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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Circuit City to Close Stores

Circuit City to Close Stores:

Bad News, Part 2

"Circuit City to Close Stores
By Nat Worden
TheStreet.com Staff Reporter

"Circuit City (CC:NYSE - news - research) revealed plans Wednesday to slash a sizable chunk of its operations, one day after a hedge fund offered to acquire the company in a $3.2 billion leveraged buyout. The electronics chain will shut 19 underperforming stores, five regional offices and a Virginia distribution center by the end of February. The 19 stores on the chopping block accounted for $170 million in revenue in 2004, and the company expects to record a charge of $30 million in the fourth quarter related to the restructuring. "

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