GameStop shares lose 10% on mixed results for fiscal Q2

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on Sep 8, 2021
  • GameStop says its revenue came in better than expected in fiscal Q2.
  • The video gaming retailer's earnings missed Wall Street estimates.
  • Shares of the company are down about 10% in after-hours trading.

GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) said on Wednesday its earnings fell shy of Wall Street estimates in the fiscal second quarter despite a better-than-expected revenue. The meme stock is down 10% in after-hours trading.

“This stock is 90% psychology/momentum and 10% fundamentals, so in many ways, it doesn’t matter what the quarterly results are,” Vital Knowledge’s Adam Crisafulli said in a note.

Financial results

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GameStop reported $61.6 million of net loss for the second quarter that translates to 85 cents per share. In the same quarter last year, it had posted a much bigger $111.3 million of net loss or $1.71 per share. On an adjusted basis, the video gaming retailer lost 76 cents per share in Q2.

The Texas-headquartered company generated $1.18 billion in revenue versus the year-ago figure of $942 million. According to FactSet, experts had forecast $1.12 billion in revenue but a narrower 67 cents of adjusted per-share loss.

Cash stature

In terms of debt and growth, GameStop’s quarterly results were better than last year, as per the earnings press release. The NYSE-listed company valued cash and restricted cash at the end of Q2 at $1.78 billion.

Also on Wednesday, GameStop said it entered into a lease of a new fulfilment centre (530,000 square-foot) and a customer care centre. These will be located in Reno, Nevada and Pembroke Pines, Florida, respectively.

Earnings call

On the earnings call, investors were interested in finding out how CEO Matt Furlong intends to turn around the struggling company. After the earnings calls, however, Tae Kim, Technology Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion, said in a tweet:

“GameStop’s earnings call was eight minutes long and provided zero incremental information.”

Earlier this year, GameStop joined the Russell 1000 index while meme stock peer AMC was left out.

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