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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Debt to Equity
0.36 (As of Oct. 2016)

Barnes & Noble Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 was \$0 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 was \$191 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 was \$529 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 was 0.36.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

Definition

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

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

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 47.2) / 603.51 = 0.08

Barnes & Noble Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 191.423) / 528.792 = 0.36

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Current Portion of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt divided by Total Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.

Be Aware

Because a company can increase its Return on Equity by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high Return on Equity companies.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Barnes & Noble Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 deb2equity 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.40 0.38 0.43 0.29 0.19 0.00 0.08

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 deb2equity 0.21 0.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.00 0.08 0.11 0.36
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