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Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on December 13, 2011. Below you can see the results of BBY over the last few earnings periods.

BBY trades an average of 5.9 million shares per day.

  • 52 Week High: $42.57
  • 52 Week Low: $21.79
  • Book Value: $16.65
  • Float Short: 11.86%

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.03 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.47. A beat of $0.50 per share will top the estimated per share earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.47 and $0.54 per share.

Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $50.27 billion for 2011 vs. $49.69 billion for 2010. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $1.28 billion for 2011 vs. $1.32 billion for 2010.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $2.11 billion for 2011 vs. $2.24 billion for 2010.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue.

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for BBY

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Aug-11 $ 11.47 B $ 11.35 B $ -126.00 M -1.1%
May-11 $ 10.71 B $ 10.94 B $ 228.20 M 2.13%
Feb-11 $ 16.31 B $ 16.26 B $ -53.20 M -0.33%
Nov-10 $ 12.46 B $ 11.89 B $ -569.90 M -4.57%
Aug-10 $ 11.54 B $ 11.34 B $ -203.00 M -1.76%

M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.)

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results BBY

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for BBY.

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for BBY

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for BBY.

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for BBY

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Source: Earnings Preview: Best Buy Reports Results Tuesday