EA posts $4.5bn in revenue for fiscal year 2015

Publisher expects similar sales success for 2016
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Electronic Arts made more than $4.5bn in net revenue during the year ending March 31st, 2015.

The figure is $1bn more than the publisher made during the 2014 fiscal year. For Q4 alone, EA reported total revenue of $1.19bn, with digital revenues making up $614m, or 51 per cent.

Monthly active users for its mobile titles was said to average more than 165 million during the quarter, with The Simpsons: Tapped Out claming 16m MAUs throughout the year.

The publisher has forecast slightly lower revenues of $4.25bn for the year ending March 31st, 2016. First quarter revenues are expected to hit approximately $1.14bn.

“Two years ago, we discussed a three-year plan to double non-GAAP operating margins to 20 per cent,” said CFO Blake Jorgensen.

“Today, I’m happy to announce that we exceeded our goal a full year ahead of schedule. Looking forward, we anticipate continued earnings growth driven by our strong portfolio, investment in new IP, the market shift to digital, and on-going cost discipline.”

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