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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) PB Ratio

: 4.78 (As of Today)
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The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. As of today (2024-02-25), Dollar General's share price is $140.40. Dollar General's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2023 was $29.39. Hence, Dollar General's PB Ratio of today is 4.78.

The historical rank and industry rank for Dollar General's PB Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

DG' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.12   Med: 4.48   Max: 9.63
Current: 4.78

During the past 13 years, Dollar General's highest PB Ratio was 9.63. The lowest was 3.12. And the median was 4.48.

DG's PB Ratio is ranked worse than
82.15% of 297 companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry
Industry Median: 1.67 vs DG: 4.78

During the past 12 months, Dollar General's average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 7.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was -1.70% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 2.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate was 6.10% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Book Value Per Share Growth Rate of Dollar General was 41.70% per year. The lowest was -1.70% per year. And the median was 11.50% per year.

Back to Basics: PB Ratio


Dollar General PB Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Dollar General's PB Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Dollar General Annual Data
Trend Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22 Jan23
PB Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.67 5.77 7.03 7.66 9.24

Dollar General Quarterly Data
Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22 Oct22 Jan23 Apr23 Jul23 Oct23
PB Ratio 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 9.36 9.24 8.18 5.88 4.05

Competitive Comparison

For the Discount Stores subindustry, Dollar General's PB Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PB Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Dollar General PB Ratio Distribution

For the Retail - Defensive industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Dollar General's PB Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Dollar General's PB Ratio falls into.



Dollar General PB Ratio Calculation

The PB Ratio, or Price-to-Book ratio, or Price/Book, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Book Value per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks.

Dollar General's PB Ratio for today is calculated as follows:

PB Ratio=Share Price/Book Value per Share (Q: Oct. 2023)
=140.40/29.394
=4.78

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

A closely related ratio is called Price-to-Tangible-Book. The difference between Price-to-Tangible-Book and PB Ratio is that book value other than intangibles are used in the calculation.


Dollar General  (NYSE:DG) PB Ratio Explanation

Unlike valuation ratios relative to the earning power such as PE Ratio, PE Ratio without NRI, PS Ratio, Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow , or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, the PB Ratio measures the valuation of the stock relative to the underlying asset of the company.

The PB Ratio works the best for the businesses that earn most of their profit from their assets, e.g. banks and insurance companies.


Be Aware

Some businesses have very light assets, such as software companies or insurance agencies. The PB Ratio does not work well for these companies. Some companies even have negative equity, so the PB Ratio cannot be applied to them.


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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Business Description

Address
100 Mission Ridge, Goodlettsville, TN, USA, 37072
With over 19,000 locations, Dollar General's banner is nearly ubiquitous across the rural United States. Dollar General serves as a convenient shopping destination for fill-in store trips, with its value proposition most relevant to consumers in small communities with a dearth of shopping options. The retailer operates a frugal store of about 7,500 square feet and primarily offers an assortment of branded and private-label consumable items (80% of net sales) such as paper and cleaning products, packaged and perishable food, tobacco, and health and beauty items at low prices. Dollar General also offers a limited assortment of seasonal merchandise, home products, and apparel. The firm sells most items at a price point of $10 or lower.
Executives
Carman R Wenkoff officer: EVP & Chief Information Ofc 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Roderick J West officer: EVP, Global Supply Chain 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
David Rowland director C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET, CHICAGO IL 06061
Michael M Calbert director C/O DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION, 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Jeffery Owen officer: EVP, Store Operations C/O KIRKLAND'S, INC., 5310 MARYLAND WAY, BRENTWOOD TN 37027
Todd J Vasos officer: Div. Pres., Chief Merch. Ofc
Ana Maria Chadwick director 3001 SUMMER ST, STAMFORD CT 06926
Steven R Deckard officer: EVP, Growth & Emerging Mkts 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Kelly Dilts officer: EVP & Chief Financial Officer 6380 ROGERDALE, HOUSTON TX 77072
Timothy I Mcguire director 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
John W Garratt officer: Interim CFO 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Rhonda Taylor officer: SVP & General Counsel 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Anita C Elliott officer: Senior VP & Controller 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Patricia Filikrushel director DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION, 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Antonio Zuazo officer: EVP, Global Supply Chain 100 MISSION RIDGE, GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072