Preliminary Fourth Quarter Comps of 17.4% Exceed Expectations
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2008--GameStop Corp.
(NYSE: GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software
retailer, today increased earnings guidance for the fiscal year ending
February 2, 2008.
After a stronger than expected January, GameStop is increasing its
fourth quarter and full year diluted earnings per share guidance by
$0.02 to now range between $1.11 to $1.12 and $1.77 to $1.78,
respectively. Driven by impressive domestic and international sales,
and in spite of temporary industry-wide video game system shortages,
preliminary comparable store sales for the fourth quarter exceeded our
expectations and came in at a very strong 17.4%.
Note that guidance does not include debt retirement costs.
Full year 2007 sales and earnings results and fiscal 2008 earnings
guidance will be released in mid-March 2008.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. is the world's
largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company
operates over 5,000 retail stores across the United States and in
fifteen international countries. The company also operates two
e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game
Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication.
GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and
accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.
In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related
accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop
Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
statements include, but are not limited to, the outlook for fiscal
2007 and beyond, future financial and operating results, projected
store openings, the company's plans, objectives, expectations and
intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Such
statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of
GameStop's management and are subject to significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the
forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could
cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the
forward-looking statements: the inability to obtain sufficient
quantities of product to meet consumer demand, including Nintendo's
Wii; the timing of release of video game titles for next generation
consoles; the risks associated with expanded international operations;
and economic and other events that could reduce or impact consumer
demand. Additional factors that could cause GameStop's results to
differ materially from those described in the forward-looking
statements can be found in GameStop's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the fiscal year ended February 3, 2007 filed with the SEC and
available at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov.
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SOURCE: GameStop Corp.