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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 0.35
DLTR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. DLTR: 0.35 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.17
Current: 0.35

0.3
6.17
Equity to Asset 0.42
DLTR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DLTR: 0.42 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.42

0.42
0.77
Interest Coverage 63.01
DLTR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. DLTR: 63.01 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.29   Max: 328.61
Current: 63.01

11.29
328.61
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 8.83
M-Score: -2.95
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 (%) 12.38
DLTR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. DLTR: 12.38 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 13.07
Current: 12.38

7.79
13.07
Net-margin (%) 7.61
DLTR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. DLTR: 7.61 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.74   Max: 8.38
Current: 7.61

4.74
8.38
ROE (%) 50.97
DLTR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.86 vs. DLTR: 50.97 )
DLTR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.84   Max: 53.71
Current: 50.97

14.84
53.71
ROA (%) 21.53
DLTR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. DLTR: 21.53 )
DLTR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.67   Max: 22.93
Current: 21.53

9.67
22.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 63.36
DLTR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. DLTR: 63.36 )
DLTR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 25.38   Max: 122.41
Current: 63.36

25.38
122.41
Revenue Growth (%) 15.90
DLTR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. DLTR: 15.90 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 15   Max: 47.9
Current: 15.9

15
47.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 19.40
DLTR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. DLTR: 19.40 )
DLTR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 9.6   Max: 50.4
Current: 19.4

9.6
50.4
EPS Growth (%) 20.60
DLTR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. DLTR: 20.60 )
DLTR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 42.2
Current: 20.6

5.6
42.2
» DLTR's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DLTR Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chase Coleman 2,200,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 392,425 sh (+684.19%)
RS Investment Management 592,040 sh (+52.23%)
Eric Mindich 5,000,000 sh (+11.11%)
Julian Robertson 425,563 sh (+10.32%)
Chuck Akre 2,478,884 sh (+9.44%)
Pioneer Investments 55,142 sh (+8.2%)
John Keeley 173,765 sh (+3.51%)
Steve Mandel 12,006,929 sh (+1.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 292,905 sh (+1.55%)
John Griffin 6,500,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Meridian Funds 450,000 sh (-31.29%)
Chuck Royce 68,350 sh (-79.61%)
Ray Dalio 27,763 sh (-86.58%)
Jim Simons 89,130 sh (-96.76%)
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Q2 2013

DLTR Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ken Heebner 125,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 107,063 sh (+285.63%)
Pioneer Investments 169,862 sh (+208.04%)
Steven Cohen 500,651 sh (+27.58%)
Eric Mindich 5,750,000 sh (+15%)
Chuck Royce 73,100 sh (+6.95%)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Akre 2,421,423 sh (-2.32%)
John Keeley 164,595 sh (-5.28%)
RS Investment Management 560,255 sh (-5.37%)
Jeremy Grantham 263,489 sh (-10.04%)
Meridian Funds 399,500 sh (-11.22%)
Steve Mandel 8,053,196 sh (-32.93%)
Julian Robertson 280,063 sh (-34.19%)
John Griffin 4,200,000 sh (-35.38%)
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Q3 2013

DLTR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Burbank 50,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 497,850 sh (New)
Jim Simons 10,200 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 738,637 sh (+31.84%)
Chuck Akre 2,423,768 sh (+0.1%)
John Griffin 4,200,000 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 167,354 sh (-1.48%)
Steve Mandel 7,648,196 sh (-5.03%)
John Keeley 145,135 sh (-11.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 226,246 sh (-14.13%)
Ray Dalio 89,239 sh (-16.65%)
Eric Mindich 4,000,000 sh (-30.43%)
Chuck Royce 44,000 sh (-39.81%)
Steven Cohen 259,909 sh (-48.09%)
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Q4 2013

DLTR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 13,610 sh (New)
Jim Simons 43,830 sh (+329.71%)
Steven Cohen 1,043,377 sh (+301.44%)
Pioneer Investments 227,717 sh (+36.07%)
RS Investment Management 894,736 sh (+21.13%)
Chuck Akre 2,923,188 sh (+20.61%)
Steve Mandel 8,128,196 sh (+6.28%)
John Keeley 148,540 sh (+2.35%)
John Griffin 4,200,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 206,417 sh (-8.76%)
Louis Moore Bacon 310,875 sh (-37.56%)
Chuck Royce 20,380 sh (-53.68%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DLTR

