Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States.
Outstanding 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's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Multiline Retail
1 Year Return
US Multiline Retail
Return vs Industry: DG exceeded the US Multiline Retail industry which returned 12.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DG exceeded the US Market which returned 4.8% over the past year.
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
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StDollar General Corporation Just Beat Analyst Forecasts, And Analysts Have Been Updating Their Predictions
Is Dollar General undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DG ($189.48) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($188.16)
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 (24.4x) compared to the Multiline Retail industry average (25.9x).
PE vs Market: DG is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.4x) compared to the US market (16.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: DG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DG is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (6.6x) compared to the US Multiline Retail industry average (0.8x).
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 (5.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: DG's earnings (5.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: DG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: DG's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DG's revenue (5.1% 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 (26.2%)
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 (6.7%) are higher than last year (6.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DG's earnings have grown by 11.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: DG's earnings growth over the past year (22.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (11.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: DG earnings growth over the past year (22.9%) exceeded the Multiline Retail industry -5.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: DG's Return on Equity (27.4%) is considered high.
How is Dollar General's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DG's short term assets ($7.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: DG's short term assets ($7.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($12.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DG's debt to equity ratio (55%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 50.5% to 55% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (85.7%).
Interest Coverage: DG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (25.6x coverage).
What is Dollar General current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DG's dividend (0.76%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.67%).
High Dividend: DG's dividend (0.76%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.51%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Todd Vasos (58yo)
Mr. Todd J. Vasos has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation since June 3, 2015. Mr. Vasos has more than 25 years of retail experience. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of D ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Todd's total compensation ($USD12.01M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.50M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Todd's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Director||5.08yrs||US$12.01m||0.048% $22.8m|
|Executive VP & CFO||4.58yrs||US$2.92m||0.0071% $3.4m|
|Chief Operating Officer||0.92yr||US$3.51m||0.0068% $3.3m|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||5.33yrs||US$2.69m||0.0097% $4.6m|
|Executive VP & Chief Merchandising Officer||3yrs||US$2.80m||0.0024% $1.1m|
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||4.58yrs||no data||0.0043% $2.0m|
|VP & CTO||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||3yrs||no data||0.0022% $1.1m|
|VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: DG's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||5.08yrs||US$12.01m||0.048% $22.8m|
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$266.38k||0.018% $8.5m|
|Independent Director||7.75yrs||US$261.38k||0.0058% $2.8m|
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$241.38k||0.010% $4.9m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||4.5yrs||US$462.73k||0.037% $17.5m|
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$241.38k||0.0020% $963.5k|
|Independent Director||2.42yrs||US$241.38k||no data|
Experienced Board: DG's board of directors are considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
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$47.696b
- Shares outstanding: 251.72m
- Website: https://www.dollargeneral.com
Number of Employees
- Dollar General Corporation
- 100 Mission Ridge
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DG||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 2009|
|7DG||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 2009|
|0IC7||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Nov 2009|
|DGG *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Nov 2009|
|7DG||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Nov 2009|
|DG||BVL (Bolsa de Valores de Lima)||Yes||Common Stock||PE||USD||Nov 2009|
|DGCO34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH 2 REP 1 COM||BR||BRL||May 2019|
Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, Midwestern, and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry products; packaged food comprising cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; and perishables that include milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine. Its consumable products also comprise snacks, such as candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soaps, body washes, shampoos, cosmetics, and dental hygiene and foot care products; pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. In addition, the company offers seasonal products comprising holiday items, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products that include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, and bed and bath soft goods. Further, it provides apparel, which comprise casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of February 28, 2020, Dollar General Corporation operated 16,368 stores in 45 states in the United States. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/02 23:52|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/02 00:00|
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