Additional global Q3 declines for Toys R Us

Published on: 21st December 2017

The toy retailer reported a net loss of $624m due to declines in same-store sales and the baby category.

After filing for bankruptcy in September, Toys R Us has reported that its net sales for the third quarter were $2.02b, a decrease of $89m compared to the year prior.

According to the toy retailer, the decline was largely attributable to a decline in same-store sales and, most notably, in the baby category. However, an increase in consolidated e-commerce sales partially offset the decrease.

Meanwhile, consolidated same-store sales decreased 4.4%, which was driven by a 7% decline domestically and offset by a 0.4% increase within the company’s international category (excluding Canada) as a result of growth in Asia.

The company also reported that its operating loss was $208m, compared to $40m in the year prior. Furthermore, domestic segment operating loss increased by $95m, due to a reduction in gross margin dollars, and international operating earnings (excluding Canada) decreased by $20m. However, corporate overhead increased by $53m due to the gain in Q3 2016 following the sale of the FAO Schwarz brand. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was also negative $97m, compared to a positive $5 million last year.

Finally, Toys R Us reported a net loss of $624m, compared to $160m in 2016.


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