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Earnings History

Earnings
Revenue
Reaction
Drift
In-line Guidance
Q 01/2012
12/2/2011
6:00:00 AM
$1.59 to $1.66
$1.62
-8.7%
1.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Guides In-line

Big Lots Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $1.59 to $1.66 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.62 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2012.
EPS Above Estimates
Q 01/2012
2/2/2012
6:00:00 AM
$1.71 to $1.74
$1.64
8.3%
2.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Ups Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $1.71 to $1.74 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $1.59 to $1.66 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $1.64 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2012.
In-line Guidance
FY 2013
3/2/2012
6:00:00 AM
$3.40 to $3.50
-4.0%
3.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Guides In-line

Big Lots Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.75 to $0.81 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.81 per share for the quarter ending April 30, 2012. The company also said it expects 2013 earnings of $3.40 to $3.50 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.48 per share for the year ending January 31, 2013.
Lowers Guidance In-line wtih Estimates
FY 2013
5/23/2012
6:00:00 AM
$3.25 to $3.40
earnings of $3.33
4.4%
9.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Lowers Guidance with Fiscal Year Earnings now In-line with Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.37 to $0.42 per share and now expects fiscal year earnings of $3.25 to $3.40 per share. The company's previous guidance was for fiscal year earnings of $3.40 to $3.50 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.54 per share for the quarter ending July 31, 2012 and earnings of $3.33 per share for the year ending January 31, 2013.
EPS Below Estimates
FY 2013
8/23/2012
6:30:00 AM
$2.80 to $2.95
$3.29
-20.8%
-4.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Lowers Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it now expects fiscal year earnings of $2.80 to $2.95 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.25 to $3.40 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.29 per share for the year ending January 31, 2013.
In-line Guidance
Q 01/2013
12/4/2012
6:00:00 AM
$1.91 to $2.10
$2.01
11.5%
-5.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Sees Fourth Quarter In-line with Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $1.91 to $2.10 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.01 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2013.
Q1 Below/FY In-line
FY 2014
3/6/2013
6:00:00 AM
$3.05 to $3.25
6.1%
-1.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Sees First Quarter Below Estimates; Fiscal Year In-line

Big Lots Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.53 to $0.65 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.76 per share for the quarter ending April 30, 2013. The company said it expects fiscal year earnings of $3.05 to $3.25 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.14 per share for the year ending January 31, 2014.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 07/2013
5/30/2013
6:00:00 AM
$0.17 to $0.27
$0.43
-9.0%
-3.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Lowers Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.17 to $0.27 per share and now expects fiscal year earnings of $2.87 to $3.12 per share. The company's previous guidance was fiscal year earnings of $3.05 to $3.25 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.43 per share for the quarter ending July 31, 2013 and earnings of $3.15 per share for the year ending January 31, 2014.
Lowers Guidance In-line with Estimates
FY 2014
8/30/2013
6:00:00 AM
$2.80 to $3.05
$5.40 bil to $5.45 bil
$2.95
$5.46 bil
2.3%
-1.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Lowers Guidance, but Earnings Remain In-line with Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it now expects fiscal year earnings of $2.80 to $3.05 per share on revenue of $5.40 billion to $5.45 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.87 to $3.12 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.95 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion for the year ending January 31, 2014.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 01/2014
12/5/2013
4:00:00 PM
$0.65 to $0.90
$2.11
-12.6%
-9.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Warns

Big Lots Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.65 to $0.90 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.11 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2014.
Q1 Below/FY In-line
FY 2015
3/7/2014
6:00:00 AM
$2.25 to $2.45
23.0%
5.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Sees First Quarter Below Estimates; Fiscal Year In-line

Big Lots Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.40 to $0.45 per share and fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.25 to $2.45 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.51 per share for the quarter ending April 30, 2014 and $2.43 per share for the year ending January 31, 2015.
Raises Guidance In-line with Estimates
FY 2015
5/30/2014
6:00:00 AM
$2.35 to $2.50
$0.29
13.1%
3.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Raises Guidance, but Remains In-line with Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.24 to $0.30 per share and now expects fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.35 to $2.50 per share. The company's previous guidance was for fiscal year earnings of $2.25 to $2.45 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.29 per share for the quarter ending July 31, 2014 and $2.39 per share for the year ending January 31, 2015.
Reaffirms
FY 2015
6/25/2014
4:20:00 PM
$2.35 to $2.50
$2.49
-1.2%
2.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Reaffirms

Big Lots Inc. said it continues to expect second quarter earnings of $0.24 to $0.30 per share and fiscal year earnings of $2.35 to $2.50 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.30 per share for the quarter ending July 31, 2014 and $2.49 per share for the year ending January 31, 2015.
Narrows Guidance
FY 2015
8/29/2014
6:15:00 AM
$2.40 to $2.50
$2.49
-1.8%
-0.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Narrows Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it now expects fiscal year earnings of $2.40 to $2.50 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.35 to $2.50 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.49 per share for the year ending January 31, 2015.
Reaffirms
Q 10/2014
9/29/2014
4:05:00 PM
($0.10) to ($0.04)
a loss of $0.04
-4.0%
-2.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Reaffirms

