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Dollar General GF Value Rank

: 5 (As of Today)
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Dollar General has the GF Value Rank of 5.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Discount Stores subindustry, Dollar General's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank 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 GF Value Rank Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where Dollar General's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Dollar General Business Description

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100 Mission Ridge, Goodlettsville, TN, USA, 37072
A leading American discount retailer, Dollar General operates over 17,000 stores in 46 states, selling branded and private-label products across a wide variety of categories. In fiscal 2020, more than 76% of net sales came from consumables (including paper and cleaning products, packaged and perishable food, tobacco, and health and beauty items), 12% from seasonal merchandise (such as toys, greeting cards, decorations, and gardening supplies), 7% from home products (for example, kitchen supplies, small appliances, and cookware), and 5% from basic apparel. Stores average roughly 7,400 square feet, and about 75% of Dollar General locations are in towns of 20,000 or fewer people. The firm emphasizes value, with more than 80% of its items sold at everyday low prices of $5 or less.
Zuazo Antonio officer: EVP, Global Supply Chain 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Taylor Emily C officer: EVP & Chief Merchandising Ofc 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Sandler Debra A. director KEURIG DR PEPPER INC. 53 SOUTH AVE. BURLINGTON MA 01803
Sunderland Steven G officer: EVP, Store Operations 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Reardon Kathleen A officer: SVP & Chief People Officer 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Santana Ralph director 400 ATLANTIC STREET SUITE 1500 STAMFORD CT 06901
Mcguire Timothy I director 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Reiser Jason S officer: EVP & Chief Merchandising Ofc VITAMIN SHOPPE, INC. 300 HARMON MEADOW BOULEVARD SECAUCUS NJ 07094
Wenkoff Carman R officer: EVP & Chief Information Ofc 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Kindy Michael J officer: SVP, Global Supply Chain 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Thorpe James W officer: EVP, Chief Merchandising Ofc 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Garratt John W officer: Interim CFO 100 MISSION RIDGE GOODLETTSVILLE TN 37072
Owen Jeffery officer: EVP, Store Operations C/O KIRKLAND'S, INC. 5310 MARYLAND WAY BRENTWOOD TN 37027
Price Paula A director ONE CVS DRIVE WOONSOCKET RI 02895
D Arezzo David W officer: EVP/Chief Merchandising Ofc

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