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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 No Debt
BKS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 873 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BKS: No Debt )
BKS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.31
BKS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
77% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BKS: 0.31 )
BKS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.31

0.16
0.42
Interest Coverage 1.16
BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 43.49 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: 2.25
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
11.91%
7.09%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.69
BKS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. BKS: 1.69 )
BKS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.22   Max: 6.66
Current: 1.69

-3.22
6.66
Net-margin (%) 0.31
BKS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. BKS: 0.31 )
BKS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.68   Max: 3.57
Current: 0.31

-2.68
3.57
ROE (%) 2.54
BKS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. BKS: 2.54 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.15   Max: 16.33
Current: 2.54

-20.15
16.33
ROA (%) 0.50
BKS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 880 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. BKS: 0.50 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.2   Max: 5.9
Current: 0.5

-4.2
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.15
BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.78 vs. BKS: 19.15 )
BKS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -28.66   Max: 35.43
Current: 19.15

-28.66
35.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.40
BKS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 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
66% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 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 lower than
70% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 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


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

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Guru Trades

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 (-13.50%)
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%)
Michael Price 432,500 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,114,389 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,000 sh (-25.40%)
Joel Greenblatt 62,342 sh (-38.20%)
» More
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%)
» More
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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SymbolPriceYieldDescription
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 272.40
BKS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
116% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BKS: 272.40 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.99   Max: 1566
Current: 272.4

7.99
1566
Forward P/E 21.46
BKS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.97 vs. BKS: 21.46 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 461.60
BKS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
99% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. BKS: 461.60 )
BKS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.74   Max: 783
Current: 461.6

7.74
783
P/B 1.20
BKS's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. BKS: 1.20 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.04
Current: 1.2

0.58
5.04
P/S 0.20
BKS's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BKS: 0.20 )
BKS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.2

0.07
0.66
POCF 16.60
BKS's POCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 vs. BKS: 16.60 )
BKS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 17.91
Current: 16.6

2.5
17.91
EV-to-EBIT 10.98
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. BKS: 10.98 )
BKS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -106.5   Max: 45.5
Current: 10.98

-106.5
45.5
Current Ratio 1.16
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BKS: 1.16 )
BKS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.16

0.88
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.39
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BKS: 0.39 )
BKS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.39

0.15
0.63
Days Inventory 127.82
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
69% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 85.08 vs. BKS: 127.82 )
BKS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 96.41   Max: 179.11
Current: 127.82

96.41
179.11
Days Sales Outstanding 15.39
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. BKS: 15.39 )
BKS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 11.38
Current: 15.39

2.94
11.38

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 7.10
BKS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
111% of the 752 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BKS: 7.10 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 4.31
Current: 7.1

1.38
4.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
BKS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
76% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BKS: 1.70 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 47.64
Current: 1.7

0.25
47.64
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
BKS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BKS: 1.00 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 2.97
Current: 1

0.39
2.97
Price/Graham Number 4.90
BKS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
117% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BKS: 4.90 )
BKS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 4.96
Current: 4.9

0.71
4.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.10
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BKS: 9.10 )
BKS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 22.8
Current: 9.1

2.2
22.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -29.24
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
95% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 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

Apr15
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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