Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) shares are up $0.47, or 1.22%, to $39.10 in pre-market trading Tuesday after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings results.
The consumer electronics retailer reported non-GAAP earnings of $1.48 per share on revenues of $14.21 billion, up 1.3% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $1.35 on revenues of $14.33 billion. Net income attributable to BBY shareholders jumped to $519 million, or $1.46 per share, in Q4 ended Jan. 31, from $293 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier.
Best Buy additionally announced a special dividend of 51 cents a share and raised its quarterly dividend by 21% to 23 cents a share. The company also said it will buy back $1 billion of shares over the next three years.
On valuation measures, Best Buy Co. Inc. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 6.17 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 13.53, a forward P/E of 15.51 and a P/E to growth ratio of 1.00. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $42.00 with a high target of $48.00. Currently ticker boasts 17 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 10 ’Holds’ and 1 ‘Sell’.
Profitability-wise, BBY has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 2.41% and 2.62%, respectively. The $13.55 billion market cap company reported $3.9 billion in cash vs. $1.58 billion in debt in its most recent quarter.
BBY currently prints a one year return of about 48.52% and a year-to-date loss of 0.90%.
The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.
Best Buy Co. Inc. operates as a multi-national, multi-channel retailer of technology products in the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.