Dollar General Corp. (DG): Price and Financial Metrics

Dollar General Corp. (DG): $239.86

0.39 (+0.16%)

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DG POWR Grades

  • Stability is the dimension where DG ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 84.47% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for DG is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • DG ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 41st percentile.

DG Stock Summary

  • DG has a higher market value than 96.39% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $53,789,834,497.
  • DOLLAR GENERAL CORP's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 92.69% of US listed stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of DOLLAR GENERAL CORP's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.6% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to DOLLAR GENERAL CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be RELX, HUM, HSY, SHW, and TJX.
  • DG's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit DOLLAR GENERAL CORP's official web site, go to

DG Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, DG's price/earnings ratio is 22.4% higher, now standing at 23.5.
  • DG's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up 7.9 over the prior 157 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for DG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
DG 2022-09-23 1.5 8.8 23.5 22.3
DG 2022-09-22 1.5 8.8 23.4 22.2
DG 2022-09-21 1.5 8.8 23.4 22.2
DG 2022-09-20 1.6 9.0 23.9 22.6
DG 2022-09-19 1.6 9.0 23.9 22.6
DG 2022-09-16 1.6 8.9 23.8 22.5

DG Growth Metrics

    The year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -8.11%.
  • Its 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 97.47%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 97.47%.
DG's revenue has moved up $8,100,212,000 over the prior 33 months.

The table below shows DG's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-06-30 35,346.35 2,496.283 2,315.151
2022-03-31 34,570.84 2,612.336 2,274.14
2021-12-31 34,220.45 2,865.811 2,399.232
2021-09-30 33,983.53 2,719.335 2,444.542
2021-06-30 33,665.31 2,286.368 2,531.771
2021-03-31 33,699.35 2,842.824 2,682.353

DG's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • DG has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 65.35% of graded US stocks.
  • DG's asset turnover comes in at 1.311 -- ranking 102nd of 165 Retail stocks.
  • FL, GPS, and ZUMZ are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with DG.

The table below shows DG's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-07-30 1.311 0.321 0.126
2021-04-30 1.307 0.323 0.136
2021-01-29 1.314 0.318 0.138
2020-10-30 1.304 0.316 0.136
2020-07-31 1.304 0.312 0.128
2020-05-01 1.286 0.307 0.112

DG Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of DG, see our DG price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $251.30 Average Broker Recommendation 1.45 (Moderate Buy)

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DG Price/Volume Stats

Current price $239.86 52-week high $262.20
Prev. close $239.47 52-week low $183.25
Day low $236.81 Volume 2,239,100
Day high $244.47 Avg. volume 1,971,444
50-day MA $246.15 Dividend yield 0.92%
200-day MA $230.74 Market Cap 54.11B

Dollar General Corp. (DG) Company Bio

Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. As of October 2021, Dollar General operates 18,000 stores in the continental United States. (Source:Wikipedia)  

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DG Price Returns

1-mo -1.20%
3-mo -2.63%
6-mo 6.24%
1-year 15.63%
3-year 55.88%
5-year 206.76%
YTD 2.37%
2021 13.01%
2020 35.89%
2019 45.71%
2018 17.55%
2017 26.92%

DG Dividends

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