On Aug. 16, BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) released Q2 2005 earnings for the period ending July 30.

  • Revenues were up 7.6%, slower than at competitors like Wal-Mart.
  • EPS of $.044 per share is a 10% increase over the prior-year second quarter, outpacing the increase in net profit because of share buybacks.
  • Prior-year second-quarter earnings were affected by a net $0.01 per share in one-time charges.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights(What's this?)

Avg. Est.

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Sales

$2,000

$2,022,538

$1,878,988

+7.6%

Net Profit

--

$30,453

$27,999

+8.8%

EPS

$0.43

$0.44

$0.40

+10.0%



Margin Checkup(What's this?)

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

Change

Gross Margin

10.19%

9.91%

+0.28%

Op. Margin

2.46%

2.16%

+0.30%

Net Margin

1.51%

1.49%

+0.02%



Balance Sheet Highlights(What's this?)

Assets

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$150,776

$146,302

+3.1%

Inventory

$766,719

$700,128

+9.5%

Accounts Rec.

$81,803

$72,569

+12.7%



Liabilities

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Long-Term Debt

$444

$414

+7.2%

Accounts Pay.

$548,142

$522,683

+4.9%



Cash Flow Highlights(What's this?)

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Cash From Ops

$92,804

$141,487

-34.4%

Capital Expend.

$51,847

$49,384

+5.0%

Free Cash Flow

$40,957

$92,103

-55.5%



Related Companies:

  • Target (NYSE:TGT)
  • Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT)
  • Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD)
  • Costco (NASDAQ:COST)

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