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)
Type
Public
HQ
Columbus, US
Founded
1967
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

EVP, CAO & CFO
Lisa Bachmann

Lisa Bachmann

EVP, CMO & COO

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 $1.3 b in Q1, 2017
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

1.3 b

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

524.3 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %

40%

Net income (Q1, 2017)

51.5 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

79.7 m

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

2.2 b

Cash (29-Apr-2017)

65.7 m
Big Lots's current market capitalization is $2.2 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017

Revenue

5.3 b5.2 b5.2 b5.2 b

Revenue growth, %

(2%)0%

Cost of goods sold

3.1 b3.1 b3.1 b

Gross profit

2.1 b2 b2.1 b2.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %

39%39%40%40%

General and administrative expense

1.7 b

Operating expense total

1.7 b

EBIT

190.4 m224.5 m235.7 m248 m

EBIT margin, %

4%4%5%5%

Interest expense

2.6 m3.7 m(5.1 m)

Pre tax profit

221.9 m226.9 m244.2 m

Income tax expense

85.2 m83.8 m91.5 m

Net Income

125.3 m114.3 m142.9 m152.8 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Revenue

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, %

39%39%39%39%39%39%40%40%40%

General and administrative expense

412.1 m404.7 m420.2 m414.3 m412 m425.4 m416.7 m409.8 m416 m

Operating expense total

412.1 m404.7 m420.2 m414.3 m412 m425.4 m416.7 m409.8 m416 m

EBIT

27.9 m52.6 m30.5 m62.6 m38.9 m1.9 m79.7 m

EBIT margin, %

2%4%3%5%3%0%6%

Interest expense

(510 k)(756 k)(496 k)(969 k)(1.3 m)(634 k)(1.5 m)(1.7 m)(1 m)

Pre tax profit

27.4 m(4.8 m)52.2 m27.8 m(4.1 m)62.6 m37.1 m978 k78.2 m

Income tax expense

10.2 m(1.7 m)19.9 m10.1 m(2.4 m)24 m14.3 m(378 k)26.7 m

Net Income

23.3 m19.8 m32.2 m49.8 m48.3 m38.7 m61.4 m62.8 m51.5 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017

Cash

52.3 m54.1 m51.2 m

Inventories

851.7 m850 m858.7 m

Current Assets

1 b994.4 m994.4 m

Total Assets

1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b

Accounts Payable

358.9 m382.3 m400.5 m

Current Liabilities

587.8 m678.4 m678.6 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

574.5 m588.1 m617.5 m

Retained Earnings

2.1 b2.2 b2.3 b

Total Equity

789.6 m720.5 m650.6 m

Financial Leverage

2.1 x2.3 x2.5 x
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Cash

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

Inventories

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

Accounts Payable

365.6 m490 m363.5 m385.6 m503.6 m369.1 m

Current Liabilities

594.9 m728.8 m654.8 m645.8 m766.6 m652.3 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

581.7 m584.6 m590.9 m600.6 m608.8 m602.9 m

Retained Earnings

2.1 b2.1 b2.2 b2.3 b2.2 b2.4 b

Total Equity

640.5 m637.3 m620.1 m543.5 m545.1 m653.9 m

Financial Leverage

2.6 x3 x2.6 x3 x3.4 x2.4 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2017

Net Income

114.3 m142.9 m152.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

108.3 m

Inventories

63.3 m1.7 m(8.7 m)

Accounts Payable

(6.9 m)23.3 m18.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

8 m318.6 m342.4 m311.9 m

Capital Expenditures

(93.5 m)(126 m)(89.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(90.7 m)(113.2 m)(84.7 m)

Dividends Paid

(27.8 m)(38.5 m)(38.5 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(249.3 m)(227.3 m)(230.2 m)

Free Cash Flow

412 m468.3 m222.1 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

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

Inventories

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)

Cash From Operating Activities

157.2 m62.4 m87.5 m116.7 m52.3 m78.6 m111.5 m43.5 m85.5 m

Capital Expenditures

(38.4 m)(74.6 m)(39.3 m)(76.6 m)(111 m)(18.8 m)(45.2 m)(72.1 m)(22.1 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(37.6 m)(71.9 m)(28.8 m)(64.3 m)(98.3 m)(18.8 m)(45 m)(71.8 m)(22 m)

Dividends Paid

(9.4 m)(18.8 m)(10.2 m)(19.9 m)(29.2 m)(10.6 m)(19.9 m)(29.2 m)(12.7 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(131.3 m)(1.8 m)(43.8 m)(47.3 m)55.3 m(49.6 m)(62.2 m)33.9 m(48.9 m)

Free Cash Flow

118.7 m(12.2 m)48.2 m40 m(58.7 m)59.8 m66.3 m(28.6 m)63.3 m
Y, 2017

Financial Leverage

2.4 x

Big Lots Market Value History

Big Lots Median Salaries

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

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Big Lots Company Life and Culture

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