Barnes & Noble.com
posted a third-quarter loss that met analysts' estimates, as customer accounts grew 14% from the second quarter.
The online books and music seller reported a third-quarter loss, excluding certain items, of $36.9 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with a loss of $21.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same quarter last year. A
First Call/Thomson Financial
survey of five analysts forecast a third-quarter loss of 25 cents a share.
Sales rose 58% to $74.1 million from $47 million in the year-ago quarter.