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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.64
BKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. BKS: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BKS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.29 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.64
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
BKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BKS: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BKS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.3
0.16
0.42
Interest Coverage 2.80
BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 25.75 vs. BKS: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 33.13 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.8
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.28
Beneish M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
19.65%
1.45%
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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 0.51
BKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
74% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. BKS: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BKS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.22  Med: 0.81 Max: 4.82
Current: 0.51
-3.22
4.82
Net Margin % 0.12
BKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. BKS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31  Med: 0.02 Max: 2.86
Current: 0.12
-2.31
2.86
ROE % 0.56
BKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
70% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. BKS: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BKS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.46  Med: -1.28 Max: 13.2
Current: 0.56
-22.46
13.2
ROA % 0.23
BKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
68% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. BKS: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: 0.07 Max: 4.74
Current: 0.23
-4.2
4.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 6.64
BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
63% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. BKS: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.66  Med: 6.31 Max: 29.87
Current: 6.64
-28.66
29.87
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -21.20
BKS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BKS: -21.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BKS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 9.8 Max: 19.3
Current: -21.2
-21.2
19.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 114.10
BKS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
99% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BKS: 114.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BKS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.2  Med: 1.3 Max: 139.8
Current: 114.1
-65.2
139.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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)
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (-23.73%)
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Q3 2016

BKS Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 132,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 10,418,775 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 660,300 sh (-28.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 58,427 sh (-93.15%)
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Q4 2016

BKS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Chuck Royce 295,924 sh (+124.18%)
Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 10,418,775 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 130,666 sh (-80.21%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 451211    SIC: 5942
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Traded in other countries:BAR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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 is a United States-based company that is mainly engaged in retail of books and products of content, digital media, and educational products. The company operates in a multichannel model, including a physical bookstore network throughout the country, an e-commerce platform on BN.com, and its Nook digital business. The company offers books, magazines, music, DVDs, newspapers, and entertainment content, along with e-reading products under the Nook brand. Retail sales from physical stores and BN.com account for the majority of the company's total revenue.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 219.50
BKS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. BKS: 219.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BKS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 11.86 Max: 625.67
Current: 219.5
5.48
625.67
PE Ratio without NRI 219.50
BKS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
97% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. BKS: 219.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BKS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 11.49 Max: 277.5
Current: 219.5
5.31
277.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 146.33
BKS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
96% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.91 vs. BKS: 146.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BKS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 9.75 Max: 185
Current: 146.33
2.93
185
PB Ratio 1.07
BKS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. BKS: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.95 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.07
0.38
1.86
PS Ratio 0.16
BKS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 906 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. BKS: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BKS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.16
0.05
0.42
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 51.05
BKS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
85% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.41 vs. BKS: 51.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BKS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 8.58 Max: 749.52
Current: 51.05
2.35
749.52
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 5.74
BKS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
76% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.04 vs. BKS: 5.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BKS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 4.38 Max: 11.12
Current: 5.74
1.49
11.12
EV-to-EBIT 33.66
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
84% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. BKS: 33.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -976.7  Med: 4.3 Max: 202.1
Current: 33.66
-976.7
202.1
EV-to-EBITDA 4.70
BKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.23 vs. BKS: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -432.5  Med: 4.1 Max: 133.9
Current: 4.7
-432.5
133.9
PEG Ratio 99.45
BKS's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. BKS: 99.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BKS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 2 Max: 99.45
Current: 99.45
0.68
99.45
Current Ratio 0.96
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. BKS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.29 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.96
0.88
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.12
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. BKS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.12
0.12
0.66
Days Inventory 139.70
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.83 vs. BKS: 139.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BKS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.41  Med: 127.94 Max: 153.05
Current: 139.7
96.41
153.05
Days Sales Outstanding 6.51
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. BKS: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 4.27 Max: 7.57
Current: 6.51
1.48
7.57
Days Payable 67.33
BKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 53.24 vs. BKS: 67.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BKS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57  Med: 71.72 Max: 83.47
Current: 67.33
57
83.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 6.84
BKS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
93% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. BKS: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BKS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 5.1 Max: 17.18
Current: 6.84
0.8
17.18
Dividend Payout Ratio 12.00
BKS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BKS: 12.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BKS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.6 Max: 12
Current: 12
0.28
12
Forward Dividend Yield % 6.86
BKS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
93% of the 936 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. BKS: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.84
BKS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. BKS: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BKS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 5.07 Max: 17.18
Current: 6.84
0.8
17.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.70
BKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 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: -15.3  Med: -0.7 Max: 5
Current: -7.7
-15.3
5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 9.65
BKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 827 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BKS: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BKS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.89 Max: 106.19
Current: 9.65
0.9
106.19
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.07
BKS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. BKS: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BKS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.5 Max: 96.91
Current: 1.07
0.17
96.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.00
BKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BKS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BKS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.33 Max: 2.64
Current: 1
0.36
2.64
Price-to-Graham-Number 9.76
BKS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
98% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BKS: 9.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BKS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.04 Max: 20.2
Current: 9.76
0.49
20.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.97
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BKS: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 14.6 Max: 51.5
Current: 2.97
0.5
51.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -34.20
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. BKS: -34.20 )
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: 12.6 Max: 46.1
Current: -34.2
-53.3
46.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,950
EPS (TTM) $ 0.04
Beta2.70
Short Percentage of Float12.11%
52-Week Range $8.45 - 13.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)72.47
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