Bed Bath & Beyond reported more than +85% surge in its April digital sales .
The home goods retail chain converted about a quarter of its U.S. and Canada stores to regional fulfillment centers to support online sales. It also brought back several hundred associates from furlough.
Adjusted earnings for the three months ended March 2 came in at 38 cents a share, which is -68% lower from the year-earlier period. However, the figure is 18 cents ahead of the Street consensus expectation.
Net sales for the quarter declined -6.1% to $3.1 billion, but exceeded analysts' estimates of $3 billion.
Comparable-store sales fell -10%. Digital sales for the quarter dropped -16% .
Bed Bath’s stores would remain closed until at least May 16, except for its Buy Buy Baby and Harmon Face Values brands.