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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Shiller P/E Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Barnes & Noble Inc's current share price is $22.88. Barnes & Noble Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was $-0.89. Barnes & Noble Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is .

BKS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 6.44   Max: 238.43
Current: 0

6.44
238.43

During the past 13 years, Barnes & Noble Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 238.43. The lowest was 6.44. And the median was 21.96.

BKS's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
59% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. BKS: 0.00 )

E10 is a concept invented by Prof. Robert Shiller, who uses E10 for his Shiller P/E calculation. E10 is the average of the inflation adjusted earnings of a company over the past 10 years.

Barnes & Noble Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.119. Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, here we use 6 years to calculate. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 6 years together and divide 6 will get our E10, which is $-0.89 for the trailing six years ended in Oct. 2014.


Definition

For the Shiller P/E, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. The result is used for P/E calculation. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, the Shiller P/E is also called PE10.

The Shiller P/E was first used by professor Robert Shiller to measure the valuation of the overall market. The same calculation is applied here to individual companies.

Barnes & Noble Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=22.88/-0.89
=

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Barnes & Noble Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Apr14 is calculated as:

For example, Barnes & Noble Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Oct. 2014*CPI of Current
=0.12/237.433*235.51
=0.119

Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.

Current CPI = 235.51.

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

201207201210201301201304201307201310201401201404201407201410
per share eps -0.760-0.070-0.140-1.963-1.5600.1500.860-0.621-0.5600.120
CPI 229.104231.317230.280232.531233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433
Adj_EPS -0.781-0.071-0.143-1.988-1.5730.1510.866-0.617-0.5540.119
201001201004201007201010201101201104201107201110201201201204
per share eps 1.380-0.576-1.120-0.2201.000-0.954-0.990-0.1700.710-0.933
CPI 216.687218.009218.011218.711220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085
Adj_EPS 1.500-0.622-1.210-0.2371.069-0.999-1.032-0.1770.738-0.955
200901200904200907200910
per share eps 1.286-0.0500.210-0.430
CPI 211.143213.240215.351216.177
Adj_EPS 1.434-0.0550.230-0.468

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get our E10.


Explanation

Compared with the regular P/E ratio, which works poorly for cyclical businesses, the Shiller P/E smoothed out the fluctuations of profit margins during business cycles. Therefore it is more accurate in reflecting the valuation of the company.

If a company has consistent business performance, the Shiller P/E should give similar results to regular P/E.

Compared with the P/S ratio, the Shiller P/E makes the comparison between different industries more meaningful.


Be Aware

The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a company’s business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, E10


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Barnes & Noble Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
ShillerPE 34.4442.8625.4118.338.7012.838.9833.340.000.00

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
ShillerPE 29.8437.84179.240.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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