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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
BAMM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BAMM: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.13 Max: 5.21
Current: 0.12
0.05
5.21
Equity to Asset 0.35
BAMM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BAMM: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.40 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.35
0.28
0.52
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -2.96
WACC vs ROIC
0.56%
3.74%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.09
BAMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BAMM: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.85  Med: 3.39 Max: 6.66
Current: 1.09
-0.85
6.66
Net-margin (%) 0.81
BAMM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. BAMM: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.61  Med: 1.70 Max: 3.63
Current: 0.81
-1.61
3.63
ROE (%) 3.75
BAMM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.72 vs. BAMM: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.73  Med: 5.61 Max: 12.9
Current: 3.75
-6.73
12.9
ROA (%) 1.27
BAMM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. BAMM: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.57  Med: 2.36 Max: 6.14
Current: 1.27
-2.57
6.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.30
BAMM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. BAMM: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.39  Med: 9.35 Max: 23.59
Current: 3.3
-3.39
23.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.80
BAMM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BAMM: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.2  Med: 3.90 Max: 15.5
Current: 3.8
-3.2
15.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 23.00
BAMM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BAMM: 23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.8  Med: 3.80 Max: 23
Current: 23
-27.8
23
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Books-A-Million - The Anderson Family Turnaround Opportunity
Books-A-Million Inc is a company with an interesting history run by the prominent Anderson family. Not known to many, BAMM is the second largest bookstore in the nation. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the 200 store operation has grown slowly since its founding in 1917. Going on the fourth generation and competing against technological change in the book industry, BAMM is presenting a potential opportunity. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 11.07
BAMM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. BAMM: 11.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.44  Med: 12.81 Max: 78.5
Current: 11.07
2.44
78.5
PE(NRI) 10.70
BAMM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. BAMM: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 12.97 Max: 62.8
Current: 10.7
2.43
62.8
P/B 0.45
BAMM's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. BAMM: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BAMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.83 Max: 2.89
Current: 0.45
0.23
2.89
P/S 0.09
BAMM's P/S is ranked higher than
95% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. BAMM: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BAMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.18 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.09
0.04
0.75
PFCF 6.36
BAMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.54 vs. BAMM: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BAMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.71  Med: 8.23 Max: 79.56
Current: 6.36
1.71
79.56
POCF 1.44
BAMM's POCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. BAMM: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BAMM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.55  Med: 3.75 Max: 16.33
Current: 1.44
0.55
16.33
EV-to-EBIT 19.76
BAMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. BAMM: 19.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BAMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1280.5  Med: 7.00 Max: 122.5
Current: 19.76
-1280.5
122.5
Shiller P/E 22.04
BAMM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.36 vs. BAMM: 22.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 9.20 Max: 49.33
Current: 22.04
2.3
49.33
Current Ratio 1.31
BAMM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BAMM: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19  Med: 1.62 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.31
1.19
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.10
BAMM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. BAMM: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.1
0.08
0.37
Days Inventory 218.18
BAMM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 81.82 vs. BAMM: 218.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 197.3  Med: 219.15 Max: 250.34
Current: 218.18
197.3
250.34
Days Sales Outstanding 1.81
BAMM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.01 vs. BAMM: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.16  Med: 6.62 Max: 25.02
Current: 1.81
2.16
25.02

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.89
BAMM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. BAMM: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.94 Max: 9.47
Current: 2.89
0.51
9.47
Price/Tangible Book 0.46
BAMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
93% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BAMM: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.66
Current: 0.46
0.23
2.66
Price/Projected FCF 0.72
BAMM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. BAMM: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.45 Max: 3.63
Current: 0.72
0.13
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
BAMM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 816 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BAMM: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.09 Max: 5.16
Current: 0.53
0.24
5.16
Price/Graham Number 0.52
BAMM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. BAMM: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.85
Current: 0.52
0.24
1.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.05
BAMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 883 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BAMM: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 12.00 Max: 35.1
Current: 5.05
0.8
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.96
BAMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. BAMM: -12.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BAMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -35.2  Med: 16.00 Max: 74.7
Current: -12.96
-35.2
74.7

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Books-A-Million Inc was founded in 1917, originally incorporated under the laws of the State of Alabama in 1964 and reincorporated in Delaware in September 1992. The Company is a book retailer located in the eastern United States and operates both superstores and traditional bookstores. The Company operates both superstores and traditional bookstores. The first Superstore was opened in 1987 and operates under the names Books-A-Million and Books and Co. and 2nd & Charles. Traditional bookstores are smaller stores operated under the names Bookland, Books-A-Million and BAM. All store formats generally offer a selection of sellers and other hardcover and paperback books, magazines, toys, games, electronics and gifts. In addition to these retail store formats, it offers its products over the internet at Booksamillion.com. Its retail operations also include the operation of Yogurt Mountain Holding, LLC, a retailer and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt stores. It also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties, LLC. The Company operates in three reportable operating segments: Retail trade; Electronic commerce trade; and Real estate development and management. In the retail trade segment, it is engaged in the retail sale of books, magazines and general merchandise, including gifts, cards, games, toys, collectibles, music, DVDs, electronic devices and accessories in its retail stores. In the electronic commerce trade segment, it is engaged in the retail sale of books and general merchandise over the internet. The real estate development and management segment is managed separately from the retail trade and electronic commerce trade segments, with a focus on deriving revenues through developing and leasing commercial retail real estate for purposes of earning rental income. The Company promotes its bookstores through the use of traditional direct mail, e-mail and online advertising, as well as point-of-sale materials posted and distributed in its stores. The retail book business is competitive. The Company faces direct competition from other superstores, such as Barnes & Noble, and it also faces competition from mass merchandisers, such as Wal-Mart and Costco, and online retailers, such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Wal-Mart. Its bookstores also compete with specialty retail stores that offer books in particular subject areas, independent single store operators, variety discounters, drugstores, warehouse clubs, mail order clubs and other retailers offering books. In addition, its bookstores face additional competition from the market for electronic books and may face competition from other categories of retailers entering the retail book market. The Company is subject to general business regulations and laws, as well as regulations and laws specifically governing the Internet and e-commerce.
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