BBBY Stock Alert: 14 Takeaways From Bed Bath & Beyond’s Aug. 31 Update

  • Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) stock is falling after providing a strategic update to investors.
  • The update includes store closures and layoffs.
  • The company is also eliminating three of its in-house brands.
The front view of a Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY stock) retail location in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) stock is falling hard on Wednesday after releasing its Aug. 31 update for investors.

According to the update, Bed Bath & Beyond is taking measures to “meet the demand of its customers, drive growth and profitability, and improve its balance sheet and cash flows.” This has major changes coming to the retailer.

Let’s go over all of the details from that update below!

  • Bed Bath & Beyond announced new financing commitments for up to $500 million.
  • That includes its $1.13 billion asset-backed revolving credit facility.
  • The company also mentioned a new $375 million “first-in-last-out” (FILO) facility.
  • In addition, BBBY filed a stock offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this morning.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond intends to reign in costs with a 20% reduction in workforce.
  • That reduction includes employees in both its corporate and supply-chain settings.
  • This should reduce its SG&A by about $250 million in fiscal 2022.
  • To go along with that, the retail company intends to close 150 locations.
  • The company says these locations are its lower-producing stores.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond will also be adjusting its merchandise in stores to better align with customer demand.
  • This has the company planning to discontinue three of its nine brands.
  • These are its Haven, Wild Sage and Studio 3B brands.
  • The remaining six brands will also be cut to 20% to better match demand.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond also cut leadership roles and continues to search for a new CEO.

BBBY stock is down 23% as of Wednesday morning.

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