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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
COGS to Revenue
0.70 (As of Apr. 2016)

Barnes & Noble Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $611 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $877 Mil.

Barnes & Noble Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was 0.70.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Barnes & Noble Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was 30.31%.


Definition

Barnes & Noble Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=2836.547 / 4163.844
=0.68

Barnes & Noble Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=610.926 / 876.684
=0.70

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


Explanation

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin.

Barnes & Noble Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 610.926 / 876.684
=30.31 %

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

A company that has a “moat” can usually maintain or even expand their Gross Margin. A company can increase its Gross Margin in two ways. It can increase the prices of the goods it sells and keeps its Cost of Goods Sold unchanged. Or it can keep the sales price unchanged and squeeze its suppliers to reduce the Cost of Goods Sold. Warren Buffett believes businesses with the power to raise prices have “moats”.


Related Terms

Cost of Goods Sold, Gross Margin, Revenue


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

Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15Apr16
cogs2rev 0.690.700.690.710.740.730.750.710.690.68

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16
cogs2rev 0.680.690.730.680.660.710.700.650.700.70
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