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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 0.07
DG's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. DG: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DG' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.22 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity-to-Asset 0.47
DG's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. DG: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DG' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.47
0.31
0.68
Interest Coverage 20.83
DG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. DG: 20.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DG' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 10.11 Max: 22.32
Current: 20.83
0.97
22.32
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 4.68
Beneish M-Score: -2.23
WACC vs ROIC
6.06%
15.63%
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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Operating Margin % 9.21
DG's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. DG: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DG' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.69  Med: 9.46 Max: 10.33
Current: 9.21
2.69
10.33
Net Margin % 5.53
DG's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
87% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. DG: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DG' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.13  Med: 5.41 Max: 5.95
Current: 5.53
-0.13
5.95
ROE % 22.80
DG's ROE % is ranked higher than
88% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. DG: 22.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DG' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.58  Med: 18.37 Max: 23.2
Current: 22.8
-0.58
23.2
ROA % 10.59
DG's ROA % is ranked higher than
90% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. DG: 10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DG' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.22  Med: 8.74 Max: 10.91
Current: 10.59
-0.22
10.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 55.63
DG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. DG: 55.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DG' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.89  Med: 57.03 Max: 66.62
Current: 55.63
13.89
66.62
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 13.00
DG's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. DG: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DG' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 13 Max: 41.9
Current: 13
0.1
41.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 11.00
DG's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. DG: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DG' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: 17.5 Max: 49
Current: 11
-14.5
49
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 11.80
DG's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. DG: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DG' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 16.3 Max: 166.8
Current: 11.8
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166.8
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Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Headquarter Location:USA
Dollar General Corp is a discount retailer in the United States. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel.

Dollar General is a discount retailer in the United States, with more than 13,300 stores in 43 states at the end of fiscal 2016. The company offers a broad selection of food and general merchandise, typically at $5 or less, through convenient and small (average 7,400 square feet) formats. In 2007, Dollar General was acquired by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, but began trading publicly again in 2009. KKR exited its position in late 2013.

Top Ranked Articles about Dollar General Corp

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DOLLAR GENERAL SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Dollar General Corporation - (DG)

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., reminds investors that they have until March 20, 2017 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Dollar General Corporation (:DG), if they purchased the Company’s securities between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The action is pending in United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. 
What You May Do If you purchased securities of Dollar General and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn ([email protected]). If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in this class action, you must petition the Court by March 20, 2017. About the Lawsuit Dollar General and certain of its executives are charged with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period, violating federal securities laws.  On August 25, 2016, Dollar General announced disappointing second quarter 2016 financial and operational results caused by “a reduction in both SNAP participation rates and benefit levels.”   Then, on December 1, 2016, Dollar General announced third quarter 2016 financial and operational results that included a reduction in same-store sales.  The Company cited reductions in SNAP benefits as a major contributor of the disappointing results, and admitted that the benefit reductions “affect[] about 56% of our store base.” On this news, the price of Dollar General’s shares plummeted.
About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC KSF, whose partners include the Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on securities, antitrust and consumer class actions, along with merger & acquisition and breach of fiduciary litigation against publicly traded companies on behalf of shareholders. The firm has offices in New York, California and Louisiana. To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.  

Contact:

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC
Lewis Kahn, Managing Partner
[email protected]
1-877-515-1850
206 Covington St.
Madisonville, LA 70447

