Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1986

Headquarters

122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10011, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Industries

Retail: Other
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s largest bookseller and the nation’s highest-rated bookselling brand. The company is a leading content, commerce and technology company that provides customers easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. As of October 27, 2012, the company operates 689 retail bookstores in regional shopping malls, major strip centers and freestanding locations in 50 states, and 674 college bookstores serving more than 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. We pioneered the concept of the book superstore, combining vast inventory selection in books, music, DVD and magazines with comfortable ambiance. Our cafés and local marketing programs have made our bookstores anchors in their communities and great places to spend leisure time. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than 3 million titles in its eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK® eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Through its Sterling Publishing subsidiary, the company publishes over 500 titles annually, under a variety of imprints including Sterling, Sterling Children’s Books and Barnes & Noble Classics

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Interim Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Information Officer

Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

President, Sterling Publishing

Director

Board of Directors

Vice President at Elliott Management Corp.

Managing Director, Healthcare & Consumer at Warburg Pincus International LLC

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Recent Transactions
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Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd., Elliott Capital Advisors LP purchase Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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Bahwan CyberTek Pvt Ltd. purchases Nook Digital LLC from Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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Advised onElliott Advisors (UK) Ltd., Elliott Capital Advisors LP purchase Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

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Managing Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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Partner Elect at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

Barnes and Noble Education, Inc. engages in the management and operation of bookstore chains in universities. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Digital Student Solutions (DSS). The Retail segment operates physical and virtual campus bookstores. The Wholesale segment sells hardware and software that provides inventory management and point-of-sale solutions to college bookstores. The DSS segment includes direct-to-student product and service offerings to assist students to study more effectively and improve academic performance. The company was founded by Leonard Riggio in 1965 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ.

SPRING HILL COLLEGE IS A CO-EDUCATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS, JESUIT COLLEGE.

WESLEY COLLEGE IS A UNITED METHODIST INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT SEEKS TO BE AMONG THE FINEST STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN THE LIBERAL ARTS TRADITION. CONSISTENT WITH OUR METHODIST HERITAGE, THE COLLEGE AFFIRMS MEANING AND PURPOSE IN LIFE THROUGH JUSTICE, COMPASSION, INCLUSION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ENHANCE COMMUNITY LIFE AND RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. WESLEY COLLEGE EXISTS TO LIBERATE AND EMPOWER ITS STUDENTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ETHICAL ATTITUDE AND CAPACITY FOR CRITICAL THINKING NEEDED TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL SOCIETY.

Key Stats and Financials As of
Market Capitalization
$477M
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$10K - $25K
2019
$1,000 - $4,999
2019
$1,000 - $2,499
2019
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FlashNotes, Inc. provides an online marketplace for college students to buy and sell their course notes. It offers Pays2Study that enables college students to sell and buy course-specific study materials, such as study guides, notes, flashcards, video tutorials, and live video help. The company was founded by Michael Matousek, Steven Maggs and David Petruziello in 2010 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Suppliers
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | Hoboken, New Jersey

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. engages in the provision of research and learning materials. It operates through the following segments: Research Publishing & Platforms, Academic & Professional Learning and Education Services. The Research Publishing & Platforms segment provides scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services, to academic, corporate, and government libraries, learned societies, and individual researchers and other professionals. The Academic & Professional Learning segment provides scientific, professional, and education books in print and digital formats, digital courseware, and test preparation services, to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers, as well as learning, development, and assessment services for businesses and professionals. The Education Services segment consists of online program management services for higher education institutions and mthree training, upskilling and talent placement services for professionals and businesses. The company was founded by Charles Wiley in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, NJ.

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries | Columbia, MO

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. supplies and sells new and used textbooks to college bookstores. It is organized into three operating divisions-MBS Wholesale, MBS Direct, and MBS Systems-each division supports customers with state-of-the-art technology and innovations. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Columbia, MO.

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Competitors
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Walmart, Inc. Retail: Food & Beverage - Bentonville, Arkansas

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manages supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash & carry outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Awards & Honors
Rank #427
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #427
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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