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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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Cash-to-Debt 0.20
BNED's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. BNED: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BNED' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2
0.06
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
BNED's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. BNED: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BNED' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.33
0.33
0.71
Debt-to-Equity 0.25
BNED's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
68% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. BNED: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
BNED' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.25
0.04
0.32
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.96
BNED'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. BNED: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
BNED' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.32 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.96
0.96
2.32
Interest Coverage 5.90
BNED's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 28.48 vs. BNED: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BNED' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.43  Med: 12.59 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.9
4.43
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.09
Beneish M-Score: -2.63
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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Operating Margin % 2.51
BNED's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. BNED: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BNED' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 2.5 Max: 3.78
Current: 2.51
0.82
3.78
Net Margin % -12.31
BNED's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
91% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. BNED: -12.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BNED' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.31  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.09
Current: -12.31
-12.31
2.09
ROE % -40.99
BNED's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 6.78 vs. BNED: -40.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BNED' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.99  Med: 1.66 Max: 8.49
Current: -40.99
-40.99
8.49
ROA % -18.39
BNED's ROA % is ranked lower than
94% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. BNED: -18.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BNED' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.39  Med: 1.71 Max: 5.88
Current: -18.39
-18.39
5.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 27.02
BNED's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
94% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 13.34 vs. BNED: 27.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BNED' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.89  Med: 15.02 Max: 53.53
Current: 27.02
4.89
53.53
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

BNED Guru Trades in Q2 2017

David Abrams 8,771,492 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 327,869 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 15,148 sh (-2.35%)
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Q3 2017

BNED Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 19,300 sh (New)
Michael Price 402,854 sh (+22.87%)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 8,771,492 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q4 2017

BNED Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Joel Greenblatt 15,063 sh (New)
Jim Simons 94,400 sh (+389.12%)
Michael Price 407,854 sh (+1.24%)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 6,539,708 sh (-25.44%)
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Q1 2018

BNED Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Joel Greenblatt 20,116 sh (+33.55%)
Michael Price 407,854 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 22,752 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Abrams 6,113,875 sh (-6.51%)
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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 2018-03-31 Add 33.55%$6.19 - $8.48 $ 6.45-8%20,116
Michael Price 2017-12-31 Add 1.24%0.01%$5.01 - $8.84 $ 6.45-3%407,854
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 New Buy$5.01 - $8.84 $ 6.45-3%15,063
Michael Price 2017-09-30 Add 22.87%0.07%$5.18 - $10.76 $ 6.45-10%402,854
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out $5.18 - $10.76 $ 6.45-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -2.35%$9.1 - $11 $ 6.45-36%15,148
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Apparel & Specialty » Specialty Retail    NAICS: 451211    SIC: 5942
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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.

Top Ranked Articles about Barnes & Noble Education Inc

David Abrams Reduces Stake in Struggling Campus Bookseller The Seth Klarman protege has a 13% stake in Barnes & Noble Education
Guru investor David Abrams (Trades, Portfolio) is scaling back an ownership interest in the college booksellers unit of Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS) that went public almost three years ago. Read more...
Cengage and Barnes & Noble Education Expand Relationship to Offer Cengage Unlimited at Campus Stores Nationwide
McGraw-Hill Education Expands Options to Make Course Materials More Affordable With New Rental Program
A Gray Afternoon for 3 Stocks Barnes & Noble Education, Chico's and Vera Bradley fall hard in Wednesday trading
In Wednesday trading, Barnes & Noble Education Inc.'s (NYSE:BNED) stock has declined by nearly 18% on the back of the company reporting its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The company posted a loss of $34.8 million, or 75 cents per share. Further, the leading provider of educational products posted revenue of $355.7 million, a 48.7% increase from the prior-year quarter. Comparable store sales decreased 2.5% from the year-ago period. Further, consolidated net loss of $34.8 million was higher than the net loss of $27.9 million in the same period last year. Read more...

Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.72
BNED's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. BNED: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BNED' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.67 Max: 1.03
Current: 0.72
0.34
1.03
PS Ratio 0.14
BNED's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. BNED: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BNED' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.25 Max: 1.26
Current: 0.14
0.12
1.26
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.02
BNED's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
65% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. BNED: 12.02 )
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: 13.45 Max: 925.38
Current: 12.02
2.97
925.38
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.79
BNED's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
83% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 10.81 vs. BNED: 4.79 )
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: 5.53 Max: 25.99
Current: 4.79
2.26
25.99
EV-to-EBIT 7.11
BNED'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. BNED: 7.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BNED' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 17 Max: 42.8
Current: 7.11
6.4
42.8
EV-to-EBITDA 3.30
BNED'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. BNED: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BNED' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.7  Med: 5.3 Max: 9.6
Current: 3.3
2.7
9.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.18
BNED's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
93% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.81 vs. BNED: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
BNED' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.2 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.18
0.1
0.4
Current Ratio 1.29
BNED's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BNED: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BNED' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.35 Max: 2.06
Current: 1.29
1.21
2.06
Quick Ratio 0.38
BNED's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 931 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. BNED: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BNED' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.38
0.09
0.81
Days Inventory 138.35
BNED's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 87.58 vs. BNED: 138.35 )
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: 138.35
Current: 138.35
38.88
138.35
Days Payable 108.92
BNED's Days Payable is ranked higher than
82% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 54.14 vs. BNED: 108.92 )
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: 108.92
Current: 108.92
38.43
108.92

Buy Back

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 13.72
BNED's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. BNED: 13.72 )
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: 4.88  Med: 6.77 Max: 29.74
Current: 13.72
4.88
29.74
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.73
BNED's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
55% of the 869 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. BNED: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BNED' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.62  Med: 2.05 Max: 3.42
Current: 1.73
1.62
3.42
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.55
BNED's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. BNED: 0.55 )
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: 0.48  Med: 1.03 Max: 5.02
Current: 0.55
0.48
5.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 13.98
BNED's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 997 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 5.21 vs. BNED: 13.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BNED' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.9 Max: 15.7
Current: 13.98
2.3
15.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,188.79
EPS (TTM) $ -5.76
Volatility73.30%
52-Week Range $4.99 - 11.12
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.91

Analyst Estimate

Apr18
Revenue (Mil $)
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.51
EPS without NRI ($) 0.51
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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