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Dollar General Investor Reminder: Hagens Berman Reminds Dollar General Investors of March 20, 2017 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO, March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP reminds investors in Dollar General Corporation (:DG) of the March 20, 2017 Lead Plaintiff deadline in the pending securities class action.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired securities of DG between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016 and suffered over $50,000 in losses contact Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.  For more information visit: https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/DG or contact Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm’s investigation, by calling 510-725-3000 or emailing [email protected]. On March 10, 2016, in response to a securities analyst’s question about what the federal food stamp benefits program (also known as “SNAP”) revenues meant for DG, its Chief Executive Officer Todd J. Visos responded in part “SNAP for us is approximately 5% of our sales.  So it really has – it’s not a huge piece of the business”. Nonetheless, on December 1, 2016, DG surprised investors when it reported disappointing fiscal third quarter 2016 results and attributed the surprise in part to SNAP revenues affecting “about 56% of our store base”. This news drove the price of DG shares down nearly 5% to close at $73.48 per share that day. “Our investigation into this matter includes the truth of the CEO’s statement that SNAP revenues were not a huge piece of the business,” said Hagens Berman partner Reed Kathrein. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding DG should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program.  Under the new SEC whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC.  For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 510-725-3000 or email [email protected]. About Hagens Berman
Hagens Berman is a national investor-rights law firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices in 10 cities.  The Firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the Firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com.  Read the Firm’s Securities Newsletter, and visit the blog.  For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw.
Contact:
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Dollar General Corporation of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – DG

NEW YORK, March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Dollar General Corporation (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) (:DG) and certain of its officers.   The class action, filed in United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Dollar General Securities, seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants’ violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Dollar General Securities between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016, both dates inclusive, you have until March 20, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.  [Click here to join this class action] Dollar General is one of the largest discount retailers in the United States, with the main merchandise category being consumables, which includes packaged foods, perishables, and snacks.  As a discount retailer, Dollar General’s core customers are low- and fixed-income households, a significant percentage of which qualify for the federal food stamp benefits program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or “SNAP”). Beginning in 1996, SNAP benefits were limited to no more than 3 months out of any 26 month period for unemployed individuals who are not disabled or raising minor children. Many states waived this limitation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Given the improving condition of the U.S. economy, at least 20 states were planning to re-implement the limitation in 2016, which would go into effect in April at the beginning of the second fiscal quarter of 2016. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects.  Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:  (i) the announced limitations on SNAP benefits would have a material impact on the Company’s financial performance as 56 percent of Dollar General Stores are located in states that re-implemented time limitations on SNAP benefits in 2016, (ii) in turn, the impact of SNAP reductions would be disproportionate to the percentage of the Company’s overall sales comprised of SNAP payments; (iii) consequently, the Company’s financial statements were overstated;  and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, Dollar General’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. On December 1, 2016, Dollar General filed a quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the SEC, announcing the Company’s financial and operating results for the quarter ended October 28, 2016 (the “Q3 2016 10-Q”).  The results announced in the Q3 2016 10-Q fell far short of market expectations, including a reduction in same-store sales, even though the Company had previously predicted annual same-store sales growth of 2-4%, and most analysts expected a quarterly increase in same-store sales of nearly 1%. The Company attributed its poor quarterly performance in large part to reductions in SNAP benefits, and finally admitted the true impact that SNAP reductions were having on its sales, stating that the benefit reductions “affect[] about 56% of our store base in the states that have reduced or eliminated the SNAP benefits.  And those states that have had the reduction or elimination, they are approximately 100-basis-point worse in comp. That gives you a real good idea of how impactful those SNAP benefits reductions have been.”  On this news, Dollar General’s share price fell $3.84, or 4.96%, to close at $73.48 December 1, 2016. The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com
CONTACT:
Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
[email protected]

