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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 0.22
BIG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. BIG: 0.22 )
BIG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22

Equity to Asset 0.37
BIG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BIG: 0.37 )
BIG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.37

0.31
0.68
Interest Coverage 57.03
BIG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. BIG: 57.03 )
BIG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 288.84
Current: 57.03

2.78
288.84
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.90
M-Score: -3.12
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.12
BIG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. BIG: 3.12 )
BIG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.79   Max: 7.96
Current: 3.12

-0.79
7.96
Net-margin (%) 1.95
BIG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. BIG: 1.95 )
BIG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.62   Max: 4.49
Current: 1.95

-11.62
4.49
ROE (%) 12.75
BIG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. BIG: 12.75 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.17   Max: 23.4
Current: 12.75

-34.17
23.4
ROA (%) 5.72
BIG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. BIG: 5.72 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.77   Max: 13.53
Current: 5.72

-21.77
13.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.05
BIG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. BIG: 16.05 )
BIG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 72.23
Current: 16.05

-2.4
72.23
Revenue Growth (%) 13.20
BIG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. BIG: 13.20 )
BIG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.3   Max: 19.5
Current: 13.2

-7.3
19.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.90
BIG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. BIG: -1.90 )
BIG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -42.7   Max: 60.2
Current: -1.9

-42.7
60.2
EPS Growth (%) -8.80
BIG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BIG: -8.80 )
BIG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -38.1   Max: 138.1
Current: -8.8

-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

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%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,132,540 sh (+34.75%)
Robert Olstein 318,000 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%)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 551,962 sh (-15.34%)
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Q1 2014

BIG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 400,350 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,132,711 sh (+0.02%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 546,692 sh (-4.17%)
Westport Asset Management 500,932 sh (-9.25%)
Richard Snow 2,059,618 sh (-12.08%)
Steven Cohen 421,330 sh (-16.26%)
Robert Olstein 265,000 sh (-16.67%)
David Dreman 136,559 sh (-40.12%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,694 sh (-57.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 123,089 sh (-66.11%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 10,710 sh (-77.09%)
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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 (-65.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BIG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 336.97%0.25%$43.28 - $47.97 $ 39.79-13%759744
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -15.63%0.17%$43.28 - $47.97 $ 39.79-13%146800
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Reduce -65.1%0.04%$43.28 - $47.97 $ 39.79-13%135100
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Reduce -34.34%0.48%$36.69 - $46.17 $ 39.79-2%174000
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.4%$36.69 - $46.17 $ 39.79-2%0
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Reduce -5.33%0.17%$36.69 - $46.17 $ 39.79-2%1949739
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -40.02%0.16%$36.69 - $46.17 $ 39.79-2%81907
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Reduce -65.82%0.11%$36.69 - $46.17 $ 39.79-2%387131
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 41.25%0.03%$36.69 - $46.17 $ 39.79-2%173867
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Reduce -12.08%0.37%$25.71 - $38.02 $ 39.7929%2059618
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -16.67%0.25%$25.71 - $38.02 $ 39.7929%265000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Reduce -40.12%0.22%$25.71 - $38.02 $ 39.7929%136559
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -66.11%0.19%$25.71 - $38.02 $ 39.7929%123089
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Add 34.75%0.39%$30.69 - $38.96 $ 39.7912%318000
Richard Snow 2013-12-31 Add 13.05%0.36%$30.69 - $38.96 $ 39.7912%2342500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 100.54%0.14%$30.69 - $38.96 $ 39.7912%363165
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Add 27.61%0.07%$30.69 - $38.96 $ 39.7912%570465
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2013-12-31 Add 34.75%0.04%$30.69 - $38.96 $ 39.7912%1132540
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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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Top Ranked Articles about Big Lots Inc

Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Big Lots Inc
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. Read more...
Westport Asset Management’s Westport Select Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary
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
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.00
BIG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. BIG: 22.00 )
BIG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.27   Max: 162.24
Current: 22

7.27
162.24
P/B 3.10
BIG's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 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 0.40
BIG's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 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 10.00
BIG's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.57 vs. BIG: 10.00 )
BIG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.61   Max: 190.38
Current: 10

4.61
190.38
EV-to-EBIT 14.18
BIG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. BIG: 14.18 )
BIG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 59.4
Current: 14.18

4.5
59.4
PEG 5.23
BIG's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.00 vs. BIG: 5.23 )
BIG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 14.59
Current: 5.23

0.26
14.59
Shiller P/E 15.50
BIG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.75 vs. BIG: 15.50 )
BIG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.89   Max: 75.86
Current: 15.5

9.89
75.86
Current Ratio 1.74
BIG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. BIG: 1.74 )
BIG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 4.02
Current: 1.74

1.32
4.02
Quick Ratio 0.31
BIG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. BIG: 0.31 )
BIG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.9
Current: 0.31

0.19
2.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.30
BIG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BIG: 1.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.86
Current: 1.3

0.36
0.86
Dividend Payout 0.17
BIG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. BIG: 0.17 )
BIG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.17

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.30
BIG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. BIG: 1.30 )
BIG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.89
Current: 1.3

0.36
0.89
Share Buyback Rate 9.60
BIG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. BIG: 9.60 )
BIG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.9   Max: -23
Current: 9.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.14
BIG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. BIG: 3.14 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 6.53
Current: 3.14

0.93
6.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.84
BIG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. BIG: 0.84 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 18.5
Current: 0.84

0.49
18.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
BIG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BIG: 0.97 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 3.38
Current: 0.97

0.54
3.38
Price/Graham Number 1.69
BIG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
79% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. BIG: 1.69 )
BIG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 5.53
Current: 1.69

0.68
5.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
BIG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BIG: 7.20 )
BIG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 22.5
Current: 7.2

1.7
22.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.58
BIG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. BIG: 7.58 )
BIG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 44.2
Current: 7.58

-5.2
44.2

Analyst Estimate

Jan15 Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 5,197 5,298 5,442
EPS($) 2.49 2.98 3.67
EPS without NRI($) 2.49 2.98 3.67

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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