GameStop Profits Jump 11% in 2014 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 29 March 2015 / 3,025 Views
GameStop has released their full fiscal year figures for the year 2014, which ended on January 31. Revenue increased two percent year-over-year to $9.3 billion. Profits increased 11 percent to $393.1 million.
New hardware sales saw a big jump with a 17 percent increase year-over-year to $2.03 billion. Mobile and consumer electronics saw sales increase 71 percent to $518.8 million. New software sales dropped by 11 percent $3.09 billion.
In our core video game business, we achieved our highest market share in history with 28 percent share of next-generation hardware, 46 percent share of next-generation software and an estimated 42 percent share of downloadable content," said GameStop CEO Paul Raines.
"Meanwhile, our Technology Brands segment exceeded expectations, contributing 5 percent to our operating income and to our highest-ever annual gross margin of 29.9 percent, as we rapidly expanded the footprint of our AT&T wireless and Apple retail businesses."
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