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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.09
BAMM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BAMM: 0.09 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 5.21
Current: 0.09

0.05
5.21
Equity to Asset 0.28
BAMM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BAMM: 0.28 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.28

0.28
0.56
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.87
M-Score: -3.25
WACC vs ROIC
0.16%
3.73%
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.97
BAMM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. BAMM: 0.97 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.85   Max: 6.66
Current: 0.97

-0.85
6.66
Net-margin (%) 0.75
BAMM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1462 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. BAMM: 0.75 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.61   Max: 3.63
Current: 0.75

-1.61
3.63
ROE (%) 4.25
BAMM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1442 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. BAMM: 4.25 )
BAMM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -6.73   Max: 12.9
Current: 4.25

-6.73
12.9
ROA (%) 1.36
BAMM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. BAMM: 1.36 )
BAMM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.57   Max: 6.14
Current: 1.36

-2.57
6.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.49
BAMM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1463 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.81 vs. BAMM: 3.49 )
BAMM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.39   Max: 23.59
Current: 3.49

-3.39
23.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
BAMM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1197 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BAMM: 0.90 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 15.5
Current: 0.9

-3.2
15.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.40
BAMM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BAMM: -15.40 )
BAMM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -27.8   Max: 11.9
Current: -15.4

-27.8
11.9
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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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industry
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history
Forward P/E 6.81
BAMM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.10 vs. BAMM: 6.81 )
N/A
P/B 0.50
BAMM's P/B is ranked higher than
96% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. BAMM: 0.50 )
BAMM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.88
Current: 0.5

0.23
2.88
P/S 0.09
BAMM's P/S is ranked higher than
98% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. BAMM: 0.09 )
BAMM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.09

0.04
0.75
PFCF 3.30
BAMM's PFCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 90.44 vs. BAMM: 3.30 )
BAMM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 79.56
Current: 3.3

1.71
79.56
POCF 1.10
BAMM's POCF is ranked higher than
99% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.17 vs. BAMM: 1.10 )
BAMM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 16.33
Current: 1.1

0.55
16.33
EV-to-EBIT -69.22
BAMM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. BAMM: -69.22 )
BAMM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1280.5   Max: 122.5
Current: -69.22

-1280.5
122.5
Shiller P/E 21.30
BAMM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 354.70 vs. BAMM: 21.30 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.33   Max: 49.33
Current: 21.3

2.33
49.33
Current Ratio 1.19
BAMM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BAMM: 1.19 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.91
Current: 1.19

1.19
1.91
Quick Ratio 0.09
BAMM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BAMM: 0.09 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.09

0.08
0.37
Days Inventory 189.68
BAMM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 101.42 vs. BAMM: 189.68 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 197.3   Max: 250.34
Current: 189.68

197.3
250.34
Days Sales Outstanding 2.92
BAMM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.48 vs. BAMM: 2.92 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 25.02
Current: 2.92

2.16
25.02

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 0.50
BAMM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
96% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BAMM: 0.50 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.5

0.23
3.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
BAMM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. BAMM: 0.50 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 3.63
Current: 0.5

0.13
3.63
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
BAMM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BAMM: 0.40 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 6.54
Current: 0.4

0.22
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.40
BAMM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BAMM: -1.40 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1.4   Max: 35.1
Current: -1.4

-1.4
35.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -23.67
BAMM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. BAMM: -23.67 )
BAMM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -35.2   Max: 74.7
Current: -23.67

-35.2
74.7

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 a book retailer primarily 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 an selection of best 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 highly 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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