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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
DG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. DG: 0.21 )
DG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 14.75
Current: 0.21

0.03
14.75
Equity to Asset 0.51
DG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 590 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. DG: 0.51 )
DG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.51

0.32
0.68
Interest Coverage 20.05
DG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. DG: 20.05 )
DG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 62.58
Current: 20.05

1.48
62.58
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.18
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
9.74%
14.31%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.36
DG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. DG: 9.36 )
DG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 10.33
Current: 9.36

2.71
10.33
Net-margin (%) 5.63
DG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DG: 5.63 )
DG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 5.95
Current: 5.63

1.03
5.95
ROE (%) 20.19
DG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.69 vs. DG: 20.19 )
DG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 27.05
Current: 20.19

3.91
27.05
ROA (%) 9.79
DG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. DG: 9.79 )
DG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 17.71
Current: 9.79

1.23
17.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.33
DG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. DG: 56.33 )
DG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 72.59
Current: 56.33

11.3
72.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.00
DG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DG: 13.00 )
DG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.3
Current: 13

0
18.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
DG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DG: 11.80 )
DG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.6
Current: 11.8

0
35.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
DG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. DG: 16.30 )
DG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 86.9
Current: 16.3

0
86.9
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

DG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Paulson 2,000,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,670,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 295,237 sh (+464.68%)
Larry Robbins 6,524,112 sh (+121.35%)
George Soros 269,428 sh (+108.70%)
Daniel Loeb 3,000,000 sh (+33.33%)
Louis Moore Bacon 750,000 sh (+32.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,057 sh (+28.77%)
Diamond Hill Capital 9,756 sh (+20.52%)
RS Investment Management 1,179,065 sh (+2.29%)
Chase Coleman 7,893,663 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 18,904,632 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 201,230 sh (-0.41%)
Pioneer Investments 108,296 sh (-2.68%)
Alan Fournier 1,620,140 sh (-40.31%)
Steve Mandel 10,340,612 sh (-45.30%)
Steven Cohen 393,218 sh (-50.50%)
John Burbank 88,902 sh (-87.65%)
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Q2 2014

DG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 872,900 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 5,824,217 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 55,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,090,000 sh (+104.50%)
Joel Greenblatt 416,350 sh (+41.02%)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (+33.33%)
Larry Robbins 8,216,315 sh (+25.94%)
Louis Moore Bacon 775,000 sh (+3.33%)
Diamond Hill Capital 10,005 sh (+2.55%)
Chase Coleman 7,893,663 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 607,800 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Alan Fournier Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 43,328 sh (-13.44%)
Steve Mandel 7,109,343 sh (-31.25%)
Pioneer Investments 50,951 sh (-52.95%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 87,780 sh (-56.38%)
RS Investment Management 338,000 sh (-71.33%)
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Q3 2014

DG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 2,164,613 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 151,200 sh (New)
George Soros 494,049 sh (New)
Jana Partners 8,058,007 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 147,500 sh (+168.18%)
RS Investment Management 488,500 sh (+44.53%)
Steve Mandel 9,305,845 sh (+30.90%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,099 sh (+8.70%)
John Burbank 70,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 4,090,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Steven Cohen 594,600 sh (-2.17%)
Lee Ainslie 5,350,261 sh (-8.14%)
Larry Robbins 7,211,315 sh (-12.23%)
Diamond Hill Capital 7,783 sh (-22.21%)
Jim Simons 633,600 sh (-27.41%)
Joel Greenblatt 272,124 sh (-34.64%)
Louis Moore Bacon 155,617 sh (-79.92%)
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Q4 2014

DG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 44,021 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 997,860 sh (+104.27%)
Joel Greenblatt 441,852 sh (+62.37%)
Steve Mandel 12,918,112 sh (+38.82%)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,251 sh (+34.29%)
John Burbank 2,529,568 sh (+16.86%)
Mario Cibelli 148,000 sh (+0.34%)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 151,200 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Jana Partners Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Larry Robbins 7,004,778 sh (-2.86%)
Lee Ainslie 4,862,281 sh (-9.12%)
Steven Cohen 352,100 sh (-40.78%)
Louis Moore Bacon 48,107 sh (-69.09%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.10
DG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. DG: 21.10 )
DG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.02   Max: 25.71
Current: 21.1

