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 Metrics

Big Lots Financial Metrics

Revenue (2015)

$5.2 b

Revenue growth (2014-15), %


Gross profit

$2.1 b

Gross profit margin (2015), %


Net income (2015)

$142.9 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$2.1 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2015)

$54.1 m
Big Lots's current market capitalization is $2.1 b.
Big Lots's revenue was reported to be $5.2 b in FY, 2015 which is a 0.3% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


$5.3 b$5.2 b$5.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$3.1 b$3.1 b

Gross profit

$2.1 b$2 b$2.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %



$190.4 m$224.5 m$235.7 m

EBIT margin, %


Pre tax profit

$221.9 m$226.9 m

Net Income

$125.3 m$114.3 m$142.9 m
FY, 2014FY, 2015


$52.3 m$54.1 m


$851.7 m$850 m

Current Assets

$1 b$994.4 m

Total Assets

$1.6 b$1.6 b

Accounts Payable

$358.9 m$382.3 m

Total Debt

Current Liabilities

$587.8 m$678.4 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$574.5 m$588.1 m

Retained Earnings

$2.1 b$2.2 b

Total Equity

$789.6 m$720.5 m

Financial Leverage

2.1 x2.3 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Net Income

$114.3 m$142.9 m


$63.3 m$1.7 m

Accounts Payable

($6.9 m)$23.3 m

Cash From Operating Activities

$8 m$318.6 m$342.4 m

Capital Expenditures

($93.5 m)($126 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($90.7 m)($113.2 m)

Dividends Paid

($27.8 m)($38.5 m)

Free Cash Flow

$412 m$468.3 m

Big Lots Market Value History

Big Lots Median Salaries

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

Big Lots Online Presence

Big Lots Company Life

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