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Last $15.74 USD
Change Today +0.49 / 3.21%
Volume 810.1K
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. retails books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers, and other contents in the United States. As of May 2, 2015, the company operated 1,372 bookstores in 50 states, including 724 bookstores on college campuses. Segments The company’s three segments are as follows: B&N Retail, B&N College and NOOK. B&N Retail segment This segment included 648 bookstores, as of May 2, 2015, primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name. Barnes & Noble bookstores offer a dedicated NOOK area, a comprehensive trade book title base, a café, and departments dedicated to Juvenile, Toys and Games, DVDs, Music, Gift, Magazine and Bargain products. The stores also offer a calendar of ongoing events, including author appearances and children’s activities. The B&N Retail segment also includes the company’s eCommerce Website, barnesandnoble.com, and its publishing operation, Sterling Publishing. Each Barnes & Noble store features a selection of books from 22,000 to 164,000 unique titles, of which approximately 28,000 titles are common to virtually all stores. Product Master, the company’s proprietary inventory management database, has approximately 16.0 million titles. It includes approximately 6.6 million active titles and provides each store with comprehensive title selections. Sterling Publishing Sterling Publishing is a publisher of non-fiction trade titles. The company publishes a range of non-fiction and illustrated books and kits across various imprints, in categories such as health and wellness, music and popular culture, food and wine, crafts and photography, puzzles and games, and history and affairs, as well as a large children’s line. Sterling has a title base of approximately 16,000 eBooks and print books. In addition, Sterling also distributes approximately 800 titles on behalf of client publishers. Seasonality: The B&N Retail business, like that of many retailers, is seasonal, with the major portion of sales and operating profit realized during its third quarter, which includes the holiday selling season. Competition: B&N Retail competes with other bookstores, including Books-A-Million. It also faces competition from online businesses, notably Amazon.com and Apple. B&N Retail also faces competition from mass merchandisers, such as Costco, Target and Wal-Mart. B&N College This segment, as of May 2, 2015, operated 724 stores nationwide, of which 154 stores are co-branded with the universities’ names and Barnes & Noble name. These stores are operated under 453 contracts, including approximately 5 million students and faculty and alumni. This segment serves the needs of 1 in 4 students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions through programs, including the following: Textbook rentals: B&N College uses its inventory management platforms to manage pricing and inventory across its 724 locations. The majority of all titles students require were available for rent during the academic year. These include custom course packs and adaptive learning materials, along with traditional textbook options. FacultyEnlight: FacultyEnlight is the company’s proprietary online platform which provides content search, discovery and adoptions (textbook selection) by the faculty at the campuses it serves. Yuzu: Soft launched in 2014, Yuzu is an eReading and studying app that is the initial step for B&N College’s education platform. Suppliers: This segment’s primary suppliers of new textbooks include Pearson Education, Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill, MPS, MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. (MBS), and John Wiley & Sons. Customers: B&N College’s three customer constituencies are students, faculty members and campus administrators. The B&N College customer base includes students and faculty in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Seasonality: The B&N College segment’s business is highly seasonal, with the major portion of sales and operating profit realized during the second and third quarters, when college students generally purchase and rent textbooks for the upcoming semesters. Revenues from textbook rentals, which primarily occur at the beginning of the semester, are recognized over t

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