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 Add 20.61%1.04%$54.9 - $59.91 $ 51.51-11%2923188
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 Add 6.28%0.12%$54.9 - $59.91 $ 51.51-11%8128196
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.09%$54.9 - $59.91 $ 51.51-11%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$54.9 - $59.91 $ 51.51-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$54.9 - $59.91 $ 51.51-11%13610
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.8%$50.45 - $58.489 $ 51.51-5%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.09%$50.45 - $58.489 $ 51.51-5%50000
John Griffin 2013-06-30 Reduce -35.38%1.42%$45.99 - $50.84 $ 51.516%4200000
Steve Mandel 2013-06-30 Reduce -32.93%0.99%$45.99 - $50.84 $ 51.516%8053196
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 Reduce -34.19%0.96%$45.99 - $50.84 $ 51.516%280063
Chuck Akre 2013-06-30 Reduce -2.32%0.16%$45.99 - $50.84 $ 51.516%2421423
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 285.63%0.04%$45.99 - $50.84 $ 51.516%107063
Chuck Akre 2013-03-31 Add 9.44%0.59%$38.04 - $48.43 $ 51.5122%2478884
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Reduce -31.29%0.31%$38.04 - $48.43 $ 51.5122%450000
Julian Robertson 2013-03-31 Add 10.32%0.26%$38.04 - $48.43 $ 51.5122%425563
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Reduce -86.58%0.07%$38.04 - $48.43 $ 51.5122%27763
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$38.04 - $48.43 $ 51.5122%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
DLTR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. DLTR: 18.70 )
DLTR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.45   Max: 26.9
Current: 18.7

10.45
26.9
P/B 9.65
DLTR's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DLTR: 9.65 )
DLTR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.02   Max: 13
Current: 9.65

2.02
13
P/S 1.44
DLTR's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DLTR: 1.44 )
DLTR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.93
Current: 1.44

0.5
1.93
PFCF 23.52
DLTR's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.92 vs. DLTR: 23.52 )
DLTR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.29   Max: 1093.3
Current: 23.52

10.29
1093.3
EV-to-EBIT 11.43
DLTR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. DLTR: 11.43 )
DLTR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 16.6
Current: 11.43

6.7
16.6
PEG 0.87
DLTR's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. DLTR: 0.87 )
DLTR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 2.09
Current: 0.87

0.58
2.09
Shiller P/E 26.72
DLTR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.16 vs. DLTR: 26.72 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.57   Max: 42.77
Current: 26.72

12.57
42.77

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 11.27
DLTR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DLTR: 11.27 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 19.88
Current: 11.27

2.58
19.88
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.63
DLTR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
60% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DLTR: 1.63 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 3.99
Current: 1.63

0.96
3.99
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
DLTR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DLTR: 1.38 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.7
Current: 1.38

0.61
2.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.79
DLTR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DLTR: 0.79 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.57
Current: 0.79

0.61
1.57
Price/Graham Number 3.08
DLTR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. DLTR: 3.08 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 5.25
Current: 3.08

1.34
5.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.70
DLTR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. DLTR: 8.70 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6   Max: 14.9
Current: 8.7

6
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 26.13
DLTR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. DLTR: 26.13 )
DLTR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.4   Max: 27.8
Current: 26.13

12.4
27.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:DT3.Germany
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Virginia. The Company is an operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. The Company's stores operate under the names of Dollar Tree, Deal$, Dollar Tree Deal$, Dollar Tree Canada, Dollar Giant and Dollar Bills. In 4,476 of these stores, it sells substantially all items for $1.00 or less in the United States and C$1.25 or less in Canada and in all of the remaining stores, operating as Deal$, it sells items for $1.00 or less but also sell items for more than $1.00. As of 2 February 2013, the Company has added freezers and coolers to approximately 2,550 stores to increase sales and shopping frequency. As of 2 February 2013, it operates 4,531 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 140 stores in Canada. The Company's selling square footage increased from approximately 30.3m square feet in January 2009 to 40.5m square feet in February 2013. It buys approximately 58% to 60% of its merchandise domestically and imports the remaining 40% to 42%. Its domestic purchases include basic, seasonal, closeouts and promotional merchandise. The Company's merchandise mix consists of: consumable merchandise, such as candy and food, health and beauty care, and household consumables such as paper, plastics and household chemicals and in select stores, frozen and refrigerated food; variety merchandise, such as toys, durable housewares, gifts, party goods, greeting cards, soft lines, and other items; and seasonal goods, such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas merchandise. Its competitors include single-price dollar stores, multi-price dollar stores, mass merchandisers, discount retailers and variety retailers. The Company owns several federal service mark registrations such as 'Dollar Tree', the 'Dollar Tree' logo, the Dollar Tree logo with a '1', and 'One Price...One Dollar.' It also owns a concurrent use registration for 'Dollar Bill$' and the related logo. It has acquired the rights to use trade names previously owned by Everything's A Dollar. With the acquisition of Deal$, it owns trademark 'Deal$'. With the acquisition of Dollar Giant, it owns trademark 'Dollar Giant' and others in Canada. It also has federal trademark registrations for a variety of private labels that are used to market some of its product lines. The Company's business is subject to a wide array of laws and regulations.

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