Big Lots Company Profile (NYSE:BIG)

About Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)

Big Lots logoBig Lots, Inc. is a non-traditional, discount retailer operating in the United States. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated a total of 1,432 stores. The Company operates through the discount retailing segment. As of January 28, 2017, the Company's stores are located at various states of the United States, such as Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington. The Company's merchandise categories include Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Food, Consumables, Hard Home, and Electronics, Toys, & Accessories.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Discount, Variety Stores
  • Sub-Industry: General Merchandise Stores
  • Symbol: NYSE:BIG
  • CUSIP: 08930210
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.23 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 44,786,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $48.80
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $50.33
  • 52 Week Range: $42.40 - $56.54
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.99
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.39
  • P/E Growth: 1.10
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.2 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.43
  • Book Value: $14.70 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.39
  • Annual Dividend: $0.84
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBIDTA: $356.39 million
  • Net Margins: 3.02%
  • Return on Equity: 27.08%
  • Return on Assets: 9.79%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.67%
  • Current Ratio: 1.58%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.22%
  • Average Volume: 1.14 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.89
  • Short Ratio: 9.36

Frequently Asked Questions for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)

What is Big Lots' stock symbol?

Big Lots trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BIG."

How often does Big Lots pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Big Lots?

Big Lots declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 26th. Investors of record on Friday, June 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, June 23rd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 7th. View Big Lots' Dividend History.

How will Big Lots' stock buyback program work?

Big Lots announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, April 11th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $150,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 6.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Big Lots' earnings last quarter?

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) issued its earnings results on Friday, May, 26th. The company reported $1.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.16. The company earned $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.31 billion. Big Lots had a net margin of 3.02% and a return on equity of 27.08%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.82 EPS. View Big Lots' Earnings History.

What guidance has Big Lots issued on next quarter's earnings?

Big Lots issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.05-4.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.05. Big Lots also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.58-0.63 EPS.

Where is Big Lots' stock going? Where will Big Lots' stock price be in 2017?

12 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Big Lots' shares. Their forecasts range from $49.00 to $64.00. On average, they anticipate Big Lots' share price to reach $57.20 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Big Lots.

Who are some of Big Lots' key competitors?

Who owns Big Lots stock?

Big Lots' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.62%), Vanguard Group Inc. (12.22%), LSV Asset Management (4.93%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (4.89%), State Street Corp (3.60%) and Sasco Capital Inc. CT (3.43%). Company insiders that own Big Lots stock include Andrew D Stein, David J Campisi, Jeffrey Paul Berger, Lisa M Bachmann, Michael Allen Schlonsky, Philip E Mallott, Ronald A Robins Jr, Russell Solt and Timothy A Johnson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Big Lots.

Who sold Big Lots stock? Who is selling Big Lots stock?

Big Lots' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Acadian Asset Management LLC, NorthCoast Asset Management LLC, Sasco Capital Inc. CT, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Morgan Stanley, Bank of Montreal Can and Capital Fund Management S.A.. Company insiders that have sold Big Lots stock in the last year include Andrew D Stein, David J Campisi, Jeffrey Paul Berger, Lisa M Bachmann, Michael Allen Schlonsky, Philip E Mallott, Ronald A Robins Jr, Russell Solt and Timothy A Johnson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Big Lots.

Who bought Big Lots stock? Who is buying Big Lots stock?

Big Lots' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Highbridge Capital Management LLC, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd and Marshall Wace North America L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Big Lots.

How do I buy Big Lots stock?

Shares of Big Lots can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Big Lots stock cost?