Big Lots Inc. said it continues to expect a third quarter loss of $0.10 to $0.04 per share. The current consensus estimate is a loss of $0.04 per share for the quarter ending October 31, 2014.
Broadens Guidance
Q 01/2015
12/5/2014
6:00:00 AM
$1.70 to $1.80
$1.76
-16.6%
-10.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Broadens Fourth Quarter Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it now expects fourth quarter earnings of $1.70 to $1.80 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $1.70 to $1.76 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $1.76 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2015.
Reaffirms
Q 01/2015
1/12/2015
9:00:00 AM
$1.70 to $1.80
$1.75
1.7%
0.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Reaffirms

Big Lots Inc. said it continues to expect fourth quarter earnings of $1.70 to $1.80 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.75 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2015.
EPS Below Estimates
FY 2016
3/6/2015
6:00:00 AM
$2.75 to $2.90
1.5%
1.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Sees Fiscal Year Below Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it expects fiscal 2016 earnings of $2.75 to $2.90 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.93 per share for the year ending January 31, 2016.
Q2 Below/FY In-line
FY 2016
5/29/2015
6:00:00 AM
$2.80 to $2.90
$2.87
-2.6%
0.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Sees Second Quarter Below Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.31 to $0.35 per share and now expects fiscal year earnings of $2.80 to $2.90 per share. The company's previous guidance was for fiscal year earnings of $2.75 to $2.90 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.37 per share for the quarter ending July 31, 2015 and $2.87 per share for the year ending January 31, 2016.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2016
8/28/2015
6:00:00 AM
$2.90 to $3.00
earnings of $2.87
15.7%
-2.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Raises Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it expects a third quarter loss of $0.04 to $0.01 per share and now expects fiscal year earnings of $2.90 to $3.00 per share. The company's previous guidance was for fiscal year earnings of $2.80 to $2.90 per share. The current consensus estimate is for breakeven results for the quarter ending October 31, 2015 and earnings of $2.87 per share for the year ending January 31, 2016.
In-line Guidance
Q 01/2016
12/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
$1.95 to $2.00
$1.97
-6.3%
-7.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Guides In-line

Big Lots Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $1.95 to $2.00 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.97 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2016.
Reaffirms
Q 01/2016
1/11/2016
4:05:00 PM
$1.95 to $2.00
$1.98
5.0%
-5.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Reaffirms

Big Lots Inc. said it continues to expect fourth quarter earnings of $1.95 to $2.00 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.98 per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2016.
In-line Guidance
FY 2017
3/4/2016
6:00:00 AM
$3.20 to $3.35
2.4%
7.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Guides In-line

Big Lots Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.66 to $0.72 per share and fiscal 2017 earnings of $3.20 to $3.35 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.72 per share for the quarter ending April 30, 2016 and $3.30 per share for the year ending January 31, 2017.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2017
5/27/2016
6:00:00 AM
$3.35 to $3.50
$3.32
14.1%
6.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Ups Guidance

Big Lots Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.42 to $0.47 per share and now expects fiscal year earnings of $3.35 to $3.50 per share. The company's previous guidance was for fiscal year earnings of $3.20 to $3.35 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.46 per share for the quarter ending July 31, 2016 and $3.32 per share for the year ending January 31, 2017.
Raises Guidance In-line with Estimates
FY 2017
8/26/2016
6:00:00 AM
$3.45 to $3.55
$3.48
-4.5%
-8.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Big Lots Raises Guidance, but Remains In-line with Estimates

