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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.21
BIG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. BIG: 0.21 )
BIG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21

Equity to Asset 0.38
BIG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BIG: 0.38 )
BIG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.38

0.31
0.68
Interest Coverage 71.20
BIG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. BIG: 71.20 )
BIG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 288.84
Current: 71.2

2.78
288.84
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.62
M-Score: -2.48
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.53
BIG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BIG: 5.53 )
BIG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.79   Max: 7.96
Current: 5.53

-0.79
7.96
Net-margin (%) 3.28
BIG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. BIG: 3.28 )
BIG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.62   Max: 4.49
Current: 3.28

-11.62
4.49
ROE (%) 23.36
BIG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. BIG: 23.36 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.03   Max: 25.15
Current: 23.36

-41.03
25.15
ROA (%) 10.10
BIG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. BIG: 10.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.01   Max: 13.74
Current: 10.1

-24.01
13.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.93
BIG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. BIG: 29.93 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.61   Max: 41.52
Current: 29.93

-2.61
41.52
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
BIG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BIG: 16.00 )
BIG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 16
Current: 16

-7.3
16
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.70
BIG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. BIG: 10.70 )
BIG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 60.2
Current: 10.7

-42.7
60.2
EPS Growth (%) 6.30
BIG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. BIG: 6.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 138.1
Current: 6.3

-38.1
138.1
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BIG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ray Dalio 52,922 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 68,618 sh (New)
Richard Snow 1,765,842 sh (+15.1%)
Robert Olstein 172,000 sh (+8.18%)
Whitney Tilson 30,000 sh (+3.45%)
Edward Lampert Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 769,642 sh (-6.1%)
Zeke Ashton 45,000 sh (-8.89%)
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Q2 2013

BIG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 24,955 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 321,143 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,669,136 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,500 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 232,000 sh (+34.88%)
Richard Snow 1,870,503 sh (+5.93%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 651,962 sh (-15.29%)
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Q3 2013

BIG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 7,838 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 840,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 181,096 sh (New)
Jim Simons 174,900 sh (New)
David Dreman 199,792 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 150,339 sh (+502.44%)
Third Avenue Management 447,053 sh (+39.21%)
Richard Snow 2,072,113 sh (+10.78%)
Robert Olstein 236,000 sh (+1.72%)
Larry Robbins 1,669,136 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 651,962 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q4 2013

BIG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 27,235 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 46,750 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 503,162 sh (+234.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 363,165 sh (+100.54%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,526 sh (+72.57%)
Robert Olstein 318,000 sh (+34.75%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,132,540 sh (+34.75%)
Third Avenue Management 570,465 sh (+27.61%)
David Dreman 228,059 sh (+14.15%)
Richard Snow 2,342,500 sh (+13.05%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 551,962 sh (-15.34%)
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» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BIG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 100.54%0.14%$30.69 - $38.96 $ 38.558%363165
David Dreman 2013-09-30 New Buy0.67%$32.16 - $37.93 $ 38.559%199792
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.22%$32.16 - $37.93 $ 38.559%181096
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$31.37 - $38.78 $ 38.559%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$31.37 - $38.78 $ 38.559%0
Edward Lampert 2013-03-31 Sold Out 1.1%$27.84 - $35.97 $ 38.5518%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.12%$27.84 - $35.97 $ 38.5518%68618
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$27.84 - $35.97 $ 38.5518%52922
Michael Price 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.22%$26.86 - $31.27 $ 38.5533%0
David Dreman 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.11%$26.86 - $31.27 $ 38.5533%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$26.86 - $31.27 $ 38.5533%0
Edward Lampert 2012-09-30 Add 171.18%0.48%$29.43 - $41.92 $ 38.556%1427397
Michael Price 2012-09-30 New Buy0.22%$29.43 - $41.92 $ 38.556%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -45.58%0.11%$29.43 - $41.92 $ 38.556%45302
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.25%$34.47 - $45.5 $ 38.55-1%83250
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$34.47 - $45.5 $ 38.55-1%0
Daniel Loeb 2012-03-31 Sold Out 2.5%$37.56 - $46.81 $ 38.55-2%0
Edward Lampert 2012-03-31 Reduce -66.99%0.74%$37.56 - $46.81 $ 38.55-2%545772
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 1087.18%0.04%$37.56 - $46.81 $ 38.55-2%68322
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Reduce -94.65%0.05%$33.33 - $41.64 $ 38.553%5755
Edward Lampert 2011-09-30 Add 44.39%0.22%$29.02 - $36.34 $ 38.5516%1877168
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1416%$29.02 - $36.34 $ 38.5516%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$29.02 - $36.34 $ 38.5516%107643
Daniel Loeb 2011-06-30 Add 300%1.84%$31.37 - $44.04 $ 38.554%2000000
Richard Perry 2011-06-30 Sold Out 1.34%$31.37 - $44.04 $ 38.554%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 New Buy0.14%$31.37 - $44.04 $ 38.554%30558
Richard Perry 2011-03-31 New Buy1.34%$30.41 - $43.59 $ 38.553%950000
Daniel Loeb 2011-03-31 New Buy0.94%$30.41 - $43.59 $ 38.553%500000
Edward Lampert 2011-03-31 New Buy0.53%$30.41 - $43.59 $ 38.553%1300105
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $30.41 - $43.59 $ 38.553%0
John Hussman 2011-03-31 Sold Out $30.41 - $43.59 $ 38.553%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 13.90
BIG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. BIG: 13.90 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.27   Max: 162.24
Current: 13.9

