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  • Previous Rank60
  • Revenues ($M)41,903
  • Revenue Percent Change-7.3%
  • Profits ($M)1,233
  • Profits Percent Change131.8%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)13,309

Home is where the heart, and profit is, so the Minnesota-based electronics retailer is exiting China and has pared its Canadian business to focus on its fragile U.S. comeback. Best Buy enjoyed a surprisingly strong 2014 holiday season, helped by popular home-theater systems and smart phones. After years of serving as a showroom by customers who then go on Amazon, Best Buy has been fighting back, strengthening its e-commerce and using more floor space for shop-in-shops for leading brands. But the company still has to navigate tough waters: it has warned investors that weak demand for many consumer electronics and declining prices will weigh on sales for the first half of 2015. And its Geek Squad services business is struggling. Still, CEO Hubert Joly has so far done the impossible since taking the reins in 2012: keeping his company in the game long after many observers have written it off

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Company Info

CEO
Hubert B. Joly
Industry
Specialty Retailers: Other
Sector
Retailing
HQ Location
Richfield, MN
Websitehttp://www.bestbuy.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)41,903-7.3%
Profits ($M)1,233131.8%
Total Stockholder Equity4,995-
Employees125,000-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)13,309-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.9%
Profits as % of Assets8.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity24.7%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)3.49
EPS % Change (from 2013)128.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)2.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.9%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)-
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)2.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)1.6%