Usborne Books Reports Revenues Up 59%
Randall White, CEO, Educational Development Corporation (EDC) (NASDAQ:EDUC) (https://www.edcpub.com) today announced record net revenues for the fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2015.
Net revenues for the quarter ended May 31, 2015 were a Company-record $9,637,800 when compared to $7,178,300 for the same quarter last year, up 34%. Net earnings were $324,600 compared to $239,700 last year, an increase of 35%.
Net revenues for the home business division, Usborne Books & More (UBAM) were up 59% for the first three months of fiscal year 2016, compared to the same period in fiscal year 2015. UBAM has now recorded 24 consecutive months of revenue growth after nine years of decline. The net revenue gain was primarily driven by new sales associates joining our organization in this quarter, 1,862 compared to 896 in the first quarter last year, an increase of 108%. The net sales increase continued in June with sales of this division up 134% over June of last year.
The publishing division, EDC Publishing, experienced record net revenues for the year ended February 28, 2015 but for the quarter ended May 31, net revenues were off 5% due to timing differences of large reorders. As an example, net revenue for the month of June 2015 was up 14% over June last year and we expect this division to record its fourth consecutive record net revenue year.
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