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  • / E-Retailers

    BabyUniverse reports third quarter 2007 sales dipped 1.8%

    BabyUniverse reports third quarter 2007 sales of $16.2 million down 1.8% from $16.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company will change its name to The Parent Co. in the fourth quarter, following its merger with eToys Direct.

    Posted 12/19/2007Mark BrohanPost a comment

    BabyUniverse reports third quarter 2007 sales of $16.2 million down 1.8% from $16.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company will change its name to The Parent Co. in the fourth quarter, following its merger with eToys Direct.
  • / E-Retailers

    BabyUniverse and eToys reveal post-merger plans

    EToys Inc. CEO Michael Wagner will serve as chief executive of the combined company, while Baby Universe CEO John C. Textor will function as chairman. The company will be headquartered in Denver.

    Posted 09/12/2007Mark BrohanPost a comment

    EToys Inc. CEO Michael Wagner will serve as chief executive of the combined company, while Baby Universe CEO John C. Textor will function as chairman. The company will be headquartered in Denver.
  • / E-Retailers

    BabyUniverse’s revenue slips as the company focuses on merger with eToys

    Net revenue in the first half at BabyUniverse slipped 11% to $16 million from $18 million a year earlier, the company reported today. Net loss in the first half more than doubled to $3.7 million from $1.4 million.

    Posted 08/14/2007Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Net revenue in the first half at BabyUniverse slipped 11% to $16 million from $18 million a year earlier, the company reported today. Net loss in the first half more than doubled to $3.7 million from $1.4 million.
  • / E-Retailers

    BabyUniverse toddles closer to a merger with eToys

    BabyUniverse recently filed new documentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission that outlines plans to pay down debt prior to the merger and issue a definitive proxy statement to shareholders.

    Posted 06/20/2007Mark BrohanPost a comment

    BabyUniverse recently filed new documentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission that outlines plans to pay down debt prior to the merger and issue a definitive proxy statement to shareholders.
  • / Technology

    BabyUniverse Q1 sales lag 2006 as merger with eToys grinds ahead

    BabyUniverse reported net sales for Q1 2007 of $8.5 million, down 11% from $9.5 million in Q1 2006. Meanwhile, the company’s first quarter rollout of BabyTV.com, its new media platform, has “met or exceeded our expectations," CEO John Textor says.

    Posted 05/15/2007Kurt PetersPost a comment

    BabyUniverse reported net sales for Q1 2007 of $8.5 million, down 11% from $9.5 million in Q1 2006. Meanwhile, the company’s first quarter rollout of BabyTV.com, its new media platform, has “met or exceeded our expectations," CEO John Textor says.
  • / E-Retailers

    Loss Deepens at eToys

    eToys says its loss for the fourth quarter ended March 31 widened considerably to $36.6 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $8.9 million, or 10 cents per share, last year. The company attributed the growing gap to added promotional costs and its transition to inhouse fulfillment. It says it expects losses to dip significantly as a percentage of sales this year. For FY2000, eToys lost $148.1 million, or $1.29 per share, compared with...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    eToys says its loss for the fourth quarter ended March 31 widened considerably to $36.6 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $8.9 million, or 10 cents per share, last year. The company attributed the growing gap to added promotional costs and its transition to inhouse fulfillment. It says…
  • / Technology

    The Bottom Line On Rating Online Toy Stores

    Gomez Advisors, a provider of Internet research and analysis, unveiled Its first Internet Toy Scorecard today. Online toy giant Etoys topped the Scorecard, followed by Amazon.com, KB Kids.com, Smarterkids.com and ToySmart.com. According to Gomez Advisors Senior Analyst Liz Leonard, "As the critical holiday season approaches, online toys in 1999 will be what online books were in 1997. We expect the market to take off this holiday season as more...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Gomez Advisors, a provider of Internet research and analysis, unveiled Its first Internet Toy Scorecard today. Online toy giant Etoys topped the Scorecard, followed by Amazon.com, KB Kids.com, Smarterkids.com and ToySmart.com. According to Gomez Advisors Senior Analyst Liz Leonard, "As the critical…
  • / E-Retailers

    Etoys Reports Heavy Losses Amid Strong Sales

    In what seems to be a trend for Internet merchants, yet another big e-retailer has reported steep losses despite record sales during the holidays. Etoys, the most visited Internet toy retailer last Christmas, says its third-quarter loss increased due to higher-than-expected costs. Although the Web store logged record visitors and sales in December--building a customer base of 1.7 million last month--the company lost $75.5 million, or 63 cents per...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    In what seems to be a trend for Internet merchants, yet another big e-retailer has reported steep losses despite record sales during the holidays. Etoys, the most visited Internet toy retailer last Christmas, says its third-quarter loss increased due to higher-than-expected costs. Although the Web…

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