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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

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.12
BNED's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
84% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. BNED: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BNED' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12
Equity-to-Asset 0.55
BNED's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BNED: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BNED' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.55
0.55
0.71
Interest Coverage 3.91
BNED's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
87% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 28.32 vs. BNED: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BNED' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.47  Med: 11.43 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.91
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.01
Beneish M-Score: -2.31
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 0.72
BNED's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BNED: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BNED' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 2.5 Max: 3.78
Current: 0.72
0.26
3.78
Net Margin % 0.29
BNED's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
72% of the 942 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. BNED: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BNED' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.29
0.29
2.09
ROE % 0.76
BNED's ROE % is ranked lower than
73% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. BNED: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BNED' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.66 Max: 8.49
Current: 0.76
0.01
8.49
ROA % 0.40
BNED's ROA % is ranked lower than
71% of the 947 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. BNED: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BNED' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.71 Max: 5.88
Current: 0.4
0.01
5.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 5.52
BNED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 12.91 vs. BNED: 5.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BNED' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 13.17 Max: 50.16
Current: 5.52
1.68
50.16
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

BNED Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Michael Price 5,554 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 8,771,492 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 32,600 sh (-38.14%)
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Q4 2016

BNED Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 23,308 sh (New)
Michael Price 10,554 sh (+90.03%)
David Abrams 8,771,492 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2017

BNED Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Michael Price 327,869 sh (+3006.59%)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 8,771,492 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 15,512 sh (-33.45%)
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Q2 2017

BNED Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Michael Price 327,869 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 8,771,492 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 15,148 sh (-2.35%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:BNED

(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 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.35%$9.1 - $11 $ 6.79-32%15,148
Michael Price 2017-03-31 Add 3006.59%0.38%$9.17 - $12.14 $ 6.79-33%327,869
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -33.45%$9.17 - $12.14 $ 6.79-33%15,512
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy$8.75 - $12.83 $ 6.79-36%23,308
Michael Price 2016-12-31 Add 90.03%$8.75 - $12.83 $ 6.79-36%10,554
Joel Greenblatt 2016-09-30 Sold Out $9.29 - $12.24 $ 6.79-38%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:2BN.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. operates bookstores for college and university campuses in the United States. It also provides digital education services for enhancing the academic and social purpose of educational institutions.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. is an operator of bookstores in college and university campuses across the United States and it also engaged in providing digital education services. It operates in two reportable segments: BNC and MBS. BNC segment operates physical campus bookstores and also includes digital operations. MBS segment operates in two integrated businesses: MBS Direct business and MBS Wholesale.

Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 135.80
BNED's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
97% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. BNED: 135.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BNED' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.83  Med: 67.95 Max: 218.08
Current: 135.8
22.83
218.08
Forward PE Ratio 22.68
BNED's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. BNED: 22.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 56.56
BNED's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
97% of the 708 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.25 vs. BNED: 56.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BNED' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.89  Med: 62.29 Max: 226.8
Current: 56.56
22.89
226.8
PB Ratio 0.42
BNED's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 908 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. BNED: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BNED' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.42
0.42
1.03
PS Ratio 0.17
BNED's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 913 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. BNED: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BNED' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.26
Current: 0.17
0.17
1.26
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.29
BNED's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
83% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 15.71 vs. BNED: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BNED' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 13.65 Max: 925.38
Current: 9.29
2.97
925.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.64
BNED's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
86% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. BNED: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BNED' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 5.71 Max: 25.99
Current: 4.64
2.26
25.99
EV-to-EBIT 33.66
BNED's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
93% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. BNED: 33.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNED' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -158.8  Med: 42.95 Max: 5679.9
Current: 33.66
-158.8
5679.9
EV-to-EBITDA 6.84
BNED's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
81% of the 779 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 11.75 vs. BNED: 6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BNED' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 6.8 Max: 10.9
Current: 6.84
2.7
10.9
Current Ratio 1.46
BNED's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. BNED: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BNED' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.46
1.46
2.06
Quick Ratio 0.28
BNED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. BNED: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BNED' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.28
0.28
0.81
Days Inventory 135.42
BNED's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 90.95 vs. BNED: 135.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BNED' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.88  Med: 91.62 Max: 135.42
Current: 135.42
38.88
135.42
Days Sales Outstanding 11.38
BNED's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. BNED: 11.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BNED' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.66  Med: 5.53 Max: 11.38
Current: 11.38
4.66
11.38
Days Payable 49.65
BNED's Days Payable is ranked higher than
88% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 50.04 vs. BNED: 49.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BNED' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.43  Med: 42.61 Max: 49.65
Current: 49.65
38.43
49.65

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 19.40
BNED's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. BNED: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
BNED' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.26  Med: 17.5 Max: 29.74
Current: 19.4
5.26
29.74
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.81
BNED's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. BNED: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BNED' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 2.35 Max: 2.78
Current: 1.81
1.77
2.78
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.64
BNED's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. BNED: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BNED' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.95 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.64
0.62
0.98
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.14
BNED's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
90% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. BNED: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BNED' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 11.66 Max: 19.91
Current: 2.14
2.08
19.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.99
BNED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
72% of the 952 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. BNED: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BNED' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 2.2 Max: 12.5
Current: 2.99
-1.1
12.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,874.36
EPS (TTM) $ 0.05
Short Percentage of Float9.09%
52-Week Range $6.46 - 13.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.52

Analyst Estimate

Apr18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.30
EPS without NRI ($) 0.30
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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