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This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. Dollar General reported a revenue growth of 7.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

DOLLAR GENERAL REVENUES FROM 2012 TO 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Dollar General during the last five years:

  • Dollar General generated a total of¬†$14.8 billion revenues during 2012. Dollar General reported a¬†revenue growth of 13.6%¬†year-over-year during 2012.
  • Dollar General generated a total of¬†$16 billion revenues during 2013. Dollar General reported a¬†revenue growth of 8.2%¬†year-over-year during 2013.
  • Dollar General generated a total of¬†$17.5 billion revenues during 2014. Dollar General reported a¬†revenue growth of 9.2%¬†year-over-year during 2014.
  • Dollar General generated a total of¬†$18.9 billion revenues during 2015. Dollar General reported a¬†revenue growth of 8%¬†year-over-year during 2015.
  • Dollar General generated a total of¬†$20.4 billion revenues during 2016. Dollar General reported a¬†revenue growth of 7.7%¬†year-over-year during 2016.
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WHY ANALYZE REVENUE GROWTH?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric.¬†Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company‚Äôs revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two ‚Äď revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don’t, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company’s historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company’s growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

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DOLLAR GENERAL RANKING

With $20.4 billion revenues, Dollar General ranked number 131 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Dollar General is associated with Retail Sector and Broadline Retail Industry.

With $20.4 billion revenues, Dollar General ranked number 12 of all the companies in the US Retail sector. There were a total of 163 public companies in the US Retail sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

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The top-10 companies in the US Retail sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  3. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  4. Home Depot ($88.5 billion)
  5. Target ($73.8 billion)
  6. Lowe’s ($59.1 billion)
  7. Best Buy ($39.5 billion)
  8. TJX Companies ($30.9 billion)
  9. Macy’s ($27.1 billion)
  10. Sears Holdings ($25.1 billion)

Retail sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadline Retail; Grocery Retail; Specialty Retail; Apparel Retail; Home Improvement Retail; Specialized Consumer Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadline Retail industry¬†includes retail outlets and wholesalers offering a wide variety of products including both hard goods and soft goods.
  • Grocery Retail industry¬†includes retail stores that primarily offer non-perishable food that is packaged in cans, bottles and boxes, with some also having fresh produce, butchers, delis, and bakeries
  • Specialty Retail industry¬†includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on a Single Class of Goods, such as electronics, books, automotive parts or closeouts. It also includes automobile dealerships, video rental stores, dollar stores, duty-free shops and automotive fuel stations not owned by oil companies.
  • Apparel Retail industry¬†consists of retailers and wholesalers specializing mainly in Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Sunglasses and Other accessories.
  • Home Improvement Retail industry¬†includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on the sale of home improvement products, including Garden Equipment, Carpets, Wallpaper, Paint, Home Furniture, Blinds and Curtains, and Building materials.
  • Specialized Consumer Services industry¬†includes providers of consumer services such as Auction Houses, Day-care Centers, Dry Cleaners, Schools, Consumer Rental Companies, Veterinary Clinics, Hair Salons and providers of Funeral, Lawn-maintenance, Consumer-storage, Heating and Cooling installation and Plumbing services.

With $20.4 billion revenues, Dollar General ranked number 6 of all the companies in the US Broadline Retail industry. There were a total of 21 public companies in the US Broadline Retail industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

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The top-10 companies in the US Broadline Retail industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  3. Target ($73.8 billion)
  4. Macy’s ($27.1 billion)
  5. Sears Holdings ($25.1 billion)
  6. Dollar General ($20.4 billion)
  7. Kohl’s ($19.2 billion)
  8. Dollar Tree ($15.5 billion)
  9. J. C. Penney ($12.6 billion)
  10. Dillard’s ($6.8 billion)

COMPANIES SEGMENTATION

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.
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With $20.4 billion revenues, Dollar General was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 7.7% revenue growth year-over-year, Dollar General was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.
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With a net margin of 5.7%, Dollar General was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

COMPANY BUSINESS SUMMARY

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The company offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products comprising paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, and laundry and other home cleaning supplies; packaged food products, such as cereals, canned soups and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; perishables consisting of milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food; snacks that comprise candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, such as over-the-counter medicines, as well as soap, body wash, shampoo, dental hygiene, and foot care products; pet products, which include pet supplies and pet food. It also provides seasonal products, including decorations, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery products, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware products and automotive and home office supplies; and home products consisting of kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen products, beds, and bath soft goods. In addition, the company offers apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. As of August 19, 2017, it operated 14,000 stores located in 44 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.

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DATA SOURCE

The chart and the data on this page are sourced from the R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform. The platform provides the key financial metrics for all the public companies in the United States. The platform empowers users to compare last five or 15 years financial data of a company with the other companies or the industry averages. This benchmarking exercise yields powerful insights that can drive better business decisions.

 

REVENUES ANALYSIS

Dollar General (DG) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. Dollar General reported a revenue growth of 7.7% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

PROFIT ANALYSIS

Dollar General (DG) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To…

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General reported a total net income of $1.2 billion during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. Dollar General net profit margin was 5.7% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in February.

COST EXPENSES ANALYSIS

Dollar General (DG) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D; spending analysis for Dollar General is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don’t have it.

Dollar General (DG) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis…

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A;) expenses of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General spent a total of $4.4 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A;) activities during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dollar General spent 21.4% of its total revenues on SG&A; activities during 2016. The SG&A; spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Dollar General (DG) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To…

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General spent a total of $14.1 billion on COGS during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dollar General spent 69% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

WORKING CAPITAL ANALYSIS

Dollar General (DG) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General invested a total of $1.5 billion on accounts payable during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dollar General invested 7.3% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Dollar General (DG) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis 2016

Accounts Receivable analysis for Dollar General is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don’t have it.

Dollar General (DG) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General invested a total of $3.1 billion on inventories during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dollar General invested 15.1% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

ASSET MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS

Dollar General (DG) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From…

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E;) investment analysis of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General invested a total of $2.3 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E;) activities during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dollar General invested 11.1% of its total revenues on PP&E; activities during 2016. The PP&E; investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.

Dollar General (DG) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Dollar General Corp (DG) from 2012 to 2016. Dollar General invested a total of $5.5 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. Dollar General generated a total of $20.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Dollar General invested 27.2% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in February.