Big Lots (NYSE:BSIG) and Its Peers Financial Review

Big Lots (NYSE: BSIG) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Investment advice” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Big Lots to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Big Lots and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Big Lots $887.40 million $4.20 million 9.20
Big Lots Competitors $2.42 billion $277.86 million 14.57

Big Lots’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Big Lots. Big Lots is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.0% of Big Lots shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.2% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Big Lots shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 20.8% of shares of all “Investment advice” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Big Lots pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Big Lots pays out 22.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Investment advice” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 46.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Big Lots and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Big Lots 0 2 4 0 2.67
Big Lots Competitors 329 1726 2144 114 2.47

Big Lots currently has a consensus price target of $19.33, indicating a potential upside of 29.67%. As a group, “Investment advice” companies have a potential upside of 14.85%. Given Big Lots’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Big Lots is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Big Lots has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Big Lots’ peers have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Big Lots and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Big Lots 0.47% 129.15% 13.19%
Big Lots Competitors 12.39% 28.16% 10.31%

Summary

Big Lots beats its peers on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Big Lots

BrightSphere Investment Group Plc provides investment management services and products primarily to institutional clients. The company offers its services to predominantly institutional investors, in asset classes that include U.S. and other equities, fixed income, real estate and timber. It competes with other acquirers of investment management firms, including investment management holding companies, insurance companies, banks and private equity firms. The company was founded in May 2014 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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