Big Lots Inc. said it expects a third quarter loss of $0.04 to $0.01 per share. The current consensus estimate is a loss of $0.03 per share for the quarter ending October 31, 2016. The company also said it now expects fiscal year earnings of $3.45 to $3.55 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.35 to $3.50 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.48 per share for the year ending January 31, 2017.
Date
Grade
Actual
Earnings
Whisper
Consensus
Estimate
Surprise
Growth
Gap
Drift
12/2/2011
6:00:00 AM
Oct '11
Q3 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.06
$1.1 Bil
$0.12
$0.10
$1.1 Bil
-50.0%
0.7%
-76.1%
7.8%
-7.5%
1.3%
3/2/2012
6:00:00 AM
Jan '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$1.75
$1.7 Bil
-
$1.73
$1.7 Bil
1.2%
0.6%
4.3%
9.9%
-1.4%
3.5%
5/23/2012
6:00:00 AM
Apr '12
Q1 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.68
$1.3 Bil
-
$0.69
$1.3 Bil
-1.4%
-0.4%
-15.9%
5.5%
-2.8%
9.6%
8/23/2012
6:30:00 AM
Jul '12
Q2 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.36
$1.2 Bil
$0.43
$0.41
$1.2 Bil
-16.3%
-1.8%
-38.1%
4.4%
-17.8%
-4.9%
12/4/2012
6:00:00 AM
Oct '12
Q3 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G B+
EPS
Rev
($0.10)
$1.1 Bil
-
($0.24)
$1.1 Bil
58.3%
-0.5%
-
-0.4%
6.5%
-5.4%
3/6/2013
6:00:00 AM
Jan '13
Q4 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$2.09
$1.8 Bil
$2.05
$1.99
$1.8 Bil
2.0%
-0.4%
4.8%
5.0%
7.3%
-1.2%
5/30/2013
6:00:00 AM
Apr '13
Q1 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.61
$1.3 Bil
$0.66
$0.61
$1.3 Bil
-7.6%
-0.7%
-19.6%
1.3%
-9.5%
-3.7%
8/30/2013
6:00:00 AM
Jul '13
Q2 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$0.31
$1.2 Bil
$0.27
$0.25
$1.2 Bil
14.8%
-0.4%
-19.9%
0.6%
2.0%
-1.4%
12/5/2013
4:00:00 PM
Oct '13
Q3 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
($0.16)
$1.2 Bil
($0.05)
($0.08)
$1.2 Bil
-220.0%
-0.7%
-
1.6%
-8.3%
-9.2%
3/7/2014
6:00:00 AM
Jan '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$1.39
$1.6 Bil
$1.45
$1.39
$1.6 Bil
-4.1%
1.0%
-32.7%
-6.7%
18.2%
5.4%
5/30/2014
6:00:00 AM
Apr '14
Q1 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.50
$1.3 Bil
$0.46
$0.44
$1.3 Bil
8.7%
0.9%
-19.5%
-2.3%
12.9%
3.1%
8/29/2014
6:15:00 AM
Jul '14
Q2 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G F
EPS
Rev
$0.31
$1.2 Bil
$0.32
$0.30
-
-3.1%
-
-2.7%
-2.5%
-1.1%
-0.5%
12/5/2014
6:00:00 AM
Oct '14
Q3 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
($0.06)
$1.1 Bil
($0.03)
($0.05)
$1.1 Bil
-100.0%
-1.2%
-
-3.9%
-7.2%
-10.1%
3/6/2015
6:00:00 AM
Jan '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$1.76
$1.6 Bil
$1.77
$1.75
-
-0.6%
-
16.1%
-2.6%
2.9%
1.7%
5/29/2015
6:00:00 AM
Apr '15
Q1 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.60
$1.3 Bil
$0.60
$0.59
$1.3 Bil
-
0.0%
13.0%
-0.1%
-0.2%
0.6%
8/28/2015
6:00:00 AM
Jul '15
Q2 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.40
$1.2 Bil
$0.35
$0.34
$1.2 Bil
14.3%
0.8%
18.6%
1.2%
11.6%
-2.0%
12/4/2015
6:00:00 AM
Oct '15
Q3 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
($0.01)
$1.1 Bil
$0.01
($0.01)
$1.1 Bil
-200.0%
-0.3%
-
0.8%
-2.9%
-7.5%
3/4/2016
6:00:00 AM
Jan '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C+
EPS
Rev
$2.00
$1.6 Bil
$1.99
$1.98
$1.6 Bil
0.5%
-1.0%
5.7%
-0.6%
1.2%
7.6%
5/27/2016
6:00:00 AM
Apr '16
Q1 '17
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$0.82
$1.3 Bil
$0.72
$0.71
$1.3 Bil
13.9%
1.0%
23.5%
2.5%
12.0%
6.2%
8/26/2016
6:00:00 AM
Jul '16
Q2 '17
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.52
$1.2 Bil
$0.48
$0.45
$1.2 Bil
8.3%
-1.4%
14.5%
-0.5%
2.9%
-8.4%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
($0.02)
$1.1 Bil
-
-
-
0.3%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
$2.22
$1.6 Bil
-
-
11.0%
1.0%
3/3/2011
$41.33
$2.83
$4.95 Bil
-
-
-
3/2/2012
$42.71
$2.99
$5.20 Bil
5.7%
5.0%
3.3%
3/6/2013
$35.97
$2.99
$5.40 Bil
0.0%
3.8%
-15.8%
3/7/2014
$35.97
$1.75
$5.30 Bil
-41.5%
-1.8%
0.0%
3/6/2015
$48.52
$2.46
$5.18 Bil
40.6%
-2.4%
34.9%
3/4/2016
$42.90
$2.97
$5.19 Bil
20.7%
0.3%
-11.6%
3/4/2017
$45.94
$3.53
$5.23 Bil
18.9%
0.8%
7.1%
3/4/2018
$51.98
$3.91
$5.28 Bil
10.8%
1.0%
13.1%
3/4/2019
-
$4.36
-
11.5%
-
-

Price Projection

Current Value
$47
1%
Projected Price
$52
13%