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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 0.18
DG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. DG: 0.18 )
DG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.18

0.03
1.41
Equity to Asset 0.50
DG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DG: 0.50 )
DG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.5

0.31
0.68
Interest Coverage 19.51
DG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. DG: 19.51 )
DG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 62.58
Current: 19.51

0.97
62.58
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.39
M-Score: -2.47
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 (%) 9.92
DG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. DG: 9.92 )
DG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 10.33
Current: 9.92

2.69
10.33
Net-margin (%) 5.86
DG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. DG: 5.86 )
DG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.13   Max: 5.95
Current: 5.86

-0.13
5.95
ROE (%) 18.98
DG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. DG: 18.98 )
DG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 24.77
Current: 18.98

-0.47
24.77
ROA (%) 9.43
DG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. DG: 9.43 )
DG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.15   Max: 16.03
Current: 9.43

-0.15
16.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.03
DG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. DG: 57.03 )
DG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 12.83   Max: 62.74
Current: 57.03

12.83
62.74
Revenue Growth (%) 12.70
DG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 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 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DG: 13.00 )
DG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 40.9
Current: 13

0
40.9
EPS Growth (%) 20.30
DG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. DG: 20.30 )
DG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 86.9
Current: 20.3

0
86.9
» DG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Julian Robertson 389,900 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 5,330,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 260,230 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,332 sh (New)
George Soros 29,600 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,300 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 713,269 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 79,618 sh (+400.74%)
Louis Moore Bacon 198,050 sh (+308.35%)
Steven Cohen 253,960 sh (+102.37%)
Alan Fournier 3,955,816 sh (+17.35%)
Daniel Loeb 2,300,000 sh (+6.98%)
Steve Mandel 14,243,793 sh (+6.74%)
Lee Ainslie 5,177,322 sh (+1.15%)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Eric Mindich 6,090,000 sh (-6.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,110 sh (-36.15%)
Pioneer Investments 56,000 sh (-51.72%)
» More
Q2 2013

DG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Burbank 943,024 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 4,294,497 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 117,800 sh (+110.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 7,598 sh (+75.39%)
RS Investment Management 1,090,869 sh (+52.94%)
Steven Cohen 336,191 sh (+32.38%)
Chase Coleman 6,000,000 sh (+12.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 10,947 sh (+8.28%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steve Mandel 13,655,169 sh (-4.13%)
Daniel Loeb 2,200,000 sh (-4.35%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 236,620 sh (-9.07%)
Alan Fournier 3,595,816 sh (-9.1%)
Lee Ainslie 4,428,248 sh (-14.47%)
Eric Mindich 5,000,000 sh (-17.9%)
Julian Robertson 272,400 sh (-30.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 48,235 sh (-39.42%)
Louis Moore Bacon 89,250 sh (-54.94%)
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Q3 2013

