Barnes & Noble Inc

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BKS : NYSE : Services
$7.125 up 0.075 | 1.1%
Today's Range: 7.0 - 7.2
Avg. Daily Volume: 1318200.0
09/20/17 - 1:41 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BARNES & NOBLE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.51% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)853.32913.88
EBITDA ($mil)11.1916.85
EBIT ($mil)-15.21-14.19
Net Income ($mil)-10.78-14.42

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)11.9814.28
Total Assets ($mil)1935.362048.15
Total Debt ($mil)84.164.6
Equity ($mil)555.78570.09

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin29.7130.37
EBITDA Margin1.311.84
Operating Margin-1.78-1.55
Sales Turnover1.982.0
Return on Assets1.32-0.19
Return on Equity4.611.4
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.020.98
Interest Expense2.041.63
Interest Coverage-7.46-8.71

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)72.5372.57
Div / share0.150.15
Book value / share7.667.86
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1458717.0857587.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.88 for the Specialty Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.92 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 24.37. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BKS 21.36 Peers 20.88   BKS 3.91 Peers 13.36

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

BKS is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Price to
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BKS 13.06 Peers 19.10   BKS 0.31 Peers 1.53

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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BKS 0.92 Peers 24.37   BKS 450.00 Peers 12.81

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.

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  Sales Growth
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BKS 0.13 Peers 1.43   BKS -6.47 Peers 5.85

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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