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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
BKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. BKS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.57 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.37
BKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BKS: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.37
0.19
0.38
Interest Coverage No Debt
BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
100% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 41.63 vs. BKS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BKS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 11.03 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
1.16
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.57
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
6.06%
7.79%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.19
BKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BKS: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.22  Med: 4.91 Max: 6.66
Current: 2.19
-3.22
6.66
Net-margin (%) 0.60
BKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BKS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.68  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.57
Current: 0.6
-2.68
3.57
ROE (%) 1.83
BKS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. BKS: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.15  Med: 10.43 Max: 16.33
Current: 1.83
-20.15
16.33
ROA (%) 1.00
BKS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. BKS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.2  Med: 3.50 Max: 5.9
Current: 1
-4.2
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.30
BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. BKS: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -28.66  Med: 20.79 Max: 36.14
Current: 23.3
-28.66
36.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.10
BKS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. BKS: -7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.1  Med: 8.10 Max: 19.3
Current: -7.1
-7.1
19.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.00
BKS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. BKS: 21.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65  Med: 0.40 Max: 141
Current: 21
-65
141
» BKS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BKS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 11,217 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 376,000 sh (+295.79%)
Jim Simons 883,100 sh (+52.79%)
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,114,389 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 432,500 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,000 sh (-25.40%)
Joel Greenblatt 62,342 sh (-38.20%)
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Q4 2014

BKS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 22,921 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 583,131 sh (+835.37%)
Jeremy Grantham 376,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,114,389 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 46,000 sh (-2.13%)
Michael Price 360,000 sh (-16.76%)
David Abrams 3,315,287 sh (-19.42%)
Jim Simons 475,800 sh (-46.12%)
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Q1 2015

BKS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 60,581 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,286,295 sh (+120.58%)
Jim Simons 925,300 sh (+94.47%)
Jeremy Grantham 421,000 sh (+11.97%)
David Abrams 4,114,389 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 20,936 sh (-8.66%)
Mario Gabelli 41,000 sh (-10.87%)
Michael Price 154,389 sh (-57.11%)
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Q2 2015

BKS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

First Pacific Advisors 155,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,962,400 sh (+112.08%)
David Abrams 5,117,997 sh (+24.39%)
Michael Price 154,389 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 421,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 37,000 sh (-9.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,400 sh (-26.44%)
Joel Greenblatt 682,079 sh (-46.97%)
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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
BKSJZ0.000.007 3/4 % Conv Pfd Shs Sr Series -J- -144A-

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 114.45
BKS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. BKS: 114.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BKS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.99  Med: 19.03 Max: 207.68
Current: 114.45
7.99
207.68
Forward P/E 357.14
BKS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
98% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. BKS: 357.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 163.80
BKS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
96% of the 669 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. BKS: 163.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BKS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.74  Med: 18.98 Max: 286.6
Current: 163.8
7.74
286.6
P/B 0.88
BKS's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BKS: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.41 Max: 5.04
Current: 0.88
0.58
5.04
P/S 0.15
BKS's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BKS: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.15
0.07
0.66
POCF 32.24
BKS's POCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.25 vs. BKS: 32.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BKS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 6.02 Max: 58.49
Current: 32.24
2.5
58.49
EV-to-EBIT 7.03
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. BKS: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -106.5  Med: 8.50 Max: 45.5
Current: 7.03
-106.5
45.5
Current Ratio 1.19
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. BKS: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.31 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.19
1
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.26
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BKS: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.26
0.15
0.63
Days Inventory 129.28
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 857 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 81.94 vs. BKS: 129.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BKS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 96.25  Med: 131.74 Max: 171.44
Current: 129.28
96.25
171.44
Days Sales Outstanding 2.64
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.13 vs. BKS: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BKS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.64  Med: 6.45 Max: 9.05
Current: 2.64
2.64
9.05

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.95
BKS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. BKS: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BKS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.82 Max: 11.25
Current: 0.95
0.35
11.25
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.95
BKS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. BKS: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BKS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.82 Max: 11.25
Current: 0.95
0.35
11.25
Share Buyback Rate -2.00
BKS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
65% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BKS: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BKS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 0.00 Max: -6.2
Current: -2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.34
BKS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. BKS: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 2.87 Max: 7.5
Current: 5.34
1.38
7.5
Price/Projected FCF 1.13
BKS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. BKS: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.83 Max: 6.57
Current: 1.13
0.26
6.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.72
BKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BKS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.81
Current: 0.72
0.39
2.81
Price/Graham Number 2.56
BKS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
77% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. BKS: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.57
Current: 2.56
0.7
3.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 14.29
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BKS: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 9.60 Max: 22.8
Current: 14.29
2.2
22.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -29.29
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. BKS: -29.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -50.1  Med: 11.20 Max: 27.7
Current: -29.29
-50.1
27.7

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. 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, primarily 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 partic
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