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Barnes & Noble

NYSE:BKS
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
BKS
NYSE
$463M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Retail
Company description

Barnes & Noble, Inc. primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. The last earnings update was 93 days ago. More info.


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BKS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
3.6%
NYSE:BKS
1.8%
US Specialty Retail
1.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
37.6%
NYSE:BKS
14.3%
US Specialty Retail
2.3%
US Market
BKS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Barnes & Noble (BKS) 3.6% 2.3% -5.1% 37.6% -30.6% -67.1%
US Specialty Retail 1.8% 6.1% 7.1% 14.3% 29.2% 39.2%
US Market 1.4% 5.6% 5.7% 2.3% 44.2% 40.9%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • BKS outperformed the Specialty Retail industry which returned 14.3% over the past year.
  • BKS outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 2.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility
BKS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

BKS Value

 Is Barnes & Noble undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Barnes & Noble to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data    Our calculation method for this is changing soon.

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Barnes & Noble.

NYSE:BKS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 12.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:BKS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.3%
Specialty Retail Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.87
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.873 (1 + (1- 21%) (60.09%))
1.287
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.29
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.287 * 7.27%)
12.09%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:BKS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Barnes & Noble is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:BKS DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 102.08 25.03 22.49 20.20 18.15
Source Analyst x1 Analyst x1 Est @ -10.15% Est @ -10.15% Est @ -10.15%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 12.09%)
91.07 19.92 15.97 12.80 10.26
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $150.02
NYSE:BKS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $18.15 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (12.09% – 2.73%)
$199.32
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $199.32 ÷ (1 + 12.09%)5
$112.67
NYSE:BKS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $150.02 + $112.67
$262.69
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $262.69 / 73.17
$3.59
NYSE:BKS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $3.59
Current discount Discount to share price of $6.33
= -1 x ($6.33 - $3.59) / $3.59
-76.3%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Barnes & Noble is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Barnes & Noble's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Barnes & Noble's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-10-27) in USD $-1.78
NYSE:BKS Share Price ** NYSE (2019-02-21) in USD $6.33
United States of America Specialty Retail Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 65 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 16.04x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,045 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.39x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Barnes & Noble.

NYSE:BKS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:BKS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 6.33 ÷ -1.78

-3.57x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Barnes & Noble is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Specialty Retail industry average.
  • Barnes & Noble is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Barnes & Noble's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -3.57x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
78.3%per year
United States of America Specialty Retail Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 59 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 1.92x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,118 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.44x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Barnes & Noble, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Barnes & Noble's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-10-27) in USD $5.70
NYSE:BKS Share Price * NYSE (2019-02-21) in USD $6.33
United States of America Specialty Retail Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 100 Publicly-Listed Specialty Retail Companies 1.55x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,129 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.87x
NYSE:BKS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:BKS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 6.33 ÷ 5.70

1.11x

* Primary Listing of Barnes & Noble.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Barnes & Noble is good value based on assets compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Barnes & Noble's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Specialty Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Specialty Retail industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Barnes & Noble has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BKS Future Performance

 How is Barnes & Noble expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
78.3%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Barnes & Noble expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Barnes & Noble's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Barnes & Noble's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Barnes & Noble's revenues are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:BKS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 78.3%
NYSE:BKS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts -1.2%
United States of America Specialty Retail Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United States of America Specialty Retail Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.2%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.7%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:BKS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-04-30 3,393 1
2022-04-30 3,434 1
2021-04-30 3,531 139 25 2
2020-04-30 3,539 131 32 3
2019-04-30 3,573 175 25 3
NYSE:BKS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-10-27 3,584 104 -129
2018-07-28 3,604 35 -132
2018-04-28 3,662 37 -126
2018-01-27 3,697 95 -118
2017-10-28 3,767 92 16
2017-07-29 3,834 132 25
2017-04-29 3,895 147 21
2017-01-28 3,950 109 4
2016-10-29 4,063 188 12
2016-07-30 4,099 132 7
2016-04-30 4,164 111 4
2016-01-30 4,197 -36 29
2015-10-31 4,223 -128 -23