One share of Big Lots stock can currently be purchased for approximately $49.79.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $57.20 (14.88% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/27/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
4/26/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Strong-Buy$60.00HighView Rating Details
3/3/2017Griffin SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$64.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$55.00 -> $55.00N/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$50.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$51.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2016KeyCorpLower Price TargetOverweight$60.00 -> $58.00N/AView Rating Details
9/1/2016Citigroup IncLower Price TargetBuy$62.00 -> $59.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$49.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
5/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Hold$42.00N/AView Rating Details
3/25/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingUnderperform$39.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2015WedbushReiterated RatingBuy$58.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$61.00 -> $43.00N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$38.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeSell -> Buy$52.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015FBR & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$60.00N/AView Rating Details
5/29/2015Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingNeutral$50.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Earnings by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/26/2017Q1 17$0.99$1.15$1.31 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2017Q4 2017$2.22$2.26$1.59 billion$1.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2016Q316($0.01)$0.04$1.12 billion$1.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/26/2016Q216$0.46$0.52$1.22 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/27/2016Q116$0.70$0.82$1.30 billion$1.31 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2016Q415$1.98$2.00$1.60 billion$1.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/4/2015Q315($0.01)($0.01)$1.12 billion$1.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/28/2015Q215$0.34$0.40$1.19 billion$1.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/29/2015Q115$0.59$0.60$1.27 billion$1.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2015Q414$1.75$1.76$1.59 billion$1.59 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/5/2014Q314($0.05)($0.06)$1.12 billion$1.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/29/2014Q214$0.30$0.31$1.20 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/30/2014Q114$0.44$0.50$1.26 billion$1.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/7/2014Q413$1.42$1.45$1.62 billion$1.64 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/6/2013Q3$0.24$0.10$1.23 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/30/2013Q2 2013$0.24$0.31$1.23 billion$1.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/30/2013Q1 2013$0.61$0.61$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2013Q4 2012$1.98$2.09$1.75 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/4/2012-0.10($0.10)$1.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/23/2012Q212$0.41$0.36$1.24 billion$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/23/2012$0.69$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2012$1.73$1.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2011$0.09$0.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/25/2011$0.44$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/26/2011$0.69$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2011$1.38$1.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.79
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.01
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$2.02$2.18$2.13
Q2 20174$0.45$0.48$0.47
Q3 20174($0.03)$0.00($0.02)
Q4 20175$2.19$2.23$2.21
Q1 20183$0.86$1.02$0.93
Q2 20184$0.55$0.59$0.57
Q3 20183$0.04$0.06$0.05
Q4 20184$2.38$2.54$2.46
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Next Dividend:6/23/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.84
Dividend Yield:1.69%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.01% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.74% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
19.22% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)

