LONDON, January 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Investor-Edge.com has issued free post-earnings review on Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY). On January 08, 2015, the company reported its financial results for Q3 FY14 (period ended November 29, 2014). Click on http://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=Bed%20Bath%20and%20Beyond&d=16-Jan-2015&s=BBBY to read our free earnings review on Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. (Bed Bath and Beyond). During Q3 FY14, the company's net sales increased 2.7% Y-o-Y. Further, Bed Bath & Beyond's comparable sales improved 1.7% in the reported quarter. Our free coverage report can be accessed at:
During Q3 FY14, Bed Bath & Beyond reported net sales of approximately $2.94 billion compared with net sales of approximately $2.86 billion in Q3 FY13. The company's Q3 FY14 net sales fell short of Bloomberg analysts' forecasts of $2.97 billion. Additionally, the comparable sales growth in Q3 FY14 was approximately 1.7% compared with approximately 1.3% in Q3 FY13. Bed Bath & Beyond excluded Cost Plus World Market from the comparable sales calculations through the end of H1 FY13 and included it from beginning of Q3 FY13. The company also excluded Linen Holdings from the comparable sales calculations and it will continue to be excluded on an ongoing basis as it represents non-retail activity. The free research on BBBY can be downloaded as in PDF format at:
For Q3 FY14, the company recorded net earnings of $225.41 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, compared to $237.20 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, in Q3 FY13. Analysts from Bloomberg were expecting the company to report net earnings of $219.67 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, in Q3 FY14. Additionally, net earnings per diluted share for Q3 FY14 included approximately $0.04 per share of net benefits for certain non-recurring items, including credit card fee litigation.
In December 2014, Bed Bath & Beyond completed its $1.1 billion accelerated share repurchase program, which commenced in July 2014. As of November 29, 2014, the remaining balance of the $2.0 billion share repurchase program was approximately $1.8 billion. Sign up and read the free analyst's notes on BBBY at:
For Q4 FY14, Bed Bath & Beyond's management expects net earnings per diluted share to be in the range of approximately $1.78 to $1.83 and also anticipates net earnings per diluted share to be in the range of approximately $5.05 to $5.09 for full year FY14.
On the day following the earnings release, January 09, 2015, Bed Bath & Beyond's stock plummeted 6.75% to end the session at $74.09. Since then, the company's stock has mostly witnessed a negative trend. On the last close, Thursday, January 15, 2015, the stock finished at $72.16, down 2.68%, after vacillating between $71.77 and $74.49. A total of 4.39 million shares were traded which was above its three months average volume of 2.59 million shares. Over the last month, the stock has lost 1.34%. However, in the last three months and in the past one year, the company's shares have gained 13.78% and 7.16%, respectively. Shares in Bed Bath & Beyond closed above their 200-day moving average of $65.53. Furthermore, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 14.76 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 48.64. Visit Investor-Edge and access the latest research on BBBY at:
Sneak Peek to Corporate Insider Trading
In the last one month, Bed Bath & Beyond has reported four corporate trading transactions by two insiders. On January 12, 2015, a total of 514,554 shares of the company were disposed at an average price of $73.63 per share, for a total value of $37.89 million. On the same day, Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein, Co-Chairmen at Bed Bath & Beyond, sold 199,992 and 314,562 shares, respectively, at an average price of $73.63 per share. Complimentary in-depth research on BBBY is available at:
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