Barnes & Noble Inc

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BKS : NYSE : Services
$7.15 -0.3 | -4.03%
Today's Range: 7.075 - 7.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 1182000.0
07/21/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


BARNES & NOBLE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged 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 0.07 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.83% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)821.22876.68
EBITDA ($mil)6.48-5.06
EBIT ($mil)-21.33-37.06
Net Income ($mil)-13.43-30.61


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)11.9913.84
Total Assets ($mil)1932.922012.78
Total Debt ($mil)64.947.2
Equity ($mil)574.31603.51


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin29.5330.31
EBITDA Margin0.78-0.57
Operating Margin-2.6-4.23
Sales Turnover2.012.07
Return on Assets1.13-1.21
Return on Equity3.830.83
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.020.99
Debt/Capital0.10.07
Interest Expense1.841.54
Interest Coverage-11.57-24.11


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)72.4473.29
Div / share0.150.15
EPS-0.19-0.42
Book value / share7.938.23
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1101678.0829892.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.43 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.93 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 21.16. 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 26.25 Peers 21.43   BKS 3.67 Peers 13.19

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

BKS is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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 significant discount 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 12.25 Peers 18.12   BKS 0.30 Peers 1.66

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

BKS is trading at a significant discount to 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 0.93 Peers 21.16   BKS 2900.00 Peers 14.68

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 significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BKS 0.14 Peers 1.40   BKS -6.47 Peers 5.70

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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