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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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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.23
FDO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. FDO: 0.23 )
FDO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.23

Equity to Asset 0.42
FDO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 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 26.57
FDO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.64 vs. FDO: 26.57 )
FDO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 22.3   Max: 9999.99
Current: 26.57

22.3
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.26
M-Score: 4.48
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 (%) 6.62
FDO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. FDO: 6.62 )
FDO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 8.65
Current: 6.62

4.96
8.65
Net-margin (%) 4.27
FDO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. FDO: 4.27 )
FDO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.05   Max: 5.49
Current: 4.27

3.05
5.49
ROE (%) 27.74
FDO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.58 vs. FDO: 27.74 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.62   Max: 35.73
Current: 27.74

13.62
35.73
ROA (%) 11.96
FDO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.35 vs. FDO: 11.96 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 13.83
Current: 11.96

7.73
13.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.90
FDO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. FDO: 28.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.21   Max: 47.39
Current: 28.9

22.21
47.39
Revenue Growth (%) 15.90
FDO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FDO: 15.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 8   Max: 16.5
Current: 15.9

8
16.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.60
FDO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. FDO: 14.60 )
FDO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 28.8
Current: 14.6

2.4
28.8
EPS Growth (%) 13.50
FDO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FDO: 13.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 31.5
Current: 13.5

-4.1
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

Q3 2013

FDO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Eric Mindich 1,671,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 9,457 sh (New)
Jim Simons 62,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 30,000 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,161,269 sh (New)
John Paulson 11,265,600 sh (+51.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,326 sh (+33.85%)
Larry Robbins 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Murray Stahl 435,643 sh (-0.86%)
Scott Black 145,970 sh (-7.32%)
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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)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Larry Robbins 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)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 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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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 2014-06-30 Add 23.96%0.44%$56.08 - $68.76 $ 79.8333%8020000
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.43%$56.08 - $68.76 $ 79.8333%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.24%$56.08 - $68.76 $ 79.8333%0
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.71%1.05%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 79.8326%6470000
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 79.8326%0
John Hussman 2014-03-31 New Buy0.43%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 79.8326%100000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.24%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 79.8326%276576
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.37%0.7%$63.58 - $72.95 $ 79.8317%9759600
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Add 51.35%1.76%$63.32 - $74.7 $ 79.8314%11265600
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.95%$63.32 - $74.7 $ 79.8314%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$63.32 - $74.7 $ 79.8314%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $63.32 - $74.7 $ 79.8314%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.00
FDO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. FDO: 26.00 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 28.85
Current: 26

9.75
28.85
P/B 5.50
FDO's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. FDO: 5.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 6.62
Current: 5.5

1.98
6.62
P/S 0.90
FDO's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FDO: 0.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.9

0.34
1.5
EV-to-EBIT 18.05
FDO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.76 vs. FDO: 18.05 )
FDO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 18.1
Current: 18.05

6.1
18.1
PEG 1.53
FDO's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 155.00 vs. FDO: 1.53 )
FDO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 5.61
Current: 1.53

0.79
5.61
Shiller P/E 25.30
FDO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.44 vs. FDO: 25.30 )
FDO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.32   Max: 37.73
Current: 25.3

10.32
37.73
Current Ratio 1.61
FDO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. FDO: 1.61 )
FDO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 2.41
Current: 1.61

1.24
2.41
Quick Ratio 0.38
FDO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. FDO: 0.38 )
FDO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.38

0.15
0.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.40
FDO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. FDO: 1.40 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.4

0.69
2.83
Dividend Payout 0.36
FDO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. FDO: 0.36 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.36

0.16
0.65
Dividend growth (3y) 17.50
FDO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. FDO: 17.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 17.5
Current: 17.5

9.1
17.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.94
FDO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. FDO: 2.94 )
FDO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 5.94
Current: 2.94

1.45
5.94
Share Buyback Rate 5.40
FDO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. FDO: 5.40 )
FDO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -0.5
Current: 5.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.50
FDO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. FDO: 5.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 6.1
Current: 5.5

1.54
6.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.60
FDO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. FDO: 3.60 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 4.21
Current: 3.6

0.75
4.21
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
FDO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. FDO: 1.20 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.21
Current: 1.2

0.57
2.21
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.90
FDO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDO: 1.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.15
Current: 1.9

0.72
4.15
Price/Graham Number 2.50
FDO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. FDO: 2.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.5

1.07
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
FDO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. FDO: 5.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 16.5
Current: 5.5

5.5
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.94
FDO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. FDO: 13.94 )
FDO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7   Max: 23.5
Current: 13.94

7
23.5

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:FAY.Germany
Family Dollar Stores, Inc. a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1969. The Company operates a chain of more than 7500 general merchandise retail discount stores in 45 states, providing value-conscious consumers with a selection of competitively priced merchandise in convenient neighborhood stores. It sells merchandise at prices that generally range from less than one dollar to ten dollar. Its merchandise assortment includes consumables, home products, apparel and accessories, and seasonal and electronics. The Company's products include health and beauty aids, packaged food and refrigerated products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal goods, apparel, and home fashions. Typically, its customer is a female head-of-household. The Company's stores are located in urban, suburban, small town and rural markets. Its registered trademark include Family Dollar and Family Dollar Stores It competes for sales and store locations in varying degrees with international, national, regional and local retailing establishments, including discount stores, department stores, different stores, dollar stores, discount clothing stores, drug stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, outlet stores, warehouse stores and other stores.
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