Barnes & Noble Company Profile (NYSE:BKS)

About Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

Barnes & Noble logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. is a bookseller. The Company is a content and commerce company, which provides access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. It operates in two segments: Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) and NOOK. The Company is engaged in the sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles), mass market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other fiction), children's books, eBooks and other digital content, textbooks and course-related materials, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, cafe products and services, educational toys and games, music and movies direct to customers through its bookstores or on The Company also offers a textbook rental option to its customers through The Company offers its customers a suite of textbook options-new, used, digital and rental.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Book & Magazine Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Symbol: NYSE:BKS
  • CUSIP: 06777410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $515.12 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 72,436,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $7.42
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $7.84
  • 52 Week Range: $6.25 - $13.20
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.23
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.68
  • P/E Growth: 1.41
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.13
  • Book Value: $7.66 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.93
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 8.4%
  • EBIDTA: $158.11 million
  • Net Margins: 0.67%
  • Return on Equity: 4.48%
  • Return on Assets: 1.32%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.15%
  • Current Ratio: 1.02%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.17%
  • Average Volume: 1.45 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.38
  • Short Ratio: 4.1

Frequently Asked Questions for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

What is Barnes & Noble's stock symbol?

Barnes & Noble trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BKS."

How often does Barnes & Noble pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Barnes & Noble?

Barnes & Noble announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Friday, October 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, October 27th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. View Barnes & Noble's Dividend History.

How will Barnes & Noble's stock buyback program work?

Barnes & Noble declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 83% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Barnes & Noble's earnings last quarter?

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) posted its earnings results on Thursday, September, 7th. The company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.03. The firm earned $853 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $871.75 million. Barnes & Noble had a net margin of 0.67% and a return on equity of 4.48%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.07) earnings per share. View Barnes & Noble's Earnings History.

When will Barnes & Noble make its next earnings announcement?

Barnes & Noble is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Barnes & Noble.

Who are some of Barnes & Noble's key competitors?

Who are Barnes & Noble's key executives?

Barnes & Noble's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Leonard Riggio, Chairman of the Board, Founder
  • Demos Parneros, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Allen W. Lindstrom, Chief Financial Officer
  • Mary Ellen Keating, Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
  • Peter M. Herpich, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller
  • William Earl Wood, Chief Information Officer
  • Bradley A. Feuer, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Michelle Smith, Vice President - Human Resources
  • Frederic D. Argir, Vice President, Chief Digital Officer
  • Carl Hauch, Vice President - Stores

Who owns Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.60%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.98%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (4.84%), Towerview LLC (3.28%), State Street Corp (2.91%) and Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (2.84%). Company insiders that own Barnes & Noble stock include Abrams Capital Management, LP, David S Deason, Frederic Argir, Matt Wayrynen, Peter M Herpich and Scott S Cowen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Barnes & Noble.

Who sold Barnes & Noble stock? Who is selling Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Abrams Capital Management L.P., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold Barnes & Noble stock in the last year include Abrams Capital Management, LP, David S Deason and Peter M Herpich. View Insider Buying and Selling for Barnes & Noble.

Who bought Barnes & Noble stock? Who is buying Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Koch Industries Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Trexquant Investment LP, Quinn Opportunity Partners LLC, State Street Corp, AJO LP and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Barnes & Noble stock in the last two years include Abrams Capital Management, LP, Matt Wayrynen and Scott S Cowen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Barnes & Noble.

How do I buy Barnes & Noble stock?

Shares of Barnes & Noble can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Barnes & Noble's stock price today?

