Best Buy Sees Revenue Gains, Raises Forecast

  • September 15, 2009
Best Buy says its second-quarter revenue gained 12% to $11 billion, up from $9.8 billion in the same period a year ago. And while its comparable store sales fell 3.9% and its net earnings tumbled 22% to $202 million, the company says its results are strong enough that it is increasing its financial forecast for the full year.

"Our ability to capture a significant amount of market share in the period is directly correlated to the dedication and expertise of our employees," says Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy in a release. "We have great prices, great people, and great solutions -- a combination that gives us confidence in our ability to deliver a better financial outcome for the year than we originally expected." The Minneapolis-based company also says its same-store sales results improved each month within the quarter.

In the U.S., comparable-store sales fell 3.1%. Traffic was up a bit, offset by a reduction in the average sale. Notebook computers, mobile phones and flat-panel TVs performed well; in fact, sales of flat panel TVs actually gained in the mid-single digits. Gaming, digital cameras, music and movies all declined.--Sarah Mahoney

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  1. Duncan jb Horner from Qualvu, September 16, 2009 at 10:22 a.m.

    I wonder how much of these gains can be attributed to Circuit City going belly-up...

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