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Executive Summary

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record with mediocre balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Dollar General's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: DG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.2%

DG

-1.5%

US Multiline Retail

-2.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

31.5%

DG

19.1%

US Multiline Retail

18.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: DG exceeded the US Multiline Retail industry which returned 20.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DG exceeded the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

DGIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.2%-1.5%-2.4%
30 Day4.8%7.5%4.2%
90 Day11.7%17.3%6.3%
1 Year32.6%31.5%21.0%19.1%20.9%18.2%
3 Year166.9%159.3%93.9%82.6%41.2%31.8%
5 Year252.7%233.7%106.0%80.5%84.8%63.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Dollar General's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Dollar General undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

23.57x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: DG ($218.07) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($208.44)

Significantly Below Fair Value: DG is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: DG is good value based on its PE Ratio (23.6x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (24x).

PE vs Market: DG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.6x) compared to the US market (19x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: DG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (8.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: DG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.4x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (3.3x).


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Future Growth

How is Dollar General forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?

2.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: DG's forecast earnings growth (2.7% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: DG's earnings (2.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: DG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: DG's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10% per year).

High Growth Revenue: DG's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: DG's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (30.9%)


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Past Performance

How has Dollar General performed over the past 5 years?

12.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: DG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: DG's current net profit margins (7.5%) are higher than last year (6.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: DG's earnings have grown by 12.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: DG's earnings growth over the past year (43.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (12.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: DG earnings growth over the past year (43.6%) underperformed the Multiline Retail industry 43.6%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: DG's Return on Equity (31.8%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Dollar General's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: DG's short term assets ($7.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($5.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: DG's short term assets ($7.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($13.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: DG's debt to equity ratio (55.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: DG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 53% to 55.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: DG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (98.2%).

Interest Coverage: DG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (26.1x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Dollar General current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.66%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: DG's dividend (0.66%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: DG's dividend (0.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.66%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

4.8yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Todd Vasos (58 yo)

5.33yrs

Tenure

US$12,008,059

Compensation

Mr. Todd J. Vasos serves as Director at KeyCorp since July 8, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation since June 3, 2015. Mr. Vasos has extensive retail experience. He s ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Todd's total compensation ($USD12.01M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.20M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Todd's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Todd Vasos
CEO & Director5.33yrsUS$12.01m0.048%
$ 26.2m
John Garratt
Executive VP & CFO4.83yrsUS$2.92m0.0036%
$ 2.0m
Jeffery Owen
Chief Operating Officer1.17yrsUS$3.51m0.0069%
$ 3.8m
Rhonda Taylor
Executive VP & General Counsel5.58yrsUS$2.69m0.0098%
$ 5.3m
Anita Elliott
Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer4.83yrsno data0.0043%
$ 2.3m
Julie Elmore
VP & CTO2.17yrsno datano data
Carman Wenkoff
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer3.25yrsno data0.0023%
$ 1.2m
Donny Lau
VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategyno datano datano data
Christine Connolly
Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretaryno datano datano data
Kathleen Reardon
Executive VP & Chief People Officer1.42yrsno data0.00050%
$ 271.5k
Rita Branham
Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Consumables14.58yrsno datano data
Bryan Wheeler
Senior VP & General Merchandise Managerno datano datano data

4.8yrs

Average Tenure

51.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: DG's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Todd Vasos
CEO & Director5.33yrsUS$12.01m0.048%
$ 26.2m
William Rhodes
Independent Director11.75yrsUS$266.38k0.018%
$ 9.8m
Patricia Fili-Krushel
Independent Director8yrsUS$261.38k0.0058%
$ 3.2m
Warren Bryant
Independent Director11.75yrsUS$241.38k0.010%
$ 5.6m
Michael Calbert
Independent Chairman of the Board4.75yrsUS$462.73k0.037%
$ 20.1m
Debra Sandler
Independent Director0.50yrno datano data
Ralph Santana
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$241.38k0.00064%
$ 347.6k
Timothy McGuire
Independent Director2.67yrsUS$241.38k0.0020%
$ 1.1m

5.0yrs

Average Tenure

58.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: DG's board of directors are considered experienced (5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: DG insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Dollar General Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Dollar General Corporation
  • Ticker: DG
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1939
  • Industry: General Merchandise Stores
  • Sector: Retail
  • Market Cap: US$54.307b
  • Shares outstanding: 249.03m
  • Website: https://www.dollargeneral.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Dollar General Corporation
  • 100 Mission Ridge
  • Goodlettsville
  • Tennessee
  • 37072
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
DGNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 2009
7DGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 2009
0IC7LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDNov 2009
DGG *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNNov 2009
7DGETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURNov 2009
DGCO34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 2 REP 1 COMBRBRLMay 2019

Biography

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, includin ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/20 00:05
End of Day Share Price2020/10/19 00:00
Earnings2020/07/31
Annual Earnings2020/01/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.