Harry Conjures Earnings at Barnes & Noble: Fool by Numbers

On Aug. 18, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS  ) released earnings for its 2005 second quarter, which ended July 30.

  • Not surprisingly, management attributed much of the year-over-year increase in profits to the selling powers of the latest installment in the Harry Potter series.
  • It may have also prompted the company to begin offering a $0.15-per-stub dividend, payable on Sept. 30 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 9. That's a full-year yield of nearly 1.6%.
  • Income from continuing operations was $0.20 per stub, in line with Street estimates.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights(What's this?)

Avg. Est.

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Sales

$1,180,000

$1,170,800

$1,100,349

+6.4%

Net Profit

-

$13,467

$8,734

+54.2%

EPS

$0.20

$0.18

$0.12

+50.0%

Margin Checkup(What's this?)

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

Change

Gross Margin

29.42%

29.50%

-0.09%

Op. Margin

1.88%

2.18%

-0.29%

Net Margin

1.15%

0.79%

+0.36%

Balance Sheet Highlights(What's this?)

Assets

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$21,315

$22,860

-6.8%

Inventory

$1,336,174

$1,311,745

+1.9%

Accounts Rec.

$112,114

$84,530

+32.6%


Liabilities

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Long-Term Debt

$9,000

$257,400

-96.5%

Accounts Pay.

$760,806

$647,909

+17.4%

Cash Flow Highlights(What's this?)

No cash flow statement provided. (Boo!)

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Fool contributorTim Beyers owns shares of Barnes & Noble. You can find out what else is in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile, which ishere. The Motley Fool has an ironcladdisclosure policy.


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