1-800-Flowers Smells Sweeter: Fool by Numbers

On Oct. 26, 1-800-Flowers (Nasdaq: FLWS  ) released first-quarter 2007 earnings for the period ending Oct. 1, 2006.

  • Both sales and per-share earnings exceeded analyst expectations, thanks to nearly 22% growth on the top line.
  • Operating margin improved by nearly two points thanks to cost controls.
  • Accordingly, management says that full-year guidance of 17% to 20% growth in sales and 100% growth in per-share earnings is still achievable.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

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Amazon is aMotley Fool Stock Advisorselection, and Martha Stewart Living is a former recommendation of the newsletter. Red Envelope is a former Hidden Gems pick.

Fool contributor Tim Beyers didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out which stocks he owns by checking Tim's Fool profile. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy always adds up.

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