4 Companies The Unsuccessful Family Dollar Suitor Might Buy
According to S&P Capital IQ, all hope may not be lost for the unsuccessful suitor. Analyst Richard Peterson says there are four other targets that may make for a good acquisition.
“The largest by market value and revenue would be Big Lots,” Peterson writes. He points out that Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) trades under nine times TTM EBITDA and 4.8 percent of the company is owned by activists.
Fred’s (NASDAQ: FRED) owns discount stores and pharmacies in the southeastern United States. “Earlier this year the company reportedly contacted possible suitors,” writes Peterson.
An acquisition of Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) would allow for some diversification of customer base and product. A concern some investors have is that cost synergies with Five Below may be lower than with a traditional dollar store.
99 Cents Only Stores
99 Cents has been private since Ares Capital acquired the company for $1.58 billion in 2011. The discount retailers has seen strong growth as net income has increased from $0.9 million to $9.6 million since 2011.
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