7.27
162.24
P/B 2.80
BIG's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. BIG: 2.80 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.3
Current: 2.8

1.05
4.3
P/S 0.40
BIG's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BIG: 0.40 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.4

0.24
0.79
PFCF 17.10
BIG's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. BIG: 17.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 190.38
Current: 17.1

4.61
190.38
EV-to-EBIT 8.30
BIG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
86% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. BIG: 8.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 59.4
Current: 8.3

4.5
59.4
PEG 1.10
BIG's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. BIG: 1.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 3.08
Current: 1.1

0.27
3.08
Shiller P/E 14.90
BIG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. BIG: 14.90 )
BIG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10   Max: 75.86
Current: 14.9

10
75.86

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.80
BIG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. BIG: 2.80 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.53
Current: 2.8

0.93
6.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
BIG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BIG: 0.80 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 18.5
Current: 0.8

0.5
18.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
BIG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BIG: 0.90 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.45
Current: 0.9

0.37
3.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
BIG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BIG: 1.20 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 13.95
Current: 1.2

0.28
13.95
Price/Graham Number 1.30
BIG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BIG: 1.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 5.53
Current: 1.3

0.68
5.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.00
BIG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BIG: 12.00 )
BIG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 22.5
Current: 12

1.7
22.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.22
BIG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. BIG: 16.22 )
BIG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 42.3
Current: 16.22

-5.5
42.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMT, WMMVY, DG, FDO, DLTR » details
Traded in other countries:4B3.Germany
Big Lots, Inc., is an Ohio corporation incorporated in May 2001. The Company manages its broadline closeout retailing business on the basis of two segments: U.S. and Canada. In its U.S. segment, it evaluate and report overall sales and merchandise performance based on the following key merchandising categories: Food, Consumables, Furniture, Home, Seasonal, Hardlines & Toys, and Electronics & Other. The Food category includes the food and specialty food departments. The Consumables category includes the health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments. The Furniture category includes the upholstery, mattresses, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. The Home category includes the domestics, stationery, and home decorative departments. The Seasonal category includes the lawn & garden, Christmas, summer, and other holiday departments. The Hardlines & Toys category includes the toys, appliances, tools, paint, and home maintenance departments. The Electronics & Other category includes the electronics, jewelry, infant accessories, and apparel departments, as well as the results of certain large closeout deals that it typically acquire through its alternate product sourcing operations.Closeout merchandise generally results from production overruns, packaging changes, discontinued products, liquidations, returns, and other disruptions in the supply chain of manufacturers. In addition to closeout merchandise, the Company stocks many products on a consistent basis that it believes provides great value to the customers.It faces competition from other general merchandise, discount, food, furniture, arts and crafts, and dollar store retailers, who operate in traditional brick and mortar stores and/or the e-commerce marketplace.

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