For the first quarter of 2017, revenues grew 6.3 percent to $165.8 million as compared with total revenues of $156.0 million in the prior year period. Revenue growth for the quarter was driven primarily by the Company’s Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets segment, which grew 13.3 percent compared with the prior year period. The strong growth in the Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets segment, combined with 3.1 percent revenue growth in the Company’s 1-800-Flowers.com Consumer Floral segment, more than offset slightly lower revenues in the Company’s BloomNet segment. Gross profit margin for the quarter was 43.0 percent, a decrease of 30 basis points compared with 43.3 percent in the prior year period. This primarily reflects product mix in the Company’s Gourmet Food and Gift Baskets segment. Operating expenses as a percent of total revenues was 57.0 percent, unchanged compared with the prior year period* (*adjusted to exclude integration costs). This primarily reflected the increased revenue in the period which more than offset higher labor and insurance costs as well as increased marketing spending in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. click Read More below for additional detail
In January 2019, publisher revenue for trade (consumer) books was $543.8 million, down -3.2% from January 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers StatShot Monthly report. Among the three trade book categories, increased revenue for Religious Presses (8.1%) and Children’s/Young Adult (4.3%) in January 2019, partially offset a decline in Adult Books (-7.3%) for the same period in 2018. Revenue for trade books includes sales to bookstores, wholesalers, direct to consumer, online retailers, etc.
Overall participating publisher revenue was $1.06 billion in January 2019, down from $1.11 billion in 2018 (-3.8%) for all tracked categories (Trade, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, Professional Publishing and University Presses).
much more detail at: https://newsroom.publishers.org/aap-statshot-trade-publisher-revenue-from-religious-presses-and-childrensya-increased-in-january-2019/