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DG SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of a Class Action Involving Dollar General Corporation and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of investors who purchased Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:NYSE:DG) securities between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016.
Click here to learn about the case: http://www.wongesq.com/pslra/dollar-general-corporation. There is no cost or obligation to you. According to the complaint, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that the announced limitations on SNAP benefits would have a material impact on its financial performance since 56% of Dollar General’s stores are located in states that re-implemented time limitations on SNAP benefits in 2016, and therefore the impact of SNAP reductions would be disproportionate to the percentage of the Company’s overall sales comprised of SNAP payments. These statements were significant to shareholders because they were made in response to concerns by analysts that SNAP benefits would be reduced in several states – which could impact Dollar General’s sales to the extent its business operations were exposed to SNAP changes. If you suffered a loss in Dollar General you have until March 20, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. To obtain additional information, contact Vincent Wong, Esq. either via email [email protected], by telephone at 212.425.1140, or visit http://www.wongesq.com/pslra/dollar-general-corporation. Vincent Wong, Esq. is an experienced attorney that has represented investors in securities litigations involving financial fraud and violations of shareholder rights.  Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT:   
Vincent Wong, Esq.
39 East Broadway
Suite 304
New York, NY 10002
Tel. 212.425.1140
Fax. 866.699.3880
E-Mail: [email protected]

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses In Excess Of $100,000 From Investment In Dollar General Corporation (DG) To Contact Brower Piven Before The Lead Plaintiff Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit

STEVENSON, Md., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of purchasers of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:NYSE:DG) (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) securities during the period between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until March 20, 2017 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Dollar General securities during the Class Period. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action. The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose during the Class Period that the announced limitations on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”) benefits would have a material impact on the Company’s financial performance because 56% of Dollar General’s stores are located in states that re-implemented time limitations on SNAP benefits in 2016, and the impact of SNAP reductions would be disproportionate to the percentage of the Company’s overall sales comprised of SNAP payments. According to the complaint, following an August 25, 2016 announcement of second quarter results that fell short of market expectations, and a December 1, 2016 announcement of third quarter results that fell short of market expectations and that the Company attributed to reductions in SNAP benefits, the value of Dollar General shares declined significantly. If you have suffered a loss in excess of $100,000 from investment in Dollar General securities purchased on or after March 10, 2016 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentsecuritiescases.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (410) 415-6616. Brower Piven also encourages anyone with information regarding the Company’s conduct during the period in question to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others. Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.
CONTACT: Charles J. Piven
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
1925 Old Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153
Telephone: 410-415-6616
[email protected]

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SHAREHOLDER COMPLAINT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Files in U.S. District Court to Recover Losses Suffered by Investors in Dollar General Corporation

Lead Plaintiff Deadline Set For March 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:
To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired shares of Dollar General Corporation (“Dollar General”) (NYSE:NYSE:DG) between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016. You are hereby notified that Levi & Korsinsky has commenced the class action Askins v. Dollar General Corporation, et al. (Case No. 3:17-cv-00276) in the USDC for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. To get more information go to: http://www.zlk.com/pslra/dollar-general-corporation or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that throughout the class period Defendants made materially false statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) a significant percentage of Dollar General’s EPS growth was tied to revenues derived from SNAP benefit recipients; (ii) the reinstitution of time limits on SNAP benefits would impact Dollar General’s operating business and financials, particularly the Company’s fiscal 2016 EPS guidance and same-store growth estimates; (iii) 56% of Dollar General stores are located in states that re-implemented the time limitation; and (iv) the announced benefit reductions would have a disproportionate impact on the  Company’s sales relative to the overall percentage of sales derived from SNAP payments. Take Action: if you suffered a loss in Dollar General you have until March 20, 2017 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm’s attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
CONTACT:
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
Fax: (212) 363-7171
www.zlk.com

