Five Below

The Philadelphia-based company is one of the fastest growing retailers in the country with more than 400 stores in 21 states. Catering to teens, pre-teens and beyond, Five Below carries an ever-evolving and exciting assortment of cell phone cases and chargers, remote control cars, yoga pants, graphic tees, nail polish, footballs and soccer balls, tons of candy and seasonal must-haves for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and more. Everything, everyday, is just $5 and below. Its stores are a vibrant, colorful and high-energy destination. Five Below products are grouped into one of eight in-store worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy and Now. Five Below’s unique assortment features leading brands such as Lego®, Wilson®, Hasbro™ and Peeps® and hot licenses from Disney® and Marvel® such as Frozen, Despicable Me, Avengers and Star Wars™. Rounding out the assortment is merchandise packed with quality and value made exclusively for Five Below. Five Below was founded in 2002 by David Schlessinger, creator and founder of Encore Books and Zany Brainy along with Tom Vellios, former CEO of Zany Brainy, and current Chairman of Five Below. In early 2015, Joel Anderson, the former CEO of, was named CEO and President of Five Below. The Company has achieved astounding growth, including a current string of 35 consecutive quarters of positive comparable stores sales growth (from Q2, 2006 to present). The Company will deliver an estimated $680 Million in sales for its fiscal 2014 representing a +27% increase vs. 2013. Five Below is poised to grow rapidly driven by a highly differentiated shopping experience that delivers exceptional value within the $1-$5 pricing model, customers have a deep appreciation for the brand. There is a long runway for growth with compelling and consistent store performance backed by an experienced and passionate senior management team.
Company Growth (employees)
Philadelphia, US
Size (employees)
1,500 (est)
Five Below was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, US

Key People at Five Below

Thomas G. Vellios

Thomas G. Vellios

CEO & Director
Kenneth R. Bull

Kenneth R. Bull

CFO, Secretary & Treasurer
Joel D. Anderson

Joel D. Anderson

President & COO

Five Below Office Locations

Five Below has an office in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, US (HQ)
2000 1818 Market St

Five Below Data and Metrics

Five Below Financial Metrics

Five Below's revenue was reported to be $1 b in FY, 2016 which is a 20% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

1 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

357 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

71.8 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

114 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

2.9 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

76.1 m
Five Below's current market capitalization is $2.9 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


535.4 m680.2 m832 m1 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

347.4 m442.4 m540 m643.4 m

Gross profit

188 m237.8 m291.9 m357 m

Gross profit Margin, %



53.7 m77 m92.9 m114 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

299 k

Pre tax profit

52 m76.7 m92.7 m114.3 m

Net Income

32.1 m48 m57.7 m71.8 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


50.2 m63.2 m53.1 m76.1 m

Accounts Receivable


89.4 m115.7 m148.4 m154.4 m

Current Assets

160.9 m207.6 m264.7 m339.8 m


70.4 m87 m119.8 m138.4 m

Total Assets

232.1 m294.9 m393.3 m500.5 m

Accounts Payable

34 m39.2 m58.2 m51.2 m

Current Liabilities

79.7 m79.4 m102.2 m116.6 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

284.6 m294 m306.5 m321.6 m

Retained Earnings

(168.3 m)(120.3 m)(62.6 m)9.3 m

Total Equity

244.5 m331.4 m

Financial Leverage

1.6 x1.5 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

32.1 m48 m57.7 m71.8 m

Depreciation and Amortization

13.5 m17.2 m22.2 m26.6 m

Accounts Receivable


(29 m)(26 m)(33 m)(6.1 m)

Accounts Payable

4.1 m3.1 m17.6 m(5.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

31.2 m61.4 m87.9 m106.6 m

Capital Expenditures

(25.9 m)(32.3 m)(53.1 m)(44.8 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(25.9 m)(32.3 m)(99.4 m)(86.8 m)

Dividends Paid

Cash From Financing Activities

(11.2 m)(16.1 m)1.4 m3.1 m

Interest Paid

1.3 m129 k25 k10 k

Income Taxes Paid

25 m21.6 m36.9 m31.8 m

Free Cash Flow

57.1 m93.8 m141 m151.4 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


666.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

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