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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 : 7/10

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Interest Coverage 11.98
FDO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. FDO: 11.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FDO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 11.98
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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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

FDO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,708 sh (New)
Paul Singer 8,102,275 sh (+145.61%)
George Soros 190,191 sh (+49.64%)
Jim Simons 1,170,500 sh (+40.50%)
Mario Gabelli 25,750 sh (+5.97%)
Murray Stahl 11,132 sh (+1.59%)
Larry Robbins 2,313,406 sh (+0.90%)
John Burbank Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 55,000 sh (-26.67%)
Eric Mindich 277,038 sh (-71.12%)
Louis Moore Bacon 16,081 sh (-80.95%)
John Paulson 89,200 sh (-98.36%)
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Q1 2015

FDO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Mario Gabelli 36,150 sh (+40.39%)
Paul Singer 8,236,775 sh (+1.66%)
Murray Stahl Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 15,968 sh (-0.70%)
First Eagle Investment 50,000 sh (-9.09%)
George Soros 127,100 sh (-33.17%)
Jim Simons 338,000 sh (-71.12%)
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Q2 2015

FDO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 368,400 sh (+8.99%)
Louis Moore Bacon 15,968 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Paul Singer 6,650,714 sh (-19.26%)
Mario Gabelli 19,450 sh (-46.20%)
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Q3 2015

FDO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Singer Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Family Dollar Stores Inc was incorporated in November 1959. The Company provides consumers with a selection of competitively priced merchandise in convenient neighbourhood stores. Its merchandise assortment includes Consumables, Home Products, Apparel and Accessories, and Seasonal and Electronics. It classifies the combination of Home Products, Apparel and Accessories, and Seasonal and Electronics as Discretionary. It operates general merchandise retail discount stores in 46 states, serving the basic needs of customers primarily in the low- and middle-income brackets. The stores are supported by 11 distribution centers and one Store Support Center. It competes for sales and store locations in varying degrees with international, national, regional and local retailing establishments, other discount stores, department stores, variety stores, dollar stores, discount clothing stores, drug stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, outlet stores, warehouse stores and other stores. The Company's trademark includes Family Dollar and Family Dollar Stores. Its business is subject to federal, state, local, and international laws, rules, and regulations, such as state and local wage and hour laws, anti-corruption laws, import and export laws, unclaimed property laws, and many others.

Top Ranked Articles about Family Dollar Stores Inc

Paul Singer Sells Stake in Family Dollar Stores
Guru Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) sold his stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc (NYSE:FDO), a North Carolina-based variety store chain, earlier this week, selling 8,236,775 shares for an average price of $79.39 per share. The transaction had a -8.09% impact on Singer’s portfolio. Read more...

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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.78
FDO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. FDO: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FDO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.78
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Dividend Payout 0.31
FDO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. FDO: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FDO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.31
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.78
FDO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. FDO: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FDO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.78
Current: 0.78
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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,697
EPS (TTM) $ 2.04
Short Percentage of Float2.13%
52-Week Range $59.81 - 80.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)114.51

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue (Mil $) 10,775 11,407 12,089
EPS ($) 2.66 3.00 3.33
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.66 3.00 3.33
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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Family Dollar Posts Q2 Results In Line With Market Expectations Before Takeover Apr 10 2015 
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