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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.84
BIG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. BIG: 0.84 )
BIG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.84

Equity to Asset 0.48
BIG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. BIG: 0.48 )
BIG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.48

0.43
0.68
Interest Coverage 86.74
BIG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. BIG: 86.74 )
BIG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 288.84
Current: 86.74

2.78
288.84
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.51
M-Score: -3.08
WACC vs ROIC
11.18%
16.14%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.34
BIG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BIG: 4.34 )
BIG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.79   Max: 7.96
Current: 4.34

-0.79
7.96
Net-margin (%) 2.21
BIG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. BIG: 2.21 )
BIG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.62   Max: 4.49
Current: 2.21

-11.62
4.49
ROE (%) 14.06
BIG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. BIG: 14.06 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.17   Max: 23.4
Current: 14.06

-34.17
23.4
ROA (%) 6.64
BIG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. BIG: 6.64 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.77   Max: 13.53
Current: 6.64

-21.77
13.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.73
BIG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. BIG: 22.73 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 49.15
Current: 22.73

-2.4
49.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.50
BIG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BIG: 7.50 )
BIG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 15.8
Current: 7.5

-7.3
15.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -0.40
BIG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. BIG: -0.40 )
BIG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 60.2
Current: -0.4

-42.7
60.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.30
BIG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. BIG: -6.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 138.1
Current: -6.3

-38.1
138.1
» BIG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

BIG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 734,500 sh (+83.46%)
Joel Greenblatt 173,867 sh (+41.25%)
Westport Asset Management 500,932 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 1,254,800 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Richard Snow 1,949,739 sh (-5.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,983 sh (-23.18%)
Robert Olstein 174,000 sh (-34.34%)
David Dreman 81,907 sh (-40.02%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 387,131 sh (-65.82%)
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Q3 2014

BIG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 7,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 759,744 sh (+336.97%)
Steven Cohen 1,731,500 sh (+37.99%)
Richard Snow 1,955,312 sh (+0.29%)
Westport Asset Management 500,932 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 81,855 sh (-0.06%)
Robert Olstein 146,800 sh (-15.63%)
Jim Simons 538,900 sh (-26.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,900 sh (-34.32%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 135,100 sh (-65.10%)
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Q4 2014

BIG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,100 sh (+206.78%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,576,560 sh (+107.51%)
Robert Olstein 278,000 sh (+89.37%)
David Dreman 107,865 sh (+31.78%)
Richard Snow 2,288,092 sh (+17.02%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 480,932 sh (-3.99%)
Jim Simons 179,400 sh (-66.71%)
Steven Cohen 70,051 sh (-95.95%)
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2015

BIG Guru Trades in 2015

Richard Snow 2,775,200 sh (+41.93%)
Richard Snow 2,476,092 sh (-10.78%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Big Lots Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Big Lots Inc - Jul 28, 2014

The off-price retailer, Big Lots, Inc. (BIG), added 154 basis points. The company’s shares gained over 41% as new management’s merchandising changes showed early signs of success.

From Westport Asset Management (Trades, Portfolio)’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Big Lots Inc
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During the second quarter, the Westport Select Cap Fund’s Class R shares rose 2.76%, ahead of the Russell 2000® Index’s gain of 2.05%. For the first six months of 2014, the Westport Select Cap Fund’s Class R shares outperformed the Russell 2000® Index with a return of 4.94%, compared to a return of 3.19% for the Index. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.10
BIG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. BIG: 22.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.27   Max: 162.24
Current: 22.1

7.27
162.24
Forward P/E 15.90
BIG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.11 vs. BIG: 15.90 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.30
BIG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. BIG: 18.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.12   Max: 89.88
Current: 18.3

7.12
89.88
P/B 3.10
BIG's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. BIG: 3.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 4.3
Current: 3.1

1.05
4.3
P/S 0.50
BIG's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. BIG: 0.50 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.5

0.24
0.79
PFCF 11.40
BIG's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 75.00 vs. BIG: 11.40 )
BIG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 43.73
Current: 11.4

4.61
43.73
POCF 7.90
BIG's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. BIG: 7.90 )
BIG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 17.72
Current: 7.9

3.77
17.72
EV-to-EBIT 11.30
BIG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.54 vs. BIG: 11.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 59.4
Current: 11.3

4.4
59.4
PEG 4.26
BIG's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BIG: 4.26 )
BIG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 6.55
Current: 4.26

0.26
6.55
Shiller P/E 17.50
BIG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.55 vs. BIG: 17.50 )
BIG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.89   Max: 75.86
Current: 17.5

9.89
75.86
Current Ratio 1.77
BIG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. BIG: 1.77 )
BIG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 3.39
Current: 1.77

1.69
3.39
Quick Ratio 0.32
BIG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. BIG: 0.32 )
BIG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 2.9
Current: 0.32

0.26
2.9
Days Inventory 104.29
BIG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.46 vs. BIG: 104.29 )
BIG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 83.41   Max: 147.76
Current: 104.29

83.41
147.76

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.50
BIG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. BIG: 1.50 )
BIG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.3
Current: 1.5

0.36
1.3
Dividend Payout 0.21
BIG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. BIG: 0.21 )
BIG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.21

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.50
BIG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. BIG: 1.50 )
BIG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.3
Current: 1.5

0.36
1.3
Share Buyback Rate 7.20
BIG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. BIG: 7.20 )
BIG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.9   Max: -3.6
Current: 7.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.10
BIG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BIG: 3.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.53
Current: 3.1

0.93
6.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
BIG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
93% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. BIG: 0.80 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 4.46
Current: 0.8

0.49
4.46
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
BIG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. BIG: 1.10 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.1

0.53
2.6
Price/Graham Number 1.60
BIG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. BIG: 1.60 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.6

0.67
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
BIG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. BIG: 8.80 )
BIG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 22.6
Current: 8.8

1.7
22.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.96
BIG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. BIG: 8.96 )
BIG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 44.2
Current: 8.96

-5.2
44.2

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 5,246 5,369
EPS($) 2.89 3.43
EPS without NRI($) 2.89 3.43

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 evaluates and reports overall sales and merchandise performance based on the following merchandising categories: Food, Consumables, Soft Home, Hard Home, Furniture & Home Decor, Seasonal, and Electronics & Accessories. The Food category includes beverage & grocery, candy & snacks, and specialty foods departments. The Consumables category includes health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments. The Soft Home category includes the fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and flooring departments. The Hard Home category includes small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, tools, paint, and home maintenance departments. The Furniture & Home Decor category includes upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, case goods, home decor, and frames departments. The Seasonal category includes lawn & garden, summer, Christmas, toys, books, sporting goods, and other holiday departments. The Electronics & Accessories category includes the electronics, jewelry, apparel, hosiery, and infant accessories departments. Closeout merchandise results from production overruns, packaging changes, discontinued products, order cancellations, liquidations, returns, and other disruptions in the supply chain of manufacturers. The Company generally purchases closeout merchandise at lower costs than would be paid by traditional discount retailers, and offers closeout merchandise to customers at lower prices than those offered by traditional discount retailers. As of 010 February 2014, the Company has 1,493 stores in the USA and 77 stores in Canada. The Company faces strong sales competition from other general merchandise, discount, food, furniture, arts and crafts, and dollar store retailers, which operate in traditional brick and mortar stores and online.
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