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Disappointing News From Build-A-Bear Workshop Crushes Stock Price

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Incย BBW reported third-quarter FY23 sales growth of 2.9% year-on-year to $107.6 million, missing the analystย consensus of $108.1 million.

The American retailerโ€™s EPS of $0.53 beat theย Street view of $0.51.

Net retail sales rose 1.2% Y/Y, and e-commerce demand increased 7.1%.

Gross profit increased 4.2% Y/Y to $56.6 million. The gross margin of 52.7% expanded by 70 basis points Y/Y.

The company held $24.8 million in cash and equivalents.

Inventory at quarter end was $64.5 million, reflecting a decline of $23.9 million, or 27.0%, from October 29, 2022.

As of Q3, the company had 511 global locations through its corporately-managed, partner-operated, and international franchise models.

CEO Sharon Price John said, โ€œThe Bearlieve Bear is a cornerstone of our holiday product line, driven by Build-A-Bearโ€™s first-ever animated theatrical film release, โ€œGlisten and the Merry Mission,โ€ based on our multi-year best-selling seasonal line, which will begin streaming in multiple countries starting December first.โ€

Outlook: Build-A-Bearย expects FY23 revenuesย to increase by 3%-5% (prior 5%-7%). The company expects FY23 capital expenditure of $16 million to $18 million (prior $15 million to $20 million).

Price Action: BBW shares traded lower by 10.90% at $22.79 in premarket on the last check Thursday.

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