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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 $25.79. Barnes & Noble Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was $-1.05. Barnes & Noble Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is .

BKS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 6.49   Max: 238.43
Current: 0

6.49
238.43

During the past 13 years, Barnes & Noble Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 238.43. The lowest was 6.49. And the median was 20.44.

BKS's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked lower than
230% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 23.15 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 Apr. 2015 was $-0.353. 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 $-1.05 for the trailing six years ended in Apr. 2015.


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
=25.79/-1.05
=

* 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 Apr15 is calculated as:

For example, Barnes & Noble Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Apr. 2015*CPI of Current
=-0.352/236.599*236.959
=-0.353

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

Current CPI = 236.959.

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

201301201304201307201310201401201404201407201410201501201504
per share eps -0.140-1.963-1.5600.1500.860-0.727-0.5600.1200.930-0.352
CPI 230.280232.531233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707236.599
Adj_EPS -0.144-2.000-1.5820.1520.871-0.727-0.5570.1200.943-0.353
201007201010201101201104201107201110201201201204201207201210
per share eps -1.120-0.2201.000-0.954-0.990-0.1700.710-0.933-0.760-0.070
CPI 218.011218.711220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104231.317
Adj_EPS -1.217-0.2381.076-1.005-1.038-0.1780.742-0.961-0.786-0.072
200907200910201001201004
per share eps 0.210-0.4301.380-0.576
CPI 215.351216.177216.687218.009
Adj_EPS 0.231-0.4711.509-0.626

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

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
ShillerPE 42.7325.5318.278.6712.938.9633.670.000.000.00

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15
ShillerPE 189.260.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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