GameStop reports 2013 Q2 results

Share On Facebook
share on Linkedin

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest multichannel video game retailer, has announced sales and earnings for the second quarter ended Aug. 3, 2013.

Total global sales for the second quarter of 2013 were $1.38 billion compared to $1.55 billion in the prior year quarter, a decrease of 10.7%. Consolidated comparable store sales also decreased 10.7%, slightly better than the guidance provided on May 23.

During the quarter the company’s mobile sales expanded 121.4% to $55.1 million and digital receipts grew 17.9% to $158.0 million. Sales of new software decreased 9.3%, outperforming the overall market and leading to 290 basis points of market share gain during the quarter. New hardware sales declined 19.4% and pre-owned sales decreased 6.0% as consumers continue to wait for the launch of the new consoles later this year.

GameStop’s net earnings for the second quarter were $10.5 million compared to net earnings of $21.0 million in the prior year quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.09, exceeding the high end of the company’s guidance by $0.02. Expense control and gross margin improvement were the primary drivers of the better-than-expected results.

“Through two quarters, the year has played out as expected,” stated Paul Raines, chief executive officer. “During this console transition period, our financial results have been supported by the continued growth of our emerging businesses. This strength helped drive a 130 basis point improvement in gross margin rate for the second quarter.”

 

Raines continued, “Of course, excitement continues to build for the upcoming new games and the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One. As the global gaming leader, GameStop is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the new, innovative products coming to market.”

For the third quarter of fiscal 2013, GameStop expects comparable store sales to range from +11.0% to +15.0%. Diluted earnings per share are expected to range from $0.50 to $0.55.

Based on the strong second quarter results as well as positive trends in new console pre-orders and higher-than-expected launch quantity allocation, the company is increasing the lower and upper end of its previously announced full year diluted earnings per share guidance range of $2.90 to $3.15 to $3.00 to $3.20. Full year comparable store sales are expected to range from -3.5% to +1.5%.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE ON ADVFN, the world's leading stocks and shares information website, provides the private investor with all the latest high-tech trading tools and includes live price data streaming, stock quotes and the option to access 'Level 2' data on all of the world's key exchanges (LSE, NYSE, NASDAQ, Euronext etc).

This area of the ADVFN.com site is for independent financial commentary. These blogs are provided by independent authors via a common carrier platform and do not represent the opinions of ADVFN Plc. ADVFN Plc does not monitor, approve, endorse or exert editorial control over these articles and does not therefore accept responsibility for or make any warranties in connection with or recommend that you or any third party rely on such information. The information available at ADVFN.com is for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by ADVFN.COM and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making (or refraining from making) any investment decisions. Authors may or may not have positions in stocks that they are discussing but it should be considered very likely that their opinions are aligned with their trading and that they hold positions in companies, forex, commodities and other instruments they discuss.

Leave A Reply

 
Do you want to write for our Newspaper? Get in touch: newspaper@advfn.com

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P: V: D:20200919 07:05:51