Last $68.56 USD
Change Today -2.73 / -3.83%
Volume 8.6M
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Exchange
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As of 8:04 PM 12/19/14 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

dollar general corp (DG) Snapshot

Open
$71.30
Previous Close
$71.29
Day High
$71.78
Day Low
$67.94
52 Week High
12/19/14 - $71.78
52 Week Low
05/30/14 - $53.00
Market Cap
20.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
4.8M
EPS TTM
$3.35
Shares Outstanding
303.4M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
20.5x
Dividend
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Dividend Yield
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dollar general corp (DG) Details

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides merchandise products in the United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products comprising cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, frozen meals, beer, and wine; snacks, such as candy, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; pet products comprising pet supplies and pet food; tobacco products; and health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines, as well as personal care products, such as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products. It also offers seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, automotive, and home office supplies; and home products comprising kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company provides apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 28, 2014, it operated approximately 11,500 stores in 40 states. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

100,600 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/20/14
Founded in 1939

dollar general corp (DG) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $709.4K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $699.5K
Executive Vice President of Store Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $620.2K
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $553.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

dollar general corp (DG) Key Developments

Dollar General Corp. Plans to Open 730 New Stores Across U.S. in 2015

Dollar General Corp. announced that it could add at least five stores in the St. Louis area in 2015. The company plans to open 730 new stores across the U.S. in 2015. In the St. Louis area, three new stores are currently under construction and another two are going through due diligence, according to the company. The stores currently under construction are at 10036 Foliage Road in Blackwell, Missouri, 10036 Foliage Road in Godfrey, Illinois, and 389 S. Main St. in Palmyra, Illinois. The stores in due diligence are in Troy, Missouri, off of Highway 61, and Belleville, Illinois, off Eiler Road.

Dollar General May Divest Stores

CNBC says Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) projects Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) would need to divest 3,400 to 5,400 stores in order to gain FTC approval for a merger between the two, CNBC's David Faber reported, citing sources.

Dollar General Corporation Reports Un-Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended October 31, 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2014; Provides Sales Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014; Announce Expansion Plans for the Fiscal Year 2014 and 2015; Announces Relocation of Stores for the Fiscal Year 2014 and 2015

Dollar General Corporation reported un-audited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net income of $236.3 million, or $0.78 per diluted share compared to net income of $237.4 million, or $0.74 per diluted share in last year. Adjusted net income, increased approximately 3% to $239 million compared to $231 million in the 2013 third quarter, and adjusted earnings per diluted share (‘EPS’) increased approximately 10% to $0.79 in the 2014 third quarter compared to $0.72 in the 2013 third quarter. Net sales increased 7.8% to $4.72 billion in the 2014 third quarter compared to $4.38 billion in the 2013 third quarter. The company reported operating profit of $394.1 million compared to $390.2 million and income before income taxes of $372.3 million compared to $368.7 million in last year. Consumables sales continued to increase at a higher rate than non-consumables overall, with the most significant growth related to tobacco products, perishables and candy and snacks. For the nine months, the company reported net sales increased 7.4% over the comparable 2013 period, to $13.97 billion. Same-store sales increased 2.1% compared to the corresponding 2013 period. Increases in customer traffic and average transaction amount contributed to the increase in same-store sales. The remainder of the sales increase was attributable to new stores, partially offset by sales from closed stores. The company reported net income of $710 million, or $2.32 per diluted share, compared to net income of $702.9 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, for the 2013 39-week period. Adjusted net income was $713 million, or $2.33 per diluted share, and adjusted net income for the 2013 39-week period was $714 million, or $2.20 per diluted share. The company reported operating profit of $1,202.4 million compared to $1,198.1 million, income before income taxes of $1,135.7 million compared to $1,112.5 million, net cash provided by operating activities of $840.5 million compared to $760.6 million and purchases of property and equipment of $288.5 million compared to $444 million in last year. For the 2014 fiscal year, the company expects total sales to increase by approximately 8.0% over the 2013 fiscal year, which is at the low end of the company's previous guidance range of 8.0 to 9.0%. Same-store sales are now expected to increase at or slightly below the previous guidance range of 3.0% to 3.5%. Adjusted diluted EPS for the fiscal year is expected to be in the middle of the company's previous full year guidance range of $3.45 to $3.55. Capital expenditures are now expected to be approximately $400 million in 2014, a decrease from the company's previous expectation of $450 to $500 million, due, in part, to the timing of the construction of a new San Antonio, Texas distribution center and lower capital expenditures for new stores. The company expected same-store sales growth of approximately 5.0% in the 2014 fourth quarter as compared to the 2013 fourth quarter. The company plans to open approximately 700 new stores in 2014. The company plans to relocate or remodel, using the company's traditional remodel criteria, approximately 500 stores. In addition, the company plans to complete approximately 400 life cycle remodels. In fiscal 2015, the company plans to open approximately 730 new stores, including the company's first stores in Maine, Rhode Island and Oregon. In fiscal 2015, the company plans to relocate or remodel approximately 875 stores with a priority on life cycle remodels. In total, square footage growth is expected to be approximately 6%. Site work has begun on a new distribution center in San Antonio, Texas, with shipping expected to commence in late fiscal 2015.

 

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