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Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)
Net Margin
-4.38% (As of Oct. 2015)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Barnes & Noble Inc's net income for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $-39 Mil. Barnes & Noble Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $895 Mil. Therefore, Barnes & Noble Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was -4.38%.

BKS' s Net Margin Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31   Max: 2.87
Current: -0.41

-2.31
2.87
BKS's Net Margin is ranked lower than
78% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. BKS: -0.41 )

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. 2015 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Apr. 2015 )/Revenue (A: Apr. 2015 )
=36.596/6069.497
=0.60 %

Barnes & Noble Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Oct. 2015 )/Revenue (Q: Oct. 2015 )
=-39.226/894.654
=-4.38 %

* 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

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
netmargin 2.872.862.511.480.63-0.98-0.91-2.31-0.740.60

Barnes & Noble Inc Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
netmargin -6.550.763.17-2.78-2.301.313.68-1.64-2.86-4.38
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