Bed Bath & Beyond shares continue to slump on news that the retailer is closing stores nationwide. The stock fell nearly 1% on Monday to $7.95, down sharply from $15 at the beginning of the year.
Last month, Bed Bath & Beyond announced it150 of its roughly 1,000 stores in a move designed to cut costs and free up cash.
“Our immediate focus is on supporting our teams, growing the business, making sure our stores, customers and partners are supported and improving returns to shareholders,” the company said in a statement Friday to CBS MoneyWatch.
The home goods store posted a list of 56 stores that will be shuttered, ranging from stores in Arizona to Washington state. Those stores will start closing soon “and continue over the next few months,” the company said. The company did not disclose when it would announce the remaining stores set to close.
While Bed Bath & Beyond has become a “” after attracting the favor of amateur investors, its shares have plunged 47% this year amid declining revenue, widening losses and the defection of a prominent investor. In August, Ryan Cohen, the billionaire founder of online pet food company Chewy, of 7.7 million shares, spurring a selloff.
Investors were also rattled earlier this month when its chief financial officer, Gustavo Arnal, died laterfrom a luxury skyscraper in downtown Manhattan. The New York City medical examiner’s office ruled his death a suicide.
In the meantime, Bed Bath & Beyond is focusing on shoring up its financials, with GlobalData analyst Neil Saunders describing them as “in a parlous state.”
“The past few years of poor strategy have caused severe financial pain, and the scars will be borne in around 150 store closures and a curtailment of refurbishment programmes,” he said in a recent research note about the closures. “These actions are necessary, but they underline that before the group can advance it will need to take several steps back.”
Analysts at Wedbush Securities said one way the retailer can generate more cash is to sell off its baby clothing division Buy Buy Baby, which could bring in between $630 million and $910 million.
“Selling Baby might buy the company enough time to right its ship and ease vendor concerns, but it does not fundamentally change the negative outlook for the core business, which is burning cash and losing resonance with customers,” Wedbush said in a recent note.
Below is a list of the Bed Bath & Beyond stores that are closing:
- Interstate 17 & Carefree Highway in Phoenix
- Interstate 19 & Irvington in Tucson
- 9918 Mission Gorge Road in Santee
- 1140 Hilltop Drive in Redding
- 75 Lakewood Center Mall in Lakewood
- 2601 Larkspur Landing Circle in Larkspur
- 39421 10th Street West in Palmdale
- 15555 East 14th Street, Suite 240 in San Leandro
- 201 East Magnolia Blvd in Burbank
- 117 General Stilwell Drive in Marina
- Ridgeway Shopping Center in Stamford
- 850 Hartford Turnpike in Waterford
- Sawgrass in Sunrise
- 111 Towne Center Blvd in Sanford
- Presidential Market Center in Snellville
- Johns Creek in Suwanee
- 1522 Flammang Drive in Waterloo
- 2475 NW Arterial in Dubuque
- Gurnee Mills Mall in Gurnee
- 915 East Golf Road in Schaumburg
- Fairview Center in Fairview Heights
- Carbondale University Mall in Carbondale
- 2850 Plainfield Road in Joliet
- Kankakee in Bourbonnais
- 2900 Meadow Creek Drive in Bossier City
- 35 Highland Avenue in Seekonk
- 8B Allstate Road Suite 1 in Dorchester
- Granite Heights in Milford
- 31075 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills
- Northville Retail Center in Northville
- Green Ridge Square in Walker
- 50551 Waterside Drive in Chesterfield
- 9050 Highland Road White in Lake Township
- 3959 Second Street South in St. Cloud
- The Arboretum in Charlotte
- 195 Los Altos Pkwy in Sparks
- 34 E Ridgewood Ave in Paramus NJ 07652
- Mount Olive in Flanders
- 13 Route 9 South in Manalapan
- Orange Plaza in Middletown
- 500 East Sandford Blvd in Mt. Vernon
- 4805 Commercial Drive in New Hartford
- 73 Center Drive Suite 100 in Plattsburgh
- 251 Airport Plaza Blvd in Farmingdale
- Bridgewater Falls in Hamilton
- Colerain in Cincinnati
- 10027 Fremont Pike in Perrysburg
- 4020 Milan Road, Unit 910 in Sandusky
- 2780 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton
- 70 E. Wynnewood Blvd in Wynnewood
- 3201 Lawrence Road Suite A in Wichita Falls
- Central Mall in Port Arthur
- 135 Shoppers Way NW in Christiansburg
- 532 Fort Evans Road in Leesburg
- Lakewood Towne Center in Lakewood