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Dollar General Competitors

$178.14
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(As of 03/4/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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$176.64
Now: $178.14
$182.70
50-Day Range
$182.89
MA: $199.62
$218.22
52-Week Range
$125.00
Now: $178.14
$225.25
Volume3.07 million shs
Average Volume2.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$43.64 billion
P/E Ratio17.66
Dividend Yield0.79%
Beta0.52

Competitors

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Vs. WMT, COST, TGT, DLTR, FIVE, and MNSO

Should you be buying DG stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "variety stores" are considered alternatives and competitors to Dollar General, including Walmart (WMT), Costco Wholesale (COST), Target (TGT), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Five Below (FIVE), and MINISO Group (MNSO).

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and Walmart's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.57$1.71 billion$6.7326.47
Walmart$523.96 billion0.69$14.88 billion$4.9325.87

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar General. Walmart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dollar General, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Dollar General pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Walmart pays out 43.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Dollar General has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Walmart has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years. Walmart is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dollar General and Walmart's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General7.84%36.07%10.22%
Walmart3.30%19.13%6.37%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Dollar General shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.3% of Walmart shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 50.4% of Walmart shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Dollar General and Walmart, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General031622.95
Walmart372702.65

Dollar General currently has a consensus price target of $230.5909, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. Walmart has a consensus price target of $149.5139, indicating a potential upside of 17.24%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Walmart.

Volatility and Risk

Dollar General has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walmart has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Walmart on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and Costco Wholesale's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.57$1.71 billion$6.7326.47
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion0.85$4.00 billion$8.8536.05

Costco Wholesale has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar General. Dollar General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Dollar General pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Costco Wholesale pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Dollar General has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Costco Wholesale has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years. Costco Wholesale is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dollar General and Costco Wholesale's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General7.84%36.07%10.22%
Costco Wholesale2.50%24.50%7.73%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dollar General and Costco Wholesale, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General031622.95
Costco Wholesale0111902.63

Dollar General currently has a consensus price target of $230.5909, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. Costco Wholesale has a consensus price target of $381.04, indicating a potential upside of 19.43%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Costco Wholesale.

Volatility & Risk

Dollar General has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Costco Wholesale on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Target (NYSE:TGT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and Target's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.57$1.71 billion$6.7326.47
Target$78.11 billion1.09$3.28 billion$6.3926.58

Target has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar General. Dollar General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Target, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Target pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Dollar General pays out 21.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Target pays out 42.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Dollar General has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Target has raised its dividend for 50 consecutive years. Target is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Dollar General and Target's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General7.84%36.07%10.22%
Target4.31%34.94%9.18%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of Target shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Target shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dollar General and Target, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General031622.95
Target051622.87

Dollar General currently has a consensus price target of $230.5909, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. Target has a consensus price target of $173.95, indicating a potential upside of 2.43%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Target.

Volatility & Risk

Dollar General has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Target has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Target on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and Dollar Tree's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.57$1.71 billion$6.7326.47
Dollar Tree$23.61 billion1.01$827 million$4.7621.39

Dollar General has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Dollar General, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Dollar General and Dollar Tree's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General7.84%36.07%10.22%
Dollar Tree3.84%19.05%6.22%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Dollar General shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.6% of Dollar Tree shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Dollar Tree shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dollar General and Dollar Tree, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General031622.95
Dollar Tree161302.60

Dollar General currently has a consensus price target of $230.5909, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. Dollar Tree has a consensus price target of $115.3889, indicating a potential upside of 13.34%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Dollar Tree.

Risk and Volatility

Dollar General has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar Tree has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Dollar Tree on 12 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and Five Below's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.57$1.71 billion$6.7326.47
Five Below$1.85 billion5.54$175.06 million$2.9861.47

Dollar General has higher revenue and earnings than Five Below. Dollar General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Five Below, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Dollar General and Five Below's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General7.84%36.07%10.22%
Five Below6.13%14.72%5.33%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Dollar General shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Five Below shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dollar General and Five Below, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General031622.95
Five Below051602.76

Dollar General currently has a consensus price target of $230.5909, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. Five Below has a consensus price target of $177.0909, indicating a potential downside of 3.33%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Five Below.

Risk and Volatility

Dollar General has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five Below has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Five Below on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and MINISO Group (NYSE:MNSO) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and MINISO Group's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.57$1.71 billion$6.7326.47
MINISO Group$1.28 billion6.64$-37,290,000.00N/AN/A

Dollar General has higher revenue and earnings than MINISO Group.

Profitability

This table compares Dollar General and MINISO Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General7.84%36.07%10.22%
MINISO GroupN/AN/AN/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

90.9% of Dollar General shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Dollar General and MINISO Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General031622.95
MINISO Group00203.00

Dollar General currently has a consensus price target of $230.5909, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. MINISO Group has a consensus price target of $25.20, indicating a potential downside of 9.61%. Given Dollar General's higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than MINISO Group.

Summary

Dollar General beats MINISO Group on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Dollar General Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Walmart logo
WMT
Walmart
2.5$127.53-0.0%$360.82 billion$523.96 billion20.34Decrease in Short Interest
Analyst Revision
Costco Wholesale logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
2.4$319.04-1.5%$141.32 billion$166.76 billion32.76Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Target logo
TGT
Target
2.7$169.82-2.2%$85.04 billion$78.11 billion22.49Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
Dollar Tree logo
DLTR
Dollar Tree
2.0$101.81-0.1%$23.94 billion$23.61 billion25.14Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Unusual Options Activity
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Five Below logo
FIVE
Five Below
1.4$183.19-5.0%$10.24 billion$1.85 billion93.94
MINISO Group logo
MNSO
MINISO Group
1.2$27.88-4.7%$8.47 billion$1.28 billion0.00Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Gap Up
Ollie's Bargain Outlet logo
OLLI
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
1.2$82.16-4.3%$5.37 billion$1.41 billion23.75News Coverage
BJ's Wholesale Club logo
BJ
BJ's Wholesale Club
1.6$38.18-1.1%$5.24 billion$13.19 billion14.52Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
High Trading Volume
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
PriceSmart logo
PSMT
PriceSmart
1.1$91.82-2.9%$2.82 billion$3.33 billion32.68Insider Selling
Big Lots logo
BIG
Big Lots
2.2$60.69-2.5%$2.25 billion$5.32 billion3.87Dividend Announcement
This page was last updated on 3/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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