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Barnes & Noble's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Barnes & Noble's revenue is expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Barnes & Noble Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:BKS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-04-30
2022-04-30
2021-04-30 0.35 0.35 0.35 1.00
2020-04-30 0.44 0.59 0.28 2.00
2019-04-30 0.34 0.45 0.23 2.00
NYSE:BKS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-10-27 -1.78
2018-07-28 -1.81
2018-04-28 -1.73
2018-01-27 -1.63
2017-10-28 0.22
2017-07-29 0.35
2017-04-29 0.30
2017-01-28 0.06
2016-10-29 0.16
2016-07-30 0.09
2016-04-30 0.05
2016-01-30 0.41
2015-10-31 -0.35

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Barnes & Noble will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Barnes & Noble's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Barnes & Noble has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BKS Past Performance

  How has Barnes & Noble performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Barnes & Noble's growth in the last year to its industry (Specialty Retail).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Barnes & Noble does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Barnes & Noble's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Barnes & Noble's 1-year growth to the US Specialty Retail industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Barnes & Noble's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Barnes & Noble Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:BKS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-10-27 3,583.81 -129.13 933.11
2018-07-28 3,603.74 -131.83 959.18
2018-04-28 3,662.28 -125.56 981.09
2018-01-27 3,697.42 -117.87 992.03
2017-10-28 3,766.56 15.75 1,007.55
2017-07-29 3,833.99 25.28 1,007.67
2017-04-29 3,894.56 21.45 1,026.07
2017-01-28 3,950.02 4.02 1,080.11
2016-10-29 4,063.06 12.04 1,121.10
2016-07-30 4,099.17 6.61 1,150.84
2016-04-30 4,163.84 3.84 1,162.28
2016-01-30 4,197.24 28.82 1,155.18
2015-10-31 4,223.42 -23.12 1,175.76
2015-08-01 4,265.31 -6.15 1,190.10
2015-05-02 4,297.11 9.03 1,191.70
2015-01-31 4,708.94 -28.12 1,291.84
2014-11-01 5,264.59 2.10 1,382.77
2014-08-02 6,062.21 23.17 1,471.13
2014-05-03 4,633.35 -98.20 1,254.78
2014-01-25 6,336.47 -142.83 1,520.20
2013-10-26 6,564.63 -207.56 1,583.92
2013-07-27 6,715.00 -223.48 1,617.99
2013-04-27 6,839.01 -175.84 1,650.90
2013-01-26 6,941.69 -114.32 1,734.17
2012-10-27 7,156.87 -60.94 1,742.94
2012-07-28 7,164.30 -64.26 1,726.64
2012-04-28 7,129.20 -76.78 1,727.71

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Barnes & Noble has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Barnes & Noble has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Barnes & Noble improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Barnes & Noble's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Specialty Retail industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Barnes & Noble has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BKS Health

