Nomura Securities Maintains a 'Neutral' on Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY); Interesting 10K

April 25, 2012 10:39 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Nomura Securities maintains a 'Neutral' on Bed Bath and Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) price target of $66.00.

Analyst, Aram Rubinson, said, "BBY has cut its ad dollars by 28% since 2008. That came even as sales grew 32%. As a result, BBBY has leveraged advertising by 170bp in three years. According to the filing, rent leveraged 20bp to 4.8% of sales. Rent has leveraged 80bp over the past three years. Rent per foot was flat at $12.90. BBBY also disclosed that its largest supplier now represents 8% of purchases, up from 5% in F10. We can’t imagine that supplier is any other than Green Mountain (Nasdaq: GMCR), maker of Keurig. On the surface, it could have added ~3% to comps if BBBY made GMs of 35% and turned Keurig equal to the average."

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Shares of Bed Bath and Beyond closed at $67.71 yesterday.


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