Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. More Details
Solid track record with mediocre balance sheet.
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 is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: DG's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Multiline Retail
1 Year Return
US Multiline Retail
Return vs Industry: DG underperformed the US Multiline Retail industry which returned 52.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DG underperformed the US Market which returned 39% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Dollar General's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StA Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG)
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDollar General's (NYSE:DG) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year
Is Dollar General undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DG ($214.84) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($228.62)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DG is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (18.9x).
PE vs Market: DG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the US market (19.2x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.1x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (3.2x).
How is Dollar General forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 23 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DG's forecast earnings growth (6.6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: DG's earnings (6.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (15.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DG's revenue (6.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DG's revenue (6.7% 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 (37.9%)
How has Dollar General performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: DG's current net profit margins (8%) are higher than last year (6.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DG's earnings have grown by 16.7% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DG's earnings growth over the past year (35.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (16.7% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: DG earnings growth over the past year (35.8%) underperformed the Multiline Retail industry 109%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: DG's Return on Equity (42.9%) is considered outstanding.
How is Dollar General's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DG's short term assets ($6.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($5.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: DG's short term assets ($6.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($13.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DG's debt to equity ratio (66.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 55.4% to 66.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (68.8%).
Interest Coverage: DG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (22.5x coverage).
What is Dollar General current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DG's dividend (0.78%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: DG's dividend (0.78%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.44%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, DG has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: DG's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (13.7%), DG's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: DG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (16.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Todd Vasos (58 yo)
Mr. Todd J. Vasos serves as an Independent Director at KeyCorp since July 8, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation since June 3, 2015. Mr. Vasos has extensive retail e...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Todd's total compensation ($USD16.45M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.28M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Todd's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: DG's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: DG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Dollar General Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Dollar General Corporation
- Ticker: DG
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1939
- Industry: General Merchandise Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: US$50.746b
- Shares outstanding: 236.21m
- Website: https://www.dollargeneral.com
Number of Employees
- Dollar General Corporation
- 100 Mission Ridge
- United States
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
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