Big Lots Inc

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BIG : NYSE : Services
$48.06 up 0.57 | 1.2%
Today's Range: 47.36 - 48.83
Avg. Daily Volume: 1072400.0
06/27/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BIG LOTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. BIG LOTS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.10 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.45% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1296.791312.58
EBITDA ($mil)108.399.12
EBIT ($mil)79.7169.4
Net Income ($mil)51.5138.66

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)65.7364.39
Total Assets ($mil)1599.721606.62
Total Debt ($mil)115.7153.8
Equity ($mil)653.91620.07

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin40.4339.44
EBITDA Margin8.357.55
Operating Margin6.155.29
Sales Turnover3.243.25
Return on Assets10.359.29
Return on Equity25.3324.08
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.521.46
Interest Expense1.010.63
Interest Coverage79.0109.46

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)44.1146.27
Div / share0.250.21
Book value / share14.8213.4
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1069444.01096039.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 15.05 for the Multiline Retail industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.17 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.41. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BIG LOTS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BIG 12.78 Peers 15.05   BIG 6.45 Peers 7.35

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

BIG is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

BIG is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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BIG 10.57 Peers 14.11   BIG 0.48 Peers 3.76

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

BIG is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

BIG trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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BIG 3.17 Peers 3.41   BIG 21.85 Peers 7.34

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

BIG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

BIG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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BIG 0.40 Peers 0.61   BIG -0.73 Peers 2.42

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

BIG is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

BIG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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