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posted by martyb on Thursday March 25, @01:29PM   Printer-friendly
from the flame-in-your-heart dept.

GameStop (the stock) and GameStop (the retailer) continue to be worlds apart:

The last time GameStop announced its quarterly earnings, in early December, the stock market valued the video game retailer at about $1 billion. Following a worse-than-expected earnings report released Tuesday night, the company now has a market cap of just under $10 billion as of Wednesday morning.

Sure, that's down roughly 18 percent from Tuesday's closing price, and off roughly 44 percent from a January peak that saw the stock offering become a poster child for the retail investor-driven "meme stock" phenomenon. Still there's not much in this week's report to suggest that GameStop as a company is worth ten times as much as it was just three months ago, much less the higher valuations it briefly enjoyed in the interim.

[...] Overall, GameStop's latest earnings report shows a company still struggling to turn itself around. For the full fiscal year, the company lost $215 million on net, improving on a net loss of just over $470 million the year prior. Net sales for the year were down over 21 percent, to $5.09 billion, a decline GameStop blamed in part on its "de-densification efforts" (i.e. closing nearly 700 stores). Even taking that move into account, though, sales for comparable stores were down 9.5 percent for the year.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Tokolosh on Thursday March 25, @03:33PM (2 children)

    by Tokolosh (585) on Thursday March 25, @03:33PM (#1128812)

    GME has become a BTC equivalent. It has value only because it has value, there is limited supply, and can be easily traded and hedged.

    The only difference from BTC, is that GME is regulated by the SEC, which some regard as a feature. Gamestock could potentially issue (mine) more GME, if they wanted, but seem to understand that it would be counterproductive.

    Please, no talk of tulips, Ponzi, laundering, energy...

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday March 25, @04:28PM

    > ... BTC ...

    > Please, no talk of tulips, Ponzi, laundering, energy...

    I know I'm God, because every time I pray to him, I find I'm talking to myself.
  • (Score: 1) by anubi on Friday March 26, @11:21AM

    by anubi (2828) on Friday March 26, @11:21AM (#1129316) Journal

    Still looks to me like the pump-n-dump again.

    This ain't's gambling.

    "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]