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About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates as a bookseller in the United States and the District of Columbia. The company provides customers access to books, magazines, newspapers, and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform.
As of May 1, 2010, the company operated 1,357 bookstores in 50 states, 637 bookstores on college campuses, and the Webs e-commerce sites, which includes the development of digital content products and software. Of the companys 1,357 bookstores, 720 operates primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers trade name, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC (B&N College), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, operates 637 college bookstores serving 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. The companys barnesandnoble.com llc (Barnes & Noble.com) encompasses the Webs e-commerce sites, Barnes & Noble eBookstore, Barnes & Noble eReader software, and the companys devices and other hardware support. Through Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. (Sterling or Sterling Publishing), it operates as a general trade book publisher.
The companys principal business is the sale of trade books (hardcover and paperback consumer titles), mass market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other popular fiction), childrens books, eBooks and other digital content, eReaders and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, cafe products and services, music, and movies direct to customers. Through the acquisition of B&N College, the company sells textbooks and course-related materials, emblematic apparel and gifts, trade books, school and dorm supplies, and convenience and cafe items on college and university campuses.
The company has two operating segments, B&N Retail and B&N College.
B&N Retail Segment
This segment includes Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble has launched eBookstores and digital newsstand, which allows customers to purchase eBooks, electronic newspapers, and magazines. Barnes & Nobles eBookstore is available on a range of digital platforms, including NOOK, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and select BlackBerry and Motorola smartphones, as well as laptops or full-sized desktop computers.
The Barnes & Noble has also launched NOOK, the companys proprietary eReader, which is sold at Barnes & Noble retail stores, Barnes & Noble.com, Best Buy, and BestBuy.com. Barnes & Noble offers readers the option of store visits, e-commerce, and digital delivery of books to Barnes & Noble-branded devices or other devices of their choosing.
Barnes & Nobles typical retail store offers a title base, eReaders and staff who can assist customers with digital content, a cafe, a childrens section, a music/DVD department, a newsstand, and a calendar of ongoing events, including author appearances and childrens activities. Its e-commerce platform, Barnes & Noble.com, offers direct home delivery of books, eReaders, music CDs, DVDs/BluRay discs, and other related items, which include complementary categories, such as toys, games, electronics, and gift items.
Fictionwise: In March 2009, the company acquired Fictionwise, Inc. (Fictionwise), a company in the eBook marketplace. The eBookstore on Barnes & Noble.com enables customers to buy eBooks and read them on a range of platforms, including NOOK, the companys eBook reader, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry and Motorola smartphones, as well as most laptops or full-sized desktop computers.
Tikatok: In September 2009, the company acquired the assets of Tikatok Inc. (Tikatok). Tikatok is an online platform where parents and their children and others can write, illustrate, and publish stories into hardcover and paperback books. On its Web site, Tikatok makes available its patent-pending StorySparks system, which helps to walk children through the process of creating and writing stories and expands the companys reach to additional parents, educators and librarians.
Sterling Publishing: The companys subsidiary Sterling Publishing is a publisher of non-fiction trade titles. Sterling publishes a range of non-fiction and illustrated books and kits across various
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1. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Barnes & Noble, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Barnes & Noble, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Retail Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Barnes & Noble, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. BARNES & NOBLE, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Major Shareholders
Barnes & Noble, Inc. History
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Offices and Representations
Barnes & Noble, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Retail Industry Statistics
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Barnes & Noble, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Barnes & Noble, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Barnes & Noble, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Article Density Chart
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Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?