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Big Lots NYSE:BIG Stock Report

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15 Aug, 2022


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BIG fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance1/6
Financial Health3/6

BIG Stock Overview

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a home discount retailer in the United States.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Big Lots
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$24.93
52 Week HighUS$58.86
52 Week LowUS$18.16
1 Month Change12.40%
3 Month Change-24.13%
1 Year Change-56.85%
3 Year Change17.54%
5 Year Change-49.22%
Change since IPO974.57%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 09
When Should You Buy Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG)?

When Should You Buy Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG)?

Big Lots, Inc. ( NYSE:BIG ), is not the largest company out there, but it led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large...

Aug 04

Big Lots: A Tradable Low, But Not A Value Stock (Technical Analysis)

Retailers report second-quarter results over the coming weeks amid the back-to-school shopping season. One company catering to low-end consumers is struggling with its stock down more than 70%. Big Lots features a highly uncertain future as shares struggle to find support. Retail earnings season has kicked off. Starbucks (SBUX) reported its Q2 results and Costco (COST) issued its July same-store sales data. Both were actually somewhat encouraging. But more reports roll in starting August 16 when Walmart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD) report, according to Bank of America Global Research. We will get a fresh look at consumer spending on essentials and discretionary items over the coming weeks. Retails Ringing The Register: Q2 Profit Reports Due Out BofA Global Research One struggling discount retailer, catering to the low-end consumer, hoping to bounce back during this back-to-school shopping season is Big Lots, Inc (BIG). According to BofA, BIG is a discount retailer with roughly 1,400 stores across the US with a mix of urban, suburban, and rural locations. Furniture (23%), Seasonal (14%), and Soft Home (15%) collectively account for over half of sales, Food (16%) and Consumables (16%) account for over 30% of sales, and Hard Home (8%) and Electronics, Toys & Accessories (8%) account for the remainder. BIG's target customer is female, with an average age of 42 and a household income of $54k. The Ohio-based $609 million market cap Consumer Discretionary stock pays a hefty 5.7% dividend yield and features a massive 37% short interest. It’s certainly a beaten-down name with negative momentum. BofA sees fits and starts with BIG earnings per share. While year’s profits should be robust, 2023 could be a major struggle. Profit growth is seen as declining in 2025 after a quick upturn in 2024. Hence, the stock’s currently low P/E ratio does not indicate value. The upshot is that the firm could generate big free cash flow starting in 2024, but that is a long way out. BIG: Earnings, Valuation, Dividend Forecasts BofA Global Research BIG has an unconfirmed Q2 earnings date of August 26 BMO, according to Wall Street Horizon. BIG Corporate Event Calendar: Q2 (Negative) Earnings On Tap Wall Street Horizon BIG has missed earnings estimates in three of the past four quarters, according to data from ORATS. Traders expect an 11% earnings-related share price move based on the at-the-money straddle using the nearest-dated options expiration. It could be an ugly loss as the EPS estimate is currently $-2.35. BIG Earnings Outlook: Volatility Expected ORATS The Technical Take BIG is currently in a more than 70% drawdown off its 2021 peak as the retailer struggles to stay afloat. There could be a tradeable low in place notched last month just above $18, but the trend is clearly lower. I see resistance in the $25 to $26 range – notice how that level was support in early 2014 and 2019. Also, there is a significant amount of volume beginning at that area, using the ‘volume by price’ indicator illustrated on the left. A swing long here could make sense, but profits should be taken in the mid-$20s and a stop is warranted below $18.

Jul 04
Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Shares Could Be 39% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Shares Could Be 39% Below Their Intrinsic Value Estimate

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Big Lots, Inc. ( NYSE:BIG ) by taking the...

Shareholder Returns

BIGUS Multiline RetailUS Market

Return vs Industry: BIG underperformed the US Multiline Retail industry which returned -13.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BIG underperformed the US Market which returned -10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BIG's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BIG volatility
BIG Average Weekly Movement10.5%
Multiline Retail Industry Average Movement10.5%
Market Average Movement7.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: BIG is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BIG's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

196723,350Bruce Thorn

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a home discount retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, such as furniture category that includes upholstery, mattresses, case goods, and ready-to-assemble departments; seasonal category, which comprises patio furniture, gazebos, Christmas trim, and other holiday departments; soft home category that consists of fashion and utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, home organization, area rugs, home décor, and frames departments; and food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, specialty foods, and pet departments. It also provides merchandise under the consumables category, which comprises health, beauty and cosmetics, plastics, paper, and chemical departments; hard home category, including small appliances, tabletops, and food preparation and stationery products; home maintenance and organization products; toys; and accessories category consisting of apparel, electronics, jewelry, apparel, and hosiery departments.

Big Lots, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do Big Lots's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BIG fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$684.77m
Earnings (TTM)US$72.13m
Revenue (TTM)US$5.90b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BIG income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$3.65b
Gross ProfitUS$2.25b
Other ExpensesUS$2.18b

Last Reported Earnings

Apr 30, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.49
Gross Margin38.10%
Net Profit Margin1.22%
Debt/Equity Ratio27.6%

How did BIG perform over the long term?

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