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GameStop Corp.: A Buyout Target?
Mind you, dividend might not be the only thing GameStop stock investors can collect down the road. on its latest earnings call, management said that the company could be up for sale.
“GameStop’s Board of Directors, with support from outside financial and legal advisers, is conducting a broad range review of strategic and financial alternatives to enhance shareholder value. These options include, among others, a potential sale of the company,” said Shane Kim, GameStop’s Chief Executive Officer. (Source: “GameStop Corp (GME) CEO Shane Kim on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript,” Seeking Alpha, September 6, 2018.)
While the company does not intend to provide more details on this matter until the completion of its strategic review, Wall Street analysts have formed some estimates. For instance, Jefferies Group LLC analyst Stephanie Wissink said that under current environment, GameStop would have a takeover price of between $22.00 and $32.00 per share. Since GME stock currently trades at around $16.30 apiece, Wissink’s estimates would imply a premium of at least 35%. (Source: “Recent specialty retail M&A implies Gamestop price of $22-$32, says Jefferies,” The Fly, September 6, 2018.)