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DG Dollar General PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of Jun 18, 2024, the DG stock has a PE ratio of 18.4. The calculation is based on the latest EPS of $6.88 and the stock price of $126.59 per share. An increase of 7% has been observed in the PE ratio compared to its average of 17.2 of the past four quarters.

DG PE ratio history

How has DG's PE ratio performed in the past

The mean historical PE ratio of Dollar General over the last ten years is 19.58. The current 18.4 price-to-earnings ratio is 6% less than the historical average. Analyzing the last ten years, DG's PE ratio reached its highest point in the Oct 2022 quarter at 25.19, with a price of $260.44 and an EPS of $10.34. The Nov 2023 quarter saw the lowest point at 13.67, with a price of $119.24 and an EPS of $8.72.


Dollar General PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 19.57% in 2020

Maximum annual decrease: -20.81% in 2021

Year PE ratio Change
2024 17.99 -15.38%
2023 21.26 6.57%
2022 19.95 9.68%
2021 18.19 -20.81%
2020 22.97 19.57%
2019 19.21 8.96%
2018 17.63 7.24%
2017 16.44 -13.25%
2016 18.95 -1.1%
2015 19.16 7.82%

DG average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of DG for the past years

DG's current PE ratio is under its 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

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DG PE vs peers

What is DG's PE ratio compared to its peers

When compared to its peers WMT and COST, DG's PE ratio is lower, but it is higher than TGT's. Dollar General's PE ratio is trading below the peer average of 30.03.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
TGT Target Corp 15.96 $66.02B
DG Dollar General Corp 18.44 $27.89B
FIVE Five Below Inc 21.28 $6.23B
WMT Walmart Inc 28.94 $544.67B
COST Costco Wholesale Corp 53.75 $385.35B
BIG Big Lots Inc N/A $58.92M
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc N/A $23.08B

Frequently asked questions

What is Dollar General's PE ratio?

The price to earnings ratio for DG stock as of Jun 18, 2024, stands at 18.4.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Dollar General (DG)?

Over the last 3 years, the average PE ratio for DG stock is 20.69.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Dollar General (DG)?

Over the last 5 years, the average PE ratio for DG stock is 20.94.

What is the highest PE ratio for DG?

The highest quarterly PE ratio in the last ten years has been 25.19 and it was in the Oct 2022 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for DG compare to its historical average?

DG's current price to earnings ratio is 6% below its 10-year historical average.

How is DG's PE ratio calculated (Dollar General PE ratio formula)?

The P/E ratio is calculated by dividing the latest price of a stock by its trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Jun 18, 2024), Dollar General's share price is $126.59. The company's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending May 2024 is $6.88. Therefore, Dollar General's price to earnings ratio for today is 18.4. PE RATIO(18.4) = STOCK PRICE($126.59) / TTM EPS($6.88)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.