Dollar General
DG
#671
Rank
$30.41 B
Marketcap
$138.46
Share price
-2.58%
Change (1 day)
-35.62%
Change (1 year)

Dollar General is a US department store chain headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The company employed around 143,000 people in 16,278 stores in early 2020. The company was founded in 1939 by Cal Turner in Scottsville, Kentucky.

P/E ratio for Dollar General (DG)

P/E ratio as of May 2024 (TTM): 14.5

According to Dollar General's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current price-to-earnings ratio (TTM) is 14.5031. At the end of 2022 the company had a P/E ratio of 23.8.

P/E ratio history for Dollar General from 2009 to 2023

PE ratio at the end of each year

Year P/E ratio Change
202223.83.71%
202122.910.83%
202020.7-14.81%
201924.352.41%
201815.9-22.36%
201720.517.81%
201617.4-7.12%
201518.8-11.35%
201421.210.19%
201319.220.25%
201216.0-20.79%
201120.2-4.66%
201021.2-0.98%
200921.4

P/E ratio for similar companies or competitors

Company P/E ratio P/E ratio differencediff. Country
12.4-14.60%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
63.1 335.14%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
21.3 46.80%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
21.9 50.83%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
28.1 93.94%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA
-0.1883-101.30%๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA

How to read a P/E ratio?

The Price/Earnings ratio measures the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings per share. A low but positive P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating high earnings compared to its current valuation and might be undervalued. A company with a high negative (near 0) P/E ratio stands for a company that is generating heavy losses compared to its current valuation.

Companies with a P/E ratio over 30 or a negative one are generaly seen as "growth stocks" meaning that investors typically expect the company to grow or to become profitable in the future.
Companies with a positive P/E ratio bellow 10 are generally seen as "value stocks" meaning that the company is already very profitable and unlikely to strong growth in the future.