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Dollar General Other Current Assets

: $197 Mil (As of Oct. 2020)
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Dollar General's other current assets for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2020 was $197 Mil.

Dollar General's quarterly other current assets increased from Apr. 2020 ($194 Mil) to Jul. 2020 ($210 Mil) but then declined from Jul. 2020 ($210 Mil) to Oct. 2020 ($197Mil).

Dollar General's annual other current assets increased from Jan. 2018 ($263 Mil) to Jan. 2019 ($273 Mil) declined from Jan. 2019 ($273 Mil) to Jan. 2020 ($184 Mil).


Dollar General Other Current Assets Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Dollar General Annual Data
Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
Other Current Assets Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 193.47 220.02 263.12 272.73 184.16

Dollar General Quarterly Data
Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20
Other Current Assets Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 192.90 184.16 194.05 210.47 197.04

Dollar General Other Current Assets Calculation

Technically, the other current assets line may include any asset that will be used up within the next 12 months. However, other current assets never include assets that are listed elsewhere in the current assets section of the balance sheet. For this reason, other current assets are almost never:


Cash
Trade Receivables
Inventory

The assets grouped under other current assets are most commonly:


Prepaid Expenses
Tax Assets
Non-Trade Receivables
Other (too numerous to list)

Some companies can and do choose to report each of these items separately.

Other current assets may be made up largely of Prepaid Expenses - unless these are listed on a separate line of the balance sheet.

Prepaid expenses are exactly what they sound like. If a company pays a $30 million insurance premium on the last day of June that will provide coverage for the entire month of July, the company will record a $30 million prepaid expense to account for the insurance expense it will show in July that it already paid for in June.

Tax assets can be quite complex. It is not common for companies to have both tax assets and tax liabilities. It is important that investors take note of both items when considering future taxes.

Non-Trade receivables are rarely a large item. They include money owed to the company by non-customers. Non-trade receivables can be caused by related party transactions, the sale of a business unit, etc. The notes to the company's financial statements will often provide much more detail on this item if it is truly important.

There are a variety of other current assets like non-trade receivables which are simply too numerous to list. If a company is following correct reporting procedures, it should not lump items that are different from one another and yet individually important to the company together under the line Other Current Assets.

At most companies, other current assets are a small and unimportant part of the total balance sheet.


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