Staples, Inc. announced the results for its second quarter ended July 29, 2017. Total company sales for the second quarter of 2017 were $3.9 billion, a decrease of three percent compared to the second quarter of 2016. On a GAAP basis, the company reported net income from continuing operations of $63 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017. Second quarter 2017 results from continuing operations include pre-tax charges of $10 million primarily related to the proposed acquisition of the company by funds managed by Sycamore Partners. Total company comparable sales for the second quarter of 2017 declined one percent compared to the second quarter of 2016. Excluding the impact of certain charges taken during the second quarter of 2017, the company reported non-GAAP net income from continuing operations of $76 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Click Read More below for additional detail.
In the AAP’s newest StatShot update, May trade sales were mixed and sales of higher educational course materials fell, leading to a 3.7% sales decline compared to May 2021 for the 1,368 publishers that report sales to the association.
The hardcover and mass market paperback formats had another tough month in the adult category with hardcover sales down 18.6% and mass market sales falling 47%. Trade paperback sales rose 3.1% in the month. The digital formats had mixed results with downloadable audio sales up 5%, but e-book sales falling 5%.
Through May, adult sales were down 4.2% as hardcover sales fell 11.4% and mass market paperback sales tumbled 25.6%.
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