GameStop shares slid 10% after-hours: explained here

on Mar 17, 2022
  • GameStop Corp swings to a surprise loss in its fiscal fourth quarter.
  • The gaming merchandise retailer will soon launch an NFT marketplace.
  • GameStop shares slid about 10% in after-hours trading on Thursday.

GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) shares slid 10% after-hours as stockholders expressed disappointment in a surprise loss for the fiscal fourth quarter. Revenue, however, topped expectations on “new and expanded relationships” with the likes of Lenovo, Corsair, and Alienware.

What GameStop Q4 earnings report tells us

  • Lost $147.5 million in the fourth quarter that translates to $1.94 per share.
  • In the same quarter last year, it had posted $80.3 million in earnings ($1.23 a share).
  • Revenue was up 6.0% YoY to $2.25 billion, as per the earnings press release.
  • Analysts had forecast 85 cents of EPS on $2.2 billion in revenue, as per FactSet.
  • PowerUp Rewards Pro members grew 32% in fiscal Q4.
  • Have $1.271 billion in cash and equivalents, and inventory worth $915 million.

GameStop to launch an NFT marketplace

According to GameStop, it is set to launch a marketplace for NFTs (non-fungible token), in partnership with Immutable X, before the start of the third quarter. As per Aria Capital Management’s Adam Hollander:

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A lot of these NFT projects are starting to add gaming utility behind the NFTs themselves. GameStop is well-positioned to be able to capitalize on that. They have hundreds of millions of people that play video games and recognize GameStop as a credible brand.

Also on Thursday, MarketBeat’s Chris Markoch said GameStop will remain overvalued as long as it has an unprofitable model. Shares of the American video gaming merchandise retailer have crashed roughly 70% in less than four months.

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