Big Lots (NYSE: BIG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around March 3. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Big Lots's revenues will expand 5.0% and EPS will increase 13.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.75 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.99.
Last quarter, Big Lots reported revenue of $1.13 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.14 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.10. GAAP EPS were -$0.10 for Q3 compared to $0.06 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 38.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.5%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.40 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.91.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 408 members out of 498 rating the stock outperform, and 90 members rating it underperform. Among 134 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 103 give Big Lots a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Big Lots is hold, with an average price target of $35.20.
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