 How is Barnes & Noble's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Barnes & Noble's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Barnes & Noble is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Barnes & Noble's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Barnes & Noble's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 4.7x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Barnes & Noble Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NYSE:BKS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-10-27 416.44 278.33 11.19
2018-07-28 453.89 178.70 11.57
2018-04-28 411.98 158.70 10.77
2018-01-27 443.12 59.81 11.50
2017-10-28 516.17 242.83 11.32
2017-07-29 555.78 84.10 11.98
2017-04-29 574.31 64.90 11.99
2017-01-28 586.53 18.20 11.63
2016-10-29 528.79 191.42 11.37
2016-07-30 570.09 64.60 14.28
2016-04-30 603.51 47.20 13.84
2016-01-30 637.46 0.00 63.56
2015-10-31 582.43 192.00 13.37
2015-08-01 1,338.40 0.00 37.19
2015-05-02 1,385.42 0.00 14.65
2015-01-31 1,410.55 0.00 326.68
2014-11-01 1,207.77 247.21 284.79
2014-08-02 1,192.53 289.21 180.24
2014-05-03 1,236.89 267.96 340.17
2014-01-25 1,269.46 246.72 489.58
2013-10-26 1,207.74 329.23 297.25
2013-07-27 1,198.82 209.44 80.05
2013-04-27 1,288.91 256.89 160.47
2013-01-26 1,302.42 155.80 213.64
2012-10-27 1,218.22 465.65 470.99
2012-07-28 901.73 452.80 20.22
2012-04-28 1,044.54 474.20 54.13
  • Barnes & Noble's level of debt (66.8%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (27.1% vs 66.8% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Whilst loss making Barnes & Noble has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.
  • Whilst loss making Barnes & Noble has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by % per year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Barnes & Noble's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Barnes & Noble has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BKS Dividends

 What is Barnes & Noble's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
9.48%
Current annual income from Barnes & Noble dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Barnes & Noble shares you are expected to receive $190 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Barnes & Noble's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.4%).
  • Barnes & Noble's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.54%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:BKS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Specialty Retail Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 39 Stocks 1.9%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2001 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.5%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:BKS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-04-30
2022-04-30
2021-04-30
2020-04-30
2019-04-30
NYSE:BKS Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2018-12-06 0.600 9.421
2018-10-03 0.600 8.863
2018-06-13 0.600 10.515
2018-03-14 0.600 11.124
2017-12-06 0.600 11.310
2017-09-19 0.600 8.324
2017-06-07 0.600 8.172
2017-03-15 0.600 7.320
2016-12-07 0.600 5.644
2016-09-14 0.600 5.428
2016-06-08 0.600 5.002
2016-03-16 0.600 5.081
2015-12-08 0.600 6.606
2015-12-04 0.600 6.234
2015-12-03 0.600 5.478
2015-07-14 0.600 4.055
2013-06-25 0.000 0.000
2013-02-28 0.000 0.000
2012-12-06 0.000 0.000
2012-11-29 0.000 0.000
2012-08-31 0.000 0.000
2012-08-21 0.000 0.000
2012-06-27 0.000 0.000
2012-06-19 0.000 0.000
2012-03-08 0.000 0.000
2012-02-21 0.000 0.000
2011-12-08 0.000 0.000
2011-12-01 0.000 0.000
2011-09-08 0.000 0.000
2011-08-30 0.000 0.000
2011-02-22 0.000 0.000
2010-11-30 1.000 6.361
2010-08-24 1.000 6.454
2010-05-27 1.000 6.771
2010-02-23 1.000 4.685
2009-11-24 1.000 5.092
2009-08-20 1.000 4.934
2009-05-21 1.000 4.484
2009-02-23 1.000 4.674

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Barnes & Noble's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Barnes & Noble's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Barnes & Noble afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Barnes & Noble has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BKS Management

 What is the CEO of Barnes & Noble's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
  • Barnes & Noble has no CEO, or we have no data on them.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Barnes & Noble management team in years:

5.4
Average Tenure
52
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Barnes & Noble management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Len Riggio

TITLE
Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$163K
AGE
77
TENURE
33.1 yrs

Allen Lindstrom

TITLE
CFO & Member of the Office of CEO
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
52
TENURE
5.6 yrs

Mary Keating

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
60
TENURE
21.1 yrs

Bill Wood

TITLE
Chief Digital Officer
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
47
TENURE
0.5 yrs

Peter Herpich

TITLE
VP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
AGE
48
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Andy Milevoj

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Brad Feuer

TITLE
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
AGE
50
TENURE
5.2 yrs

David Deason

TITLE
Consultant
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
59
TENURE
22.1 yrs

