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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
50% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 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
77% of the 517 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
71% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. DG: 19.51 )
DG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.48   Max: 62.58
Current: 19.51

1.48
62.58
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.51
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.58
DG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. DG: 9.58 )
DG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 10.33
Current: 9.58

2.71
10.33
Net-margin (%) 5.70
DG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. DG: 5.70 )
DG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 5.95
Current: 5.7

1.03
5.95
ROE (%) 20.00
DG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. DG: 20.00 )
DG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 27.05
Current: 20

3.91
27.05
ROA (%) 9.61
DG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. DG: 9.61 )
DG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 17.71
Current: 9.61

1.23
17.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.63
DG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.59 vs. DG: 54.63 )
DG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 11.3   Max: 67.42
Current: 54.63

11.3
67.42
Revenue Growth (%) 12.70
DG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. DG: 12.70 )
DG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 18.3
Current: 12.7

0
18.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.00
DG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. DG: 13.00 )
DG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.6
Current: 13

0
35.6
EPS Growth (%) 20.30
DG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 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


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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%)
Chase Coleman 6,000,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 32,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Julian Robertson 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%)
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Q4 2013

DG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 52,284 sh (New)
George Soros 129,097 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

Mario Cibelli 55,000 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 5,824,217 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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 7,893,663 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 607,800 sh (unchged)
Alan Fournier Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
George Soros 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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Top Ranked Articles about Dollar General Corp

Dollar General Earnings – A Mixed Package
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
DG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. DG: 18.50 )
DG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 15.02   Max: 25.71
Current: 18.5

15.02
25.71
P/B 3.60
DG's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. DG: 3.60 )
DG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.18   Max: 4.08
Current: 3.6

2.18
4.08
P/S 1.10
DG's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DG: 1.10 )
DG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.1

0.6
1.22
PFCF 24.30
DG's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 184.57 vs. DG: 24.30 )
DG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.96   Max: 43.67
Current: 24.3

16.96
43.67
EV-to-EBIT 12.22
DG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. DG: 12.22 )
DG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 13.7
Current: 12.22

9.6
13.7
PEG 1.21
DG's PEG is ranked higher than
93% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 601.30 vs. DG: 1.21 )
DG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.08
Current: 1.21

0.43
4.08
Shiller P/E 27.20
DG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.28 vs. DG: 27.20 )
DG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.39   Max: 39.7
Current: 27.2

24.39
39.7
Current Ratio 1.59
DG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 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
53% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. DG: 0.18 )
DG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.18

0.08
0.66

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.61
DG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. DG: 1.61 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.61

1.49
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
DG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. DG: 1.07 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.07

0.65
1.12
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.23
DG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DG: 1.23 )
DG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.75
Current: 1.23

0.64
3.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
DG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. DG: 8.20 )
DG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 7.3   Max: 10.4
Current: 8.2

7.3
10.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.91
DG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.65 vs. DG: 16.91 )
DG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 44
Current: 16.91

8.3
44

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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