Dividend History by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.60%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/26/2017Lisa M BachmannInsiderSell9,538$51.09$487,296.42View SEC Filing  
4/24/2017Michael Allen SchlonskyInsiderSell15,000$49.98$749,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/29/2017Michael Allen SchlonskyInsiderSell8,902$48.70$433,527.40View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017Timothy A JohnsonInsiderSell4,406$51.15$225,366.90View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Ronald A Robins JrInsiderSell1,000$51.41$51,410.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017Philip E MallottDirectorSell10,000$53.00$530,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2016David J CampisiCEOSell15,000$52.00$780,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Timothy A JohnsonInsiderSell12,262$50.88$623,890.56View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016Jeffrey Paul BergerDirectorSell7,500$53.00$397,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Andrew D SteinSVPSell10,000$53.00$530,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Russell SoltDirectorSell3,000$52.10$156,300.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2016Jeffrey Paul BergerDirectorSell7,500$50.07$375,525.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Michael Allen SchlonskyEVPSell15,000$50.27$754,050.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016David J CampisiCEOSell49,805$50.05$2,492,740.25View SEC Filing  
5/27/2016Lisa M BachmannEVPSell50,000$50.05$2,502,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Andrew D SteinSVPSell2,569$45.69$117,377.61View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Lisa M BachmannEVPSell5,658$45.71$258,627.18View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016Timothy A JohnsonEVPSell3,338$45.16$150,744.08View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Timothy A. JohnsonEVPSell1,875$38.99$73,106.25View SEC Filing  
10/9/2015Philip E. MallottDirectorSell5,000$50.00$250,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2015Lisa M. BachmannEVPSell16,563$49.00$811,587.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2015David J CampisiCEOSell1,600$47.18$75,488.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Lisa M BachmannEVPSell20,000$50.38$1,007,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Peter J HayesDirectorSell2,000$50.47$100,940.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015David J CampisiCEOSell28,875$50.49$1,457,898.75View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Lisa M BachmannEVPSell4,499$50.49$227,154.51View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Brenda J LauderbackDirectorSell8,423$50.11$422,076.53View SEC Filing  
12/29/2014Timothy A JohnsonEVPSell7,500$38.85$291,375.00View SEC Filing  
10/2/2014Timothy A JohnsonEVPSell9,500$42.50$403,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014Peter J HayesDirectorSell4,107$47.48$195,000.36View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Michael Allen SchlonskySVPSell3,750$46.90$175,875.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014James R TenerDirectorSell15,000$46.01$690,150.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014James R TenerDirectorSell3,600$46.00$165,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2014Joe CooperEVPSell50,063$39.69$1,987,000.47View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014Lisa BachmannEVPSell24,000$38.75$930,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013David CampisiCEOBuy2,800$35.94$100,632.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013Lisa M BachmannEVPSell17,500$35.00$612,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2013Brenda J LauderbackDirectorSell4,277$33.33$142,552.41View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Peter J HayesDirectorSell1,660$33.90$56,274.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Philip E MallottDirectorSell2,600$33.70$87,620.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Lisa M BachmannEVPSell20,000$38.76$775,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
Latest Headlines for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
DateHeadline logoBig Lots Announces Quarterly Dividend On Common Stock - May 27 at 4:09 PM logoBig Lots Reports Record First Quarter Earnings Of $1.15 Per Diluted Share - May 27 at 4:09 PM logoBig Lots beats 1Q profit forecasts - May 27 at 4:09 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Given a $60.00 Price Target by Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Analysts - May 27 at 9:34 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.31 Billion - May 27 at 8:04 AM logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mostly Flat; Big Lots Profit Beats Estimates - Nasdaq - May 26 at 9:20 PM logoBig Lots Inc. Announces 29% Gain In Q1 Bottom Line - Nasdaq - May 26 at 9:20 PM logoEdited Transcript of BIG earnings conference call or presentation 26-May-17 12:00pm GMT - May 26 at 9:20 PM logoMid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mostly Flat; Big Lots Profit Beats Estimates - Benzinga - May 26 at 4:17 PM logoBig Lots positive post Q1 results - Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG ... - Seeking Alpha - May 26 at 4:17 PM logoBRIEF-Big Lots Inc sees FY 2017 EPS $4.05 to $4.20 - Reuters - May 26 at 4:17 PM logoBig Lots' stock gets a big boost after profit beat, raised outlook - MarketWatch - May 26 at 4:17 PM logoBig Lots Inc. Posts a Rare Sales Drop in Q1 - Motley Fool - May 26 at 4:17 PM logoBig Lots Inc. Posts a Rare Sales Drop in Q1 - May 26 at 3:39 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) to Issue $0.25 Quarterly Dividend - May 26 at 11:57 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.16 EPS - May 26 at 9:12 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Updates Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 26 at 9:02 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance - May 26 at 9:02 AM logoBig Lots beats by $0.16, misses on revenue - May 26 at 6:51 AM logoBig Lots positive post Q1 results - May 26 at 6:51 AM logo$1.00 EPS Expected for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) This Quarter - May 25 at 6:32 PM logoJim Cramer: I'd Rather Buy Burlington Than Big Lots - May 25 at 5:00 PM logoJim Cramer Prefers TJX, Burlington Over Big Lots - May 25 at 5:00 PM logoBig Lots (BIG) to Report Q1 Earnings:Is a Beat in Store? - Nasdaq - May 24 at 3:50 PM logoShould You Sell Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Before Earnings? - Nasdaq - May 24 at 3:50 PM logoShould You Sell Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Before Earnings? - May 24 at 12:41 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research - May 23 at 1:16 PM logoBig Lots (BIG) to Report Q1 Earnings:Is a Beat in Store? - May 23 at 11:51 AM logo3 Top Home Goods Stocks to Buy in 2017 - May 23 at 11:51 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold - May 19 at 11:29 PM logoWells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Trust 2010-C1 -- Moody's Affirms Nine Classes of WFCM 2010-C1 - May 19 at 8:51 PM logoBig Lots To Broadcast First Quarter 2017 Conference Call - May 19 at 9:11 AM logoUber’s Driverless Cars Are Clouded by Possible Federal Probe - May 12 at 9:28 PM featured highlights: Citizens Financial Group, ArcelorMittal, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Big Lots and Office Depot - May 12 at 4:27 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:BIG) : May 11, 2017 - May 11 at 9:30 PM logoAmerican Software’s Board Approves the Quarterly Cash Dividend - May 11 at 4:29 PM logo5 Low P/CF Stocks to Add More Value to Your Investment - May 11 at 4:29 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BIG-US : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 8:49 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 8 at 11:46 AM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Affect Big Lots (BIG) Stock Price - May 6 at 12:07 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.31 Billion - May 4 at 1:56 PM logoBig Lots (BIG) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.10 - May 2 at 11:26 PM logo Brokerages Expect Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Will Announce Earnings of $0.99 Per Share - May 2 at 2:08 PM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Big Lots (BIG) Stock Price - April 29 at 5:27 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Insider Sells $487,296.42 in Stock - April 27 at 9:08 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BIG-US : April 27, 2017 - April 27 at 3:29 PM logoUBS-Barclays Commercial Mortgage Trust 2012-C3 -- Moody's Upgrades Two and Affirms Nine Classes of UBSBB 2012-C3 - April 27 at 3:29 PM logoBig Lots And Its Customers Raise More Than $2.3 Million Dollars Benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital - PR Newswire (press release) - April 26 at 8:22 PM logoBig Lots (BIG) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.04 - April 26 at 7:18 PM logoBig Lots And Its Customers Raise More Than $2.3 Million Dollars Benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital - April 26 at 12:40 PM



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