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Big Lots Inc  (BIG)
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    Sector  Retail    Industry Department & Discount Retail


Strong Double Digit EPS Growth, Sales Down Slightly

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Big Lots Inc announced first quarter 2017 operating income of $79.708 millions, company expects fiscal year eps at $ 2.83 per share and Sales at $5,255 millions

Although revenue fell for the first quarter 2017, company managed to improve it's earnings per share, profits soared by 45.57 % to $1.15 per share while Sales fell by -1.2 % to $1.30 billions, year on year.

From preceding quarter, profit plummeted from $1.99 per share and Sales fell by -17.88 % from $1.58 billions.
Sales fell at Consumables -1.29%, Seasonal toys -4.13%, Furniture -2.01%, Hardlines -1.7%, Electronics or Other -7.6%, while revenue growth was achieved at Home +28.67%, Food +5.48%.
Net income of $52 millions in the first quarter 2017 increased by 33.25 % from net earnings of $39 millions reported in the first quarter 2017 a year ago. Big Lots Inc also emphasized it's improving profit margins, where net margin rose to 3.97% in first quarter 2017, and operating margin edged up to 6.15%. Big Lots Inc provided annual earnings per share guidance between $2.75 and $ 2.90, while on the sales side company expects to achieve revenues between $5,229 millions and $5,281 millions.
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