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Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS)
Net Margin
3.17% (As of Jan. 2014)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s net income for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $63 Mil. Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $1,996 Mil. Therefore, Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s net margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was 3.17%.

BKS' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -2.68   Max: 3.57
Current: -2.31

-2.68
3.57
BKS's Net Marginis ranked lower than
55% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. BKS: -2.31 )

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. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Apr. 2013 )/Revenue (A: Apr. 2013 )
=-157.806/6839.005
=-2.31 %

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

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Jan. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Jan. 2014 )
=63.23/1995.79
=3.17 %

* 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

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13
netmargin 3.472.942.872.862.511.480.63-0.98-0.91-2.31

Barnes & Noble, Inc. Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
netmargin -0.352.13-3.89-2.740.03-0.17-8.99-6.550.763.17
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