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Ticker: BIG
Exchange: NYS
Year Established: 2001
Employees: 36,100
Fiscal Year Ends in January

Phone: 614 278-6800
Fax: 614 278-6666
Address: 300 Phillipi Road
P.O. Box 28512
Columbus, OH 43228-5311 United States

Types Of Business
Industry Ranks

Industry NAICS code: 452112

Discount Stores, Closeout
Discounted Brand-Name Products
Wholesale Operations
Discount Furniture
1. Carrefour SA87,040,520,000
2. Groupe Auchan SA60,500,000,000
3. Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica25,019,970,000
4. Dollar General Corporation20,368,560,000
5. Kohl's Corp19,204,000,000
6. Dollar Tree Inc15,498,400,000
7. Sun Art Retail Group Ltd14,899,630,000
8. Family Dollar Stores Inc10,489,330,000
9. Kmart Holding Corporation10,200,000,000
10. Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion SA10,179,460,000
13. Big Lots Inc5,190,582,000
Contacts Description
David CampisiCEO/Director/President
Timothy JohnsonCFO/Chief Accounting Officer/Chief Administrative Officer/Executive VP
Philip MallottChairman of the Board/Director
Lisa BachmannCOO/Executive VP/Other Executive Officer
Marla GottschalkDirector
Cynthia JamisonDirector
Jeffrey BergerDirector
James ChambersDirector
Wendy SchoppertDirector
Nancy Reardon-SayerDirector
Russell SoltDirector
Michael SchlonskyExecutive VP, Divisional
Ronald RobinsGeneral Counsel/Secretary/Senior VP
Andrew SteinOther Executive Officer/Senior VP
Andy RegrutVice President, Divisional
Big Lots, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest broad line closeout retailers. When a manufacturer has excess products due to overruns, packaging changes or discontinued items, Big Lots buys these items at a discount directly from that manufacturer. This allows the firm to provide name brand products at prices below traditional discount retailers. Big Lots supplements its closeout merchandise with everyday items sourced directly from domestic and international suppliers. The company purchases approximately 24% of its merchandise from overseas, with 20% coming from vendors within China. The company sells its merchandise under seven product categories: furniture, consumables, home, food, seasonal, electronics & others and hardlines & toys. Furniture products include upholstery, mattresses, ready-to-assemble products and case goods such as bedroom, dining room and living room furniture. Consumables include the food, health and beauty, plastics, papers, chemical and pet departments. The home category includes domestics, stationery and home decor products. The food category includes the food and specialty food departments. The seasonal category includes lawn and garden, Christmas, summer and other holiday goods. The electronics & other category includes the electronics, jewelry, infant accessories, and apparel departments as well as the results of certain large closeout deals. The Hardlines & toys category includes the toys, appliances, tools, paint and home maintenance departments. Big Lots operates 1,460 stores in 48 states, averaging approximately 30,900 square feet in size.

Auditor: Deloitte & Touche LLP
Legal Advisor: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
$USD, In whole numbers,
except marked * or %
    Cost of Revenue3,123,396,0003,133,124,0003,236,606,0003,282,469,0003,131,862,0002,939,793,000
    Gross Margin %39.8339.4838.9539.2139.8040.64
    R&D Expense - - - - - -
    Operating Income235,732,000224,488,000190,439,000298,454,000345,595,000357,345,000
    Operating Margin %4.544.343.595.536.647.22
    SGA Expense1,708,717,0001,699,764,0001,759,745,0001,712,910,0001,634,532,0001,576,500,000
    Net Income142,873,000114,276,000125,295,000177,121,000207,064,000222,524,000
    Earnings Per Share2.832.082.182.963.032.87
    Book Value Per Share - 12.8613.3513.9310.9311.44
    Operating Cash Flow342,352,000318,562,000198,334,000281,133,000318,471,000315,257,000
    Capital Expenditure125,989,00093,460,000104,786,000131,273,000131,293,000107,563,000
    Free Cash Flow216,363,000225,102,00093,548,000149,860,000187,178,000207,694,000
    Return on Assets %8.726.777.1710.4312.7013.53
    Return on Equity %18.9213.5215.1022.4023.4022.84
    Net Margin %2.752.212.363.283.984.49
    Assets Turnover3.
    Financial Leverage2.282.071.932.311.991.71
Brands, Divisions and Affiliates Top Salaries
NameTitleSalary (US$)Bonus (US$)
David CampisiCEO/President942,3080
Lisa BachmannCOO/Executive VP646,1540
Timothy JohnsonCFO/Executive VP503,8460
Richard CheneExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer500,0000
Michael SchlonskySecretary/Senior VP, Divisional404,6150
Other Thoughts Corporate Culture

Apparent Female Officers or Directors:

Big Lots offers associates medical, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; 401(k) with company match; disability coverage; paid sick days; bonus programs; educational assistance; and relocation assistance.

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