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT:  Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Dollar General Corporation and Certain Officers – DG
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Dollar General Corporation (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) (NYSE:NYSE:DG) and certain of its officers.   The class action, filed in United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Dollar General Securities, seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants’ violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Dollar General Securities between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016, both dates inclusive, you have until March 20, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com.   To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased. [Click here to join this class action]Dollar General is one of the largest discount retailers in the United States, with the main merchandise category being consumables, which includes packaged foods, perishables, and snacks.  As a discount retailer, Dollar General’s core customers are low- and fixed-income households, a significant percentage of which qualify for the federal food stamp benefits program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or “SNAP”). Beginning in 1996, SNAP benefits were limited to no more than 3 months out of any 26 month period for unemployed individuals who are not disabled or raising minor children. Many states waived this limitation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Given the improving condition of the U.S. economy, at least 20 states were planning to re-implement the limitation in 2016, which would go into effect in April at the beginning of the second fiscal quarter of 2016.The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects.  Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:  (i) the announced limitations on SNAP benefits would have a material impact on the Company’s financial performance as 56 percent of Dollar General Stores are located in states that re-implemented time limitations on SNAP benefits in 2016, (ii) in turn, the impact of SNAP reductions would be disproportionate to the percentage of the Company’s overall sales comprised of SNAP payments; (iii) consequently, the Company’s financial statements were overstated;  and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, Dollar General’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.On December 1, 2016, Dollar General filed a quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the SEC, announcing the Company’s financial and operating results for the quarter ended October 28, 2016 (the “Q3 2016 10-Q”).  The results announced in the Q3 2016 10-Q fell far short of market expectations, including a reduction in same-store sales, even though the Company had previously predicted annual same-store sales growth of 2-4%, and most analysts expected a quarterly increase in same-store sales of nearly 1%. The Company attributed its poor quarterly performance in large part to reductions in SNAP benefits, and finally admitted the true impact that SNAP reductions were having on its sales, stating that the benefit reductions “affect[] about 56% of our store base in the states that have reduced or eliminated the SNAP benefits.  And those states that have had the reduction or elimination, they are approximately 100-basis-point worse in comp. That gives you a real good idea of how impactful those SNAP benefits reductions have been.” On this news, Dollar General’s share price fell $3.84, or 4.96%, to close at $73.48 December 1, 2016.The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com 

CONTACT:
Robert S. Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
[email protected]

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DOLLAR GENERAL INVESTOR DEADLINE REMINDER: Hagens Berman Reminds Dollar General Investors of March 20, 2017 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP reminds investors in Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:NYSE:DG) of the March 20, 2017 Lead Plaintiff deadline in the pending securities class action lawsuit.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired securities of DG between March 10, 2016 and November 30, 2016 and suffered over $50,000 in losses contact Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.  For more information visit: https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/DG or contact Reed Kathrein, who is leading the firm’s investigation, by calling 510-725-3000 or emailing [email protected]. On March 10, 2016, DG Chief Executive Officer Todd J. Visos explained to an analyst that the federal food stamp benefits program (also known as “SNAP”) accounts for “approximately 5% of our sales.  So it really has – it’s not a huge piece of the business.” Nonetheless, on December 1, 2016 DG surprised investors when it reported disappointing fiscal third quarter 2016 results and attributed the surprise in part to SNAP revenues affecting “about 56% of our store base.” This news drove the price of DG shares down nearly 5% to close at $73.48 per share that day. “Our investigation into this matter includes the CEO’s statement that SNAP revenues were not a huge piece of the business,” said Hagens Berman partner Reed Kathrein. Whistleblowers: Persons with non-public information regarding DG should consider their options to help in the investigation or take advantage of the SEC Whistleblower program. Under the new SEC whistleblower program, whistleblowers who provide original information may receive rewards totaling up to 30 percent of any successful recovery made by the SEC. For more information, call Reed Kathrein at 510-725-3000 or email [email protected]. About Hagens Berman
Hagens Berman is a national investor-rights law firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices in 10 cities. The Firm represents investors, whistleblowers, workers and consumers in complex litigation. More about the Firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com. For the latest news visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @classactionlaw.
Contact:
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Ratios

