BNED:NYE-Barnes & Noble Education, Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Specialty Retail | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 4.90

Change

-0.06 (-1.21)%

Market Cap

USD 0.24B

Volume

0.80M

Average Target Price

USD 4.00 (-18.37%)
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

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About

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. The company sells and rents new and used print textbooks, digital textbooks, and publisher hosted digital courseware through physical and virtual bookstores, as well as directly to students through Textbooks.com. It also offers First Day and First Day Complete access programs; BNC OER+, a turnkey solution for colleges and universities, that offers digital content, such as videos, activities, and auto-graded practice assessments; and general merchandise, including collegiate and athletic apparel, school spirit products, lifestyle products, technology products, supplies, and convenience items. In addition, the company sells hardware and a software suite of applications that provides inventory management and point-of-sale solutions; direct-to-student subscription-based writing services; and bartleby, a direct-to-student subscription-based offering that includes textbook solutions, expert questions and answers, AI-based writing assistance, and tutoring services. As of May 2, 2020, it operated 772 physical college and university bookstores; and 647 virtual bookstores. The company also operates 109 True Spirit e-commerce websites; pop-up retail locations; and 86 customized cafés and 13 stand-alone convenience stores. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Specialty Retail)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 5.38% 39% F 66% D
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 5.38% 39% F 66% D
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 32.79% 56% F 84% B
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 32.79% 56% F 83% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain -52.70% 13% F 8% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -52.70% 13% F 6% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -27.27% 6% F 2% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -27.27% 6% F 2% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 20.79% 83% B 39% F
Risk Adjusted Return -131.15% 6% F 1% F
Market Capitalization 0.24B 11% F 30% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Specialty Retail)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 3.60 94% A 94% A
Price/Book Ratio 0.70 100% A+ 87% B+
Price / Cash Flow Ratio -15.11 100% A+ 93% A
EV/EBITDA 114.82 6% F 4% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity -19.38% 33% F 15% F
Return on Invested Capital -1.99% 11% F 17% F
Return on Assets -4.13% 11% F 9% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 23.87% 75% C 78% C+
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 1.97 89% B+ 51% F
Short Percent 2.89% 89% B+ 60% D-
Beta 2.49 22% F 6% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector