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Big Lots

Courtesy of Big Lots
  • Revenues ($M)$5,191
  • Revenue Percent Change0.3%
  • Profits ($M)$143
  • Profits Percent Change25%
  • Assets ($M)$1,640
  • Employees23,650
  • Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$2,250
  • Previous Rank501
  • Morning Consult Brand Index

The popular discount retailer just barely missed the cut-off for last year (2015 rank: No. 501). Still, a good year (robust furniture sales in particular) has nudged the company into the Fortune 500 once more, where it has enjoyed a slot for 19 years. Big Lots’ revenue for 2015–$5.19 billion–may seem a modest uptick from sales in 2014 ($5.18 billion). Still, it’s a welcome rebound after four straight years of dwindling sales.

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Company Info

David J. Campisi
Specialty Retailers: Other
HQ Location
Columbus, OH
Years on Fortune 500 List19
Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$5,1910.3%
Profits ($M)$14325%
Assets ($M)$1,640-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$721-
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$2,250-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues2.8%
Profits as % of Assets8.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity19.8%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)2.8
EPS % Change (from 2014)35.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-0.2%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2015)-2.1%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)5.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)12.7%