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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.22
NYSE:BKS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NYSE:BKS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.54 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity to Asset 0.28
NYSE:BKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:BKS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.28
0.19
0.38
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.45
M-Score: -3.78
WACC vs ROIC
20.09%
1.56%
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.03
NYSE:BKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. NYSE:BKS: -0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.22  Med: 0.9 Max: 4.82
Current: -0.03
-3.22
4.82
Net-margin (%) -0.10
NYSE:BKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. NYSE:BKS: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31  Med: 0.01 Max: 2.86
Current: -0.1
-2.31
2.86
ROE (%) -0.93
NYSE:BKS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.97 vs. NYSE:BKS: -0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: -1.28 Max: 13.2
Current: -0.93
-21.6
13.2
ROA (%) -0.16
NYSE:BKS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. NYSE:BKS: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.21  Med: 0.08 Max: 4.74
Current: -0.16
-4.21
4.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.26
NYSE:BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.51 vs. NYSE:BKS: -0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.43  Med: 7.04 Max: 29.87
Current: -0.26
-29.43
29.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -21.20
NYSE:BKS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NYSE:BKS: -21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 8.1 Max: 19.3
Current: -21.2
-21.2
19.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 114.10
NYSE:BKS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. NYSE:BKS: 114.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:BKS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.2  Med: 1.3 Max: 114.1
Current: 114.1
-65.2
114.1
» NYSE:BKS's 10-Y Financials

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

BKS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

FPA Capital Fund 343,940 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 679,990 sh (+338.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,300 sh (+135.71%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,136,828 sh (+66.67%)
Jeremy Grantham 624,198 sh (+48.27%)
David Abrams 6,918,774 sh (+35.19%)
Mario Gabelli 39,600 sh (+7.03%)
Jim Simons 1,597,500 sh (-18.59%)
Michael Price 100,000 sh (-35.23%)
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Q4 2015

BKS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 81,000 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 1,837,200 sh (+170.18%)
Mario Gabelli 54,700 sh (+38.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 49,000 sh (+34.99%)
David Abrams 7,418,774 sh (+7.23%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
FPA Capital Fund Sold Out
Jim Simons 723,800 sh (-54.69%)
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Q1 2016

BKS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 264,465 sh (New)
David Abrams 10,418,774 sh (+40.44%)
Chuck Royce 106,000 sh (+30.86%)
Mario Gabelli 47,200 sh (-13.71%)
Jim Simons 435,652 sh (-39.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,136 sh (-79.31%)
First Pacific Advisors 148,775 sh (-91.90%)
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Q2 2016

BKS Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Joel Greenblatt 853,388 sh (+222.68%)
Jim Simons 929,100 sh (+113.27%)
Chuck Royce 132,000 sh (+24.53%)
David Abrams 10,418,774 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (-23.73%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BKSJZ0.000.007 3/4 % Conv Pfd Shs Sr Series -J- -144A-

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Barnes & Noble Inc is a booksellers and a content, commerce and technology company providing customers access to trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform.

Barnes & Noble Inc is a booksellers and a content, commerce and technology company providing customers access to trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. As of May 3, 2014, the Company operates 1,361 bookstores in 50 states, including 700 bookstores on college campuses, and operates eCommerce sites and develops digital reading products and operates digital bookstores. Of the 1,361 bookstores, Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) operates 661 retail bookstores, under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name, and includes the Company's eCommerce site. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC (B&N College) operates 700 college bookstores at colleges and universities across the United States, of which 155 stores are co-branded with the universities' name and Barnes & Noble name. The Company's principal business is the sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles), mass market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other popular fiction), children's books, eBooks and other digital content, textbooks and course-related materials, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, emblematic apparel and gifts, school and dorm supplies, café products and services, educational toys & games, music and movies direct to customers through its bookstores or on barnesandnoble.com. The Company also offers a textbook rental option to its customers, digital textbooks and other course materials through a proprietary digital platform (YuzuTM). The Company offers its customers a full suite of textbook options-new, used, digital and rental. The Company offers readers the option of store visits, eCommerce, and digital delivery of books to devices of their choosing, including the NOOK branded and co-branded tablets and eReaders. The Company's three operating segments are: B&N Retail, B&N College and NOOK. The trademarks and service marks owned by the Company and its subsidiaries include B&N, Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble.com, barnesandnoble.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Barnsie, NOOK, NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, Reader's Tablet, NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK GlowLight, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, The Simple Touch Reader, NOOK Press, NOOK Books, NOOK Book Enhanced, NOOK Developer, The NOOK Book Store, NOOK Newsstand, NOOK Newspaper, NOOK Kids, Read In Store, More In Store, NOOK Friends, LendMe, NOOK Boutique, NOOK Books en español, NOOK Study, ArticleView, Daily Shelf, Read To Me, Punctuate!, Yuzu, FacultyEnlight, Sparknotes, Borders, Borders Books & Music, some of which are registered or pending with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.It competes with other bookstores, including Books-A-Million, and many online businesses, notably Amazon.com and Apple. It also faces competition from mass merchandisers, such as Costco, Target and Wal-Mart. The Company also competes with specialty retail stores that offer books in particular subject

