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Company Profile > BIG LOTS INC

Company Profile

Ticker: BIG
Exchange: NYS
Year Established: 2001
Employees: 38,100
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 NAICS code: 452112

Discount Stores, Closeout
Discounted Brand-Name Products
Wholesale Operations
Discount Furniture
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12. Big Lots Inc5,301,912,000
David CampisiCEO/Director/President
Timothy JohnsonCFO/Chief Accounting Officer/Executive VP
Philip MallottChairman of the Board/Director
Stewart WenerstromChief Information Officer/Senior VP
Lisa BachmannCOO/Executive VP
Peter HayesDirector
Russell SoltDirector
Brenda LauderbackDirector
Dennis TishkoffDirector
Jeffrey BergerDirector
James TenerDirector
James ChambersDirector
Richard CheneExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer
Leslie JohnsonOther Corporate Officer/Senior VP
Lucy CindricOther Corporate Officer/Senior VP
Martha Withers-HallOther Corporate Officer/Senior VP
Andrew SteinOther Executive Officer/Senior VP
Michael SchlonskySenior VP, Divisional
Carlos RodriguezSenior VP, Divisional
Ronald ParisottoSenior VP/General Counsel/Secretary
Paul SchroederVice President/Controller

Auditor: Deloitte & Touche LLP
Legal Advisor: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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 27% of its merchandise from overseas, with 23% 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 1,451 stores in 48 states, averaging approximately 30,600 square feet in size. In 2014, the company closed its Big Lots Canada, Inc. operations.
$USD, In whole numbers,
except marked * or %
    Cost of Revenue3,236,606,0003,282,469,0003,131,862,0002,939,793,0002,807,466,0002,787,854,000
    Gross Margin %38.9539.2139.8040.6440.6139.99
    R&D Expense - - - - - -
    Operating Income190,439,000298,454,000345,595,000357,345,000325,010,000254,923,000
    Operating Margin %3.595.536.647.226.885.49
    SGA Expense1,759,745,0001,712,910,0001,634,532,0001,576,500,0001,532,356,0001,523,882,000
    Net Income125,295,000177,121,000207,064,000222,524,000200,369,000151,547,000
    Earnings Per Share2.182.963.032.872.451.87
    Book Value Per Share13.3513.9310.9311.4411.0010.68
    Operating Cash Flow198,334,000281,133,000318,471,000315,257,000392,026,000211,063,000
    Capital Expenditure104,786,000131,273,000131,293,000107,563,00078,708,00088,735,000
    Free Cash Flow93,548,000149,860,000187,178,000207,694,000313,318,000122,328,000
    Return on Assets %7.1710.4312.7013.5312.9210.54
    Return on Equity %15.1022.4023.4022.8422.5621.45
    Net Margin %2.363.283.984.494.243.26
    Assets Turnover3.
    Financial Leverage1.932.311.991.711.671.85
Brands, Divisions and Affiliates
Top Salaries
NameTitleSalary (US$)Bonus (US$)
David CampisiCEO/President678,4610
Lisa BachmannCOO/Executive VP620,3850
Joe CooperExecutive VP/President, Subsidiary577,6930
John MartinFormer Executive VP/Former Other Executive Officer552,3080
Timothy JohnsonCFO/Executive VP452,8850
Other Thoughts
Apparent Female Officers or Directors:
Corporate Culture
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.