BARNES & NOBLE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. BARNES & NOBLE INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.12 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 62.32% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1184.08||1321.91|
|Net Income ($mil)||-19.42||-36.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||74.36||340.17|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3229.51||3537.45|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||267.96|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.94||32.1|
|Return on Assets||1.13||-1.33|
|Return on Equity||0.97||-7.77|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||63.27||59.18|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||21.9||14.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1133562.0||663976.0|
HOLD. BARNES & NOBLE INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.00 for the Specialty Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.72 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|BKS 130.75||Peers 25.00||BKS 17.76||Peers 16.06|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
BKS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
BKS is trading at a premium to its peers.
|BKS 18.57||Peers 20.61||BKS 0.53||Peers 1.97|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
BKS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
BKS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BKS 0.72||Peers 9.38||BKS 109.44||Peers 88.05|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
BKS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
BKS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.
|BKS 0.16||Peers 1.49||BKS -4.89||Peers 8.05|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
BKS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BKS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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