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Trans World Entertainment Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

December 06, 2012 | About:

Trans World Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ:TWMC) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-10-27.

Trans World Entertainment has a market cap of $122.4 million; its shares were traded at around $3.48 with a P/E ratio of 8.3 and P/S ratio of 0.2.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Net sales. Net sales decreased 16.6% and 15.6% during the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 27, 2012, respectively, as compared to the same periods last year. The decline in sales for the thirteen and thirty-nine week periods resulted primarily from a decrease in ending store count of 14.5% and a decrease in square footage of 20.6%, as the Company has closed or relocated larger less productive stores. While the Company believes a meaningful amount of sales was transferred to ongoing stores, there was a reduction of sales resulting from store closings.

Music: Comparable store net sales in the music category decreased 14% and 12% during the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 27, 2012, respectively. The music category represented 30.9% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 27, 2012 compared to 34.6% in the comparable quarter last year.

Electronics: Comparable store sales in the electronics category increased 2% and 10% during the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 27, 2012, respectively. The increase was driven by expanded product lines and improved selection. Electronics sales represented 9.6% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 27, 2012 compared to 9.2% in the comparable quarter last year.

Trend: Comparable store sales in the trend category increased 10% and 13% during the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 27, 2012, respectively. The increase was driven by expanded product lines and improved selection. Trend product represented 9.8% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 27, 2012 compared to 8.8% in the comparable quarter last year.

Video Games: Comparable store sales for video games decreased 20% and 14% during the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 27, 2012, respectively. Currently, 106 stores, or 28% of the companys stores carry games. Games sales represent 4.3% of total net sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 27, 2012 compared to 4.9% in the comparable quarter last year.

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