A popular FTSE 100 stock: would I buy shares in this company today?
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The FTSE 100 company paid out dividends of £500m in 2020, including a special dividend so shareholders could reap the benefits from its successful year.The group expects FY21 group adjusted 2021 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) to be within the range of £540m to £570m. Analyst estimates pitch it at £544m. Results are due at the end of March.Lacking an online presenceI find it strange and somewhat random that B&M has a website filled with products to browse but not to buy. However, it has another website for sheds and garden storage that can be purchased online.I imagine it would be a lot more profitable with an online presence, from which we could purchase its regular products. However, it seems its low prices mean margins are tight. Therefore, there’s little wiggle room for the additional expense created by home delivery. The larger products probably come with wider margins and are more cost effective to deliver.Operating physical stores means it also faces rising business rates and wages. And it somewhat depends on the luck of the draw when it comes to its locations. Some will naturally be more successful than others.I don’t plan on buying shares of B&M as it’s quite an expensive FTSE 100 stock, and there are cheaper stocks I prefer. But I think it operates a good business model and I can see why many investors would consider it a sensible addition to a long-term Stocks and Shares ISA. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares For regular stock market investing ideas and help choosing the best stocks to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. 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FTSE 100 company B&M European Value Retail (LSE:BME) operates physical stores filled with a massive range of merchandise from stationery to garden furniture, hot tubs, and DIY goods. Its unique selling point is simply that its products are very cheap. It sells quality branded goods, but at knock-down prices and consumers can’t get enough.A FTSE 100 stock showing resilienceWhile retail has suffered in the pandemic’s wake, this type of business model is proving resilient. People love a bargain, and with little in the way of services and entertainment on offer, consumers are treating themselves to products instead. 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