GameStop (the inventory) and GameStop (the retailer) proceed to be worlds aside

It may take more than one bad earnings report to pop this bubble...

Enlarge / It could take multiple dangerous earnings report back to pop this bubble…

The final time GameStop introduced its quarterly earnings, in early December, the inventory market valued the online game retailer at about $1 billion. Following a worse-than-expected earnings report launched Tuesday evening, the corporate now has a market cap of slightly below $10 billion as of Wednesday morning.

Certain, that is down roughly 18 % from Tuesday’s closing value, and off roughly 44 % from a January peak that noticed the inventory providing turn out to be a poster youngster for the retail investor-driven “meme inventory” phenomenon. Nonetheless there’s not a lot on this week’s report back to recommend that GameStop as an organization is value ten occasions as a lot because it was simply three months in the past, a lot much less the upper valuations it briefly loved within the interim.

Indicators of a turnaround?

Total, GameStop’s newest earnings report reveals an organization nonetheless struggling to show itself round. For the complete fiscal 12 months, the corporate misplaced $215 million on internet, enhancing on a internet lack of simply over $470 million the 12 months prior. Web gross sales for the 12 months have been down over 21 %, to $5.09 billion, a decline GameStop blamed partially on its “de-densification efforts” (i.e. closing almost 700 shops). Even taking that transfer under consideration, although, gross sales for comparable shops have been down 9.5 % for the 12 months.

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Apple earnings present sturdy iPad and Mac gross sales can’t make up for the iPhone

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Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner. (credit score: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photos)

Apple introduced its fourth-quarter earnings at the moment after the bell, and it was one thing of a wierd quarter as a result of, not like some earlier years (together with final 12 months), this quarter’s numbers didn’t embody an iPhone launch. The iPhone 12’s varied fashions ship in October and November as an alternative of September this 12 months.

CEO Tim Cook dinner proudly introduced double-digit YOY progress in all product classes in addition to iPhone on the decision, however the iPhone is necessary: Apple’s complete income was up only one p.c year-over-year, with iPhone income down virtually 21 p.c.

Whereas the iPhone did not assist push up the underside line, Apple did launch different merchandise through the interval, together with the redesigned iPad Air and two Apple Watches: the Apple Watch Collection 6 and the Apple Watch SE. iPad income was up a considerable 46 p.c YOY (it totaled $6.eight billion), and Mac income was additionally sturdy at $9 billion, or 28 p.c greater than the identical quarter final 12 months.

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