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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (BGFV): Stadium Capital Management Slightly Lowers Stake; Dominic P. DeMarco Resigns from Board

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Alexander Medina Seaver‘s Stadium Capital Management recently filed a Form 13D with the SEC, in which it reported Dominic P. DeMarco’s resignation from the Board of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (NASDAQ:BGFV), after almost five years in the position The fund and Mr. DeMarco are under the impression that major improvements in the management of the company and the structure of its Board have happened during that period of time, by cause of the Settlement Agreement. Therefore, Mr. DeMarco and Stadium Capital Management thought it unnecessary for Mr. DeMarco to continue serving on the Board. According to the Settlement Agreement, Stadium Capital Management owns the right to find a replacement for Mr. DeMarco.

The filing also revealed that Stadium Capital Management has slightly lowered its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods as it currently owns 2.58 million shares, which amass 11.7% of the company’s outstanding stock. Previously, the fund’s stake consisted of 2.68 million shares, which represented 12.1% of the float, as per its latest 13D filing on the company on August 15.

Big 5 Sporting Goods is a company that retails different sporting goods, offering many sports accessories and products. Over the past 12 months, the company’s shares have increased by 21.55%. For the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016, the company reported earnings per share of $0.10 and revenue of $241.41 million, compared to earnings per share of $0.12 and revenue of $240.41 million for the same quarter a year earlier.

Alexander Seaver Stadium Capital

Out of the 749 hedge funds that we follow which filed 13Fs for the June quarter, ten were bullish on Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) at the end of June, down from 13 at the end of March. Some of the investors long the stock included Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors, with a position valued at $3.86 million at the end of June, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which held a position worth around $2.50 million, Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group. An investor that dumped Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) during the quarter was Neil Chriss’ Hutchin Hill Capital, which dumped a position which had been valued at $630,000 at the end of March.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Stadium Capital Management GP 0 2,580,295 0 2,580,295 2,580,295 11.7%
Stadium Capital Management 0 2,580,295 0 2,580,295 2,580,295 11.7%
Alexander M. Seaver 0 2,580,295 0 2,580,295 2,580,295 11.7%
Bradley R. Kent 0 2,580,295 0 2,580,295 2,580,295 11.7%
Stadium Capital Partners 0 2,348,125 0 2,348,125 2,348,125 10.7%
Stadium Capital Qualified Partners 0 232,170 0 232,170 232,170 1.1%

Alexander Medina Seaver
Alexander Medina Seaver
Stadium Capital Management

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE
13D/A

Under the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 13)*

Big
5 Sporting Goods Corporation

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)

08915P101

(CUSIP Number)

Stadium Capital Management,
LLC

199 Elm Street

New Canaan, CT 06840-5321

(203) 972-8235

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

September
9, 2016
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement
on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e),
240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box. ¨

 

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall
include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See section 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom
copies are to be sent.

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled
out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent
amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this
cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)
or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however,
see the Notes).

 

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