Michelle Smith

TITLE
Vice President of Human Resources
AGE
65
TENURE
22.3 yrs

Tim Mantel

TITLE
Chief Merchandising Officer & Member of the Office of CEO
AGE
47
TENURE
1 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Barnes & Noble board of directors in years:

3.7
Average Tenure
69.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Barnes & Noble board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Len Riggio

TITLE
Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$163K
AGE
77
TENURE
1.8 yrs

George Campbell

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$229K
AGE
72
TENURE
11.1 yrs

Scott Cowen

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$221K
AGE
71
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Paul Guenther

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$224K
AGE
78
TENURE
3.7 yrs

Patricia Higgins

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$242K
AGE
68

William Dillard

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$210K
AGE
73
TENURE
25.3 yrs

Mark Carleton

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$207K
AGE
58
TENURE
7.4 yrs

Al Ferrara

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$212K
AGE
67
TENURE
2.4 yrs

Kim Van Der Zon

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$211K
AGE
57
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Irwin Simon

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
60
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
23. Jul 18 Sell Schottenfeld Group Holdings Lp Company 15. Jun 18 15. Jun 18 -100,000 $6.01 $-601,370
06. Sep 18 Sell Schottenfeld Management Corp Company 03. Aug 18 03. Aug 18 -110,000 $5.71 $-627,594
06. Sep 18 Buy Schottenfeld Management Corp Company 03. Aug 18 31. Aug 18 242,000 $5.90 $1,334,675
23. Jul 18 Sell Schottenfeld Management Corp Company 13. Jul 18 18. Jul 18 -540,608 $5.42 $-2,923,283
23. Jul 18 Buy Schottenfeld Management Corp Company 29. May 18 16. Jul 18 2,341,818 $6.57 $14,416,822
23. Jul 18 Buy Phase Five Capital Management, LLC Company 28. Jun 18 29. Jun 18 130,000 $6.83 $836,500
23. Jul 18 Sell Phase Five Capital Management, LLC Company 19. Jun 18 13. Jul 18 -240,500 $6.31 $-1,400,948
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Management checks
We assess Barnes & Noble's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Barnes & Noble has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

BKS News

Simply Wall St News

Who Owns Most Of Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)?

In this article, I'm going to take a look at Barnes & Noble Inc’s (NYSE:BKS) latest ownership structure, a non-fundamental factor which is important, but remains a less discussed subject among investors. … View our latest analysis for Barnes & Noble … NYSE:BKS Ownership Summary July 30th 18

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Is Buying Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS) For Its Upcoming US$0.15 Dividend A Good Choice?

If you are interested in cashing in on Barnes & Noble Inc's (NYSE:BKS) upcoming dividend of US$0.15 per share, you only have 2 days left to buy the shares before its ex-dividend date, 05 July 2018, in time for dividends payable on the 27 July 2018. … Below, I will explain how holding Barnes & Noble can impact your portfolio income stream, by analysing the stock's most recent financial data and dividend attributes. … Whenever I am looking at a potential dividend stock investment, I always check these five metrics:

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Are Barnes & Noble Inc's (NYSE:BKS) Interest Costs Too High?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS), with a market cap of US$464.98m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business? … Companies operating in the Specialty Retail industry facing headwinds from current disruption,

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Have Investors Priced In Barnes & Noble Inc's (NYSE:BKS) Growth?

Today I will analyse the most recent data on Barnes & Noble’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists? … Check out our latest analysis for Barnes & Noble. … 2.91% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Barnes & Noble today, you’d be paying a relatively

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What does Barnes & Noble Inc's (NYSE:BKS) Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?

How does BKS’s operating cash flow stack up against its debt? … With this growth in debt, the current cash and short-term investment levels stands at US$11.99M for investing into the business. … Additionally, BKS has generated cash from operations of US$145.24M in the last twelve months, leading to an operating cash to total debt ratio of 223.80%, meaning that BKS’s operating cash is sufficient to cover its debt.

