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

As of today, Barnes & Noble Inc's current share price is $8.16. Barnes & Noble Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $0.08. Barnes & Noble Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 102.00.

BKS' s Shiller P/E Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.31   Max: 192.29
Current: 105.49

4.31
192.29

During the past 13 years, Barnes & Noble Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 192.29. The lowest was 4.31. And the median was 13.82.

BKS's Shiller P/E Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 18.88 vs. BKS: 105.49 )

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. 2015 was $-0.520. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is $0.08 for the trailing ten years ended in Oct. 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
=8.16/0.08
=102.00

* 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 Oct. 2015 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Oct. 2015 (Change)*Current CPI (Oct. 2015)
=-0.52/237.838*237.838
=-0.520

Current CPI (Oct. 2015) = 237.838.

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

201307201310201401201404201407201410201501201504201507201510
per share eps -1.5600.1500.860-0.727-0.5600.1200.930-0.352-0.680-0.520
CPI 233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707236.599238.654237.838
Adj_EPS -1.5880.1530.874-0.729-0.5590.1200.946-0.354-0.678-0.520
201101201104201107201110201201201204201207201210201301201304
per share eps 1.000-0.954-0.990-0.1700.710-0.933-0.760-0.070-0.140-1.963
CPI 220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104231.317230.280232.531
Adj_EPS 1.080-1.009-1.042-0.1790.745-0.964-0.789-0.072-0.145-2.008
200807200810200901200904200907200910201001201004201007201010
per share eps 0.270-0.3401.286-0.0500.210-0.4301.380-0.576-1.120-0.220
CPI 219.964216.573211.143213.240215.351216.177216.687218.009218.011218.711
Adj_EPS 0.292-0.3731.449-0.0560.232-0.4731.515-0.628-1.222-0.239
200601200604200607200610200701200704200707200710200801200804
per share eps 1.7610.1400.240-0.0401.832-0.0300.2600.0701.795-0.040
CPI 198.300201.500203.500201.800202.416206.686208.299208.936211.080214.823
Adj_EPS 2.1120.1650.280-0.0472.153-0.0350.2970.0802.023-0.044

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 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 24.8120.5315.577.6511.195.4811.7815.9226.3165.51

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
ShillerPE 20.6916.4717.8026.3139.9841.9557.5865.51131.20167.95
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