Barnes & Noble Inc

Industry: Speciality Stores

Fortune Rank: 372

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a retailer that operated 886 bookstores and 1,231 video games and entertainment software stores as of 2/1/03. The Company also sells books and software over the Internet. For the 26 weeks ended 7/31/05, revenues rose 5% to $2.27B. Net income from continued operations totaled $23.3M, up from $11.1M. Results reflect increased sales at Barnes & Noble stores and the absence of debt redemption charge.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble) is a national bookseller, which is principally engaged in the retail sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles, excluding educational textbooks and specialized religious titles), mass-market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other fiction), children's books, bargain books, magazines and music. The Company operated 820 bookstores as of January 29, 2005. Of the 820 bookstores, 666 operated primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name and 154 operated primarily under the B. Dalton Bookseller trade name. Barnes & Noble conducts the online part of its business through llc (Barnes &, a seller of books on the Internet. Through Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., the Company is a publisher of how-to books. The Company owns a 74% interest in Calendar Club L.L.C., an operator of seasonal kiosks.

Barnes & Noble Inc

Barnes & Noble Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Barnes & Noble Inc was ranked number 372 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 372nd largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Barnes & Noble Inc achieved revenue of $5,596.30 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $66.70 million.

Barnes & Noble Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 372nd compared to 455th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $5,235 million (a change of 0 million compared to 2010) and profits of $76 million (a change of $-9 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Barnes & Noble Inc would be ranked 372nd rather than 372nd due to its profits of $67 in 2010.

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