Best Buy is a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services. The company's stores offer video products, such as televisions, navigation products, digital cameras and accessories, e-readers, and DVD and Blu-ray players; and audio products comprising MP3 players, home theater audio systems and components, musical instruments, and mobile electronics. Its stores also provide home office products comprising notebook and desktop computers, monitors, mobile phones and related subscription service commissions, hard drives, and networking equipment; entertainment software products, such as video gaming hardware and software, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, digital downloads, and computer software; and small electric appliances, as well as snacks and beverages. In addition, the company offers service contracts, warranties, repair, delivery, and computer-related services, as well as installation services for home theaters, and mobile audio and appliances.
It operates in two segments: Domestic and International. The Domestic segment is consisted of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the United States, operating under various brand names, including, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales and Speakeasy. The International segment is consisted of all Canada operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Future Shop and Geek Squad; all Europe operations, operating under the brand names The Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and Geek Squad; all China operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy, Geek Squad and Five Star; all Mexico operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy and Geek Squad and all Turkey operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy and Geek Squad.
According to the latest available data per 04/12/2011 the company had around 180,000 employees worldwide and market capitalization of 12.00 billion U.S. dollars. It quarterly revenues growth was -1.80% year on year, resulting in the 50.27 billion U.S. dollars of revenue for the last trailing twelve months. Gross operating margin was 25.18% and net operating margin was 4.65%, both data for trailing 12 months. Company's net income in the last four quarters was 1.28 billion dollars, giving us earnings per share (EPS) of 3.08. Current price earnings ratio (P/E) is 9.91, and price sales ratio is 0.23, all figures for trailing twelve months. Expected price earnings growth ratio (PEG) for the following five years is 0.82.
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