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Subject:  Williams-Sonoma's Steady Strength Date:  8/23/2005  3:38 PM
Author:  TMFTwitty Number:  115 of 123

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Williams-Sonoma's Steady Strength
By Stephen D. Simpson, CFA
August 23, 2005

The upper-middle-class housewares retailing machine that is Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM) continued to roll on in the second quarter. Revenue rose nearly 13%, and EPS climbed by 13% as well. Sales were helped by a 3.7% increase in comp-store sales, nearly 12% more retailing square footage, and more than 11% growth in catalog and Internet sales (with Internet sales up more than 32%)...
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