15.02
25.71
Forward P/E 18.73
DG's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.11 vs. DG: 18.73 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.50
DG's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 28.00 vs. DG: 21.50 )
DG' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 15.05   Max: 25.62
Current: 21.5

15.05
25.62
P/B 4.00
DG's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. DG: 4.00 )
DG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 4.08
Current: 4

2.18
4.08
P/S 1.20
DG's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. DG: 1.20 )
DG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.23
Current: 1.2

0.6
1.23
PFCF 24.00
DG's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 75.00 vs. DG: 24.00 )
DG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.96   Max: 43.67
Current: 24

16.96
43.67
POCF 17.48
DG's POCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.40 vs. DG: 17.48 )
DG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.59   Max: 18.25
Current: 17.48

10.59
18.25
EV-to-EBIT 13.94
DG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.66 vs. DG: 13.94 )
DG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 14.3
Current: 13.94

9.6
14.3
PEG 1.54
DG's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DG: 1.54 )
DG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 3.8
Current: 1.54

0.39
3.8
Shiller P/E 29.90
DG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.30 vs. DG: 29.90 )
DG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.39   Max: 39.7
Current: 29.9

24.39
39.7
Current Ratio 1.78
DG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. DG: 1.78 )
DG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.78

1.37
2.25
Quick Ratio 0.38
DG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. DG: 0.38 )
DG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.38

0.11
0.66
Days Inventory 75.29
DG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
60% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 41.65 vs. DG: 75.29 )
DG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 66.06   Max: 115.21
Current: 75.29

66.06
115.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.30
DG's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
93% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. DG: 0.30 )
DG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.3

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.30
DG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
93% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. DG: 0.30 )
DG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.3

Share Buyback Rate 4.00
DG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. DG: 4.00 )
DG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -68.5
Current: 4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 132.90
DG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. DG: 132.90 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 132.9

Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
DG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DG: 1.70 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.53   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.7

1.53
2.15
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
DG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DG: 1.20 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.08
Current: 1.2

0.65
1.08
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
DG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DG: 1.50 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.49
Current: 1.5

0.61
3.49
Price/Graham Number 11.20
DG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DG: 11.20 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 10.1
Current: 11.2

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
DG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DG: 7.20 )
DG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7   Max: 10.4
Current: 7.2

7
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.83
DG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.93 vs. DG: 16.83 )
DG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 48.5
Current: 16.83

9.5
48.5

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 20,508 22,326 23,791
EPS($) 3.98 4.65 5.32
EPS without NRI($) 3.98 4.65 5.32

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMT, WMMVY, FDO, DLTR, COST » details
Traded in other countries:7DG.Germany,
Dollar General Corp was incorporated as a Kentucky corporation under the name J.L. Turner & Son, Inc on June 1, 1955. The Company changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968 and reincorporated in 1998 as a Tennessee corporation. It's a discount retailer in the United States with 11,215 stores located in 40 states as of February 28, 2014, in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. It offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. Its merchandise include high quality national brands, as well as comparable quality private brand selections with prices at substantial discounts to national brands. The Company separate its merchandise into four categories: consumables; seasonal; home products; and apparel. Consumables is the largest category and includes paper and cleaning products (such as paper towels, bath tissue, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, laundry and other home cleaning supplies); packaged food (such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar and flour); perishables (such as milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer and wine); snacks (including candy, cookies, crackers, salty snacks and carbonated beverages); health and beauty (including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene and foot care products); pet (including pet supplies and pet food); and tobacco products. Seasonal products include decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, automotive and home office supplies. Home products includes kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed and bath soft goods. Apparel includes casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories. It purchases merchandise from number of suppliers and maintain direct buying relationships with producers of national brand merchandise, such as Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Nestle, General Mills, Unilever, Kimberly Clark, Kellogg's, and Nabisco. It maintains only a limited number of SKUs per category, giving a pricing advantage in dealing with its suppliers. The Company's direct competitors include Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Fred's, 99 Cents Only and various local, independent operators, as well as Walmart, Target, Kroger, Aldi, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid, among others. Its trademarks include Dollar General, Dollar General Market, Clover Valley, DG, Smart & Simple, trueliving, Sweet Smiles, Open Trails, Bobbie Brooks, Comfort Bay, Holiday Style, and Ever PetTM along with variations and formatives of these trademarks as well as certain other trademarks. The Company's business is subject to numerous and increasing federal, state and local laws and regu
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