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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 0.07
NYSE:BKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 979 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.07 )
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: 0.27 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07
0.04
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.24
NYSE:BKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.24 )
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: 0.32 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.24
0.19
0.38
Debt-to-Equity 0.39
NYSE:BKS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
56% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:BKS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.39
0.08
0.89
Debt-to-EBITDA -8.11
NYSE:BKS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. NYSE:BKS: -8.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:BKS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.11  Med: 1.09 Max: 6.11
Current: -8.11
-8.11
6.11
Interest Coverage 0.58
NYSE:BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 27.47 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 3.85 Max: 61.15
Current: 0.58
0.58
61.15
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 1.91
Beneish M-Score: -2.46
WACC vs ROIC
8.87%
0.86%
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 0.16
NYSE:BKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 978 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:BKS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.22  Med: 0.26 Max: 2.8
Current: 0.16
-3.22
2.8
Net Margin % -3.43
NYSE:BKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. NYSE:BKS: -3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:BKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.43  Med: -0.75 Max: 1.48
Current: -3.43
-3.43
1.48
ROE % -25.09
NYSE:BKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
89% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.49 vs. NYSE:BKS: -25.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.46  Med: -5.25 Max: 7.61
Current: -25.09
-25.46
7.61
ROA % -6.53
NYSE:BKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
87% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. NYSE:BKS: -6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.81  Med: -1.13 Max: 2.43
Current: -6.53
-6.81
2.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -45.99
NYSE:BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 982 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.80 vs. NYSE:BKS: -45.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.08  Med: -1.14 Max: 19.73
Current: -45.99
-48.08
19.73
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -10.60
NYSE:BKS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NYSE:BKS: -10.60 )
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: 8.1 Max: 19.3
Current: -10.6
-21.2
19.3
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Barnes & Noble Inc NYSE:BKS.
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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2017

BKS Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Lee Ainslie 203,723 sh (+888.95%)
Chuck Royce 1,364,139 sh (+42.92%)
Mario Gabelli 36,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q1 2018

BKS Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 14,759 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 1,415,910 sh (+595.02%)
Mario Gabelli 36,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 458,282 sh (-66.41%)
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Q2 2018

BKS Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Jim Simons 96,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 43,800 sh (+196.77%)
Chuck Royce 568,282 sh (+24.00%)
Mario Gabelli 36,500 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 485,429 sh (-65.72%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:BKS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Add 196.77%$4.9 - $6.45 $ 5.955%43,800
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 New Buy$4.35 - $6.9 $ 5.9518%14,759
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 1.39%$6.95 - $8.3 $ 5.95-20%36,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$6.95 - $8.3 $ 5.95-20%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.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PB Ratio 1.05
BKS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BKS: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.05
0.41
1.8
PS Ratio 0.12
BKS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. BKS: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BKS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.33
Current: 0.12
0.05
0.33
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.69
BKS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.71 vs. BKS: 11.69 )
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: 4.24 Max: 20.07
Current: 11.69
1.64
20.07
EV-to-EBIT -4.54
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. BKS: -4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -976.7  Med: 3.5 Max: 140.4
Current: -4.54
-976.7
140.4
EV-to-EBITDA -29.68
BKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.82 vs. BKS: -29.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -178.9  Med: 3.8 Max: 80.8
Current: -29.68
-178.9
80.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.16
BKS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
95% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 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
Current Ratio 1.05
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. BKS: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.31 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.05
0.99
1.56
Quick Ratio 0.13
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. BKS: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BKS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.13
0.13
0.63
Days Inventory 143.30
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 83.79 vs. BKS: 143.30 )
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: 143.3
96.41
153.05
Days Sales Outstanding 1.94
BKS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. BKS: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BKS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 2.94 Max: 4.68
Current: 1.94
1.48
4.68
Days Payable 65.66
BKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
62% of the 925 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 52.44 vs. BKS: 65.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BKS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57  Med: 65.06 Max: 83.47
Current: 65.66
57
83.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 10.08
BKS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
96% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. BKS: 10.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BKS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 6.64 Max: 17.18
Current: 10.08
0.8
17.18
Forward Dividend Yield % 10.00
BKS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
95% of the 1037 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. BKS: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 10.08
BKS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
91% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. BKS: 10.08 )
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: 6.64 Max: 17.18
Current: 10.08
0.8
17.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -4.40
BKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. BKS: -4.40 )
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: -1.1 Max: 5
Current: -4.4
-15.3
5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 14.17
BKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 871 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. BKS: 14.17 )
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: 14.36
Current: 14.17
0.9
14.36
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.76
BKS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. BKS: 0.76 )
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: 0.63 Max: 26.39
Current: 0.76
0.17
26.39
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.84
BKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. BKS: 0.84 )
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: 0.42  Med: 1.45 Max: 3.03
Current: 0.84
0.42
3.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -22.03
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. BKS: -22.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.8  Med: 1.55 Max: 43.1
Current: -22.03
-54.8
43.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -39.41
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 595 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. BKS: -39.41 )
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: 9.5 Max: 43.8
Current: -39.41
-50
43.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,662.28
EPS (TTM) $ -1.72
Beta1.12
Volatility37.33%
52-Week Range $4.10 - 8.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)72.79

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 33
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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