Ratios

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PE(NRI) 219.60
BKS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
97% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.03 vs. BKS: 219.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BKS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 11.39 Max: 219.6
Current: 219.6
5.31
219.6
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 15.44
BKS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.44 vs. BKS: 15.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
BKS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 6.77 Max: 146.46
Current: 15.44
2.42
146.46
P/B 1.40
BKS's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. BKS: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BKS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.89
Current: 1.4
0.38
1.89
P/S 0.18
BKS's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. BKS: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BKS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.43
Current: 0.18
0.05
0.43
PFCF 8.56
BKS's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.33 vs. BKS: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BKS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 8.29 Max: 87.6
Current: 8.56
2.35
87.6
POCF 4.20
BKS's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. BKS: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BKS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 4.28 Max: 129.69
Current: 4.2
1.49
129.69
EV-to-EBITDA 7.07
BKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
72% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.99 vs. BKS: 7.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.8 Max: 4185.5
Current: 7.07
0.9
4185.5
Current Ratio 0.99
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. BKS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.99
0.99
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.20
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. BKS: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.2
0.15
0.63
Days Inventory 156.24
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
77% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 86.93 vs. BKS: 156.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BKS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.25  Med: 112.97 Max: 156.24
Current: 156.24
96.25
156.24
Days Sales Outstanding 9.11
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. BKS: 9.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.84  Med: 3.99 Max: 9.11
Current: 9.11
1.84
9.11
Days Payable 75.73
BKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.18 vs. BKS: 75.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BKS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.97  Med: 66.83 Max: 82.75
Current: 75.73
56.97
82.75

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 5.46
BKS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. BKS: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BKS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 4.32 Max: 17.18
Current: 5.46
0.53
17.18
Dividend Payout 5.00
BKS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
99% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BKS: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BKS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.45 Max: 12
Current: 5
0.15
12
Forward Dividend Yield 5.46
BKS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 860 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. BKS: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.46
BKS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. BKS: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BKS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 4.32 Max: 17.18
Current: 5.46
0.53
17.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.70
BKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. BKS: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BKS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.7  Med: 0.4 Max: 5
Current: -7.7
-7.7
5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 16.56
BKS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. BKS: 16.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BKS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.89 Max: 16.56
Current: 16.56
0.9
16.56
Price/Projected FCF 1.41
BKS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. BKS: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BKS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.51 Max: 4.3
Current: 1.41
0.17
4.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.28
BKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BKS: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BKS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.89
Current: 1.28
0.42
2.89
Price/Graham Number 9.80
BKS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
98% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. BKS: 9.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BKS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.03 Max: 10.49
Current: 9.8
0.51
10.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.90
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BKS: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 15 Max: 51.5
Current: -3.9
-3.9
51.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 6.60
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. BKS: 6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BKS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.3  Med: 12 Max: 46.1
Current: 6.6
-53.3
46.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,099
EPS (TTM) $ -0.11
Beta2.54
Short Percentage of Float8.54%
52-Week Range $7.25 - 13.89
Shares Outstanding (Mil)73.22
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