$DG (Dollar General Corporation)

$DG {{ '2015-12-03T13:20:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Discount retailer $DG said interim CFO John Garratt has been named as Chief Financial Officer. $DG also said its SVP Anita Elliott has been appointed as AO and will report to Garratt.

$DG {{ '2017-12-27T12:17:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DG intends to build a new distribution center in Longview, Texas and is expected to create about 400 new jobs at full capacity at the state-of-the-art facility in Gregg County. Construction should begin in early 2018.

$DG {{ '2017-12-07T21:05:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Despite the prevailing retail apocalypse, Dollar General opened 470 retail stores during the third quarter of 2017 with year-to-date store opening stands at 1,044. In its recently concluded quarter, $DG said it would open approx. 1,285 new stores for FY17.

$DG {{ '2017-12-07T15:58:15+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Dollar General posted solid results for 3Q17 as it is spotting increased customer traffic compared to 3Q16. US retail industry, including $DG, is keenly watching the proposed GOP tax bill as the industry hopes for the corporate tax to reduce from 35% to 20%. Retailers expect this tax savings would create new jobs, increase capital investments, etc.

$WMT {{ '2017-11-30T17:34:38+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

A few quick takeaways on how the retail industry performed during the Thanksgiving weekend. $WMT $TGT $AMZN $DG $DLTR $M $KSS

$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%.

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