Dollar General Corp

Industry: Speciality Stores

Fortune Rank: 195

DG is a discount retailer of general merchandise at everyday low prices through 6,817 stores located primarily in small towns in the mid-western, eastern and southern United States. For the 6 months ended 7/29/05, sales rose 13% to $4.04B. Net income rose less than 1% to $140.5M. Revenues reflect the addition of new stores and an increase in same-store sales. Net income was partially offset by an increase in cost of sales as a percentage of revenues.

Dollar General Corporation is a discount retailer of general merchandise at everyday low prices. Through its stores, the Company offers a focused assortment of consumable basic merchandise, including health and beauty aids, packaged food products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal goods, basic clothing and domestics. Dollar General stores serve primarily low-, middle- and fixed-income families. As of April 1, 2005, the Company operated 7,494 stores in 30 states, primarily in the southern, eastern and Midwestern United States. During the fiscal year ended January 28, 2005 (fiscal 2004), the Company expanded its operating area to include Wisconsin, Arizona and New Mexico, and as of April 1, 2005, had 55 stores in Wisconsin, 29 stores in Arizona and 24 stores in New Mexico.

Dollar General Corp

Dollar General Corp is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Dollar General Corp was ranked number 195 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 195th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Dollar General Corp achieved revenue of $11,796.40 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $339.40 million.

Dollar General Corp' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 195th compared to 259th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $10,458 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $108 million (a change of $231 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Dollar General Corp would be ranked 266th rather than 195th due to its profits of $339 in 2010.

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