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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 0.19
NYSE:BKS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 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: 0.02  Med: 0.27 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.19
0.02
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.25
NYSE:BKS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:BKS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.25
0.16
0.42
Debt-to-Equity 0.14
NYSE:BKS's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
81% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:BKS' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.42 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.14
0.01
1.33
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.50
NYSE:BKS's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:BKS' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.25 Max: 6.11
Current: 0.5
0.31
6.11
Interest Coverage 0.82
NYSE:BKS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 28.48 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NYSE:BKS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 6.17 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.82
0.82
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.89
Beneish M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
10.32%
1.05%
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 % 0.20
NYSE:BKS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
86% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. NYSE:BKS: 0.20 )
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: 0.2
-3.22
3.85
Net Margin % -3.19
NYSE:BKS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. NYSE:BKS: -3.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:BKS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.19  Med: -0.01 Max: 2.51
Current: -3.19
-3.19
2.51
ROE % -21.91
NYSE:BKS's ROE % is ranked lower than
90% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.78 vs. NYSE:BKS: -21.91 )
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: -21.91
-22.46
12.13
ROA % -6.00
NYSE:BKS's ROA % is ranked lower than
86% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. NYSE:BKS: -6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6  Med: 0.07 Max: 4.21
Current: -6
-6
4.21
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 2.64
NYSE:BKS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. NYSE:BKS: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:BKS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.96  Med: 6.52 Max: 24.07
Current: 2.64
-31.96
24.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -11.80
NYSE:BKS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 854 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 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: 8.95 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 748 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 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: 4.85 Max: 114.1
Current: 1
-65.2
114.1
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Barnes & Noble Inc NYSE:BKS.
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

BKS Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Lee Ainslie 92,255 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 46,623 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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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)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 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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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 2018-03-31 New Buy$4.35 - $6.9 $ 6.1522%14,759
Mario Gabelli 2017-09-30 Add 1.39%$6.95 - $8.3 $ 6.15-18%36,500
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$6.95 - $8.3 $ 6.15-18%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Add 140.53%0.01%$6.5 - $9.35 $ 6.15-22%94,941
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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 1.01
BKS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BKS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BKS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.01
0.41
1.8
PS Ratio 0.12
BKS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 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-Free-Cash-Flow 236.52
BKS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
96% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. BKS: 236.52 )
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: 8.76 Max: 425.41
Current: 236.52
2.69
425.41
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.70
BKS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
91% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.81 vs. BKS: 4.70 )
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: 20.07
Current: 4.7
1.64
20.07
EV-to-EBIT 66.41
BKS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. BKS: 66.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BKS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -976.7  Med: 4.2 Max: 140.4
Current: 66.41
-976.7
140.4
EV-to-EBITDA 4.18
BKS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.19 vs. BKS: 4.18 )
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: 4.18
-178.9
80.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.13
BKS's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
97% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BKS: 0.13 )
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: 0.13
0.1
0.3
Current Ratio 0.99
BKS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BKS: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BKS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.99
0.88
1.82
Quick Ratio 0.14
BKS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BKS: 0.14 )
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: 0.63
Current: 0.14
0.12
0.63
Days Inventory 143.58
BKS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 87.58 vs. BKS: 143.58 )
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: 143.58
96.41
153.05
Days Payable 69.64
BKS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 54.14 vs. BKS: 69.64 )
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: 69.64
57
83.47

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 9.76
BKS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. BKS: 9.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BKS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 6.45 Max: 17.18
Current: 9.76
0.8
17.18
Forward Dividend Yield % 9.76
BKS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
98% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. BKS: 9.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 9.75
BKS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
94% of the 1307 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. BKS: 9.75 )
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: 6.45 Max: 17.18
Current: 9.75
0.8
17.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.60
BKS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 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
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.50
BKS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. BKS: 7.50 )
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: 1.91 Max: 107.29
Current: 7.5
0.9
107.29
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.99
BKS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BKS: 0.99 )
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: 0.53 Max: 68.29
Current: 0.99
0.17
68.29
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.86
BKS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BKS: 0.86 )
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: 1.5 Max: 3.19
Current: 0.86
0.42
3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 1.49
BKS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. BKS: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BKS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.8  Med: 1.7 Max: 43.1
Current: 1.49
-54.8
43.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -39.22
BKS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. BKS: -39.22 )
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: 11.2 Max: 43.8
Current: -39.22
-50
43.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,697.42
EPS (TTM) $ -1.61
Beta1.03
Volatility40.13%
52-Week Range $4.10 - 8.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)72.79

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
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 yoyY

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