Is RadioShack a Buy Post-Earnings?
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RadioShack engages in the retail sale of consumer electronics goods and services through its store chain. The company operates in two segments, U.S. RadioShack company-operated stores and Target Mobile centers. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless handsets, tablet devices, home entertainment, wireless, computer, and music accessories, as well as general purpose and special purpose power products. RadioShacks all supplies laptop computers, personal computing products, digital music players, residential telephones, global positioning system devices, cameras, digital televisions, and other consumer electronics products.
RadioShack reported earnings results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, including total net sales and operating revenues of $805 million and net loss of $112 million. Joseph C. Magnacca, chief executive officer, said, “We are moving forward quickly and as planned with our turnaround efforts. As we have said, we expect our work to take several quarters and during that time our results will vary quarter to quarter as we make strategic changes to improve our long-term financial performance. This quarter reflects our strategic decision to accelerate the improvements to the product assortment in our stores by removing duplicate and unproductive inventory. The lower inventory valuations for these products and projected disposal costs resulted in an expected increase to our cost of products sold this quarter.”