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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 0.28
FDO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FDO: 0.28 )
FDO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.28

Equity to Asset 0.42
FDO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. FDO: 0.42 )
FDO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.42

0.36
0.7
Interest Coverage 14.03
FDO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.07 vs. FDO: 14.03 )
FDO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.03   Max: 9999.99
Current: 14.03

14.03
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.01
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
2.08%
11.40%
WACC
ROIC
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.53
FDO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. FDO: 3.53 )
FDO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.02   Max: 8.65
Current: 3.53

4.02
8.65
Net-margin (%) 2.35
FDO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. FDO: 2.35 )
FDO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 5.49
Current: 2.35

2.71
5.49
ROE (%) 15.20
FDO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. FDO: 15.20 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.21   Max: 35.41
Current: 15.2

14.21
35.41
ROA (%) 6.27
FDO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. FDO: 6.27 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.52   Max: 14.71
Current: 6.27

7.52
14.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.14
FDO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. FDO: 14.14 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.17   Max: 45.16
Current: 14.14

17.17
45.16
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
FDO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FDO: 10.10 )
FDO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 8   Max: 16.5
Current: 10.1

8
16.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -1.60
FDO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. FDO: -1.60 )
FDO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.6   Max: 28.8
Current: -1.6

-1.6
28.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -7.20
FDO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 421 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. FDO: -7.20 )
FDO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 31.5
Current: -7.2

-7.2
31.5
» FDO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FDO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 15,991 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,082,900 sh (+1629.87%)
Steven Cohen 45,307 sh (+379.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 56,688 sh (+93.3%)
Eric Mindich 2,377,000 sh (+42.17%)
Eric Mindich 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Scott Black 144,393 sh (-1.08%)
Murray Stahl 404,680 sh (-7.11%)
John Paulson 9,759,600 sh (-13.37%)
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Q1 2014

FDO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 70,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 908,400 sh (New)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 276,576 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,225,543 sh (+2604.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,571 sh (+122.44%)
Eric Mindich 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 670,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Scott Black Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Paulson 6,470,000 sh (-33.71%)
Jim Simons 639,552 sh (-40.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 32,800 sh (-42.14%)
Murray Stahl 17,865 sh (-95.59%)
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Q2 2014

FDO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Larry Robbins 3,021,143 sh (+232.58%)
John Paulson 8,020,000 sh (+23.96%)
Steven Cohen 99,200 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 12,169 sh (-31.88%)
Jim Simons 92,500 sh (-85.54%)
Louis Moore Bacon 7,928 sh (-88.67%)
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Q3 2014

FDO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Eric Mindich 959,238 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 75,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 24,300 sh (New)
John Burbank 48,462 sh (New)
Paul Singer 3,298,830 sh (New)
George Soros 127,100 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 84,425 sh (+964.9%)
Jim Simons 833,100 sh (+800.65%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 10,958 sh (-9.95%)
Larry Robbins 2,292,806 sh (-24.11%)
John Paulson 5,427,000 sh (-32.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FDO

(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
John Paulson 2014-09-30 Reduce -32.33%0.74%$60.01 - $80.23 $ 76.223%5427000
George Soros 2014-09-30 New Buy0.07%$60.01 - $80.23 $ 76.223%127100
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy0.05%$60.01 - $80.23 $ 76.223%48462
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$60.01 - $80.23 $ 76.223%24300
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 New Buy0.01%$60.01 - $80.23 $ 76.223%75000
John Paulson 2014-06-30 Add 23.96%0.44%$56.08 - $68.76 $ 76.2227%8020000
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.43%$56.08 - $68.76 $ 76.2227%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.24%$56.08 - $68.76 $ 76.2227%0
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.71%1.05%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 76.2220%6470000
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 76.2221%0
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.43%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 76.2221%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.24%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 76.2220%276576
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Top Ranked Articles about Family Dollar Stores Inc

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 35.10
FDO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.20 vs. FDO: 35.10 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 36.75
Current: 35.1

9.75
36.75
Forward P/E 22.52
FDO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. FDO: 22.52 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.10
FDO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 24.70 vs. FDO: 35.10 )
FDO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 36.76
Current: 35.1

9.75
36.76
P/B 5.17
FDO's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. FDO: 5.17 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 6.62
Current: 5.17

1.98
6.62
P/S 0.83
FDO's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. FDO: 0.83 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.83

0.34
1.33
POCF 24.83
FDO's POCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. FDO: 24.83 )
FDO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.6   Max: 25.99
Current: 24.83

5.6
25.99
EV-to-EBIT 24.92
FDO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. FDO: 24.92 )
FDO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 26
Current: 24.92

6.1
26
PEG 6.88
FDO's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDO: 6.88 )
FDO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 5.64
Current: 6.88

0.78
5.64
Shiller P/E 24.90
FDO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 34.46 vs. FDO: 24.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.32   Max: 32.66
Current: 24.9

10.32
32.66
Current Ratio 1.52
FDO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. FDO: 1.52 )
FDO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.52

1.24
2.41
Quick Ratio 0.36
FDO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. FDO: 0.36 )
FDO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.36

0.15
0.72
Days Inventory 85.50
FDO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.90 vs. FDO: 85.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 72.22   Max: 146.15
Current: 85.5

72.22
146.15
Days Sales Outstanding 1.52
FDO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.83 vs. FDO: 1.52 )
FDO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.37
Current: 1.52

0.14
2.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.22
FDO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. FDO: 1.22 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.22

0.78
2.83
Dividend Payout 0.55
FDO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. FDO: 0.55 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.55

0.16
1.03
Dividend growth (3y) 19.40
FDO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FDO: 19.40 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 19.4
Current: 19.4

9.1
19.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.79
FDO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. FDO: 2.79 )
FDO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 6.58
Current: 2.79

1.81
6.58
Share Buyback Rate 2.80
FDO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. FDO: 2.80 )
FDO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -0.5
Current: 2.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.17
FDO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.56 vs. FDO: 5.17 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 6.1
Current: 5.17

1.66
6.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.40
FDO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. FDO: 4.40 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 4.56
Current: 4.4

0.75
4.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.15
FDO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. FDO: 1.15 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.18
Current: 1.15

0.56
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.97
FDO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDO: 4.97 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 5.15
Current: 4.97

0.72
5.15
Price/Graham Number 2.84
FDO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. FDO: 2.84 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.95
Current: 2.84

1.07
2.95
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.00
FDO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FDO: 4.00 )
FDO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 16.5
Current: 4

3.8
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.77
FDO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. FDO: 6.77 )
FDO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 22
Current: 6.77

6.8
22

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 10,890 11,510 12,214
EPS($) 2.87 3.39 3.55
EPS without NRI($) 2.87 3.39 3.55

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
Compare:WMT, WMMVY, DG, DLTR, COST » details
Traded in other countries:FAY.Germany, FDO.Mexico,
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.
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