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Dollar General

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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.

CEO

Todd J. Vasos

Sector

Retailing

Industry

General Merchandisers

HQ Location

Goodlettsville, TN

Years on Fortune 500 List

18

Employees

113,400

Figures are for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2016.
Key Financials (last fiscal year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$20,3697.7%
Profits ($M)$1,1659.4%
Assets ($M)$11,258
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$5,378
Market Value — as of March 31, 2016 ($M)$24,522
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues5.7%
Profits as % of Assets10.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity21.7%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)3.95
EPS % Change (from 2014)13.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)16.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2015)2.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)18.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-
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