electronic Arts share growth calculator

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Electronic Arts price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $127.27

1 week (2024-04-11) -1.48%
1 month (2024-03-21) -3.93%
3 months (2024-01-19) -7.59%
6 months (2023-10-20) -0.13%
1 year (2023-04-20) -1.19%
2 years (2022-04-20) 3.21%
3 years (2021-04-20) -9.65%
5 years (2019-04-18) 36.64%

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Is it a good time to buy Electronic Arts stock?

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Is Electronic Arts under- or over-valued?

Valuing Electronic Arts stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Electronic Arts's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Electronic Arts's P/E ratio

Electronic Arts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Electronic Arts shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Electronic Arts's PEG ratio

Electronic Arts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2661. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Electronic Arts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Electronic Arts's EBITDA

Electronic Arts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.9 billion (£1.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Electronic Arts's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Electronic Arts share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Electronic Arts's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$117.3072 up to US$144.53. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EA.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Electronic Arts's is 0.773. This would suggest that Electronic Arts's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Electronic Arts financials

Revenue TTM US$7.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.77%
Gross profit TTM US$5.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.26%
Return on equity TTM 14.31%
Profit margin 14.09%
Book value 28.088
Market capitalisation US$33.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Electronic Arts share dividends

10%

Dividend payout ratio: 10.35% of net profits

Recently Electronic Arts has paid out, on average, around 10.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Electronic Arts shareholders could enjoy a 0.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Electronic Arts's case, that would currently equate to about $0.76 per share.

While Electronic Arts's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Electronic Arts is investing more in its future growth.

Electronic Arts's most recent dividend payout was on 19 March 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Electronic Arts's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Electronic Arts.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Electronic Arts's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Electronic Arts's overall score of 16.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Electronic Arts is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Electronic Arts's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.63/100

Electronic Arts's environmental score of 5.63 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Electronic Arts is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Electronic Arts's social score

Social score: 11.75/100

Electronic Arts's social score of 11.75 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Electronic Arts is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Electronic Arts's governance score

Governance score: 11.32/100

Electronic Arts's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Electronic Arts is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Electronic Arts's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Electronic Arts scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Electronic Arts has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Electronic Arts Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.2
Total ESG percentile 9.54
Environmental score 5.63
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 11.75
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 11.32
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Electronic Arts overview

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes games, content, and services for game consoles, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets worldwide. It develops and publishes games and services across various genres, such as sports, racing, first-person shooter, action, role-playing, and simulation primarily under the Battlefield, The Sims, Apex Legends, Need for Speed, and license games from others, including FIFA, Madden NFL, UFC, and Star Wars brands. The company licenses its games to third parties to distribute and host its games. It markets and sells its games and services through digital distribution and retail channels, as well as directly to mass market retailers, specialty stores, and distribution arrangements. Electronic Arts Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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