People expect something special when they walk into Big Lots — and that’s exactly what they get. Big Lots offers brand-name merchandise priced 20 to 40 percent below most discount retailers and up to 70 percent below traditional retailers. Customers love our unique products and once-in-a-lifetime deals. We also carry brand-name foods, home furnishings, attractive and affordable furniture, seasonal merchandise, and hundreds of everyday items customers want and need.
Big Lots employs over 35,000 associates across the U.S. and operates approximately 1,400 stores in 47 states. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BIG.
Our business was founded on the belief that everyone loves a great deal. This guiding principle is at the heart of our mission: Surprises in every aisle, every day! Our customers are savvy about shopping, practical about savings, and thrilled by great merchandise, brands, and prices.

Company Growth (employees)
Columbus, US
Size (employees)
11,400 (est)
Big Lots was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, US

Key People at Big Lots

David Campisi

David Campisi

President & CEO
Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

Lisa Bachmann

Lisa Bachmann


Big Lots Office Locations

Big Lots has an office in Columbus
Columbus, US (HQ)
300 Phillipi Rd

Big Lots Data and Metrics

Big Lots Financial Metrics

Big Lots's revenue was reported to be $5.2 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

5.2 b

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

2.1 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

152.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

248 m

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

2.1 b

Cash (29-Apr-2017)

65.7 m
Big Lots's current market capitalization is $2.1 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017


5.3 b5.2 b5.2 b5.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

3.1 b3.1 b3.1 b

Gross profit

2 b2.1 b2.1 b
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


1.2 b1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b1.1 b1.3 b1.2 b1.1 b1.3 b

Cost of goods sold

725.8 m676.2 m776.3 m733.9 m676.5 m794.9 m716.7 m663.5 m772.5 m

Gross profit

469.5 m430.9 m504.1 m475.8 m440 m517.7 m486.4 m442 m524.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017


52.3 m54.1 m51.2 m


851.7 m850 m858.7 m

Current Assets

1 b994.4 m994.4 m

Total Assets

1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b
USDQ2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


57.4 m61.5 m64.4 m58.4 m59.7 m65.7 m


821.4 m1 b807.1 m808.6 m1 b836.1 m

Current Assets

1 b1.3 b956.2 m977 m1.2 b990.1 m

Total Assets

1.7 b1.9 b1.6 b1.6 b1.8 b1.6 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017

Net Income

114.3 m142.9 m152.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

108.3 m


63.3 m1.7 m(8.7 m)

Accounts Payable

(6.9 m)23.3 m18.2 m
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Net Income

23.3 m19.8 m32.2 m49.8 m48.3 m38.7 m61.4 m62.8 m51.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

51.6 m78.3 m28.1 m54.3 m81.2 m26.8 m54.6 m81.8 m26 m


115.5 m(160.4 m)16.3 m30.2 m(195.7 m)42.9 m41.4 m(186.4 m)22.6 m

Accounts Payable

14.2 m164 m9.2 m6.7 m131.1 m(18.8 m)3.4 m121.3 m(31.4 m)
USDY, 2017


456.2 k

Financial Leverage

2.4 x
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Big Lots Operating Metrics

Big Lots's Stores was reported to be 1.4 k in Q1, 2018
FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018


1.46 k1.46 k1.46 k1.46 k1.45 k1.45 k1.45 k1.44 k1.43 k1.43 k


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Big Lots Market Value History

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Big Lots Median Salaries

Source: 33 public H-1B filings from Big Lots

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