Barnes & Noble today announces their selections for The Best Books of the Year (So Far). The list is a stunning collection of books selected by the B&N bookselling team, representing the very best works published across various categories since January of 2023. As readers know well, narrowing down to a few choice titles can feel insurmountable when so many fantastic new books are published every week. This year, the booksellers of Barnes & Noble tackled the task first by compiling three-title shortlists across lots of categories ... and they liked the results so much that they have kept them. They now announce over 50 of the best shortlists, an original and hopefully inspiring way of looking at the best new books of 2023 — so far.
Third Quarter Highlights
*Delivered sales of $3.9 billion, up 16.9%, compared to the third quarter of 2021 on a reported and daily basis; up 20.3% on a daily, constant currency basis
*Expanded gross margin by 145 bps compared to the third quarter of 2021
*Generated operating earnings of $603 million, up 37.6%, resulting in diluted EPS of $8.27, an increase of 46.4% versus the third quarter of 2021
*Produced $380 million in operating cash flow and returned $286 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases
*Recognized as one of Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2022
*Increases full year 2022 guidance including total Company daily sales growth of 15.5% to 16.5% and diluted EPS range of $29.10 to $29.70.
Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the third quarter of 2022 with sales of $3.9 billion, up 16.9% on a reported and daily basis, and up 20.3% on a daily, constant currency basis, compared to the third quarter 2021, driven by strong performance in both the High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment segments.
“The third quarter performance reflects our focused execution against our long-term strategy and ability to serve customers well in this demand environment,” said D.G. Macpherson, Chairman and CEO. “Our teams are driving impressive results across both business segments and, after another quarter of strong performance, we are increasing our 2022 full year guidance. We remain on track to deliver an exceptional year.”
details at: https://pressroom.grainger.com/news/press-release-details/2022/GRAINGER-REPORTS-RESULTS-FOR-THE-THIRD-QUARTER-2022/default.aspx