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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.14
BKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. BKS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BKS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.28 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
BKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BKS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BKS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.29
0.16
0.42
Debt-to-Equity 0.15
BKS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
80% of the 716 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BKS: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BKS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.15
0.01
1.33
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.48
BKS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
83% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. BKS: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BKS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.25 Max: 6.11
Current: 0.48
0.31
6.11
Interest Coverage 4.34
BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 29.86 vs. BKS: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 6.17 Max: No Debt
Current: 4.34
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 2.26
Beneish M-Score: -3.03
WACC vs ROIC
13.75%
4.77%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.58
BKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.62 vs. BKS: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BKS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.22  Med: 0.81 Max: 3.85
Current: 1.58
-3.22
3.85
Net Margin % 0.67
BKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BKS: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31  Med: -0.01 Max: 2.51
Current: 0.67
-2.31
2.51
ROE % 4.46
BKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
58% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. BKS: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BKS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.46  Med: 0.51 Max: 12.13
Current: 4.46
-22.46
12.13
ROA % 1.26
BKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
64% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. BKS: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: 0.07 Max: 4.21
Current: 1.26
-4.2
4.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 20.48
BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. BKS: 20.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.66  Med: 6.31 Max: 24.07
Current: 20.48
-28.66
24.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -11.80
BKS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BKS: -11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BKS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 8.95 Max: 19.3
Current: -11.8
-21.2
19.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 1.00
BKS's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. BKS: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BKS' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.2  Med: 1.15 Max: 139.8
Current: 1
-65.2
139.8
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

BKS Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Chuck Royce 295,924 sh (+124.18%)
Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 10,418,775 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 130,666 sh (-80.21%)
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Q1 2017

BKS Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Steven Cohen 129,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 39,471 sh (New)
Jim Simons 301,103 sh (+130.44%)
Chuck Royce 670,324 sh (+126.52%)
David Abrams 10,418,775 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2017

BKS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 46,623 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 92,255 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 94,941 sh (+140.53%)
Jim Simons 601,700 sh (+99.83%)
Chuck Royce 900,624 sh (+34.36%)
Mario Gabelli 36,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Abrams 3,508,735 sh (-66.32%)
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Q3 2017

BKS Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 954,503 sh (+5.98%)
Mario Gabelli 36,500 sh (+1.39%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Abrams Sold Out
Jim Simons 330,100 sh (-45.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,277 sh (-75.81%)
Lee Ainslie 20,600 sh (-77.67%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:BKS

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 1.39%$6.95 - $8.3 $ 6.55-12%36,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$6.95 - $8.3 $ 6.55-12%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 140.53%0.01%$6.5 - $9.35 $ 6.55-17%94,941
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 New Buy$8.5 - $11.45 $ 6.55-34%39,471
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$9.5 - $13.15 $ 6.55-43%0
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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 bookseller, content, and a commerce company providing customers access to trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. Its segments are B&N Retail and NOOK.

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.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 19.26
BKS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.75 vs. BKS: 19.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BKS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 12.36 Max: 625.67
Current: 19.26
5.48
625.67
PE Ratio without NRI 19.26
BKS's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
56% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 19.90 vs. BKS: 19.26 )
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: 12.11 Max: 277.5
Current: 19.26
5.31
277.5
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 16.97
BKS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
53% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 21.11 vs. BKS: 16.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BKS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 11.01 Max: 194.74
Current: 16.97
2.93
194.74
PB Ratio 0.87
BKS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. BKS: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.87
0.41
1.78
PS Ratio 0.14
BKS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 937 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 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: 0.15 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.14
0.05
0.37
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.56
BKS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
53% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.75 vs. BKS: 12.56 )
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: 8.6 Max: 425.41
Current: 12.56
2.69
425.41
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 3.57
BKS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
89% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.89 vs. BKS: 3.57 )
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: 4.08 Max: 11.06
Current: 3.57
1.64
11.06
EV-to-EBIT 9.06
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. BKS: 9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -976.7  Med: 4.85 Max: 415.5
Current: 9.06
-976.7
415.5
EV-to-EBITDA 3.13
BKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
93% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. BKS: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -214.7  Med: 3.8 Max: 80.8
Current: 3.13
-214.7
80.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.16
BKS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
95% of the 949 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BKS: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BKS' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.16
0.1
0.3
PEG Ratio 1.06
BKS's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. BKS: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BKS' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.75 Max: 67.26
Current: 1.06
0.69
67.26
Current Ratio 1.02
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 925 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: 0.88  Med: 1.28 Max: 1.82
Current: 1.02
0.88
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.17
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. BKS: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.17
0.12
0.66
Days Inventory 141.12
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
71% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 89.91 vs. BKS: 141.12 )
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: 141.12
96.41
153.05
Days Sales Outstanding 6.09
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.86 vs. BKS: 6.09 )
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: 6.09
1.48
7.57
Days Payable 70.52
BKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
69% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 49.16 vs. BKS: 70.52 )
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: 70.52
57
83.47

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 9.16
BKS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
94% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. BKS: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BKS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 5.68 Max: 17.18
Current: 9.16
0.8
17.18
Dividend Payout Ratio 2.61
BKS's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BKS: 2.61 )
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: 2.61
0.3
12
Forward Dividend Yield % 9.16
BKS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
94% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. BKS: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 9.16
BKS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. BKS: 9.16 )
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: 5.68 Max: 17.18
Current: 9.16
0.8
17.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.60
BKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 12.36
BKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
92% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. BKS: 12.36 )
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: 1.89 Max: 106.19
Current: 12.36
0.9
106.19
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.60
BKS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BKS: 0.60 )
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: 0.16  Med: 0.52 Max: 266.5
Current: 0.6
0.16
266.5
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.82
BKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. BKS: 0.82 )
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: 0.39  Med: 1.4 Max: 2.98
Current: 0.82
0.39
2.98
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.26
BKS's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
85% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. BKS: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BKS' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.11 Max: 20.2
Current: 3.26
0.49
20.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 11.03
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
77% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. BKS: 11.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.6  Med: 2.6 Max: 43.1
Current: 11.03
-46.6
43.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -38.29
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. BKS: -38.29 )
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: 9.35 Max: 45
Current: -38.29
-50
45

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,766.56
EPS (TTM) $ 0.22
Beta1.77
Short Percentage of Float9.66%
52-Week Range $6.25 - 13.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)72.79

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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