Big Lots Inc. (BIG) shares are trading at higher $52.87 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $56.89.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $57.24 and the low is $10.13. Over the last 52 weeks, BIG is up 132.70% while the S&P 500 is up 11.51%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, BIG reported a profit of $683.56 million. Big Lots Inc. also saw revenues increase to $1.64 billion. In addition, BIG has free cash flow of $398.98 million as of 07-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $760.92 million which compares well with its peers.
BIG booked profit margins of 12.30%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 75.60%, and its Return on Assets is 20.50%. All told, it is clear that, BIG needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. BIG has a short ratio of 5.18 and outstanding shares of 39.24M.
BIG has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 18.18. Big Lots Inc. BIG also noted assets of $4.17 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as BIG has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Big Lots Inc. BIG has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, BIG represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Big Lots Inc. BIG is now commanding a market cap of 2.13B and a float of 38.88M. BIG is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of BIG stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in BIG, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.