Bed Bath & Beyond Q4 and full-year profit rises

Union, N.J. -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. reported Wednesday that net income for the quarter ended March 2 increased 14% to $373.9 million, compared with $351 million in the year-ago period. But the retailer’s guidance for the current quarter came up short.

Sales leaped 24.5% to $3.401 billion, from $2.732 billion, and same-store sales rose 2.5%.

For the fiscal year, net earnings rose 12% to $1.038 billion), from $989.5 million. Full-year revenue rose 14.9% to $10.915 billion, and same-store sales for fiscal 2012 increased 2.7%.

Since the beginning of the first quarter, the company has opened one buybuy BABY store and two Bed Bath & Beyond stores, plus has opened a third store in Mexico through a joint venture.


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