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Jos. A. Bank: You Betcha!
By Vitaliy Katsenelson, CFA
September 12, 2006

Jos. A. Bank (Nasdaq: JOSB) has reported its second-quarter numbers, and they aren't good -- they're great!

To start with, sales were up 20.8%, and gross and operating margins improved, mainly driven by maturation of the company's fairly new store base. But the Jos. A. Bank story is not about growth -- it always had plenty of that. It is about inventories, and they were the bright, shining star of this quarter. Specifically, inventories increased only 11.7% over the second quarter last year. So why is that great news?.......
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