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 has not had significant price volatility in 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 20.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DG exceeded the US Market which returned 19.5% 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
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe Executive VP & CFO of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG), John Garratt, Just Sold 49% Of Their Holding
1 month ago | Simply Wall StOur View On Dollar General's (NYSE:DG) CEO Pay
2 months ago | Simply Wall StOur Take On The Returns On Capital At Dollar General (NYSE:DG)
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 ($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).
How is Dollar General forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?
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%)
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 (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.
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 ($13.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DG's debt to equity ratio (55.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: DG's debt to equity ratio has increased from 53% to 55.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: DG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (98.2%).
Interest Coverage: DG's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (26.1x coverage).
What is Dollar General current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: DG's dividend (0.66%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).
High Dividend: DG's dividend (0.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.66%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: DG is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DG's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Todd Vasos (58 yo)
Mr. Todd J. Vasos serves as Director at KeyCorp since July 8, 2020. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dollar General Corporation since June 3, 2015. Mr. Vasos has extensive retail experience. He s ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Todd's total compensation ($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.
|CEO & Director||5.33yrs||US$12.01m||0.048% |
|Executive VP & CFO||4.83yrs||US$2.92m||0.0036% |
|Chief Operating Officer||1.17yrs||US$3.51m||0.0069% |
|Executive VP & General Counsel||5.58yrs||US$2.69m||0.0098% |
|Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer||4.83yrs||no data||0.0043% |
|VP & CTO||2.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief Information Officer||3.25yrs||no data||0.0023% |
|VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive VP & Chief People Officer||1.42yrs||no data||0.00050% |
|Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Consumables||14.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & General Merchandise Manager||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: DG's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
|CEO & Director||5.33yrs||US$12.01m||0.048% |
|Independent Director||11.75yrs||US$266.38k||0.018% |
|Independent Director||8yrs||US$261.38k||0.0058% |
|Independent Director||11.75yrs||US$241.38k||0.010% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||4.75yrs||US$462.73k||0.037% |
|Independent Director||0.50yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$241.38k||0.00064% |
|Independent Director||2.67yrs||US$241.38k||0.0020% |
Experienced Board: DG's board of directors are considered experienced (5 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$54.307b
- Shares outstanding: 249.03m
- 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|
|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, includin ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/20 00:05|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/19 00:00|
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