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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.48
BIG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BIG: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
BIG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.67 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.48
Equity-to-Asset 0.41
BIG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BIG: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
BIG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.41
0.41
0.68
Interest Coverage 48.71
BIG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.23 vs. BIG: 48.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BIG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.26  Med: 80.63 Max: 176.64
Current: 48.71
48.26
176.64
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.33
Beneish M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
6.94%
20.86%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 4.77
BIG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
71% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. BIG: 4.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
BIG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 5.29 Max: 7.22
Current: 4.77
4.34
7.22
Net Margin % 2.94
BIG's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. BIG: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
BIG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.33 Max: 4.49
Current: 2.94
2.21
4.49
ROE % 24.81
BIG's ROE % is ranked higher than
90% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.74 vs. BIG: 24.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
BIG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.52  Med: 21.87 Max: 24.81
Current: 24.81
13.52
24.81
ROA % 9.18
BIG's ROA % is ranked higher than
88% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. BIG: 9.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
BIG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.77  Med: 10.23 Max: 13.53
Current: 9.18
6.77
13.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 30.10
BIG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. BIG: 30.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
BIG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.54  Med: 30.35 Max: 43.3
Current: 30.1
22.54
43.3
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.60
BIG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. BIG: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
BIG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.3  Med: 8.3 Max: 14.7
Current: 8.6
-7.3
14.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 10.70
BIG's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. BIG: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
BIG' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42.6  Med: 10.7 Max: 59.9
Current: 10.7
-42.6
59.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 10.80
BIG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BIG: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
BIG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.1  Med: 8.9 Max: 138.1
Current: 10.8
-38.1
138.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

BIG Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Hussman 3,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 285,600 sh (+86.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 319,657 sh (+30.02%)
David Dreman 111,127 sh (+5.59%)
Westport Asset Management 421,617 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 795,945 sh (-9.95%)
Robert Olstein 203,200 sh (-19.68%)
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Q2 2016

BIG Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 11,737 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 18,661 sh (New)
Jim Simons 586,600 sh (+105.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 620,797 sh (+94.21%)
John Hussman Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Richard Snow 776,076 sh (-2.50%)
Robert Olstein 176,500 sh (-13.14%)
Westport Asset Management 270,700 sh (-35.79%)
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Q3 2016

BIG Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Steven Cohen 418,100 sh (New)
Richard Snow 1,015,843 sh (+30.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,800 sh (+0.54%)
Chuck Royce 18,661 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 120,370 sh (-31.80%)
Joel Greenblatt 332,469 sh (-46.44%)
Jim Simons 208,600 sh (-64.44%)
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Q4 2016

BIG Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 92,170 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 38,196 sh (+104.68%)
Richard Snow 1,146,409 sh (+12.85%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Robert Olstein 97,710 sh (-18.83%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,200 sh (-38.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,839 sh (-93.73%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Big Lots Inc operates as a broadline closeout retailer in the United States. It offers products under six merchandising categories: Food, Consumables, Soft Home, Hard Home, Furniture & Home Decor, Seasonal, and Electronics & Accessories.

Big Lots is a U.S.-based company principally engaged in operating discount retail stores. The company provides a broad range of merchandise, including food, consumables, soft home products, hard home products, furniture, electronics and accessories, and seasonal products. The company sources the merchandise from traditional and close-out channels. In addition to merchandise, the company sells gift cards, issues merchandise credits, and more. The company operates stores throughout the United States, with around one third of its stores in California, Texas, Ohio, and Florida.