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PE Ratio 15.92
NYSE:DG's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.63 vs. NYSE:DG: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.05  Med: 18.9 Max: 25.84
Current: 15.92
15.05
25.84
Forward PE Ratio 15.53
NYSE:DG's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. NYSE:DG: 15.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 15.92
NYSE:DG's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
72% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.85 vs. NYSE:DG: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
NYSE:DG' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.05  Med: 18.9 Max: 25.84
Current: 15.92
15.05
25.84
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 15.92
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
62% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.94 vs. NYSE:DG: 15.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
NYSE:DG' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.41  Med: 22.32 Max: 28.41
Current: 15.92
15.41
28.41
PB Ratio 3.50
NYSE:DG's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. NYSE:DG: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 3.49 Max: 4.95
Current: 3.5
2.18
4.95
PS Ratio 0.88
NYSE:DG's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:DG: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.88
0.6
1.31
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.71
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
53% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.08 vs. NYSE:DG: 17.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:DG' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.44  Med: 25.06 Max: 44.06
Current: 17.71
16.44
44.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 11.47
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. NYSE:DG: 11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
NYSE:DG' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.6  Med: 14.75 Max: 18.76
Current: 11.47
10.6
18.76
EV-to-EBIT 10.77
NYSE:DG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. NYSE:DG: 10.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NYSE:DG' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.7  Med: 12.4 Max: 14.8
Current: 10.77
9.7
14.8
EV-to-EBITDA 9.07
NYSE:DG's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. NYSE:DG: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:DG' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 10.2 Max: 12.5
Current: 9.07
8.1
12.5
PEG Ratio 1.39
NYSE:DG's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.91
Current: 1.39
0.52
2.91
Shiller PE Ratio 25.46
NYSE:DG's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.36 vs. NYSE:DG: 25.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.91  Med: 34.45 Max: 43.86
Current: 25.46
24.91
43.86
Current Ratio 1.39
NYSE:DG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.9 Max: 3.61
Current: 1.39
1.15
3.61
Quick Ratio 0.17
NYSE:DG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. NYSE:DG: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.24 Max: 2.89
Current: 0.17
0.08
2.89
Days Inventory 77.38
NYSE:DG's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
82% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.94 vs. NYSE:DG: 77.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NYSE:DG' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.06  Med: 73 Max: 77.38
Current: 77.38
66.06
77.38
Days Sales Outstanding 0.17
NYSE:DG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
98% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.07 vs. NYSE:DG: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NYSE:DG' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.22 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.17
0.12
1.25
Days Payable 38.31
NYSE:DG's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.87 vs. NYSE:DG: 38.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NYSE:DG' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.35  Med: 38.54 Max: 42.1
Current: 38.31
29.35
42.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 1.45
NYSE:DG's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
65% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
NYSE:DG' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.45
0.28
1.47
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.23
NYSE:DG's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. NYSE:DG: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23
0.22
0.23
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.49
NYSE:DG's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
70% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.45
NYSE:DG's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
81% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
NYSE:DG' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.47
Current: 1.45
0.28
1.47
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.80
NYSE:DG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. NYSE:DG: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
NYSE:DG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.6  Med: 0.3 Max: 14.1
Current: 3.8
-15.6
14.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.17
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
NYSE:DG' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.53 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.17
1.16
1.76
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.49
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
53% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.87
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. NYSE:DG: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
NYSE:DG' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.87
0.64
1.28
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.47
NYSE:DG's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NYSE:DG: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
NYSE:DG' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.67
Current: 1.47
0.65
2.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 9.28
NYSE:DG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
78% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. NYSE:DG: 9.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:DG' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 8.1 Max: 10.3
Current: 9.28
6.8
10.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 14.91
NYSE:DG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
74% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. NYSE:DG: 14.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
NYSE:DG' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.6  Med: 18.85 Max: 38.6
Current: 14.91
12.6
38.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $22,330.79
EPS (TTM) $ 4.42
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float4.77%
52-Week Range $65.97 - 96.88
Shares Outstanding (Mil)274.23

Analyst Estimate

Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Revenue (Mil $) 23,196 24,835 26,672
EPS ($) 4.63 5.06 5.45
EPS without NRI ($) 4.63 5.06 5.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
10.70%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.04 1.08 1.04

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