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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.19
NYSE:BKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:BKS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.29 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
NYSE:BKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:BKS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.3
0.19
0.38
Interest Coverage 7.23
NYSE:BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.12 vs. NYSE:BKS: 7.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 6.17 Max: No Debt
Current: 7.23
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.33
Beneish M-Score: -2.95
WACC vs ROIC
15.50%
4.15%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.39
NYSE:BKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. NYSE:BKS: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:BKS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.22  Med: 0.81 Max: 3.85
Current: 1.39
-3.22
3.85
Net Margin % 0.57
NYSE:BKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 963 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:BKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31  Med: -0.01 Max: 2.51
Current: 0.57
-2.31
2.51
ROE % 3.72
NYSE:BKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
60% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. NYSE:BKS: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.46  Med: 0.51 Max: 12.13
Current: 3.72
-22.46
12.13
ROA % 1.08
NYSE:BKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
64% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. NYSE:BKS: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: 0.07 Max: 4.21
Current: 1.08
-4.2
4.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 18.17
NYSE:BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
59% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. NYSE:BKS: 18.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.66  Med: 6.31 Max: 24.07
Current: 18.17
-28.66
24.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -11.80
NYSE:BKS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 810 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NYSE:BKS: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BKS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 8 Max: 19.3
Current: -11.8
-21.2
19.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 1.00
NYSE:BKS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
52% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NYSE:BKS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:BKS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.2  Med: 0.7 Max: 139.8
Current: 1
-65.2
139.8
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 451211    SIC: 5942
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Traded in other countries:BAR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Barnes & Noble Inc is a booksellers and a content, commerce and technology company providing customers access to trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform.

Barnes & Noble is a United States-based company that is mainly engaged in retail of books and products of content, digital media, and educational products. The company operates in a multichannel model, including a physical bookstore network throughout the country, an e-commerce platform on BN.com, and its Nook digital business. The company offers books, magazines, music, DVDs, newspapers, and entertainment content, along with e-reading products under the Nook brand. Retail sales from physical stores and BN.com account for the majority of the company's total revenue.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 26.03
BKS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. BKS: 26.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BKS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 11.92 Max: 625.67
Current: 26.03
5.48
625.67
PE Ratio without NRI 26.03
BKS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
63% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. BKS: 26.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BKS' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 11.64 Max: 277.5
Current: 26.03
5.31
277.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 13.41
BKS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
66% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. BKS: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BKS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.9  Med: 10.65 Max: 194.74
Current: 13.41
2.9
194.74
PB Ratio 0.95
BKS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BKS: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.95
0.38
1.78
PS Ratio 0.14
BKS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. BKS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BKS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.16 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.14
0.05
0.37
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 10.86
BKS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
67% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. BKS: 10.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BKS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.69  Med: 8.44 Max: 85.98
Current: 10.86
2.69
85.98
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.72
BKS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
89% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. BKS: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BKS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.64  Med: 4.27 Max: 11.06
Current: 3.72
1.64
11.06
EV-to-EBIT 11.05
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. BKS: 11.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -976.7  Med: 4.9 Max: 415.5
Current: 11.05
-976.7
415.5
EV-to-EBITDA 3.45
BKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
95% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. BKS: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -214.7  Med: 3.9 Max: 133.9
Current: 3.45
-214.7
133.9
PEG Ratio 1.41
BKS's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BKS: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BKS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 2.85 Max: 93.15
Current: 1.41
0.57
93.15
Current Ratio 1.02
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BKS: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.33 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.02
0.99
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.16
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. BKS: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.16
0.15
0.54
Days Inventory 138.74
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 905 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 90.14 vs. BKS: 138.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BKS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.41  Med: 126.05 Max: 153.05
Current: 138.74
96.41
153.05
Days Sales Outstanding 1.52
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 769 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.61 vs. BKS: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 3.99 Max: 7.57
Current: 1.52
1.48
7.57
Days Payable 64.46
BKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
61% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 50.68 vs. BKS: 64.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BKS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57  Med: 65.56 Max: 83.47
Current: 64.46
57
83.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 7.95
BKS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
94% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. BKS: 7.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BKS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 5.21 Max: 17.18
Current: 7.95
0.8
17.18
Dividend Payout Ratio 2.00
BKS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BKS: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BKS' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.59 Max: 12
Current: 2
0.3
12
Forward Dividend Yield % 7.95
BKS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
95% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. BKS: 7.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 7.93
BKS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
84% of the 1233 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. BKS: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BKS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 5.21 Max: 17.18
Current: 7.93
0.8
17.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.60
BKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. BKS: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BKS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: -0.9 Max: 5
Current: -6.6
-15.3
5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 9.64
BKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BKS: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BKS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.88 Max: 10.92
Current: 9.64
0.9
10.92
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.19
BKS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. BKS: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BKS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.58 Max: 10.4
Current: 1.19
0.17
10.4
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.87
BKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BKS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BKS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.27 Max: 2.65
Current: 0.87
0.36
2.65
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.28
BKS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BKS: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BKS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.12 Max: 10.49
Current: 3.28
0.51
10.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.05
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. BKS: 9.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.2  Med: 2.6 Max: 43.1
Current: 9.05
-42.2
43.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -37.27
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. BKS: -37.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BKS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50  Med: 10.85 Max: 37.6
Current: -37.27
-50
37.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,894.56
EPS (TTM) $ 0.29
Beta2.15
Short Percentage of Float10.90%
52-Week Range $6.25 - 13.63
Shares Outstanding (Mil)72.47
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