What Facts Should You Know About Dollar General (DG)?

Dollar General moved 9.2% this evening session, trading between a high of $112.378 and a low of $108.74 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $101.83 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $146.92.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. The large-cap department/specialty retail stores company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 2.2%. Dollar General has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of 9.76, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.4.

Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -28.21. Usually a PEG ratio between 0 and 1 indicates a potentially undervalued company.

Overview of the Company's Gross Margins:

Date Reported Revenue ($ k) Cost of Revenue ($ k) Gross Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-03-18 34,220,449 -23,407,443 32 0.0
2021-03-19 33,746,839 -23,027,977 32 3.23
2020-03-19 27,753,973 -19,264,912 31 3.33
2019-03-22 25,625,043 -17,821,173 30 -3.23
2018-03-23 23,470,967 -16,249,608 31 0.0
2017-03-24 21,986,598 -15,203,960 31

At 31.2%, Dollar General's average gross margins are wider than the 23.25% average of its industry peer group, which suggests that the firm might have a competitive advantage.

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