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Best Buy(BBY) Q4 2022 earnings

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On November 23rd 2020, customers waited outside a Best Buy in Toronto to receive their online orders.

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Best BuyWall Street fell short of its fourth quarter sales forecasts on Thursday due to a shortage of popular holiday products and reduced hours at stores because of staff shortages related to omicrons.

As investors considered a less optimistic outlook for the retailer of consumer electronics, shares fluctuated in premarket trading. Best Buy makes difficult year-overyear comparisons after sales were boosted by the stimulus checks and pandemic. A virtual investor day will be held by the company on Thursday.

Corie Barry, the CEO of the retailer, stated in a release that there was constrained inventory over the period. She said that the retailer achieved its fastest holiday delivery time and focused on growth areas such as Totaltech and its membership program.

According to her, company leaders invest “deliberately in our future” and help us differentiate ourselves from our competitors.

Based on an analysis of Refinitiv analysts, here’s what the company did in its fourth fiscal quarter 2022 that ended Jan. 29. It is a comparison to Wall Street expectations.

  • Earnings per share: $2.73 adjusted vs. $2.73 expected
  • Revenue:$16.37 billion, vs. expected $16.6 billion

Best Buy’s net income dropped to $626 million, or $2.62 per share, from $816 million, or $3.10 per share, a year earlier.

The earnings were $2.73/share, which is equal to the $2.73 predicted by Refinitiv analysts.

The net sales fell to $16.37billion from $16.94billion a year ago, which is below estimates of $16.6billion.

Analysts and the company both expected that same-store sales would fall by 2.3% in the fourth quarter. Analysts predicted that same-store sales would fall 0.9% and company expected them to grow at between 2% and 1%.

Best Buy’s stock price and sales soared during the pandemic. This was because it caters to Americans’ demands for extra monitors, printers, and cooking appliances to make the most of the home. Some investors are betting that sales will slow down or drop as consumers return to work and choose to gather in person over using their screens.

Best Buy predicts that it will generate revenues of $49.3 billion to $50.8 billion over the coming year. This is lower than the analysts expected revenue of $51.05 trillion, according Refinitiv. The adjusted earnings per stock will fall to $8.85 to $9.15 in the year ahead, lower than analysts’ expectations of $9.16.

On Wednesday, shares of the company were closing at $100.84. That’s up by 3.77%. The company’s market capitalization is approximately $24 billion.

Read the company’s earnings release here.

This is a developing story. Keep checking back for more updates.

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