Guru Investment Theses on Big Lots Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Big Lots Inc - May 29, 2015

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG), the off price retailer, continues its turn-around under new management, Earnings were reported in line with management’s projections and strong cash flow led to another large share repurchase program. The shares rose 20% in the quarter and added 110 basis points to performance.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 14.64
BIG's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.03 vs. BIG: 14.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
BIG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.27  Med: 14.51 Max: 169
Current: 14.64
7.27
169
Forward PE Ratio 11.93
BIG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. BIG: 11.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 14.60
BIG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
75% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. BIG: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
BIG' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.12  Med: 14.63 Max: 81.33
Current: 14.6
7.12
81.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 64.92
BIG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
86% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.59 vs. BIG: 64.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
BIG' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 12.26 Max: 72.6
Current: 64.92
6.2
72.6
PB Ratio 3.33
BIG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. BIG: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
BIG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.43  Med: 2.83 Max: 4.49
Current: 3.33
1.43
4.49
PS Ratio 0.43
BIG's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. BIG: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
BIG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.43
0.24
0.79
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.31
BIG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
80% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.37 vs. BIG: 9.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
BIG' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.29  Med: 12.39 Max: 28.8
Current: 9.31
5.29
28.8
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.16
BIG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. BIG: 7.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
BIG' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.26  Med: 8.03 Max: 14.01
Current: 7.16
4.26
14.01
EV-to-EBIT 8.89
BIG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. BIG: 8.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BIG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 8.7 Max: 52.6
Current: 8.89
4.5
52.6
EV-to-EBITDA 6.00
BIG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
88% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. BIG: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
BIG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 6.4 Max: 13.4
Current: 6
3.4
13.4
PEG Ratio 3.72
BIG's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. BIG: 3.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
BIG' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.08 Max: 7.15
Current: 3.72
0.31
7.15
Shiller PE Ratio 18.42
BIG's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.66 vs. BIG: 18.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
BIG' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.84  Med: 25.25 Max: 169.3
Current: 18.42
13.84
169.3
Current Ratio 1.47
BIG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. BIG: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BIG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.39
Current: 1.47
1.47
3.39
Quick Ratio 0.20
BIG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
94% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. BIG: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BIG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.37 Max: 2.9
Current: 0.2
0.2
2.9
Days Inventory 102.65
BIG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.50 vs. BIG: 102.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BIG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 92.71  Med: 98.52 Max: 107.31
Current: 102.65
92.71
107.31
Days Payable 47.14
BIG's Days Payable is ranked higher than
50% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 47.14 vs. BIG: 47.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
BIG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.89  Med: 41.54 Max: 47.14
Current: 47.14
30.89
47.14

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.81
BIG's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
52% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. BIG: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
BIG' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.81
0.36
2.11
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.25
BIG's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.77 vs. BIG: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
BIG' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.25
0.21
0.27
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.08
BIG's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
51% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BIG: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.81
BIG's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
72% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. BIG: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
BIG' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.81
0.36
2.11
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 7.40
BIG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BIG: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
BIG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 6 Max: 10.4
Current: 7.4
-1.5
10.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 58.43
BIG's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.39 vs. BIG: 58.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
BIG' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.21  Med: 5.15 Max: 61.73
Current: 58.43
3.21
61.73
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.37
BIG's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. BIG: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
BIG' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.99 Max: 4.29
Current: 3.37
1.18
4.29
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.78
BIG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. BIG: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
BIG' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.82 Max: 4.21
Current: 0.78
0.5
4.21
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.06
BIG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
70% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. BIG: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
BIG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BIG: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
BIG' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.9 Max: 2.09
Current: 0.89
0.49
2.09
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.48
BIG's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
52% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BIG: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
BIG' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.19
Current: 1.48
0.67
3.19
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 11.26
BIG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BIG: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
BIG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 11.5 Max: 22.4
Current: 11.26
1.9
22.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.21
BIG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
67% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. BIG: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
BIG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 19.7 Max: 42.8
Current: 12.21
4.5
42.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5,200
EPS (TTM) $ 3.31
Beta0.62
Short Percentage of Float29.52%
52-Week Range $41.61 - 56.54
Shares Outstanding (Mil)44.56

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 5,262 5,250
EPS ($) 3.90 4.23 4.24
EPS without NRI ($) 3.90 4.23 4.24
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.92 1.02

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