SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2016
BIG LOTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
300 Phillipi Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On December 2, 2016, Big Lots, Inc. (“we,” “us” or “our”) issued a press release and conducted a conference call, both of which: (i) reported our third quarter fiscal 2016 unaudited results; (ii) provided initial guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016; and (iii) updated guidance for fiscal 2016.
The earnings press release and conference call both included “non-GAAP financial measures,” as that term is defined by Rule 101 of Regulation G (17 CFR Part 244) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K (17 CFR Part 229). Specifically, the following non-GAAP financial measures were included: (i) adjusted selling and administrative expenses; (ii) adjusted selling and administrative expense rate; (iii) adjusted operating profit (loss); (iv) adjusted operating profit (loss) rate; (v) adjusted income tax expense (benefit); (vi) adjusted effective income tax rate; (vii) adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations; (viii) adjusted net income (loss); (ix) adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations; and (x) adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share.
The non-GAAP financial measures exclude from the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) the following items for the periods noted:
Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter
Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter
Fiscal 2016 Year-to-date
Fiscal 2015 Year-to-date
Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter
Fiscal 2015 Full Year
After-tax adjustment associated with pension costs of $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share
After-tax adjustment associated with pension costs of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share
After-tax adjustment associated with pension costs of $2.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share
After-tax adjustment associated with pension costs of $2.8 million, or $0.06 per diluted share
After-tax adjustment associated with pension costs of $5.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share
After-tax adjustment associated with pension costs of $7.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share
After-tax adjustment for a loss contingency associated with a merchandise related legal matter of $2.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted share
The earnings press release posted in the Investor Relations section of our website contains a presentation of the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP and a reconciliation of the difference between the non-GAAP financial measures and the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.
Our management believes that disclosure of the non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors because the non-GAAP financial measures present an alternative and more relevant method for measuring our operating performance, excluding special items included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which our management believes are more indicative of our ongoing operating results and financial condition. These non-GAAP financial measures, along with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, are used by our management to evaluate our operating performance.
Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures as reported by us may not be comparable to similarly titled items reported by other companies.
Attached as exhibits to this Form 8-K are copies of our December 2, 2016 press release (Exhibit 99.1) and the transcript of our
December 2, 2016 conference call (Exhibit 99.2), including information concerning forward-looking statements and factors that may affect our future results. The information in Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K. By furnishing the information in this Form 8-K and the attached exhibits, we are making no admission as to the materiality of any information in this Form 8-K or the exhibits.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 2, 2016, the Company issued a press release announcing that, on November 30, 2016, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per common share payable on December 30, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 16, 2016. This press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.3 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Big Lots, Inc. press release on operating results and guidance dated December 2, 2016.
Big Lots, Inc. conference call transcript dated December 2, 2016.
Big Lots, Inc. press release on dividend declaration dated December 2, 2016.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
BIG LOTS, INC.
Date: December 6, 2016
/s/ Ronald A. Robins, Jr.
Ronald A. Robins, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary