Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. operates bookstores for college and university campuses, and K-12 institutions in the United States.
Mediocre balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Barnes & Noble Education's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BNED's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Specialty Retail
1 Year Return
US Specialty Retail
Return vs Industry: BNED underperformed the US Specialty Retail industry which returned -23.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BNED underperformed the US Market which returned -10.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Barnes & Noble Education's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StNeed To Know: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares
2 months ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Down 63%
3 months ago | Simply Wall StA Look At The Fair Value Of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED)
Is Barnes & Noble Education undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BNED ($1.36) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.15)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BNED is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BNED is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Specialty Retail industry average.
PE vs Market: BNED is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BNED's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BNED is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.1x) compared to the US Specialty Retail industry average (0.8x).
How is Barnes & Noble Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BNED is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: BNED is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: BNED is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BNED's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BNED's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-5.1% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if BNED's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Barnes & Noble Education performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BNED is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: BNED is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BNED is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -41.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BNED's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: BNED is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Specialty Retail industry (6.9%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BNED has a negative Return on Equity (-9.65%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Barnes & Noble Education's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BNED's short term assets ($851.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($685.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: BNED's short term assets ($851.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($285.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BNED's debt to equity ratio (14.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if BNED's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: BNED has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BNED's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 12.9x debt).
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.
Stable Cash Runway: BNED has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if BNED has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
What is Barnes & Noble Education's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BNED's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BNED's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BNED's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BNED's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BNED's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Michael Huseby (64yo)
Mr. Michael P. Huseby, also known as Mike, has been the Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. since August 2, 2015 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since September 19, 2017. He serve ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Michael's total compensation ($USD4.50M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD605.16K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Michael's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||2.58yrs||US$4.50m||1.12% $732.8k|
|Executive VP & CFO||1.25yrs||US$911.31k||0.47% $310.5k|
|Executive VP of Corporate Affairs||3yrs||US$1.43m||0.058% $37.9k|
|Executive VP of Corporate Development & President of Digital Student Solutions||no data||US$1.52m||0.84% $551.0k|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||4.75yrs||no data||0.12% $79.1k|
|Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Information Officer||no data||no data||0.14% $89.3k|
|Chief Compliance Officer||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP of Human Resources||3.83yrs||no data||0.16% $104.1k|
Experienced Management: BNED's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||2.58yrs||US$4.50m||1.12% $732.8k|
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$220.00k||0.26% $173.7k|
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$205.00k||0.019% $12.5k|
|Independent Director||4.67yrs||US$210.00k||0.019% $12.5k|
|Lead Independent Director||no data||US$237.50k||0.068% $44.4k|
|Independent Director||4.75yrs||US$225.00k||0.075% $49.0k|
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$188.84k||no data|
Experienced Board: BNED's board of directors are considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
- Ticker: BNED
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1873
- Industry: Specialty Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$65.685m
- Shares outstanding: 48.30m
- Website: https://www.bned.com
Number of Employees
- Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
- 120 Mountain View Boulevard
- Basking Ridge
- New Jersey
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BNED||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 2015|
|2BN||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 2015|
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. operates bookstores for college and university campuses, and K-12 institutions in the United States. It operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Digital Student Solutions (DSS). The Retail segment sells and rents course materials and supplies, including physical and digital products, as well as a suite of digital content; an operates True Spirit e-commerce Websites. It also provides First Day inclusive access program; BNC OER+, a turnkey solution for colleges and universities; and e-textbooks, collegiate and athletic apparel, other custom-branded school spirit products, lifestyle products, technology products, supplies, and convenience items. In addition, this segment also operates 88 customized cafés and 13 stand-alone convenience stores; and a media channel for brands targeting the college demographic. As of April 27, 2019, this segment operated 772 physical bookstores; and 676 virtual bookstores. The Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale, sourcing, and distribution of new and used textbooks; and sale of hardware and a software suite of applications that provide inventory management and point-of-sale solutions to approximately 400 college bookstores. The DSS segment offers direct-to-student products and services to assist students to study effectively and enhance academic performance. It provides subscription-based writing services; and bartleby, a direct-to-student subscription-based offering, including textbook solutions, expert questions and answers, tutoring, and test prep services. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/01 12:39|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/31 00:00|
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