Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States.
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Solid track record with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Big Lots's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BIG's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Multiline Retail
1 Year Return
US Multiline Retail
Return vs Industry: BIG exceeded the US Multiline Retail industry which returned 17.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BIG exceeded the US Market which returned 8.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Big Lots's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 months ago | Simply Wall StHow Does Big Lots's (NYSE:BIG) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After The Share Price Drop?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StBig Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A US$0.30 Dividend
3 months ago | Simply Wall StBig Lots, Inc. Just Reported Earnings, And Analysts Cut Their Target Price
Is Big Lots undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BIG ($37.36) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($25.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BIG is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BIG is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.3x) compared to the Multiline Retail industry average (24.7x).
PE vs Market: BIG is good value based on its PE Ratio (5.3x) compared to the US market (15.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BIG's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BIG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (0.7x).
How is Big Lots forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: BIG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-19.1% per year).
Earnings vs Market: BIG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-19.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BIG's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BIG's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BIG's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.2% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BIG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (13.5%).
How has Big Lots performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BIG has a large one-off gain of $195.9M impacting its May 2 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: BIG's current net profit margins (5.1%) are higher than last year (2.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BIG's earnings have grown by 9.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: BIG's earnings growth over the past year (95.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (9.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: BIG earnings growth over the past year (95.4%) exceeded the Multiline Retail industry -6.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: BIG's Return on Equity (31.3%) is considered high.
How is Big Lots's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BIG's short term assets ($1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities ($804.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: BIG's short term assets ($1.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BIG's debt to equity ratio (49.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: BIG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 5.6% to 49.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BIG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (97.9%).
Interest Coverage: BIG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.4x coverage).
What is Big Lots's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: BIG's dividend (3.21%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).
High Dividend: BIG's dividend (3.21%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.48%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, BIG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: BIG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (17%), BIG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: BIG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (29.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bruce Thorn (52yo)
Mr. Bruce K. Thorn has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Big Lots, Inc. since September, 2018. He had been President of Tailored Brands, Inc. since March 22, 2017 until 2018 and its C ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bruce's total compensation ($USD6.55M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.77M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Bruce's compensation with company performance.
|CEO, President & Director||1.75yrs||US$6.55m||0.084% $1.2m|
|Executive VP||0.83yr||US$1.82m||no data|
|Executive VP and Chief Merchandising & Operating Officer||4.83yrs||US$3.09m||0.25% $3.6m|
|Executive VP||5.08yrs||US$1.86m||0.063% $927.0k|
|Executive Vice President of Human Resources||4.83yrs||US$2.03m||0.17% $2.4m|
|Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer||0.42yr||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Customer Officer||2.33yrs||no data||0.035% $519.0k|
|Senior Vice President of Store Operations||6.42yrs||no data||0.080% $1.2m|
|Executive Vice President of Business Strategy||0.67yr||no data||0.11% $1.6m|
Experienced Management: BIG's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|CEO, President & Director||1.75yrs||US$6.55m||0.084% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$273.74k||0.0075% $110.4k|
|Independent Director||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$291.99k||0.031% $454.9k|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$281.24k||0.026% $385.7k|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$277.99k||0.026% $385.7k|
|Independent Director||13.83yrs||US$273.99k||0.027% $397.5k|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||no data||US$399.97k||0.055% $809.0k|
|Independent Director||5.08yrs||US$279.59k||0.026% $385.7k|
|Independent Director||1.92yrs||US$283.74k||0.0075% $110.4k|
Experienced Board: BIG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Big Lots, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Big Lots, Inc.
- Ticker: BIG
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1967
- Industry: General Merchandise Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$1.466b
- Shares outstanding: 39.23m
- Website: https://www.biglots.com
Number of Employees
- Big Lots, Inc.
- 4900 East Dublin Granville Road
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BIG||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Jun 1985|
|4B3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1985|
|0HN5||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Jun 1985|
Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, such as furniture category that includes upholstery, mattress, case goods, and ready-to-assemble departments; seasonal category, which comprises Christmas trim, lawn and garden, summer, 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, and specialty foods departments. It also provides merchandise under the consumables category, which comprises health, beauty and cosmetics, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category consisting of electronics, toys, jewelry, and hosiery departments. As of February 1, 2020, it operated 1,404 stores in 47 states and an e-commerce platform. Big Lots, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/03 02:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/02 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.