One share of Barnes & Noble stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.10.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Barnes & Noble (NYSE BKS)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  137 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  161 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  298
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/16/2016Consumer EdgeDowngradeOutperform -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageNeutral$13.00N/AView Rating Details
8/17/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$17.50N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Craig HallumLower Price Target$21.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Earnings by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE BKS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/30/2017N/AView Earnings Details
9/7/2017Q1 2018($0.12)($0.15)$871.75 million$853.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/22/2017Q4 2017($0.23)($0.19)$787.54 million$821.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2017Q3 2017$1.13$0.96$1.29 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/22/2016Q217($0.34)($0.29)$859.78 million$858.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/8/2016Q117($0.09)($0.07)$959.65 million$913.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/22/2016Q4 16($0.24)($0.42)$889.19 million$876.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2016Q316$1.03$1.04$1.43 billion$1.41 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/3/2015Q216($0.31)($0.28)$917.83 million$894.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2015Q116$0.12($0.68)$999.25 million$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/25/2015Q415($0.39)($0.37)$1.17 billion$1.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2015Q315$1.19$0.93$1.92 billion$1.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q215$0.31$0.12$1.69 billion$1.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2014Q115($0.68)($0.56)$1.28 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2014Q414($0.59)($0.72)$1.19 billion$1.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q314$0.61$0.86$2.04 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/26/2013Q2($0.03)$0.15$1.77 billion$1.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2013Q1 2014($0.74)($0.86)$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2013Q4 2013($1.05)($2.11)$1.33 billion$1.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q3 2013$0.54($0.18)$2.40 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/29/2012-0.04($0.04)$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2012($0.98)($0.78)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/19/2012($0.95)($0.98)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$0.96$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.05($0.11)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/30/2011($0.92)($0.94)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/21/2011($0.91)($1.04)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$1.13$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.89
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.60
2019 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.56
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.12$1.12$1.12
Q2 20171($0.27)($0.27)($0.27)
Q3 20171$1.13$1.13$1.13
Q4 20171($0.09)($0.09)($0.09)
Q1 20181($0.14)($0.14)($0.14)
Q2 20181($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q3 20181$1.02$1.02$1.02
Q4 20181($0.07)($0.07)($0.07)
Q1 20191($0.13)($0.13)($0.13)
Q2 20191($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q3 20191$0.99$0.99$0.99
Q4 20191($0.09)($0.09)($0.09)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Next Dividend:10/27/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:8.45%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:181.82% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
120.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
107.14% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE BKS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 19.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.60%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/18/2017Abrams Capital Management, L.PMajor ShareholderSell4,500,000$8.58$38,610,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Peter M HerpichVPSell16,369$12.85$210,341.65View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016David S DeasonVPSell9,620$10.79$103,799.80View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016Frederic ArgirInsiderSell17,377$11.59$201,399.43View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy21,000$0.05$1,050.00
2/8/2016Abrams Capital Management, L.PMajor ShareholderBuy56,365$8.23$463,883.95View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Abrams Capital Management, L.PMajor ShareholderBuy1,694,503$8.00$13,556,024.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2016Scott S CowenDirectorBuy5,000$8.28$41,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy45,000$0.05$2,250.00
11/27/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy11,000$0.08$880.00
9/15/2015Scott S CowenDirectorBuy5,000$13.08$65,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Leonard Riggiomajor shareholderBuy1,000,000$12.59$12,590,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy2,600$0.07$182.00
8/17/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy1,500$0.07$105.00
7/9/2015Jaime CareyCOOSell25,000$26.83$670,750.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2015Scott S CowenDirectorBuy3,000$25.77$77,310.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2015Paul B GuentherDirectorBuy4,000$26.11$104,440.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy7,000$0.07$490.00
5/26/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy6,000$0.05$300.00
5/22/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy2,000$0.06$120.00
5/19/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy16,000$0.06$960.00
4/29/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy3,000$0.06$180.00
4/27/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy1,000$0.06$60.00
4/15/2015Christopher TroiaVPSell27,271$23.51$641,141.21View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy3,000$0.06$180.00
3/16/2015Mitchell S KlipperCEOSell77,276$23.58$1,822,168.08View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015David S DeasonVPSell15,191$23.60$358,507.60View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015Mark BottiniDirectorSell7,500$24.59$184,425.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Mark BottiniDirectorSell1,575$22.81$35,925.75View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Mary Ellen KeatingVPSell11,199$22.88$256,233.12View SEC Filing  
