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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.33
BBY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 898 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BBY: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BBY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 1.76 Max: 29.34
Current: 2.33
0.04
29.34
Equity to Asset 0.36
BBY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BBY: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BBY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.36
0.15
0.48
Interest Coverage 16.11
BBY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 42.72 vs. BBY: 16.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BBY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.06  Med: 21.84 Max: 908
Current: 16.11
1.06
908
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.74
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
23.52%
29.32%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.36
BBY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. BBY: 3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 4.32 Max: 5.56
Current: 3.36
0.68
5.56
Net-margin (%) 2.26
BBY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 897 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BBY: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.43  Med: 2.61 Max: 3.83
Current: 2.26
-2.43
3.83
ROE (%) 19.27
BBY's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. BBY: 19.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -23.79  Med: 23.76 Max: 32.59
Current: 19.27
-23.79
32.59
ROA (%) 6.17
BBY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. BBY: 6.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.27  Med: 8.53 Max: 12.56
Current: 6.17
-7.27
12.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 50.98
BBY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.69 vs. BBY: 50.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.08  Med: 58.31 Max: 96.15
Current: 50.98
11.08
96.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
BBY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. BBY: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.5  Med: 14.55 Max: 20.3
Current: -1.5
-1.5
20.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.60
BBY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BBY: -9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.1  Med: 16.95 Max: 62
Current: -9.6
-10.1
62
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 0.90
BBY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BBY: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.4  Med: 20.10 Max: 467.2
Current: 0.9
-13.4
467.2
» BBY's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BBY Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ruane Cunniff 10,000 sh (New)
George Soros 944,843 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,918,700 sh (+1012.94%)
Caxton Associates 1,770,000 sh (+79.70%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,749 sh (+47.74%)
Mario Gabelli 96,010 sh (+12.24%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 998,835 sh (+0.42%)
Caxton Associates 175,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 532,162 sh (-24.83%)
David Dreman 3,900 sh (-46.35%)
» More
Q4 2014

BBY Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 38,325 sh (+115.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 547,403 sh (+2.86%)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,900 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 956,606 sh (-4.23%)
Mario Gabelli 89,700 sh (-6.57%)
Caxton Associates 1,190,000 sh (-32.77%)
Steven Cohen 200,000 sh (-89.58%)
» More
Q1 2015

BBY Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 1,516,100 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 6,860 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,251,729 sh (+128.67%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 964,906 sh (+0.87%)
Mario Gabelli 89,700 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,900 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 10,118 sh (-73.60%)
Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (-94.96%)
» More
Q2 2015

