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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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Cash to Debt 0.22
FDO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. FDO: 0.22 )
FDO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22

Equity to Asset 0.40
FDO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. FDO: 0.40 )
FDO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.4

0.36
0.7
Interest Coverage 26.57
FDO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 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: 6
Z-Score: 5.50
M-Score: -1.16
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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Operating margin (%) 6.62
FDO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 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
88% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 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 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.86 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 478 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 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
84% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. FDO: 28.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.21   Max: 46.03
Current: 28.9

22.21
46.03
Revenue Growth (%) 15.90
FDO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 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 298 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 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
86% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. FDO: 13.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 31.5
Current: 13.5

-4.1
31.5
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

FDO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 6,300 sh (New)
John Burbank 33,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 7,443,600 sh (+48.87%)
Scott Black 157,493 sh (+31.35%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Murray Stahl 439,402 sh (-1.68%)
RS Investment Management 513,427 sh (-4.19%)
Jeremy Grantham 21,910 sh (-20.18%)
Lee Ainslie 1,124,365 sh (-50.51%)
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Q3 2013

FDO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Larry Robbins 1,161,269 sh (New)
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)
John Paulson 11,265,600 sh (+51.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 29,326 sh (+33.85%)
Larry Robbins 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
RS Investment Management 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)
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

Scott Black Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FDO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1%$57.49 - $67.48 $ 57.45-9%0
John Paulson 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.37%0.7%$63.58 - $72.95 $ 57.45-16%9759600
John Paulson 2013-09-30 Add 51.35%1.76%$63.32 - $74.7 $ 57.45-18%11265600
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.95%$63.32 - $74.7 $ 57.45-18%0
John Burbank 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.07%$63.32 - $74.7 $ 57.45-18%0
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $63.32 - $74.7 $ 57.45-18%0
John Paulson 2013-06-30 Add 48.87%1.08%$57.72 - $65.49 $ 57.45-7%7443600
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Reduce -50.51%0.86%$57.72 - $65.49 $ 57.45-7%1124365
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.54%$57.72 - $65.49 $ 57.45-7%0
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 31.35%0.29%$57.72 - $65.49 $ 57.45-7%157493
John Burbank 2013-06-30 New Buy0.07%$57.72 - $65.49 $ 57.45-7%33000
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$57.72 - $65.49 $ 57.45-7%6300
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Reduce -46.16%1.85%$54.87 - $64.04 $ 57.45-1%2272089
John Paulson 2013-03-31 New Buy1.7%$54.87 - $64.04 $ 57.45-1%5000000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -47.92%0.38%$54.87 - $64.04 $ 57.45-1%250000
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.37%$54.87 - $64.04 $ 57.45-1%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.32%$54.87 - $64.04 $ 57.45-1%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.80
FDO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. FDO: 16.80 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 30.6
Current: 16.8

9.75
30.6
P/B 4.07
FDO's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. FDO: 4.07 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 6.62
Current: 4.07

1.98
6.62
P/S 0.64
FDO's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FDO: 0.64 )
FDO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.64

0.34
1.59
EV-to-EBIT 11.78
FDO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. FDO: 11.78 )
FDO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 18.9
Current: 11.78

6.1
18.9
PEG 0.99
FDO's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. FDO: 0.99 )
FDO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 5.64
Current: 0.99

0.78
5.64
Shiller P/E 18.65
FDO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.16 vs. FDO: 18.65 )
FDO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.39   Max: 40.01
Current: 18.65

10.39
40.01

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.90
FDO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. FDO: 1.90 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.9

0.64
2.83
Dividend Payout 0.31
FDO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
95% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. FDO: 0.31 )
FDO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.31

0.16
0.65
Dividend growth (3y) 17.50
FDO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 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) 3.99
FDO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. FDO: 3.99 )
FDO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 5.94
Current: 3.99

1.34
5.94
Share Buyback Rate 5.40
FDO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 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 4.07
FDO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. FDO: 4.07 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 6.1
Current: 4.07

1.54
6.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.71
FDO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
142% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FDO: 2.71 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 4.21
Current: 2.71

0.75
4.21
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
FDO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FDO: 0.89 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.18
Current: 0.89

0.56
2.18
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
FDO's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
242% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. FDO: 1.10 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.15
Current: 1.1

0.72
4.15
Price/Graham Number 1.74
FDO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
91% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. FDO: 1.74 )
FDO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.74

0.94
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.50
FDO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. FDO: 8.50 )
FDO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 16.5
Current: 8.5

5.3
16.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.43
FDO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. FDO: 16.43 )
FDO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7   Max: 23.5
Current: 16.43

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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