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Last $65.21 USD
Change Today -0.02 / -0.03%
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bed bath & beyond inc (BBBY) Key Developments

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended of May 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Quarter and Full Year of 2015

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended of May 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported earnings of $158.5 million, $0.93 per share, against of $187.1 million, or $0.93 per share in the year ago quarter. Sales were about $2.738 billion, up 3.1% from the $2.657 billion posted last year. Comparable sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 increased by approximately 2.2%, compared with an increase of approximately 0.4% in last year's fiscal first quarter. Operating profit was $273,269,000 compared to $300,701,000 a year ago. Earnings before provision for income taxes was $253,368,000 compared to $298,607,000 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $154,028,000 compared to $183,968,000 a year ago. For the second quarter of 2015, the company is modeling a 2.0% to 3.0% increase for comparable sales for the fiscal 2015 second quarter. Net earnings per diluted share are modeled to be in the range of $1.18 to $1.23 for the fiscal 2015 second quarter. For the full year of 2015, the company continues to model a 2.0% to 3.0% increase for the remainder of the year and the company continues to model EPS between relatively flat and a mid-single digit percentage increase. Depreciation expense continues to be modeled in the range of approximately $255 million to $265 million for the full year. The second quarter and full year tax rates are estimated to be in the mid- to high-30% range with an expected variability as distinct tax events occur. Capital expenditures in 2015 are planned to be approximately $375 million to $400 million.

Bed Bath & Beyond Reportedly A Buyout Target

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NasdaqGS:BBBY) could reportedly be an attractive buyout target, as its lack of debt and its being cash flow positive, may signal that it is a buyout target.

Bunch O Balloons Inventor Sues Telebrands, Bed Bath & Beyond and Prometheus Brands for Patent Infringement

Tinnus Enterprises LLC and Zuru Ltd. is suing Telebrands, Bed Bath & Beyond and Prometheus Brands for patent infringement of the toy product Bunch O Balloons. The entrepreneur claims that the retail giant along with Telebrands Corp. and Prometheus Brands LLC copied his product when it began marketing and selling a product called Balloon Bonanza in December, about five months after Bunch O Balloons was introduced to the public. Tinnus seeks a temporary restraining order, injunction of the sale of the product, compensation for damages related to the infringement and attorneys's fees. The lawsuit states that his invention, a hose attachment with flexible tubes that fills as many as 100 water balloons in about 60 seconds, received a patent on June 9. It also raised nearly $1 million on Kickstarter, beating its goal of $10,000 in less than 12 hours.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Annual General Meeting, Jul 02, 2015

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Annual General Meeting, Jul 02, 2015., at 09:00 US Eastern Standard Time. Location: The Madison Hotel. Agenda: To elect ten directors until the Annual Meeting in 2016 and until their respective successors have been elected and qualified; to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent auditors for the 2015 fiscal year; to consider the approval, by non-binding vote, of the 2014 compensation paid to the company's named executive officers; to transact such other business as may properly be brought before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or adjournments.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Q1 2016 Earnings Call, Jun 24, 2015

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Q1 2016 Earnings Call, Jun 24, 2015


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