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NYSE:DGDollar General Competitors & Alternatives

$189.48
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(As of 07/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$188.94
Now: $189.48
$191.90
50-Day Range
$178.41
MA: $186.56
$192.14
52-Week Range
$125.00
Now: $189.48
$194.84
Volume1.56 million shs
Average Volume2.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.70 billion
P/E Ratio24.51
Dividend Yield0.76%
Beta0.53

Competitors

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

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), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), and Five Below (FIVE).

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Dollar General and Walmart, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General041922.92
Walmart282402.65

Dollar General currently has a consensus target price of $195.4783, suggesting a potential upside of 3.17%. Walmart has a consensus target price of $132.5313, suggesting a potential upside of 11.17%. Given Walmart's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Walmart is more favorable than Dollar General.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.72$1.71 billion$6.7328.15
Walmart$523.96 billion0.64$14.88 billion$4.9324.18

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.1% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.0% of Walmart shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 51.1% of Walmart shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 1.8%. 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 4 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.

Risk and Volatility

Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walmart has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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 General6.69%29.33%8.70%
Walmart2.81%18.33%6.04%

Summary

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

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

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$152.70 billion0.88$3.66 billion$8.1937.33
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.72$1.71 billion$6.7328.15

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.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.31%22.60%7.56%
Dollar General6.69%29.33%8.70%

Dividends

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Costco Wholesale pays out 34.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dollar General pays out 21.4% 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. Costco Wholesale has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years and Dollar General has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Costco Wholesale is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.9% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Costco Wholesale and Dollar General, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale1101902.60
Dollar General041922.92

Costco Wholesale presently has a consensus target price of $321.8696, indicating a potential upside of 5.28%. Dollar General has a consensus target price of $195.4783, indicating a potential upside of 3.17%. Given Costco Wholesale's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Costco Wholesale is more favorable than Dollar General.

Volatility & Risk

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Costco Wholesale on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Dividends

Target pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Target pays out 41.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dollar General pays out 21.4% 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. Target has raised its dividend for 52 consecutive years and Dollar General has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Target is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Target and Dollar General, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Target061822.85
Dollar General041922.92

Target presently has a consensus target price of $128.9565, suggesting a potential upside of 8.26%. Dollar General has a consensus target price of $195.4783, suggesting a potential upside of 3.17%. Given Target's higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Target is more favorable than Dollar General.

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Target3.46%24.17%6.49%
Dollar General6.69%29.33%8.70%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.1% of Target shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of Dollar General shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Target shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Dollar General shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Target$78.11 billion0.76$3.28 billion$6.3918.64
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.72$1.71 billion$6.7328.15

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

Risk and Volatility

Target has a beta of 0.79, indicating that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, indicating that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dollar General beats Target on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Volatility and Risk

Dollar Tree has a beta of 0.63, suggesting that its share price is 37% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar Tree$23.61 billion0.94$827 million$4.7619.67
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.72$1.71 billion$6.7328.15

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar Tree3.35%18.69%5.84%
Dollar General6.69%29.33%8.70%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.6% of Dollar Tree shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Dollar Tree shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Dollar Tree and Dollar General, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar Tree091502.63
Dollar General041922.92

Dollar Tree currently has a consensus price target of $103.0952, suggesting a potential upside of 10.13%. Dollar General has a consensus price target of $195.4783, suggesting a potential upside of 3.17%. Given Dollar Tree's higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Dollar Tree is more favorable than Dollar General.

Summary

Dollar General beats Dollar Tree on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Ollie's Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ollie's Bargain Outlet has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General$27.75 billion1.72$1.71 billion$6.7328.15
Ollie's Bargain Outlet$1.41 billion4.23$141.13 million$1.9647.60

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

Profitability

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

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Dollar General6.69%29.33%8.70%
Ollie's Bargain Outlet9.48%12.56%8.31%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.1% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of Ollie's Bargain Outlet shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Dollar General and Ollie's Bargain Outlet, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General041922.92
Ollie's Bargain Outlet061002.63

Dollar General presently has a consensus target price of $195.4783, indicating a potential upside of 3.17%. Ollie's Bargain Outlet has a consensus target price of $85.6250, indicating a potential downside of 8.23%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

Summary

Dollar General beats Ollie's Bargain Outlet on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Risk & Volatility

Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five Below has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and 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 billion1.72$1.71 billion$6.7328.15
Five Below$1.85 billion3.12$175.06 million$2.9834.73

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 General6.69%29.33%8.70%
Five Below5.87%14.23%5.29%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.1% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Five Below shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Dollar General and Five Below, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dollar General041922.92
Five Below041502.79

Dollar General presently has a consensus target price of $195.4783, indicating a potential upside of 3.17%. Five Below has a consensus target price of $118.5789, indicating a potential upside of 14.57%. Given Five Below's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Five Below is more favorable than Dollar General.

Summary

Dollar General beats Five Below on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Walmart logo
WMT
Walmart
2.3$119.21-0.4%$337.81 billion$523.96 billion22.66
Costco Wholesale logo
COST
Costco Wholesale
2.0$305.74-0.3%$134.99 billion$152.70 billion36.57Insider Selling
Target logo
TGT
Target
2.6$119.12-0.1%$59.56 billion$78.11 billion22.06Insider Selling
Dollar Tree logo
DLTR
Dollar Tree
1.5$93.61-0.2%$22.21 billion$23.61 billion27.53
Ollie's Bargain Outlet logo
OLLI
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
1.3$93.30-2.3%$5.95 billion$1.41 billion45.07Analyst Report
Five Below logo
FIVE
Five Below
1.6$103.50-1.8%$5.77 billion$1.85 billion59.14
BJs Wholesale Club logo
BJ
BJs Wholesale Club
1.1$36.97-2.1%$5.12 billion$13.19 billion20.77Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
PriceSmart logo
PSMT
PriceSmart
0.9$59.43-0.3%$1.82 billion$3.22 billion22.68Upcoming Earnings
Big Lots logo
BIG
Big Lots
2.1$40.37-1.0%$1.58 billion$5.32 billion5.72
Tuesday Morning logo
TUES
Tuesday Morning
1.4$0.15-0.0%$6.96 million$1.01 billion-0.35
This page was last updated on 7/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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