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A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS)

Today, I will calculate the stock's intrinsic value by estimating the company's future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. … 5-year cash flow estimate 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Levered FCF ($, Millions) $17.56 $40.39 $39.20 $33.78 $29.12 Source Analyst x2 Analyst x2 Analyst x1 Extrapolated @ (-13.81%) Extrapolated @ (-13.81%) Present Value Discounted @ 9.47% $16.04 $33.70 $29.88 $23.53 $18.53 Present Value of 5-year Cash Flow (PVCF)= $122 After calculating the present value of future cash flows in the intial 5-year period we need to calculate the Terminal Value, which accounts for all the future cash flows beyond the first stage. … NYSE:BKS Intrinsic Value Apr 1st 18 The assumptions I'd like to point out that the most important inputs to a discounted cash flow are the discount rate and of course the actual cash flows.

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How Does Barnes & Noble Inc's (NYSE:BKS) Earnings Growth Stack Up Against Industry Performance?

See our latest analysis for Barnes & Noble Were BKS's earnings stronger than its past performances and the industry? … Given that these figures are somewhat short-term, I’ve estimated an annualized five-year figure for BKS's net income, which stands at -US$50.05M This shows that, generally, Barnes & Noble has been able to steadily raise its net income over the last few years as well. … This means that whatever uplift the industry is gaining from, Barnes & Noble is able to amplify this to its advantage.What does this mean?

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Only 3 Days Left To Cash In On Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS) Dividend, Should You Buy?

Check out our latest analysis for Barnes & Noble 5 checks you should do on a dividend stock When researching a dividend stock, I always follow the following screening criteria: Is their annual yield among the top 25% of dividend payers? … NYSE:BKS Historical Dividend Yield Jan 1st 18 Does Barnes & Noble pass our checks? … Barnes & Noble has a payout ratio of more than 200% of earnings, which suggests that the dividend is not well-covered by earnings by any means.

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Is Now The Right Time To Buy Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS)?

But, to be able to properly assess the value of a high-growth stock such as Barnes & Noble, we must incorporate its earnings growth in our valuation. … Expected 44.64% growth in earnings next year and P/E ratio of 22.24x give Barnes & Noble an acceptable PEG ratio of 1.01x. … This tells us that when including its growth in our analysis Barnes & Noble's stock can be considered slightly overvalued , based on fundamental analysis.

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Why Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) May Not Be As Efficient As Its Industry

Check out our latest analysis for Barnes & Noble Breaking down Return on Equity Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of BKS’s profit relative to its shareholders’ equity. … Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity ROE is assessed against cost of equity, which is measured using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) – but let’s not dive into the details of that today. … This is called the Dupont Formula: Dupont Formula ROE = profit margin × asset turnover × financial leverage ROE = (annual net profit ÷ sales) × (sales ÷ assets) × (assets ÷ shareholders’ equity) ROE = annual net profit ÷ shareholders’ equity NYSE:BKS Last Perf Nov 11th 17 Essentially, profit margin shows how much money the company makes after paying for all its expenses.

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BKS Company Info

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Description

Barnes & Noble, Inc. primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. The company operates through two segments, B&N Retail and NOOK. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and children’s books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café products and services, educational toys and games, and music and movies. The company also offers a suite of new, used, and digital textbooks, as well as textbooks rentals. As of April 28, 2018, it operated 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and a NOOK, a digital bookstore, as well as BN.com and barnesandnoble.com Websites. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.

Details
Name: Barnes & Noble, Inc.
BKS
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1986
$463,165,384
73,169,887
Website: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com
Address: Barnes & Noble, Inc.
122 Fifth Avenue,
New York,
New York, 10011,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE BKS Common Shares New York Stock Exchange US USD 28. Sep 1993
DB BAR Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 28. Sep 1993
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
15,557
Barnes & Noble employees.
Industry
Specialty Stores
Retail
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/02/21 23:34
End of day share price update: 2019/02/21 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/01/11
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/20
Last earnings reported: 2018/10/27
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/04/28


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.