$DG (Dollar General Corporation)

$DG {{ '2015-10-02T18:48:29+0000' | timeago}} • SEC

$DG's senior unsecured credit facilities consist of a senior unsecured term loan facility, which had a balance of $875MM at July 31, 2015, and an $850MM senior unsecured revolving credit facility, which provides for the issuance of letters of credit up to $250MM. The senior unsecured credit facilities are scheduled to mature on April 11, 2018.

$DG {{ '2017-08-31T18:27:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DG said its 2018 new store pipeline is strong and growing. For FY17, the variety store chain plans to add about 1,285 new stores including the net acquired sites.

$DG {{ '2017-08-31T13:04:13+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DG Dollar General Corporation Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$DG {{ '2017-08-31T11:35:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share on its common stock, payable on Oct 24, 2017 to shareholders as on Oct 10, 2017.

$DG {{ '2017-08-31T11:33:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG now expects FY17 GAAP EPS of $4.35-4.50, vs prior guidance of $4.25-4.50. Although it continues to forecast FY17 same-store sales growth of slightly positive to an increase of 2%, $DG currently expects that results will be towards the upper end of the range. $DG expects net sales for this period to increase 5-7%.

$DG {{ '2017-08-31T11:25:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG's same-store sales rose 2.6% in 2Q17, due to increases in average transaction amount and customer traffic. Same-store sales were driven by positive results in the consumables and seasonal categories, partially offset by negative results in the home products and apparel categories.

$DG {{ '2017-08-31T11:18:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG reported 8.1% increase in net sales to $5.83Bil in 2Q17, as the variety store chain witnessed more traffic during the quarter. However, net income slipped to $295MM, from $307MM a year ago, though EPS was flat at $1.08.

$DG {{ '2017-06-22T20:33:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, effective July 12. Reiser, who replaces the recently retired Jim Thorpe, most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at $VSI.

$DG {{ '2017-06-21T12:35:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG appointed Carman Wenkoff as EVP and chief information officer (CIO) effective July 10, 2017. Wenkoff replaces current CIO Ryan Boone, who recently announced his retirement. Wenkoff most recently served as CIO and chief digital officer for Subway restaurants.

$DG {{ '2017-06-05T12:37:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG has opened its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin, investing $100MM and creating more than 500 local jobs. Shipping from the 1MM-sq-ft distribution center began in January 2017. It serves approx. 800 stores in nine states in the upper Midwest. Dollar General now has more than 1,300 employees in the state of Wisconsin.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T15:03:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DG targets new store returns in the 18-20% range and the returns have been tracking towards the high end of this range. The company continues to see a payback period of about three years and remains bullish about the future.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T14:52:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DG is positive on the fundamentals of the business and the long-term growth potential. The goal is to achieve 10% growth over the long term. The company sees a vast amount of organic growth opportunity. The store level economics are good with a 20% return on new store openings. $DG is also in a good position from a pricing standpoint.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T14:32:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DG generated cash from operations of $510MM in 1Q17, an increase of 26% compared to 1Q16. The company repurchased 1.3MM shares of common stock for $89MM and paid a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per common share outstanding totalling $71MM.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T14:24:34+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 1Q17, $DG’s same-store sales growth was driven by consumables and apparel, offset by declines in seasonal and home categories. Operating profit was $474MM.  The company entered into an agreement to purchase 322 store sites located across 36 states from a small-box, multi-price point retailer. The deal is expected to close in June.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T12:23:58+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DG Dollar General Corporation Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2017 Highlights

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T11:25:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

FY17 GAAP diluted EPS for $DG is forecasted to remain consistent with the prior guidance range of $4.25-4.50. Dollar General sees a 5-7% rise in net sales for the year, with capex of $715-765MM. The chain plans to open about 1,290 new stores in addition to remodeling or relocating 760 stores in the year.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T11:22:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As of May 5, 2017, total merchandise inventories, at cost for $DG, were $3.30Bil vs. $3.07Bil as of April 29, 2016, up 0.5% on a per-store basis. 1Q17 capex was $144MM; while gross profit, as a percentage of net sales, fell 34 basis points to 30.3%.

$DG {{ '2017-06-01T11:18:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Net sales improved 6.5%to $5.61Bil for $DG in 1Q17, as the variety store chain posted a 5% slump in net income of $279MM or $1.02 per diluted share. Same-store sales in the quarter inched 0.7% up over last year's quarter helped by the rise in average transaction amount, partially offset by a decline in traffic.

$DG {{ '2017-03-28T22:47:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG announced the pricing of an offering of $600MM of its 3.875% senior notes due 2027. The notes will pay interest at a rate of 3.875% per annum and mature on April 15, 2027. $DG will pay interest on the notes semi-annually on April 15 and Oct. 15 of each year, commencing Oct. 15, 2017. Issuance of the notes is expected to occur on April 11, 2017.

$DG {{ '2017-03-16T15:16:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DG stated that on the pricing and marketing investments on the 70% of stores a few quarters ago, the company saw sales, traffic and GM dollars all increase on those stores. Additionally, $DG added that these stores have performed better than the chain average over the time of rolling this initiative.

$DG {{ '2017-03-16T15:02:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DG plans to create appox. 10,000 new jobs  as a result of the company’s 1,000 planned new store openings and two new state of the art distribution centers in 2017. Additionally, the creation of new jobs will be roughly 9% overall increase to $DG's workforce, which is the largest one year employee increase in the company’s history.

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