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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.45
BKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. BKS: 4.45 )
BKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.45

Equity to Asset 0.16
BKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 1268 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 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
56% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 32.43 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: 8
Z-Score: 2.16
M-Score: -2.99
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.18
BKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. BKS: 1.18 )
BKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.22   Max: 6.66
Current: 1.18

-3.22
6.66
Net-margin (%) 0.17
BKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. BKS: 0.17 )
BKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.68   Max: 3.57
Current: 0.17

-2.68
3.57
ROE (%) 1.61
BKS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 9.22 vs. BKS: 1.61 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.15   Max: 16.33
Current: 1.61

-20.15
16.33
ROA (%) 0.27
BKS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. BKS: 0.27 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.53   Max: 5.9
Current: 0.27

-4.53
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.81
BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. BKS: 12.81 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -28.66   Max: 37.5
Current: 12.81

-28.66
37.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.40
BKS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. BKS: -4.40 )
BKS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 19.3
Current: -4.4

-5.9
19.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.50
BKS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BKS: 9.50 )
BKS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65   Max: 141
Current: 9.5

-65
141
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.10
BKS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BKS: -13.10 )
BKS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 34.1
Current: -13.1

-33.8
34.1
» BKS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 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

Jeremy Grantham 95,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 100,878 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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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%)
David Abrams 4,114,389 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 432,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,000 sh (-25.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 62,342 sh (-38.2%)
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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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -38.2%0.01%$20.03 - $24.09 $ 22.882%62342
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$20.03 - $24.09 $ 22.882%11217
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out $20.03 - $24.09 $ 22.882%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Reduce -25.4%$20.03 - $24.09 $ 22.882%47000
David Abrams 2014-06-30 Add 94.51%3.21%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.8825%4114389
Michael Price 2014-06-30 Reduce -13.5%0.18%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.8825%432500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.03%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.8825%100878
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.57%$15.67 - $23.42 $ 22.8825%63000
David Abrams 2014-03-31 New Buy3.5%$13.25 - $22.15 $ 22.8832%2115229
Michael Price 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.47%0.34%$13.25 - $22.15 $ 22.8832%500000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -85.38%0.01%$13.25 - $22.15 $ 22.8832%9681
Michael Price 2013-12-31 Add 17.24%0.19%$13.04 - $16.78 $ 22.8855%680000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$13.04 - $16.78 $ 22.8855%66200
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 2.16
BKS's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. BKS: 2.16 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.04
Current: 2.16

0.58
5.04
P/S 0.23
BKS's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BKS: 0.23 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.23

0.07
0.66
PFCF 30.92
BKS's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. BKS: 30.92 )
BKS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.11   Max: 801
Current: 30.92

4.11
801
EV-to-EBIT 15.69
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 17.38 vs. BKS: 15.69 )
BKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -106.5   Max: 45.5
Current: 15.69

-106.5
45.5
Current Ratio 1.18
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BKS: 1.18 )
BKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.18

0.88
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.39
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BKS: 0.39 )
BKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.39

0.15
0.63

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.41
BKS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. BKS: 1.41 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 47.64
Current: 1.41

0.25
47.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
BKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. BKS: 0.99 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.97
Current: 0.99

0.39
2.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.40
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BKS: 6.40 )
BKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 22.8
Current: 6.4

2.2
22.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -29.24
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.36 vs. BKS: -29.24 )
BKS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -50.1   Max: 27.7
Current: -29.24

-50.1
27.7

Analyst Estimate


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Apr15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.95
EPS without NRI($) 0.95

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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