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Barnes & Noble is a content and commerce company that engages in publishing, retail, and digital media. It sells 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. The company also provides electronic readers and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, cafe products and services, educational toys and games, music, movies, etc. Barnes & Noble also offers a suite of new, used, and digital textbooks, as well as textbooks rentals.

TypePrivate
Founded1917
HQNew York, US
Websitebarnesandnobleinc.com

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2020)11,866(-2%)
Job Openings516
Revenue (FY, 2019)$3.6 B(-2%)
Share Price (Aug 2019)$6.5
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Barnes & Noble

James Daunt

James Daunt

Chief Executive Officer
Brad Feuer

Brad Feuer

General Counsel
Allen Lindstrom

Allen Lindstrom

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Andy Garbutt

Andy Garbutt

Executive Vice President, Real Estate and Group Development
Carlo Pochintesta

Carlo Pochintesta

Chief Information Officer
Joe Gorman

Joe Gorman

Chief Operating Officer
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Barnes & Noble Office Locations

Barnes & Noble has offices in New York, Westbury and Lyndhurst
New York, US (HQ)
122 5th Ave
New York, US
1166 Avenue of the Americas, 1166 6th Ave 18th Floor
Westbury, US
1400 Old Country Road
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Barnes & Noble Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1917

Barnes & Noble total Funding

$300 m

Barnes & Noble latest funding size

$300 m

Time since last funding

8 years ago

Barnes & Noble investors

Barnes & Noble's latest funding round in April 2012 was reported to be $300 m. In total, Barnes & Noble has raised $300 m
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Barnes & Noble Revenue

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Barnes & Noble's revenue was reported to be $3.55 b in FY, 2019 which is a 3% decrease from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2019)

3.6b

Revenue growth (FY, 2018 - FY, 2019), %

(3%)

Gross profit (FY, 2019)

1.1b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2019), %

30.2%

Net income (FY, 2019)

3.8m

EBIT (FY, 2019)

16.5m

Cash (27-Apr-2019)

9.4m
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

4.2b3.9b3.7b3.6b

Revenue growth, %

(31%)(6%)(6%)(3%)

Cost of goods sold

2.8b2.7b2.6b2.5b

Gross profit

1.3b1.2b1.1b1.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

913.9m858.5m1.3b853.3m791.1m1.2b794.8m771.2m1.2b

Cost of goods sold

636.3m603.2m864.1m599.8m562.4m831.7m566.7m545.8m834.0m

Gross profit

277.5m255.4m436.8m253.5m228.7m400.0m228.1m225.3m397.4m

Gross profit Margin, %

30%30%34%30%29%32%29%29%32%
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

13.8m12.0m10.8m9.4m

Accounts Receivable

124.9m67.3m64.6m61.2m

Prepaid Expenses

105.9m101.8m65.2m69.8m

Inventories

933.7m946.9m958.2m923.7m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Cash

14.3m11.4m11.6m12.0m11.3m11.5m11.6m11.2m15.9m

Accounts Receivable

102.3m75.7m70.4m64.0m73.9m63.0m66.3m63.7m62.2m

Prepaid Expenses

118.6m129.4m62.2m110.3m141.2m79.2m76.0m77.9m68.2m

Inventories

988.2m1.2b1.0b950.7m1.2b975.1m940.4m1.1b1.0b
Annual
USDFY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

(24.4m)22.0m(125.5m)3.8m

Depreciation and Amortization

139.1m119.8m108.3m99.6m

Inventories

(11.9m)(13.2m)(11.3m)34.5m

Accounts Payable

46.4m(66.4m)(66.4m)(60.9m)
Quarterly
USDFY, 2016

Debt/Equity

0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Barnes & Noble Operating Metrics

Barnes & Noble's Stores was reported to be 627 in FY, 2019.
FY, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019

Stores

1.37 k1.38 k647 640 640 638 638 634 633 632 632 630 630 629 630 627 627

Titles in Database (Product Master)

17.10 m17.10 m19 m19.60 m

Publishers

500 500 500 400 500

Distributors

50 50 50 40 30
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Barnes & Noble Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
FictionwiseMarch 05, 2009
enews.comApril 06, 2001
SparkNotesMarch 19, 2001$3.60 m
Fatbrain.comNovember 01, 2000$64 m
Barnes & Noble Café LLC
Barnes & Noble Marketing Services LLC
Barnes & Noble Purchasing, Inc.
Barnes & Noble Services, Inc.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
NOOK Digital, LLC
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Barnes & Noble Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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Barnes & Noble Revenue Breakdown

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Barnes & Noble revenue breakdown by business segment: 97.4% from B&N Retail and 2.6% from Other

Barnes & Noble Online and Social Media Presence

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Barnes & Noble News and Updates

Customer data stolen in hack that targeted book seller Barnes & Noble

Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. has been hacked with the company warning customers that their data has been stolen. Barnes & Noble, which surprisingly still exists in the U.S. in 2020 unlike some of their previous competitors such as Borders Group Inc., says that it was hacked Oct. 10. The d…

Barnes & Noble warns customers about cyberattack in new email alert

The company said that email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers were all potentially exposed, although payment information is said to be safe. Soon after Barnes & Noble apologized for a “serious network issue” that affected some users of its website and people trying to load books o…

A cyber attack on Barnes & Noble may have exposed customers' home addresses and emails

Summary List Placement Bookstore Barnes & Noble has been hit by a cyber attack that may have exposed customers' personal details, including home addresses, it said late Wednesday night. On October 10, attackers gained "unauthorized and unlawful" access to some of the company's corporate systems…

Barnes & Noble apologizes for ‘serious network issue’ after days-long Nook disruptions

Customers have reported days of disruption to the Nook e-reader service, as well as other systems that the company said have since been restored. After users reported issues with Nook e-reader book access for days, with Barnes & Noble saying Monday that a “system failure” was interrupting access…

Barnes & Noble Selects Emma Donoghues The Pull of the Stars as August 2020 National Book Club Selection

Barnes & Noble is selling a special, exclusive Book Club edition of The Pull of the Stars as well as hosting a free LIVE virtual event on B&N’s Facebook Page with Emma Donoghue on Tuesday, September 8, at 7pm East Coast Time. Customers can purchase the exclusive edition in-stores or online a…

Barnes & Noble Cancels Black History Month Covers After Backlash

The initiative re-created “classic” books’ cover art to feature people of color. Some called it "literary blackface."
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Barnes & Noble Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Barnes & Noble founded?

    Barnes & Noble was founded in 1917.

  • Who are Barnes & Noble key executives?

    Barnes & Noble's key executives are James Daunt, Brad Feuer and Allen Lindstrom.

  • How many employees does Barnes & Noble have?

    Barnes & Noble has 11,866 employees.

  • What is Barnes & Noble revenue?

    Latest Barnes & Noble annual revenue is $3.6 b.

  • What is Barnes & Noble revenue per employee?

    Latest Barnes & Noble revenue per employee is $299.4 k.

  • Who are Barnes & Noble competitors?

    Competitors of Barnes & Noble include Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Wiley.

  • Where is Barnes & Noble headquarters?

    Barnes & Noble headquarters is located at 122 5th Ave, New York.

  • Where are Barnes & Noble offices?

    Barnes & Noble has offices in New York, Westbury and Lyndhurst.

  • How many offices does Barnes & Noble have?

    Barnes & Noble has 4 offices.