BBBY Shares Experience Bloodbath as Bed Bath & Beyond Reveals Plans to Sell Its Stocks

UTC by Benjamin Godfrey · 3 min read
BBBY Shares Experience Bloodbath as Bed Bath & Beyond Reveals Plans to Sell Its Stocks
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While the overall outlook of the firm was further dampened with star investor Ryan Cohen offloading a huge chunk of his stake in the company, Bed Bath is committed to winning back the confidence of its customers, investors, and suppliers.

The American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) is seeing one of its worst days as the company’s shares have plummeted by more than 24% in today’s Pre-Market and is changing hands at $9.16 at the time of writing.

The route in the shares of the company was preceded by the revealed filings lodged with the United States Securities and Exchange that it “may offer, issue and sell shares of its common stock from time to time,” adding that these scheduled offerings may be conducted once or in bits.

“Each time we offer securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering,” the filing said.

Bed Bath & Beyond is one of the firms directly impacted by the inflationary pressures in the American economy as sky-high prices have generally reduced purchasing power. Amidst this strained economic environment, Bed Bath has accumulated an enormous amount of liability, one of which the proposed share offering is meant to help offset.

Besides offsetting some of its debts, the company said it also plans to use the capital raised from the stock offering for general administrative purposes, share repurchases, or the financing of possible acquisitions.

Different businesses have different challenges based on their underlying models. What has particularly worked both in favor and against Bed Bath and Beyond is the fact that it has now been tagged as a meme stock, with an extremely volatile stock price history. Earlier in August, the company’s shares were trading shy of $4.89 but quickly grew up to $30 in the intraday session in mid-month.

These massive volatile fluctuations have discredited the current bearish dump the firm is experiencing, as recovery can be in a relatively short period of time. In all, the shares of Bed Bath have plunged by as much as 17% in the year-to-date period, a relatively marginal loss when compared to other Wall Street stocks.

Proactive Plans to Chart a Recovery for BBBY Shares

Bed Bath understands its situation as a dire one, but the company’s management is committed to doing something about it.

While the overall outlook of the firm was further dampened with star investor Ryan Cohen offloading a huge chunk of his stake in the company, Bed Bath is committed to winning back the confidence of its customers, investors, and suppliers. The turnaround plan is on track to be revealed today.

For the time being, strengthening its balance sheet remains one of the core focuses. The firm is in talks with Sixth Street Partners and is almost finalizing the terms of a $400 million loan. If secured, this credit facility may help cushion the massive slash in the company’s growing net loss which has left it with $100 million in cash at the end of May, down from $1.1 billion a year ago.

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Benjamin Godfrey

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