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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.: Bed Bath Presses on Turnaround Efforts but Fails to Carve Out a Competitive Edge

Symbols
BBBY
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
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Current Price
$27.86
Fair Value
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Economic Moat
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Summary

Bed Bath & Beyond is a home furnishings retailer, operating around 1,391 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. Stores carry an assortment of branded bed and bath accessories, kitchen textiles, and cooking supplies. In addition to 951 Bed Bath & Beyond stores, the company operates 129 Buy Buy Baby stores and 53 Harmon Face Values stores (health/beauty care). It recently divested online retailer Personalizationmall.com, the One Kings Lane business and Christmas Tree Shops and That (gifts/housewares), Linen Holdings, and Cost Plus World Market.

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Analyst Profile

Jaime M. Katz

Senior Equity Analyst
Jaime M. Katz, CFA, is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers home improvement retailers and travel and leisure.Before joining Morningstar in 2011, Katz was an associate for Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. She also worked in equity research for William Blair for three years and spent three years in asset management at Mesirow Financial.Katz holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. She ranked first in the leisure goods and services industry in The Wall Street Journal's annual “Best on the Street” analysts survey in 2013, the last year the survey was conducted.