Best Buy's comparable-store sales gain - a key retail barometer - was 5.9%, driven mostly by a strong increase at stores outside the U.S. Sales grew 4.8% at U.S. stores open at least 14 months, down from 7.4% growth during last year's fourth quarter.
Best Buy has already made moves into China, and on Wednesday it said it might begin tests in Mexico and Turkey.
Best Buy said it expects to earn $3.10 to $3.25 a share during the current fiscal year on revenue of about $39 billion, which would be an increase of 9%. Analysts were expecting earnings of $3.18 a share on revenue of $39.8 billion.
Apple Moving Into Best Buy Stores
Best Buy said during the company's earnings conference call that it plans to offer Apple computers in 200 stores this year.
"We'll be expanding our relationship with Apple in 2007," said Best Buy President Brian Dunn. "We'll be offering Apple computers in 200 stores by this fall."