GameStop stock is having a solid week, but this isn’t the result of some Reddit thread or internet influence. Instead, the company shared its earnings results on Tuesday that showed the first quarterly profit in two years.
The video game and electronics retailer had a slight dip in net sales compared to the same period last year, going from $2.25 billion to $2.23 billion. However, the profits came at $48.2 million compared to a $147.5 million loss the year before.
GameStop’s return to profitability has a lot to do with the company’s efforts to cut costs, which is something they intend to continue doing in the future.
“Looking ahead, we’re aggressively focused on year-over-year profitability improvement while still pursuing pragmatic long-term growth,” CEO Matt Furlong said during an earnings call on Tuesday.
However, while the cost-cutting methods might be working for the company at the moment, most analysts agree this isn’t sustainable in the long run. The overall sentiment is that the company will have to find ways to remain profitable by actually increasing its sales.
After closing at $17.64 per share on Tuesday, the GameStop stock surged to the $26.76 mark early on Wednesday. This represents their highest price since late 2022. The company’s shares later stabilized at around $24 later in the day.