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Barnes & Noble Inc
BKS : NYSE : Services
$15.74 up0.49 | 3.21%
Today's Range: 15.31 - 15.74
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,550,500
09/02/15 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 ($mil)1184.081321.91
EBITDA ($mil)32.6511.2
EBIT ($mil)-13.94-42.57
Net Income ($mil)-19.42-36.7


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)74.36340.17
Total Assets ($mil)3229.513537.45
Total Debt ($mil)0.0267.96
Equity ($mil)1385.42853.49


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin33.9432.1
EBITDA Margin2.750.84
Operating Margin-1.18-3.22
Sales Turnover1.881.8
Return on Assets1.13-1.33
Return on Equity0.97-7.77
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio1.191.15
Debt/Capital0.00.24
Interest Expense3.126.64
Interest Coverage-4.48-6.41


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)63.2759.18
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.37-0.72
Book value / share21.914.42
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1133562.0663976.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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