Big Lots Inc

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BIG : NYSE : Services
$52.75 -0.96 | -1.79%
Today's Range: 52.07 - 53.70
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,274,600
07/27/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


BIG LOTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. 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 decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 21.91% 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 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1312.581280.46
EBITDA ($mil)99.1183.87
EBIT ($mil)69.4152.65
Net Income ($mil)38.6632.21


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)64.3967.19
Total Assets ($mil)1606.621648.81
Total Debt ($mil)153.840.5
Equity ($mil)620.07794.09


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin39.4439.37
EBITDA Margin7.556.55
Operating Margin5.294.11
Sales Turnover3.253.14
Return on Assets9.298.68
Return on Equity24.0717.67
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.461.67
Debt/Capital0.20.05
Interest Expense0.630.5
Interest Coverage109.48106.14


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)46.2752.62
Div / share0.210.19
EPS0.790.6
Book value / share13.415.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1230469.0794243.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.96 for the Multiline Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.91 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.02. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BIG 17.36 Peers 22.96   BIG 7.48 Peers 67.25

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 significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BIG 13.44 Peers 25.37   BIG 0.74 Peers 2.62

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 significant 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
BIG 3.91 Peers 4.02   BIG 15.70 Peers 5.45

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BIG 0.46 Peers 0.81   BIG 0.89 Peers 20.30

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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