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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.12
BAMM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. BAMM: 0.12 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12

Equity to Asset 0.33
BAMM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. BAMM: 0.33 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.33

0.28
0.56
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.03
M-Score: -3.03
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.37
BAMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.22 vs. BAMM: -0.37 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.85   Max: 7.19
Current: -0.37

-0.85
7.19
Net-margin (%) -0.72
BAMM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. BAMM: -0.72 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.61   Max: 4.7
Current: -0.72

-1.61
4.7
ROE (%) -3.29
BAMM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1147 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. BAMM: -3.29 )
BAMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.73   Max: 12.9
Current: -3.29

-6.73
12.9
ROA (%) -1.09
BAMM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. BAMM: -1.09 )
BAMM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.57   Max: 6.14
Current: -1.09

-2.57
6.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.09
BAMM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. BAMM: -1.09 )
BAMM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.39   Max: 29.97
Current: -1.09

-3.39
29.97
Revenue Growth (%) 0.90
BAMM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1030 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BAMM: 0.90 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 23.9
Current: 0.9

-3.2
23.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -15.40
BAMM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BAMM: -15.40 )
BAMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 18
Current: -15.4

-27.8
18
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Ratios

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P/B 0.22
BAMM's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. BAMM: 0.22 )
BAMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.88
Current: 0.22

0.22
2.88
P/S 0.05
BAMM's P/S is ranked higher than
99% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. BAMM: 0.05 )
BAMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.05

0.05
0.75
PFCF 14.60
BAMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 88.68 vs. BAMM: 14.60 )
BAMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 79.56
Current: 14.6

1.82
79.56
EV-to-EBIT -45.62
BAMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. BAMM: -45.62 )
BAMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1280.5   Max: 122.5
Current: -45.62

-1280.5
122.5
Shiller P/E 7.63
BAMM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 39.15 vs. BAMM: 7.63 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 49.33
Current: 7.63

2.3
49.33
Current Ratio 1.25
BAMM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. BAMM: 1.25 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.25

1.19
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.09
BAMM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BAMM: 0.09 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.09

0.08
0.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.22
BAMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
100% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. BAMM: 0.22 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.15
Current: 0.22

0.27
3.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.19
BAMM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. BAMM: 0.19 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.63
Current: 0.19

0.13
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.22
BAMM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BAMM: 0.22 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.66
Current: 0.22

0.31
7.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.20
BAMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1142 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. BAMM: -2.20 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 35.1
Current: -2.2

0.8
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.65
BAMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.81 vs. BAMM: -18.65 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 74.1
Current: -18.65

-19.6
74.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Traded in other countries:BOK.Germany
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 engaged in the sale of books, magazines and related items through a chain of retail bookstores. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated 257 bookstores in 32 states and the District of Columbia, which are predominantly located in the eastern United States. It also operates a retail Internet website. 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.' Traditional bookstores are smaller stores operated under the names 'Bookland' and 'Books-A-Million'. The Company also operates a retail Internet website. The Company has two reportable segments: retail trade and electronic commerce trade. In the retail trade segment it is engaged in the retail sale of book merchandise at its retail stores. The retail trade segment includes its distribution center operations which predominantly supplies merchandise to its retail stores. In the electronic commerce trade segment it is engaged in the retail sale of book merchandise over the Internet. In both of its retail trade and electronic commerce trade segments it sells books, and other merchandise, which consist of gifts, cards, collectibles, magazines, cafe sales, music, DVDs and other products. On Booksamillion.com it sells books, magazines and general merchandise similar to those sold in its Books-A-Million superstores. The Company faces direct competitors includes Barnes & Noble, and it also faces competition from mass merchandisers, such as Wal-Mart and Costco, and online retailers, such as Amazon, 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, drug stores, warehouse clubs, mail order clubs and other retailers offering books. 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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