Today’s Research Reports on Stocks to Watch: Electronic Arts and Nutanix
Electronic Arts and Nutanix Inc. both saw losses in Thursday trading with Nutanix plummeting after the bell on a sour outlook for the current quarter. Electronic Arts worried investors announcing that it was delaying the release of a highly anticipated game and was forced to change its full-year guidance on the delay.
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Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc. shares closed down 9.79% yesterday on roughly 19.5 million shares traded compared to an average trading volume of just under 3.5 million shares. The losses came after the company said that it would delay the release of its much-anticipated Battlefield V video game. The game will now be available starting November 20th. The delay has resulted in the company having to make some changes to its full-year guidance. EA has decreased its net bookings guidance by $350 million and is now forecasting $5.2 billion for the fiscal year ending in March 2019. We’re updating our fiscal year guidance to reflect the updated launch date for Battlefield V, the ongoing impact of foreign exchange rate changes, and our current outlook for our mobile business,” Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen had said in the statement. The company also announced earlier this week that it cancelled three Madden Classic qualifier events due to the Florida shooting at its competition.
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Nutanix, Inc. shares were down a modest 0.51% on Thursday on almost 3.6 million shares traded. The enterprise cloud computing company forecast a wider-than-expected loss for the quarter, sending shares down a little over 6% in after-hours trading. For the fourth quarter, Nutanix reported a loss of $87.4 million, or 51 cents a share. In the year ago period these figures were a loss of $66.1 million, or 43 cents a share. Adjusted loss came to 11 cents a share with revenue at $303.7 million. Analysts were expecting a loss of 22 cents a share and revenue of $298.6 million. For the fiscal first quarter, the company is expecting an adjusted loss of 28 cents to 26 cents a share on revenue of $295 million to $310 million. Analysts were waiting for a loss of just 23 cents on revenue of $308.8 million. CEO Dheeraj Pandey stated during the earnings call, "Q4 was another fantastic quarter and a great bookend to our fiscal 2018. We grew our software and subscription business steadily throughout the year with Q4 year-over-year billings grew over 66% and Q4 year-over-year revenue growth of 49%. We delivered record performance in several areas, including delivering non-GAAP gross margins of nearly 78% and growing our deferred revenue balance by 71% for the — from the prior year."
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