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Barnes & Noble Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

December 06, 2012 | About:

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-10-27.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. has a market cap of $860.4 million; its shares were traded at around $14.42 with and P/S ratio of 0.1.

Highlight of Business Operations:

B&N College sales increased $3.4 million, or 0.4%, to $773.0 million during the 13 weeks ended October 27, 2012 from $769.7 million during the 13 weeks ended October 29, 2011. The increase was attributable to new B&N College stores which increased sales by $35.0 million, offset by lower comparable store sales and closed stores that reduced sales by $24.8 million and $6.4 million, respectively. Sales were impacted by the continued growth of textbook rentals, which have a lower price than new or used textbooks, and a portion of rental sales are deferred over the rental period. On a comparable basis, which reflects the retail selling price when rented, sales declined 0.5% versus the prior year.

B&N College sales increased $3.6 million, or 0.4%, to $993.7 million during the 26 weeks ended October 27, 2012 from $990.1 million during the 26 weeks ended October 29, 2011. The increase was attributable to new B&N College stores which increased sales by $42.3 million, offset by comparable store sales and closed stores that reduced sales by $28.7 million and $9.4 million, respectively. Sales were impacted by the continued growth of textbook rentals, which have a lower price than new or used textbooks, and a portion of rental sales are deferred over the rental period. On a comparable basis, which reflects the retail selling price when rented, sales declined 0.8% versus the prior year.

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