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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
DG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DG: 0.06 )
DG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.47
DG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. DG: 0.47 )
DG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.47

0.31
0.68
Interest Coverage 19.51
DG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. DG: 19.51 )
DG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 67.73
Current: 19.51

0.97
67.73
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.69
M-Score: -2.97
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.58
DG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. DG: 9.58 )
DG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 10.33
Current: 9.58

2.69
10.33
Net-margin (%) 5.70
DG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. DG: 5.70 )
DG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.13   Max: 5.95
Current: 5.7

-0.13
5.95
ROE (%) 20.00
DG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. DG: 20.00 )
DG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.58   Max: 27.8
Current: 20

-0.58
27.8
ROA (%) 9.61
DG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. DG: 9.61 )
DG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 17.71
Current: 9.61

-0.22
17.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.63
DG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. DG: 54.63 )
DG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.22   Max: 67.42
Current: 54.63

13.22
67.42
Revenue Growth (%) 12.70
DG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 498 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. DG: 12.70 )
DG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.5   Max: 18.3
Current: 12.7

-27.5
18.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.00
DG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DG: 13.00 )
DG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.6   Max: 40.9
Current: 13

-25.6
40.9
EPS Growth (%) 20.30
DG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. DG: 20.30 )
DG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 86.9
Current: 20.3

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

Q4 2013

DG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

George Soros 129,097 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 52,284 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 794,360 sh (+149.36%)
Jim Simons 1,052,100 sh (+119.32%)
Larry Robbins 2,947,412 sh (+32.96%)
Chase Coleman 7,893,663 sh (+31.56%)
Louis Moore Bacon 565,250 sh (+23.32%)
Daniel Loeb 2,250,000 sh (+12.5%)
Steve Mandel 18,904,632 sh (+6.9%)
RS Investment Management 1,152,689 sh (+1.2%)
Daniel Loeb 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 8,095 sh (-0.04%)
Pioneer Investments 111,274 sh (-4.4%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 202,050 sh (-4.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,872 sh (-23.72%)
Lee Ainslie 3,203,348 sh (-27.24%)
John Burbank 719,861 sh (-28.89%)
Alan Fournier 2,714,456 sh (-30.09%)
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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 (+108.7%)
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)
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 (-45.3%)
Steven Cohen 393,218 sh (-50.5%)
John Burbank 88,902 sh (-87.65%)
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Q2 2014

DG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Lee Ainslie 5,824,217 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 55,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 872,900 sh (New)
John Paulson 4,090,000 sh (+104.5%)
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%)
Steven Cohen 607,800 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 7,893,663 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 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

George Soros 494,049 sh (New)
John Burbank 2,164,613 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 151,200 sh (New)
Mario Cibelli 147,500 sh (+168.18%)
RS Investment Management 488,500 sh (+44.53%)
Steve Mandel 9,305,845 sh (+30.9%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,099 sh (+8.7%)
John Paulson 4,090,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 4,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 70,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Cibelli 2014-09-30 Add 168.18%2.13%$54.41 - $64.48 $ 66.110%147500
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy1.9%$54.41 - $64.48 $ 66.110%2164613
Steve Mandel 2014-09-30 Add 30.9%0.52%$54.41 - $64.48 $ 66.110%9305845
Lee Ainslie 2014-09-30 Reduce -8.14%0.39%$54.41 - $64.48 $ 66.110%5350261
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.23%$54.41 - $64.48 $ 66.110%494049
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -34.64%0.1%$54.41 - $64.48 $ 66.110%272124
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 New Buy4.8%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%5824217
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 New Buy1.3%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%55000
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%0
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 Reduce -31.25%0.78%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%7109343
Daniel Loeb 2014-06-30 Add 33.33%0.7%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%4000000
John Paulson 2014-06-30 Add 104.5%0.51%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%4090000
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.15%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.14%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 41.02%0.09%$53.5 - $62.82 $ 66.116%416350
Lee Ainslie 2014-03-31 Sold Out 2.5%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%0
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Reduce -45.3%2.22%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%10340612
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Reduce -87.65%1.31%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%88902
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 New Buy1.2%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%1670100
Daniel Loeb 2014-03-31 Add 33.33%0.6%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%3000000
John Paulson 2014-03-31 New Buy0.54%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%2000000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 464.68%0.21%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%295237
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 108.7%0.08%$55.2 - $62.87 $ 66.113%269428
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.24%0.93%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 66.113%3203348
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.89%0.52%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 66.113%719861
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 6.9%0.32%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 66.113%18904632
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Add 12.5%0.26%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 66.113%2250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.08%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 66.113%52284
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.07%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 66.113%129097
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.10
DG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. DG: 20.10 )
DG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.02   Max: 25.71
Current: 20.1

15.02
25.71
P/B 4.00
DG's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 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 higher than
60% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. DG: 1.20 )
DG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.2

0.6
1.22
PFCF 26.50
DG's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 108.70 vs. DG: 26.50 )
DG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 17.09   Max: 43.67
Current: 26.5

17.09
43.67
EV-to-EBIT 13.23
DG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. DG: 13.23 )
DG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 13.7
Current: 13.23

9.6
13.7
PEG 1.31
DG's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.67 vs. DG: 1.31 )
DG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.31

0.47
2.41
Shiller P/E 29.70
DG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 33.86 vs. DG: 29.70 )
DG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.39   Max: 39.99
Current: 29.7

24.39
39.99
Current Ratio 1.59
DG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. DG: 1.59 )
DG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.59

1.15
2.75
Quick Ratio 0.18
DG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. DG: 0.18 )
DG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.18

0.08
0.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.75
DG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. DG: 1.75 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.75

1.2
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
DG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. DG: 1.16 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.16

0.65
1.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.34
DG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DG: 1.34 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.34

0.61
2.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.60
DG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. DG: 7.60 )
DG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 10.4
Current: 7.6

7.3
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.96
DG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. DG: 16.96 )
DG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.2   Max: 39.4
Current: 16.96

13.2
39.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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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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