DG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Larry Robbins 2,216,812 sh (New)
Jim Simons 479,700 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 458,375 sh (+413.59%)
Steve Mandel 17,684,604 sh (+29.51%)
Alan Fournier 3,882,916 sh (+7.98%)
John Burbank 1,012,273 sh (+7.34%)
Diamond Hill Capital 8,098 sh (+6.58%)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,961 sh (+5.65%)
RS Investment Management 1,139,038 sh (+4.42%)
Daniel Loeb 32,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 6,000,000 sh (unchged)
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 4,402,654 sh (-0.58%)
Pioneer Investments 116,390 sh (-1.2%)
Steven Cohen 318,563 sh (-5.24%)
Daniel Loeb 2,000,000 sh (-9.09%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 211,710 sh (-10.53%)
Eric Mindich 3,000,000 sh (-40%)
» More
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%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.24%0.93%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 55.43-6%3203348
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -28.89%0.52%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 55.43-6%719861
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 6.9%0.32%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 55.43-6%18904632
Daniel Loeb 2013-12-31 Add 12.5%0.26%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 55.43-6%2250000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.08%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 55.43-6%52284
George Soros 2013-12-31 New Buy0.07%$56.29 - $61.59 $ 55.43-6%129097
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.7%$51.11 - $58.49 $ 55.431%0
Steve Mandel 2013-09-30 Add 29.51%1.03%$51.11 - $58.49 $ 55.431%17684604
Daniel Loeb 2013-09-30 Reduce -9.09%0.23%$51.11 - $58.49 $ 55.431%2000000
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Add 7.34%0.12%$51.11 - $58.49 $ 55.431%1012273
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$51.11 - $58.49 $ 55.431%0
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy1.6%$48.64 - $54.48 $ 55.437%943024
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -30.14%0.81%$48.64 - $54.48 $ 55.437%272400
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Reduce -14.47%0.49%$48.64 - $54.48 $ 55.437%4428248
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Reduce -4.13%0.15%$48.64 - $54.48 $ 55.437%13655169
George Soros 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$48.64 - $54.48 $ 55.437%0
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 New Buy2.7%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%389900
Steve Mandel 2013-03-31 Add 6.74%0.23%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%14243793
Daniel Loeb 2013-03-31 Add 6.98%0.14%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%2300000
John Burbank 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%0
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%0
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.02%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%29600
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -36.15%0.01%$42.33 - $52.22 $ 55.4320%10110
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.60
DG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. DG: 17.60 )
DG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.02   Max: 25.71
Current: 17.6

15.02
25.71
P/B 3.20
DG's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DG: 3.20 )
DG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 4.01
Current: 3.2

2.18
4.01
P/S 1.03
DG's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DG: 1.03 )
DG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.03

0.6
1.22
PFCF 26.80
DG's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. DG: 26.80 )
DG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.96   Max: 43.67
Current: 26.8

16.96
43.67
EV-to-EBIT 11.60
DG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. DG: 11.60 )
DG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 13.7
Current: 11.6

9.6
13.7
PEG 1.10
DG's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. DG: 1.10 )
DG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.1

0.47
2.4
Shiller P/E 26.20
DG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. DG: 26.20 )
DG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.39   Max: 39.7
Current: 26.2

24.39
39.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
DG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
61% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DG: 1.50 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 1.6
Current: 1.5

1.2
1.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
DG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DG: 1.00 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.07
Current: 1

0.66
1.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
DG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DG: 1.10 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.1

0.61
2.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
DG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. DG: 8.60 )
DG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 10.4
Current: 8.6

7.3
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.50
DG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. DG: 18.50 )
DG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 13.3   Max: 39.4
Current: 18.5

13.3
39.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMT, WMMVY, FDO, DLTR, COST » details
Traded in other countries:7DG.Germany
Dollar General Corporation was incorporated as a Kentucky corporation under the name J.L. Turner & Son, Inc in 1955. The Company changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968 and reincorporated in 1998 as a Tennessee corporation. The Company is a discount retailer in the United States, which offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel. Its merchandise includes high quality national brands from manufacturers, as well as comparable quality private brand selections with prices at substantial discounts to national brands. The Company offers its merchandise at everyday low prices (typically $10 or less) through its convenient small-box (approximately 7,300 square feet) locations. Consumables is its main 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); food, including packaged food and perishables (such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, sugar, flour, milk, eggs and bread); beverages and 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); and pet (including pet supplies and pet food). Seasonal products include decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid cell 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. The Company purchases merchandise from a variety of suppliers and maintain direct buying relationships with many producers of national brand merchandise, such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. The Company operates in the basic discount consumer goods market. Its stores are currently supported by eleven distribution centers located throughout its geographic footprint, including a distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama which began shipping to stores in March 2012 and a leased distribution facility in Lebec, California which began shipping in April 2012. The Company competes with discount stores and with many other retailers, including mass merchandise, grocery, drug, convenience, variety and other specialty stores.

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