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

Dollar General Corp. (DG): $228.38

6.25 (+2.81%)

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DG POWR Grades

  • DG scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 72.18% of US stocks.
  • DG's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • DG ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 34th percentile.

DG Stock Summary

  • DG has a higher market value than 94.83% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $52,300,999,455.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for DG is 5.46 -- better than 93.22% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Dollar General Corp's share price is greater than that of only 9.69% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to DG, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HUM, JCI, ITUB, AIG, and COF.
  • 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/sales ratio is 7.14% higher, now standing at 1.5.
  • DG's price/earnings ratio has moved down 10.3 over the prior 144 months.
  • DG's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.8 over the prior 144 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for DG.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
DG 2021-09-03 1.5 8.5 20.5 19.3
DG 2021-09-02 1.6 8.6 20.7 19.4
DG 2021-09-01 1.5 8.5 20.5 19.3
DG 2021-08-31 1.5 8.5 20.5 19.3
DG 2021-08-30 1.6 8.6 20.8 19.5
DG 2021-08-27 1.6 8.6 20.8 19.4

DG Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 42.79%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 23.37%.
  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 84.76%.
Over the past 34 months, DG's revenue has gone up $8,086,684,000.

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
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
2020-12-31 33,746.84 3,876.159 2,655.05
2020-09-30 32,489.96 3,960.428 2,547.744

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 $228.38 52-week high $262.20
Prev. close $222.13 52-week low $183.25
Day low $224.38 Volume 2,783,200
Day high $230.80 Avg. volume 2,200,976
50-day MA $231.06 Dividend yield 0.96%
200-day MA $221.09 Market Cap 52.25B

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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Below are the latest news stories about Dollar General Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate DG as an investment opportunity.

Dollar General gains after Wells Fargo calls out intriguing buying opportunity

Wells Fargo turned constructive on Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) with an upgrade on the retailer to an Overweight rating from Neutral. The firm's call on DG is centered on the idea that short-term concern has created an opportunity to pick up a high quality compounder at an attractive risk/reward profile...

Seeking Alpha | February 25, 2022

Dollar General Gains a New Bull Ahead of Earnings

Concerns about low-income consumers reducing their spending are overdone, says Wells Fargo, which upgraded its rating on Dollar General.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

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By Peter Nurse

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Dollar General Corporation Consensus Indicates Potential 24.5% Upside

Dollar General Corporation with ticker code (DG) have now 26 analysts covering the stock. The analyst consensus points to a rating of ''Buy''. The range between the high target price and low target price is between 272 and 190 and has a mean target at 245.46. Now with the previous closing price of 197.12 this would indicate that there is a potential upside of 24.5%. The 50 day MA is 217.19 while the 200 day moving average is 218.72. The company has a market capitalisation of $46,334m. Visit the company website at: [stock_market_widget type="chart" template="basic" color="green" assets=DG" range="6mo" interval="1d" axes="true" cursor="true" api="yf"] The potential market cap would be $57,697m based on the market concensus. Dollar General Corporation, a disco...

DirectorsTalk | February 22, 2022

Could Dollar General's New Business Model Bring Growth?

Discount retail chain Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a prime example of this; the company's built an empire of more than 18,000 stores across the United States, selling low-cost products in rural markets. Here's what investors should know about pOpshelf, its potential impact on the business, and why Dollar General is poised to be a long-term winner moving forward. Dollar General is taking notes from the success of companies like Five Below, which became a $9 billion company by offering shoppers a treasure hunt-like experience.

Yahoo | February 21, 2022

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DG Price Returns

1-mo -7.38%
3-mo 15.05%
6-mo 1.90%
1-year 13.45%
3-year 97.41%
5-year 231.26%
YTD -2.75%
2021 13.01%
2020 35.89%
2019 45.71%
2018 17.55%
2017 26.92%

DG Dividends

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