7/2/2014Christopher TroiaVPSell20,918$22.51$470,864.18View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Mitchell S KlipperCEOSell88,000$22.81$2,007,280.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Scott S CowenDirectorBuy4,500$22.26$100,170.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2014Bradley A FeuerVPSell1,875$23.06$43,237.50View SEC Filing  
6/27/2014George Campbell JrDirectorSell10,000$23.35$233,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/16/2014Leonard Riggiomajor shareholderSell3,700,000$17.30$64,010,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Peter HerpichVPSell3,165$18.36$58,109.40View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014David DeasonVPSell10,000$20.34$203,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Mark BottiniDirectorSell34,281$20.27$694,875.87View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Michelle SmithVPSell5,000$19.86$99,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Kanuj MalhotraCFOSell1,575$15.72$24,759.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Leonard RiggioChairmanSell2,000,000$13.81$27,620,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Mary Ellen KeatingVPSell10,006$16.26$162,697.56View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Jaime CareyVPSell15,000$13.50$202,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Jamie IannoneInsiderSell5,000$13.49$67,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Mitchell KlipperCEOSell400,000$14.30$5,720,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013David DeasonVPSell4,166$14.75$61,448.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Latest Headlines for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateHeadline logoBarnes & Noble Donates 1 Million Dollars in Books to First Book for Areas Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - September 20 at 5:21 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.15 - September 19 at 4:46 PM logoOptions Traders Expect Huge Moves in Barnes & Noble (BKS) Stock - September 19 at 4:33 PM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) to Sell - September 14 at 7:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to Barnes & Noble, Inc. : September 13, 2017 - September 13 at 5:46 PM logoBarnes & Noble Announces Two Major Events on September 23 - September 12 at 4:53 PM logoHow Barnes & Noble Education (BNED) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry - September 11 at 5:15 PM logoNordstrom Is Opening a Store That Will Serve Beer but Won’t Stock Clothes - September 11 at 5:15 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. :BKS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2018 By the Numbers : September 11, 2017 - September 11 at 5:15 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Barnes & Noble Inc Q1 Earnings Report - September 8 at 5:00 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Barnes & Noble Inc Q1 Earnings Report - September 8 at 5:00 PM logoBarnes & Noble Tumbles on Earnings Miss - September 8 at 5:00 PM logoBarnes & Noble Tumbles on Earnings Miss - September 8 at 5:00 PM logoClosing the Books on Barnes & Noble - September 8 at 5:00 PM logoClosing the Books on Barnes & Noble - September 8 at 5:00 PM logoEdited Transcript of BKS earnings conference call or presentation 7-Sep-17 2:00pm GMT - September 8 at 2:55 AM logoBarnes & Noble Is Falling Further Behind Amazon - September 7 at 9:53 PM logoBarnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Financial Results - September 7 at 4:51 PM logoBarnes & Noble shares sink after earnings miss - September 7 at 4:51 PM logoMorning Movers: Barnes & Noble Sinks on Earnings; Hertz Jumps - September 7 at 4:51 PM logoBarnes & Noble reports 1Q loss - September 7 at 4:51 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Announces Earnings Results - September 7 at 2:26 PM logoWhy Barnes & Noble, Inc. Stock Sank Today - September 7 at 2:01 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BKS-US : September 4, 2017 - September 4 at 4:45 PM logoBarnes & Noble reports Q1 results September 1 - September 3 at 4:11 PM logoBarnes & Noble Denies Rumors Of Sales - September 1 at 4:51 PM logoBarnes & Noble Stock Jumps, Said to Be Working With Guggenheim on Potential Sale - August 31 at 9:30 PM logoA Rebound in Crude and Energy Stocks Drives S&P 500 Higher for a Fifth Day - August 31 at 9:30 PM logoWhy Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS) Rallied Today - August 31 at 4:28 PM logoHigh-Profile Authors Appearing at Barnes & Noble in September: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Megyn Kelly, Savannah Guthrie, James Patterson, and Many More Big Names - August 30 at 5:53 PM logoBarnes & Noble Education shares slump after earnings miss - August 30 at 5:53 PM logoBarnes & Noble Education posts 1Q loss - August 30 at 5:53 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - August 30 at 1:20 AM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BKS-US : August 23, 2017 - August 23 at 4:45 PM logoTarget joins Barnes & Noble to battle Amazon for college students - August 18 at 4:45 PM logoBarnes & Noble Announces Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Webcast - August 17 at 5:59 PM logoBarnes & Noble Launches “The B&N Podcast” - August 16 at 5:08 PM logoWhy Is Amazon Opening Physical Bookstores? - August 16 at 5:08 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. : BKS-US: Dividend Analysis : July 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 16, 2017 - August 16 at 5:08 PM logoE FUN Teams Up with NOOK to Offer Reading Material on Nextbook Tablets - August 16 at 5:08 PM logoTarget to partner with Barnes & Noble College in a battle against Amazon for college students - August 16 at 5:08 PM logoEdited Transcript of BKS earnings conference call or presentation 22-Jun-17 2:00pm GMT - August 13 at 4:04 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : BKS-US : August 11, 2017 - August 11 at 5:02 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - August 10 at 8:28 PM logoHow This College Bookstore Operator Is Rethinking Business - August 8 at 4:20 PM logoBookstores beware: College students are spending less on books, shifting to free and digital options, report finds - August 8 at 4:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:BKS) : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 10:07 PM logoCabela's (CAB) Stock Down on Q2 Earnings & Revenues Miss - August 4 at 4:52 PM logoA Battle is Brewing in the New World of Homework Help - August 4 at 4:52 PM logoTop Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for August 2nd - August 2 at 5:19 PM



Barnes & Noble (BKS) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

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