People wearing masks walk past a large face mask sign in front of a Best Buy near Columbus Circle that as the city enters Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 22, 2020 in New York City.
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Shares of the company were down about 2% in premarket trading.
Here’s what the company did in the fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 1:
- Earnings per share: $1.71, adjusted, vs. $1.08 expected by Refinitiv’s consensus estimates
- Revenue: $9.91 billion vs. $9.71 billion expected by Refinitiv estimates
- Same-store sales growth: 5.8% vs. 2.3% expected, according to FactSet
The national retailer reported second-quarter net income of $432 million, or $1.65 per share, a significant increase from $238 million, or 89 cents per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, it earned $1.71 per share, higher than the $1.08 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.
Revenue was $9.91 billion, up from $9.54 billion a year earlier.
Sales at stores open at least a year grew by 5.8%, higher than the 2.3% that Wall Street expected.