Bed Bath & Beyond stock opens 20% down: explained here

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) opened 20% down this morning on broadly disappointing results for its fiscal Q1. The retailer also revealed that it was replacing CEO Mark Tritton.

Bed Bath & Beyond Q1 financial highlights

Lost $357.7 million in the first quarter versus the year-ago figure of $50.9 millionPer-share loss of $4.49 was significantly up from 48 cents in Q1 of previous yearOn an adjusted basis, per-share loss stood at $2.83 in the recent financial quarterSales tanked 25% YoY to $1.463 billion, as per the earnings press releaseConsensus was for $1.39 of adjusted per-share loss on $1.513 billion in salesComparable sales were down 23% versus experts’ forecast of a 20.1% decline

According to the American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores, comparable sales will likely recover in the back half of its fiscal 2022. Adjusted gross margin took an 840 basis points hit to come in at 23.8%.

Sue Gove to serve as the interim CEO

Bed Bath & Beyond named Sue Gove (independent director) as the interim CEO on Wednesday. In the press release, Gove said:

Our Q1 results are not up to our expectations, nor are they reflective of the Company’s true potential. The initiatives we are instituting today are just the first steps in putting our business on firm footing to drive our future success.

Mara Sirhal (SVP at Harmon Face Values), it added, will replace Joe Hartsig as the Chief Merchandising Officer. The Union-headquartered company is evaluating options for BuyBuy Baby.

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