November 18, 2002, 12:00 AM

ToyRUs.com’s sales rise 50% in Q3

Third-quarter sales at ToysRUs.com rose 50% over the year-ago period to $59 million from $39 million, far out-pacing Toys R Us’ 4% rise in overall sales.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

Third-quarter sales at ToysRUs.com rose 50% over the year-ago period to $59 million from $39 million, Toys R Us Inc. said. Online sales far out-paced a 4% rise in overall sales. Web sales account for 2.6% of overall sales, up from 1.8% a year ago.

The company said its third-quarter operating loss for ToysRUs.com narrowed by 29% to $12 million from $17 million a year ago. Its fiscal third quarter ended Nov. 2.

It said overall Q3 worldwide net sales for Toys R Us were $2.27 billion, up from $2.18 billion a year ago, resulting in an operating loss of $16 million and a net loss of $28 million.

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