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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Net Margin
-2.38% (As of Oct. 2016)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Barnes & Noble Inc's net income for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $-20 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was $859 Mil. Therefore, Barnes & Noble Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 was -2.38%.

BKS' s Net Margin Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31   Max: 2.86
Current: 0.36

-2.31
2.86
BKS's Net Margin is ranked lower than
67% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. BKS: 0.36 )

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. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Apr. 2016 )/Revenue (A: Apr. 2016 )
=-24.446/4163.844
=-0.59 %

Barnes & Noble Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Oct. 2016 )/Revenue (Q: Oct. 2016 )
=-20.409/858.548
=-2.38 %

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

Barnes & Noble Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15Apr16
netmargin 2.862.511.480.63-0.98-0.97-2.31-0.740.85-0.59

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16
netmargin -2.300.735.01-2.13-3.56-4.385.68-3.49-1.58-2.38
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