Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. has a market cap of $304.1 million; its shares were traded at around $14.57 with a P/E ratio of 12.3 and P/S ratio of 0.3. The dividend yield of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. stocks is 1.3%.BGFV is in the portfolios of Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors, Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.
Highlight of Business Operations:Selling and Administrative Expense. Selling and administrative expense increased by $1.0 million to $66.3 million, or 28.6% of net sales, in the 13 weeks ended October 3, 2010 from $65.3 million, or 28.2% of net sales, in the same period last year. The increase in selling and administrative expense compared to the prior year was largely attributable to an increase in store-related expense, excluding occupancy, of $1.4 million due mainly to higher labor and operating costs to support the increase in store count, partially offset by a decline in advertising and administrative support expense. Selling and administrative expense as a percentage of net sales was also negatively impacted by the calendar shift, as discussed under Net Sales above.
Interest Expense. Interest expense remained relatively unchanged at $0.6 million in the 13 weeks ended October 3, 2010 compared to the same period last year. Interest expense on our borrowings decreased $0.2 million in the 13 weeks ended October 3, 2010 compared to the same period last year. This decrease was due to a reduction in average debt levels of approximately $22.2 million to $51.8 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 from $74.0
Interest Expense. Interest expense decreased by $0.5 million, or 27.2%, to $1.4 million in the 39 weeks ended October 3, 2010 from $1.9 million in the same period last year. This decrease was due to a reduction in average debt levels of approximately $26.1 million to $55.1 million in the 39 weeks ended October 3, 2010 from $81.2 million in the same period last year, combined with a reduction in average interest rates of approximately 50 basis points to 1.7% in the 39 weeks ended October 3, 2010 from 2.2% in the same period
As of October 3, 2010, we had revolving credit borrowings of $55.2 million and letter of credit commitments of $0.8 million outstanding. These balances compare to revolving credit borrowings of $55.0 million and letter of credit commitments of $2.7 million outstanding as of January 3, 2010 and revolving credit borrowings of $59.7 million and letter of credit commitments of $4.6 million outstanding as of September 27, 2009.
Financing Agreement. As of October 3, 2010, we had a financing agreement with The CIT Group/Business Credit, Inc. (CIT) and a syndicate of other lenders, as amended (the Prior Financing Agreement, which was terminated and replaced on October 18, 2010 as discussed below), which originally provided for a line of credit up to $175.0 million that was permanently reduced to $140.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2010. The initial termination date of the Prior Financing Agreement was March 20, 2011. The Prior Financing Agreement provided for interest at various rates based on our overall borrowings, with a floor of the LIBO rate plus 1.00% or the JP Morgan Chase Bank prime lending rate and a ceiling of the LIBO rate plus 1.50% or the JP Morgan Chase Bank prime lending rate. An annual fee of 0.325%, payable monthly, was assessed on the unused portion of the revolving credit facility. As of October 3, 2010 and January 3, 2010, our total remaining borrowing availability under the revolving credit facility, after subtracting letters of credit, was $84.0 million and $94.3 million, respectively.
The New Credit Agreement provides for a revolving credit facility (the Credit Facility) with an aggregate committed availability of up to $140.0 million, which amount may be increased at our option up to a maximum of $165.0 million. We may also request additional increases in aggregate availability, up to a maximum of $200.0 million, in which case the existing lenders under the New Credit Agreement will have the option to increase their commitments to accommodate the requested increase. If such existing lenders do not exercise that option, we may (with the consent of Wells Fargo, not to be unreasonably withheld) seek other lenders willing to provide such commitments. The Credit Facility includes a $50.0 million sublimit for issuances of letters of credit and a $20.0 million sublimit for swingline loans.
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