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Indigo Sales Improve Throughout Q4 and Full Year

Canada's dominant bookseller Indigo reported fiscal fourth quarter sales (for the period ending March 28, 2015). Sales nudged up marginally, at $186.2 million CA, while the net loss of $13.9 million was slightly lower than the net loss of $14.4 million a year ago. The revenue growth was "partly offset…

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At Apple, App Store Grows and iPad Sales Decline

Apple reported fiscal second quarter sales after the close of the market on Tuesday, with strong iPhone sales and a rapidly expanding customer base in China continuing to drive the company to excellent results. iPad sales continued their decline, moving 12.6 million units -- compared to 16.3 million units a…

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Media Remains Moderate At Amazon; With Reports from Google and Pearson

Amazon reported first quarter sales through the end of March after the close of the market on Thursday: Net sales rose 15 percent to $22.72 billion, with a net loss of $57 million, or 12 cents a share -- slightly ahead of analysts' expectations for the company. Media sales (the category in…

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A "Strong Holiday" Puts Books-a-Million In the Black for the Year

Books-a-Million reported fourth quarter sales after the close of the market on Monday, with sales rising 1.8 percent (or $3 million) to $161 million and net income jumping by 63 percent, up to $18.9 million, for the period ending January 31. The modest sales gain helped BAMM grow slightly for the year, with…

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Barnes & Noble Discloses More Figures, Buys More Time from Samsung

As we've pointed out, Barnes & Noble's sales of Nook-branded devices have been running well below projections and their purchase promise made to Samsung. In an amendment to that agreement dated March 7, Samsung agreed to give Nook until June 30, 2016 to purchase at least 1 million co-branded tablets…

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Barnes & Noble Sales Ebb; Earnings Improve Less Than Expected

Barnes & Noble reported fiscal third quarter earnings on Tuesday morning for the period ending January 31, with sales of $1.96 billion down $35 million from a year ago. EBITDA improved by $24 million to $197 million, and consolidated earnings rose to $72 million (93 cents per share), compared to $63 million (86 cents per…

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Waterstones' Sales Continuing Falling, But Daunt Expects Operating Profit Soon

Following the results of Waterstones in the UK is confusing, for two reasons. The first is that the privately-held company releases data on a delayed basis; in late January or early February, they file a government document that shows sales for the fiscal year ending the previous April. (So their…

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Merch Sales Lift Results At Indigo

Canada's Indigo -- the country's "largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer" -- reported results for the quarter ending December 27, with sales rising 2 percent to $339 million (CA), and adjusted EBITDA increasing $8 million to $41 million. Same-store sales were up 5.5 percent at their superstores and down…

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Amazon Has Slow Media Growth, But Slight Earnings Improvement Drives Stock

The sometimes inexplicable world of Amazon performance metrics continues. The company reported fourth quarter sales on Thursday after the close of the market, with relatively modest growth -- up 15 percent to $29.33 billion, below analysts' expectations of $29.7 billion. But their meager net income of seven-tenths of one percent…

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Apple Beats Strong Expectations with Record First Quarter Results

Apple reported first quarter earnings on Tuesday afternoon after the close of the market, facing expectations for another strong quarter of revenues and iPhone sales following the release of the iPhone 6 models. They exceeded those expectations with record results, as sales rose 30 percent to $74.6 billion (yielding profit of…

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