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: $2.1 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 44,786,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $48.76
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $50.35
  • 52 Week Range: $41.61 - $56.54
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.107
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.72
  • P/E Growth: 1.050
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $5.2 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.40
  • Book Value: $14.70 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.19
  • 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: 1.12 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 17th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 15th. This is an increase from Big Lots's previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. View Big Lots' Dividend History.

How will Big Lots' stock buyback program work?

Big Lots announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program 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 purchase up to 6.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Big Lots' earnings last quarter?

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, March, 3rd. The company reported $2.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.22 by $0.04. The company earned $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.59 billion. Big Lots had a net margin of 3.02% and a return on equity of 27.08%. Big Lots's revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.00 earnings per share. View Big Lots' Earnings History.

When will Big Lots make its next earnings announcement?

Big Lots is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Big Lots.

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

Big Lots issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, March, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.95-4.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.00. Big Lots also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.95-1.05 EPS.

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

13 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Big Lots' shares. Their predictions range from $42.00 to $64.00. On average, they expect Big Lots' share price to reach $55.82 in the next twelve months. 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 variety 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 purchased 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 $46.95.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: $55.82 (18.89% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Big Lots (NYSE:BIG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
12/5/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$60.00N/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 5/23/2015 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
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)
Most Recent Dividend:3/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.84
Dividend Yield:1.79%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:26.01% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.69% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
19.18% (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, 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 logoAnalysts' Actions -- Arconic, Big Lots, Chipotle, Snap and More - April 26 at 12:40 PM logoBig Lots Stock Gaining on Raymond James Upgrade - April 26 at 12:40 PM logoInsider Selling: Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Insider Sells 15,000 Shares of Stock - April 25 at 8:42 PM logoBig Lots (BIG) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.42 - April 22 at 12:31 PM logoETFs with exposure to Big Lots, Inc. : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 4:02 PM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Very Likely to Affect Big Lots (BIG) Stock Price - April 19 at 8:53 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. Forecasted to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.55 Per Share (BIG) - April 18 at 5:35 PM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Likely to Effect Big Lots (BIG) Share Price - April 15 at 12:33 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.31 Billion - April 13 at 12:42 PM
News IconBRIEF-Big Lots CEO's total compensation for FY 2016 was $9.8 mln - April 11 at 8:59 PM logo$0.99 EPS Expected for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) This Quarter - April 11 at 10:53 AM logoETFs with exposure to Big Lots, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 8:53 PM logoBig Lots (BIG) Down 5.9% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - April 7 at 8:29 AM logoBig Lots, Inc. :BIG-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : April 6, 2017 - April 7 at 8:29 AM logoBIG LOTS INC Financials - April 1 at 3:59 PM logoMichael Allen Schlonsky Sells 8,902 Shares of Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Stock - March 31 at 7:36 PM logoBig Lots Partners With Nationwide Children's Hospital On Fundraising Campaign To Support Lifesaving Research - March 30 at 4:19 PM logoBIG LOTS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 28 at 6:09 PM logo5 Stocks Made Lucrative by Recent Broker Rating Upgrades - March 23 at 4:20 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 15, 2017 ... - Nasdaq - March 16 at 2:16 AM logoIs Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - Nasdaq - March 16 at 2:16 AM logoIs Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) a Great Stock for Value Investors? - March 14 at 8:41 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Big Lots, Bed, Bath & Beyond and South Jersey Industries - March 13 at 11:12 AM logoBIG LOTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers - March 10 at 9:47 PM logoBig Lots, Inc. (BIG) Given Buy Rating at Griffin Securities - March 8 at 7:01 PM logoBIG LOTS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other Events, Financial Statements an - March 7 at 12:35 PM



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