Best Buy targets $43 billion in full-year revenue by fiscal 2021, a roughly 9% increase from $39.4 billion in fiscal 2017, the company said before its investor presentation on Tuesday. The electronics retailer also hopes to eliminate $600 million in costs by the end of fiscal 2021.
But largely below-consensus earnings guidance sent shares lower. Best Buy anticipates operating income of $1.9 billion to $2 billion, a disappointing growth outlook compared with Goldman Sachs' current-year forecast of $1.93 billion. Adjusted earnings targets of $4.75 to $5 a share also came in on the weak side compared with Thomson Reuters consensus of $4.97 a share.
Best Buy shares tumbled more than 6%, pulling down retailers such as Macy's Inc. (M) - Get Macy's Inc Report , J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) - Get J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Report , Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) , and Dillard's Inc. (DDS) - Get Dillard's, Inc. Class A Report . The S&P Retail SPDR ETF (XRT) - Get SPDR S&P Retail ETF Report declined 1%.
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