I suppose if it’s a question of trend analysis, EVE’s numbers aren’t any better than they were 3 years ago, much worse than they were before that, and now includes significantly more non-paying accounts. There was a peak for Alphas, followed by a heavy bottoming out, which translates into a huge gain of unpaid accounts and a huge drop in paid accounts. At best EVE is stagnant. At worst, and most likely, is it’s getting ready for another drop within the next couple months.
Not counting strict numbers there are the non-measurables. I haven’t gotten the vibe of an excited CCP in years, and more recently I’ve been getting a demoralized vibe I haven’t seen since post-incarna. They seem to be constantly reorganizing the company with nothing to show for it. I understand CCP was terrible to work for at its peak, but at least they seemed excited.
edit: if you want to talk financials, they do seem more financially ruthless, and a little desperate. Their numbers probably read good, but not from improving the game, mostly from stupid cosmetics and accounting tricks to make the loss of VR look like a profit.