Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM)

CAPS Rating: 1 out of 5

The Company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the sale of books, magazines and related items through a chain of retail bookstores. It operates two reportable segments: retail trade and electronic commerce trade.

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Member Avatar JudasTouch (99.08) Submitted: 4/29/2014 9:08:53 PM : Underperform Start Price: $3.10 BAMM Score: +97.12

Frankly, I can't believe Books-A-Million has lasted this long. Borders was a better, cleaner, more fully-realized concept, and it long ago went the way of the dodo. The only way to compete with online convenience & pricing is with superior customer service, and my experience with B-A-M tells me they're not ready.

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Member Avatar zwalt99 (85.20) Submitted: 7/29/2011 3:52:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $3.09 BAMM Score: -99.25

I don't know if this is deeply undervalued, or just a cigar butt. Either way, it's tough to turn down a stock selling at half of net tangible assets while the company still turns a profit. Books-A-Million also doesn't have the debt burden that killed Borders.

Book stores are on the decline, but I don't think they'll completely disappear.

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Member Avatar Gerf1 (< 20) Submitted: 7/22/2011 9:55:32 AM : Outperform Start Price: $3.05 BAMM Score: -93.16

cheap, and can only go up,up, and away....with Borders closing all their stores, could be a a big buy.

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Member Avatar ServusDei7 (99.63) Submitted: 5/18/2011 11:43:39 AM : Outperform Start Price: $4.56 BAMM Score: -110.63

With a P/E around 6 and selling below book, this stock is so cheap right now that it is almost impossible not to do well, despite the slow or no growth. It offers good yield and has a great balance sheet.

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Member Avatar Walker6464 (86.16) Submitted: 5/16/2011 5:09:14 PM : Underperform Start Price: $4.79 BAMM Score: +117.78

Books don't contain enough emoticons to keep my attention ;)

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Member Avatar ChampStamp (< 20) Submitted: 10/26/2010 5:27:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.20 BAMM Score: -139.29

Just joined with Barnes & Noble.

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Member Avatar hammyttu (25.49) Submitted: 9/29/2010 9:46:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.88 BAMM Score: -142.59

Stock screen results. Using ROE, PE, LT debt/Equity, Current Ratio.

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Member Avatar jamiemcsteal (48.17) Submitted: 5/27/2010 6:46:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.88 BAMM Score: -152.59

Small but high quality company. I compared ROA, ROI, net profit margins on this stock to borders and barnes and noble and this is superior. Also undervalued based on anticitrade valuation, epv, graham, and dcf. piotroski f score in 2010 was 9, up from 6.

can't really speculate on recent purchase of yogurt mountain. yogurt counters in the stores? it would be very relaxing to read with some yogurt.

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Member Avatar Senate024 (71.11) Submitted: 4/28/2010 2:24:53 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.49 BAMM Score: -141.49

I am using an "Enterprising Investor" screen from Benjamin Graham to pick this stock. The stock has 2.5% dividend, S&P earnings & div ranking of "B", current ratio of 1.53, price/book of 1.08, debt to equity ratio of 0.06, and price/earnings of 8.92. This company has had positive yearly earnings/share for the last ten years and is currently undervalued.

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Member Avatar wishlist3410 (< 20) Submitted: 4/20/2010 3:43:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.28 BAMM Score: -139.12

I simply love this store.

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Member Avatar BeachBum63 (38.50) Submitted: 5/13/2008 7:31:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $6.99 BAMM Score: -120.28

As the competition continues to thin out, BAMM is making the right moves and not overextending themselves. Solid financials should also keep the stock from falling further, and you get paid 4+% while waiting for rebound.

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Member Avatar room4improvement (< 20) Submitted: 5/12/2008 1:51:12 AM : Outperform Start Price: $6.92 BAMM Score: -121.85

My parents love this store.
It'll be a long time before internet causes bookstores like this to go out of business. In the meantime, this one beats the others hands down in the heartland.

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Member Avatar ROTORJOCKY (< 20) Submitted: 4/1/2008 7:09:05 PM : Outperform Start Price: $8.23 BAMM Score: -127.54

Well managed in competitive industry and do not try and overreach their mark.

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Member Avatar john9044 (63.61) Submitted: 12/20/2007 2:43:31 PM : Underperform Start Price: $9.92 BAMM Score: +122.98

I like to read and I like sipping coffee in bookstores leafing through interesting tomes, but I don't like Books-A-Million's branches and their selection doesn't impress me.

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Member Avatar Raabinsk (< 20) Submitted: 11/8/2007 10:58:07 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.33 BAMM Score: -123.70

Will take market share away from Borders (but not Barnes and Noble) with good gross margins and lean operations, simple business structure.

Book stores are really book/coffee houses these days, and they can survive just fine, granted they need to control costs and innovate.

BAMM is cheap here, I'd buy up to $15.

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Member Avatar bfinch80 (89.52) Submitted: 6/27/2007 9:59:02 AM : Outperform Start Price: $14.28 BAMM Score: -126.45

CFO buying

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Member Avatar NetscribeRetail (90.85) Submitted: 6/6/2007 1:21:49 AM : Outperform Start Price: $11.87 BAMM Score: -120.96

Driven by an improving media environment which is highlighted by recent Oprah's endorsement of The Secret, Books-A-Million is showing signs of improvement. Company’s several categories performed well in recent past with new age, teen, graphic novels and hardcover fiction showing particular strength.

Net sales for the recent quarter surged by 2.1% to $116.3 million, but comparable store sales weakened by 0.5%, which is still an improvement over the fourth quarter. Net profit rose by 40% to $2.11 million on account of leveraging of cost of sales, selling and administrative expenses, lower depreciation charges in addition to interest income. Besides the management has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.09, which ensures its concern in regard to shareholder’s wealth creation.

The company recently reported opening of a location in Colonial Pinnacle Craft Farms in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and a location in Colonial Promenade in Fultondale, Alabama. This will help the company to expand its operation and thereby support the top-line. The nation’s leading book retailers did not provide any guidance for the future but as it enters the second quarter, it expects a strong summer movie lineup as well as the publication of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. Its recent performance has not been very convincing and has already hampered the share price significantly. Its price to earning multiple is way below the industry level which proves that the prior results are already discounted and the company can now look forward to the future and reap the sowings.

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Member Avatar tweakie (44.15) Submitted: 4/26/2007 3:19:26 AM : Underperform Start Price: $12.71 BAMM Score: +124.89

Rapid expansion in the midst of a deteriorating economics in the retail books industry as well as a high dividend yield (2.1%) will turn free cash flow to negative.

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Member Avatar RunningFast (95.60) Submitted: 4/3/2007 8:10:16 PM : Underperform Start Price: $13.26 BAMM Score: +130.95

Off-line media retail will continue to suffer as more and more sales goes on-line.

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Member Avatar Whoop04 (82.02) Submitted: 10/24/2006 4:56:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.46 BAMM Score: -138.64

IBD 10/23/2006
"2% above 18.88 buy point after clearing cup base."

OVERALL: 98

Earnings Per Share (EPS) Rating
98
Relative Price Strength (RS) Rating
89
Industry Group Relative Strength (Grp RS) Rating
A-
Sales + Profit Margins + ROE (SMR) Rating
A
Accumulation/ Distribution (Acc/Dis) Rating
B

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