BBY Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 37,576 sh (New)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.68
BBY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.90 vs. BBY: 12.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BBY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.43  Med: 15.31 Max: 76.6
Current: 12.68
6.43
76.6
Forward P/E 12.80
BBY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. BBY: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.10
BBY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. BBY: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BBY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.48  Med: 15.33 Max: 91.83
Current: 14.1
6.48
91.83
P/B 2.33
BBY's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 867 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. BBY: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BBY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 2.95 Max: 6.14
Current: 2.33
1.09
6.14
P/S 0.29
BBY's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BBY: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BBY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.35 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.29
0.08
0.95
PFCF 10.94
BBY's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. BBY: 10.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BBY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.52  Med: 13.31 Max: 39.41
Current: 10.94
3.52
39.41
POCF 7.08
BBY's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.45 vs. BBY: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BBY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 8.68 Max: 106.39
Current: 7.08
2.7
106.39
EV-to-EBIT 6.74
BBY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.25 vs. BBY: 6.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BBY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 9.80 Max: 23.2
Current: 6.74
4.5
23.2
Shiller P/E 21.90
BBY's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
51% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.95 vs. BBY: 21.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BBY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 18.65 Max: 40.62
Current: 21.9
6.07
40.62
Current Ratio 1.55
BBY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. BBY: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BBY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.55
0.93
1.77
Quick Ratio 0.81
BBY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. BBY: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BBY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.81
0.24
0.84
Days Inventory 65.98
BBY's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
61% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 84.42 vs. BBY: 65.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BBY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 40.73  Med: 49.64 Max: 64.94
Current: 65.98
40.73
64.94
Days Sales Outstanding 9.11
BBY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. BBY: 9.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BBY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.74  Med: 5.44 Max: 17.23
Current: 9.11
3.74
17.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.60
BBY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BBY: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BBY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.46 Max: 5.76
Current: 2.6
0.53
5.76
Dividend Payout 0.34
BBY's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BBY: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BBY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.26 Max: 4
Current: 0.34
0.06
4
Dividend growth (3y) 7.50
BBY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BBY: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.35 Max: 20.7
Current: 7.5
0
20.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.51
BBY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1016 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BBY: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.97 Max: 7.78
Current: 3.51
0.72
7.78
Share Buyback Rate 5.30
BBY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BBY: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BBY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.7  Med: -0.05 Max: -7.7
Current: 5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.30
BBY's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. BBY: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
BBY' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.47  Med: 15.69 Max: 655.33
Current: 7.3
4.47
655.33
Price/Tangible Book 2.55
BBY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BBY: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BBY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 4.63 Max: 12.31
Current: 2.55
0.93
12.31
Price/Projected FCF 0.89
BBY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BBY: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BBY' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.33 Max: 8.74
Current: 0.89
0.33
8.74
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
BBY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 828 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BBY: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BBY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.27 Max: 3.93
Current: 0.82
0.09
3.93
Price/Graham Number 1.25
BBY's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BBY: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BBY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 2.21 Max: 6.12
Current: 1.25
0.91
6.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 14.89
BBY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BBY: 14.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 10.20 Max: 22.1
Current: 14.89
4.3
22.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -5.21
BBY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. BBY: -5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BBY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.1  Med: 21.10 Max: 28
Current: -5.21
-8.1
28

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 39,688 39,617 40,417
EPS($) 2.53 2.76 3.12
EPS without NRI($) 2.53 2.76 3.12

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
Compare:TSCO, AMZN, EBAY, FIVE, AZO » details
Traded in other countries:BBY.Switzerland, BBY.Mexico, 0R18.UK, BUY.Germany,
Best Buy Co Inc was incorporated in the state of Minnesota in 1966 as Sound of Music, Inc. The Company is a retailer of technology products products, services and solutions. Its segments include Domestic and International. The Domestic segment is comprised of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the U.S., operating e-commerce, retail store and call center operations under various brand names including, Best Buy (bestbuy.com), Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video and Pacific Sales. It operates Best Buy Mobile stores-within-a-store and offer Geek Squad services in all of its U.S. Best Buy stores. In addition, it operates Magnolia Home Theater, Magnolia Design Center and Pacific Kitchen and Home store-within-a-store experiences in select U.S. Best Buy stores. The International segment is comprised of: all Canada operations, operating e-commerce and retail store operations under the brand names Best Buy (bestbuy.ca), Best Buy Mobile, Cell Shop, Future Shop (futureshop.ca) and Geek Squad; and all Mexico operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy (bestbuy.com.mx), Best Buy Express and Geek Squad. It operates Best Buy Mobile store-within-a-store concepts in all Best Buy branded stores in Canada. Its Domestic and International segments have offerings in six revenue categories: Consumer Electronics, Computing and Mobile Phones, Entertainment, Appliances, Services and Other. U.S. Best Buy online merchandise sales generally are either picked up at U.S. Best Buy stores or delivered directly to customers from a distribution center or retail store. Canada's online merchandise sales are picked up at its stores, delivered directly to customers from a distribution center or retail store, or delivered directly to the customer from the vendor. Its Canada stores' merchandise is shipped directly from its suppliers to its Canadian distribution centers. In order to meet release dates for certain products, merchandise may also be shipped directly to its stores from suppliers. Its Domestic and International segments purchase merchandise from a variety of suppliers. Its trademarks include Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Dynex, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Init, Insignia, Magnolia, Modal, My Best Buy, Pacific Sales, Rocketfish, and its Yellow Tag logo. The Company's competitors are traditional store-based retailers, multi-channel retailers, internet-based businesses and vendors and mobile network carriers who offer their products directly to the consumer. The Company is subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act and its rules and regulations.

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