GameStop Gross sales Enhance to PS4 and Xbox One
GameStop reported whole international gross sales of $three.68 billion within the 13-week forth-quarter of 2013, a three.four p.c enhance over the $three.56 billion reported within the 14-week fourth quarter of 2012, a rise that the corporate attributes to the launches of PlayStation four and Xbox One final November.
Consolidated comparable retailer gross sales rose 7.eight p.c in comparison with the identical quarter final yr, which the corporate additionally attributes to Microsoft and Sony’s console launches. The corporate’s This fall 2013 web earnings had been $220.5 million, down from $261.1 million in This fall 2012. Diluted earnings per share in This fall 2013 had been $1.89, in comparison with $2.15 in This fall 2012.
This fall 2013 web earnings embrace “goodwill and asset impairment prices” totaling $28.7 million, “primarily” as a result of “asset impairments” and its closure of Spawn Labs, the sport streaming service that GameStop acquired in 2011.
GameStop’s web earnings in fiscal yr 2013, which ended Feb. 1, 2014, had been $354.2 million, in comparison with a net loss of $269.7 million in fiscal yr 2012. Complete international gross sales for fiscal yr 2013 reached $9.04 billion, a 1.7 p.c enhance over fiscal yr 2012’s $eight.89 billion. A three.eight p.c enhance in consolidated comparable retailer gross sales in comparison with fiscal yr 2012 was “primarily pushed” by a 29.7 p.c enhance in new online game “associated to the launches of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation four.”
Gross sales of latest online game software program declined 2.eight p.c, whereas gross sales of pre-owned and “worth merchandise” declined four.1 p.c. In line with GameStop, gross sales in these classes “had been impacted by restricted new title releases and a lower in retailer visitors” till This fall 2013. Digital “receipts” elevated 15.1 p.c to 217.7 million on a GAAP (usually accepted accounting ideas) foundation. Gross sales of client electronics and cellular gadgets elevated 51.6 p.c over 2012.
GameStop estimates a development in web earnings between 12 and 22 p.c in fiscal yr 2014.