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Dollar General


The discount retailer, which calls itself the country’s “largest small box retailer,” operates more than 11,400 stores in 40 states and is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn.


Todd J. Vasos


General Merchandisers



HQ Location

Goodlettsville, TN

Years on List


Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)18,9108%
Profits ($M)1,0653.9%
Total Stockholder Equity5,710
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)22,872
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues5.6%
Profits as % of Assets9.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity18.7%
Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)
Earnings Per Share ($)3.49
EPS % Change (from 2013)10.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)27.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2014)17.2%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-
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News about Dollar General

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Videos about Dollar General

The Dollar-Store War: A Timeline

Fortune senior editor-at-large Shawn Tully looks back to explain what happened—and why. Read Tully's article, here.

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Dollar General goes hostile

Dollar General has taken the fight to acquire Family Dollar by taking its $9.1 billion offer directly to shareholders.

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Making sense of the Dollar stores

Family Dollar said it is turning down the $9.7 billion bid from Dollar General even though the bid from Dollar Tree is significantly lower at $8.5 billion.

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Dollar store bidding wars

Dollar General offered $9.7 billion for Family Dollar. The bid comes after the potential Family Dollar/Dollar Tree merger.

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