Best Buy Tops Earnings Expectations, Misses on Revenue

Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $526 million.
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Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $526 million. On a per-share basis, the Richfield, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of $1.46. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.48 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.36 per share. The consumer electronics retailer posted revenue of $14.21 billion in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Analysts expected $14.41 billion, according to Zacks. For the year, the company reported profit of $1.23 billion, or $3.49 per share. Revenue was reported as $40.34 billion. Best Buy shares have fallen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased almost 3 percent. The stock has climbed 45 percent in the last 12 months.