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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.42
BKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 1151 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. BKS: 1.42 )
BKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.42

Equity to Asset 0.16
BKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BKS: 0.16 )
BKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.16

0.16
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.16
BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
58% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 35.18 vs. BKS: 1.16 )
BKS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.16

1.16
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.18
M-Score: -2.97
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.23
BKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. BKS: 1.23 )
BKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.22   Max: 6.66
Current: 1.23

-3.22
6.66
Net-margin (%) 0.18
BKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. BKS: 0.18 )
BKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.68   Max: 3.57
Current: 0.18

-2.68
3.57
ROE (%) 1.84
BKS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. BKS: 1.84 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.11   Max: 14.71
Current: 1.84

-22.11
14.71
ROA (%) 0.30
BKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.22 vs. BKS: 0.30 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.23   Max: 5.16
Current: 0.3

-4.23
5.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.71
BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1157 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. BKS: 11.71 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -29.1   Max: 31.23
Current: 11.71

-29.1
31.23
Revenue Growth (%) -4.40
BKS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. BKS: -4.40 )
BKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 19.3
Current: -4.4

-5.9
19.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 9.50
BKS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. BKS: 9.50 )
BKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -65   Max: 141
Current: 9.5

-65
141
EPS Growth (%) -13.10
BKS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BKS: -13.10 )
BKS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 34.1
Current: -13.1

-33.8
34.1
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

BKS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 19,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 167,400 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 18,904 sh (+34.99%)
Steven Cohen 10,936 sh (-2.08%)
Mario Gabelli 97,100 sh (-7.61%)
Michael Price 580,000 sh (-10.74%)
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Q4 2013

BKS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 66,200 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 37,086 sh (+239.12%)
Michael Price 680,000 sh (+17.24%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 94,200 sh (-2.99%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,749 sh (-11.4%)
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Q1 2014

BKS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 45,600 sh (New)
David Abrams 2,115,229 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 88,200 sh (-6.37%)
Michael Price 500,000 sh (-26.47%)
Steven Cohen 23,596 sh (-36.37%)
Ray Dalio 9,681 sh (-85.38%)
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Q2 2014

BKS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 100,878 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 95,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 578,000 sh (+1167.54%)
David Abrams 4,114,389 sh (+94.51%)
Ray Dalio 10,781 sh (+11.36%)
Michael Price 432,500 sh (-13.5%)
Mario Gabelli 63,000 sh (-28.57%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BKS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Abrams 2014-06-30 Add 94.51%3.21%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.6724%4114389
Michael Price 2014-06-30 Reduce -13.5%0.18%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.6724%432500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.03%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.6724%100878
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.57%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.6724%63000
David Abrams 2014-03-31 New Buy3.5%$13.25 - $22.15 $ 22.6731%2115229
Michael Price 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.47%0.34%$13.25 - $22.15 $ 22.6731%500000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -85.38%0.01%$13.25 - $22.15 $ 22.6731%9681
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Add 17.24%0.19%$13.04 - $16.78 $ 22.6754%680000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$13.04 - $16.78 $ 22.6754%66200
Michael Price 2013-09-30 Reduce -10.74%0.15%$12.94 - $18.61 $ 22.6742%580000
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Ratios

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industry
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P/B 2.19
BKS's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. BKS: 2.19 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.09
Current: 2.19

0.58
5.09
P/S 0.23
BKS's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BKS: 0.23 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.23

0.07
0.66
EV-to-EBIT 19.79
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.16 vs. BKS: 19.79 )
BKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 45.5
Current: 19.79

4.4
45.5
Current Ratio 1.12
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. BKS: 1.12 )
BKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.12

0.88
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.26
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. BKS: 0.26 )
BKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.26

0.14
0.63

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.05
BKS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. BKS: 2.05 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 47.64
Current: 2.05

0.25
47.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
BKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. BKS: 0.94 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.84
Current: 0.94

0.37
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BKS: 5.10 )
BKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 22.8
Current: 5.1

2.2
22.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.49
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
63% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. BKS: 1.49 )
BKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 32.2
Current: 1.49

-0.7
32.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail
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Barnes & Noble, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1986. The Company operates as a bookseller. The Company's 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, NOOK (references to NOOK include the Company's NOOK 1st Edition, NOOK Wi-Fi 1st Edition, NOOK Color and The All-New NOOK eBook Reader devices)2 and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café products and services, educational toys & games, music and movies direct to customers through its bookstores or on Barnes & Noble.com. he Company also offers a textbook rental option to its customers, electronic textbooks and other course materials through a proprietary digital platform (NOOK Study). As of April 27, 2013, the Company operates 1,361 bookstores in 50 states, including 686 bookstores on college campuses, operates Web's eCommerce sites and develops digital reading products and operates one of the largest digital bookstores. The Company also provides its customers a full suite of textbook options-new, used, digital and rental. The Company has a multi-channel marketing strategy that deploys various merchandising programs and promotional activities to drive traffic to both its stores and website. The Company has three operating segments: B&N Retail, B&N College and NOOK. B&N Retail segment includes 675 bookstores as of April 27, 2013, under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name. These stores generally offer a dedicated NOOK area, a comprehensive trade book title base, a café, and departments dedicated to Juvenile, Toys & Games, DVDs, Music, Gift, Magazine and Bargain products. B&N College segment operates 686 stores nationwide. B&N College's customer base can purchase various items from their campus stores, including textbooks and course-related materials, emblematic apparel and gifts, trade books, computer products, NOOK products and related accessories, school and dorm supplies, convenience and café items and more recently textbook rentals. B&N College provides extensive textbook rental options to its customers and has expanded its electronic textbooks and other course materials through a proprietary digital platform (NOOK Study). B&N College operates 651 traditional college bookstores and 35 academic superstores, which are generally larger in size, offer cafés and provide a sense of community that engages the surrounding campus and local communities in college activities and culture. The NOOK segment represents the Company's digital business, offering digital books and magazines for sale and consumption through the web, NOOK reading devices and reading software for iOS, Android and Windows 8. 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, NOOK,
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