Bed Bath & Beyond Earnings Beat: Why Investors Are Optimistic

4:58 pm ET, 20 Dec 2017

Bed Bath and Beyond

Today Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) released earnings results, and it went well.  The Earnings Per Share (EPS) are at $0.44, $0.07 above market expectations.

At $2.96B, revenue was flat year over year and $60M above analyst expectations.

After hour shares are up +7%.

Now, here are the things you should know about BBBY to put the earnings in perspective

  • Bed Bath & Beyond is currently rated as having Conservative Accounting & Governance Risk (AGR) by MSCI, receiving an AGR score that places them in the 90th percentile among all companies in North America.  In other words,  the Company has a really low accounting and governance risk--believe the numbers you see.
  • Driven by horrible first-half results, impacts from Hurricane Harvey, and higher transformation costs, management trimmed forecasts for fiscal 2017.  But the now the Company is overdelivering.  
  • The shift to online retail will be prominent over the next few quarters.  Analysts are saying that with the acquisition of One Kings Lane, an online home furnishings retailer, BBBY is likely to become a one-stop shop for home goods in the online world as well.

Over the last year, BBBY returned -47.60%. This return is lower than Services sector (11.12%), Home Furnishing Stores industry (30.41%), and S&P 500 (17.99%) returns.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) Stock Guide

Updated at: 2:25 am ET, 12 Jul 2020

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Looking to buy or sell Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY)? Interested in getting the full scoop on BBBY, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this BBBY stock guide, we'll address key questions about BBBY, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are BBBY earnings?
2. When is BBBY earnings date?
3. What is BBBY dividend?
4. What is BBBY dividend yield?
5. What is BBBY stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
6. BBBY buy or sell? What is BBBY Finny Score?
7. What are the reasons to buy BBBY? Why should I buy BBBY stock?
8. What are the reasons to sell BBBY? Why should I sell BBBY stock?
9. What are BBBY key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are BBBY earnings?

BBBY trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is -$4.94.

2. When is BBBY earnings date?

BBBY earnings date is September 30, 2020.

3. What is BBBY dividend?

BBBY forward dividend is $0.68.

4. What is BBBY dividend yield?

BBBY forward dividend yield is 17.94%.

Analyst Predictions

5. What is BBBY stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on BBBY analyst price targets, BBBY stock forecast is $6.29 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for BBBY stock is $6.29. The prediction is based on 23 analyst estimates.

The low price target for BBBY is $3.00, while the high price target is $12.50.

BBBY analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

6. BBBY buy or sell? What is BBBY Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:50}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell BBBY, resulting in Finny Score of 50.

7. What are the reasons to buy BBBY? Why should I buy BBBY stock?

Here are the reasons to buy BBBY stock:

  • Less discretionary categories such as linens, towels, and cookware offer some resiliency amid macroeconomic cyclicality. Registries across bridal, baby, and gift provide a stable stream of customers.
  • While the Bed Bath & Beyond concept is oversaturated domestically, buybuy Baby and Cost Plus World Market have some room for growth. E-commerce growth should be helped by the inclusion of pmall.com and OneKingsLane.
  • Bed Bath still has international growth potential. The first Bed Bath & Beyond store opened in Canada in 2007, followed by Mexico in 2008 through a joint venture.
  • BBBY forward dividend yield is 17.94%, higher than the industry (0.26%) and sector (0.58%) forward dividend yields. See BBBY forward dividend chart.
  • BBBY Price/Sales ratio is 0.06, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See BBBY forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • BBBY PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 0.07, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See BBBY PEG chart.
  • BBBY cash to debt ratio is 0.36, higher than the average industry (0.16) and sector (0.14) cash to debt ratio. See BBBY cash to debt chart.
  • BBBY Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 0.29, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See BBBY Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

8. What are the reasons to sell BBBY? Why should I sell BBBY stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell BBBY stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Low customer switching costs, along with the proliferation of e-commerce and mass-merchant competitors, should weigh on long-term traffic and margin trends.
  • New homeowners represent a significant portion of home-related purchases, tying results to the housing market and housing turnover, which can be volatile.
  • Increased promotional activity across the industry, including couponing and free shipping for Bed Bath in particular, has created a challenging environment for home furnishing retailers and manufacturers in achieving gross margin gains.
  • BBBY quarterly revenue growth was -6.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.17% and 1.35%, respectively). See BBBY revenue growth chart.
  • BBBY profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -4.58 percentage points. See BBBY profitability chart.
  • BBBY average analyst price target ($6.29) is below its current price ($8.19). See BBBY price target chart.
  • BBBY short share of float is 92.58%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See BBBY short share of float chart.
  • BBBY short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 4.34. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See BBBY short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

9. What are BBBY key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for BBBY:

Metrics BBBY
Price $11.78
Average Price Target / Upside $6.29 / -46.58%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 17.94%
Industry Specialty Retail
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 65,000
Market Cap $677.06M
Forward P/E Ratio -21.40
Price/Book Ratio 0.06
Revenue (TTM) $11.16B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -6.10%
Profit Margin -5.50%

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