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Evaluate Barnes & Noble's financial performance for 2007 and 2008 using financial ratios. Calculate the following ratios for each year:

a) Current
b) Debt
c) ROE (Return on Equity)
d) Days receivable

Be sure to discuss the trend for each of the above ratios.

See link for report: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/for_investors/annual_reports/Barnes_%26_Noble_2007_Annual_Report.pdf

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2007: Current Ratio = = = 1.29
2008: Current Ratio = = = 1.24
The trend for current ratio decreases.
2007: Debt ratio = = = 63.56%
2008: Debt ratio = = = 66.93%
The debt ratio trend is ...

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