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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Net Margin
0.73% (As of Oct. 2014)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Barnes & Noble Inc's net income for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $12 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $1,688 Mil. Therefore, Barnes & Noble Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was 0.73%.

BKS' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -2.68   Max: 3.57
Current: 0.17

-2.68
3.57
BKS's Net Marginis ranked higher than
57% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. BKS: 0.17 )

Definition

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Barnes & Noble Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Apr. 2014 )/Revenue (A: Apr. 2014 )
=-47.268/6381.357
=-0.74 %

Barnes & Noble Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Oct. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Oct. 2014 )
=12.298/1687.82
=0.73 %

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


Explanation

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a company’s profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

But the long term trend of the net margin is a good indicator of the competitiveness and health of the business.


Related Terms

Net Income, Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Selling, General, & Admin. Expense, Research & Development, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Interest Expense, Non-Recurring Items, Tax Expense


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
netmargin 2.942.872.862.511.480.63-0.98-0.91-2.31-0.74

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
netmargin -2.740.03-0.17-8.99-6.550.763.17-2.78-2.300.73
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