NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Electronic Arts (EA - Get Report) are retreating in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported better-than-expected results for the 2017 fiscal first quarter, but provided a soft forecast.
After today's market close, the Redwood City, CA-based video game company said it expects revenue of about $915 million for the 2017 fiscal second quarter. Analysts are modeling revenue of $1.12 billion.
The company expects GAAP earnings to be $2.56 per share on revenue of $4.75 billion for fiscal 2017.
For the 2017 fiscal first quarter, Electronic Arts reported earnings of 7 cents per share, beating analysts' expectations for a loss of 2 cents per share.
Revenue fell to $682 million from $693 million last year, but was above analysts' expectations of $650.7 million.
"Our digital business drove this quarter, particularly outperformance from FIFA Ultimate Team on console and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes on mobile," CFO Blake Jorgensen said in a statement.
About 5.51 million of the company's shares changed hands today vs. its average volume of 3.12 million shares per day.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates ELECTRONIC ARTS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that the team rates.
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