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NASD: AMZN
Sector: Services
Industry: Retail(Specialty)

Amazon.com, Inc., is an online book, CD and video retailer offering more than 4.7M music CDs, videos, DVDs, computer-games, books, and other titles. For the Fiscal Year ended 12/31/98, revenues rose from $147.8M to $610M. Net loss totalled $124.5M, up from $31M. Revenues reflect an icnrease in units sold due to growth of the customer base and repeat customers. Higher loss reflects a $50.2M merger and acquisition related charge.

Amazon.com, Inc.
1516 Second Avenue
Fourth Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone:(206)622-2355
Fax:(206)622-2405

Employees: 2,100

Market Cap (Mil) $: 22,402.63

Complete Financials:Dec 1998

Updated:03/27/1999

Earnings Announcements:NA


NYSE: BKS
Sector: Services
Industry: Retail(Specialty)

Barnes & Noble, Inc. primarily sells books through four principal strategies: superstore, malls, direct mail, and e-commerce. For the 39 weeks ended 10/31/98, revenues increased 10% to $2.02B. Net loss totalled $13.6M, up from $5.2M. Revenues reflect increased Barnes & Noble same store sales and a rise in store square footage. Higher loss reflects increased depreciation and costs associated with the investment in barnesandnoble.com.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
122 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Phone:(212)633-3300
Fax:(212)675-0413

Employees:14,500

Market Cap (Mil) $: 2,243.25

Complete Financials:Oct 1998

Updated:03/27/1999

Earnings Announcements:Jan 1999



Comparing the charts of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, Inc., there is a considerable difference in the price of the stocks. Amazon.com has an overall increase in their price, moving into triple digits around the beginning of the new year. Barnes & Noble has had their ups and downs, but it does not seem that they have used their new website well to their advantage.

Key Ratios and Statistics
Barnes & Noble Amazon.com
Price & Volume
Recent Price $ 32.69 139.06
52 Week High $ 48.00 199.13
52 Week Low $ 22.19 12.85
Avg Daily Vol (Mil) 1.20 10.28
Beta 1.57 NA
Valuation Rations
Price/Earnings(TTM) 25.74 NM
Price/Sales (TTM) 0.74 33.78
Price/Book(MRQ) 4.21 159.63
Price/Cash Flow(TTM) 15.40 NM
Share Related Items
Market Cap (Mil.) $ 2,243.25 22,402.63
Shares Out (Mil) 68.63 161.10
Float (Mil) 33.60 62.80
Per Share Data
Earnings (TTM) $ 1.27 -.083
Sales (TTM) $ 43.94 4.12
Book Value (MRQ) $ 7.77 0.87
Cash Flow (TTM) $ 2.12 -.076
Cash (MRQ) $ 0.16 2.35
Financial Strength
Quick Ratio (MRQ) 0.10 2.31
Current Ratio (MRQ) 1.50 2.63
LT Debt/Equity (MRQ) 0.84 2.51
Total Debt/Equity (MRQ) 0.84 2.51
Management Effectiveness
Return on Equity (TTM) 17.30 -153.25
Return on Assets (TTM) 5.56 -31.03
Return on Investement (TTM) 9.50 -39.39
Profitability
Gross Margin (TTM) % 26.54 21.94
Operating Margin (TTM) % 4.11 -18.35
Profit Margin (TTM) % 3.03 -20.42

Mil=Millions; MRQ=Most Recent Quarter; TTM=Trailing Twelve Months


Growth Rates
Barnes & Noble Amazon.com
SALES %
1 Year 14.25 312.75
3 Year 19.90 960.80
5 Year 20.81 NM
EPS %
1 Year 22.65 NM
3 Year 31.63 NM
5 Year 184.14 NM

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