The electronics retailer said on Thursday that revenue fell 3% to $9.04 billion during its fiscal first quarter that ended May 4.
Although the company has been aggressively cutting costs, while revamping merchandise and store formats to attract customers, sales have continued to slide. Best Buy said revenue in stores open at least 14 months, a key retail metric, declined 1.9%, and the company expects same-store sales to decline in the next two quarters, as well.
"As we look forward to the second and third quarters, we are expecting to see ongoing industrywide sales decline in many of the consumer-electronics categories in which we compete," Best Buy Chief Financial Officer Sharon McCollam said during the earnings call.Best Buy's stock has fallen 35% in 2014 after a run-up of almost 300% the previous year. Last year, investors and Best Buy executives believed they had found the answer to combat customer's flight from in-store retail to online purchasing. "I think that Best Buy has killed show-rooming," the retailer's chief executive, Hubert Joly, told the Wall Street Journal in November.
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