Dollar General Dividend yield

 Price  138.50
 Dividend  2.35
 Earnings  11.08
 Cash-flow  9.05
 Book value  25.18
 Equity  26.96

Dollar General is part of General Retailers business, which is part of Consumer Services industry. Dollar General is a company from USA, and his stocks are publicly traded.

Dollar General stock dividend

Dollar General paid a total dividend of 515 million USD last year, for a market value of 30,332 millions (Market Cap 30,290 millions). Dollar General dividend per share is 2.35 USD, and his stock market price 138.50 USD.

According to the chart below, where dividend yield is displayed, Dollar General has a dividend yield of 1.70%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Consumer Services industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...

In addition, you should compare Dollar General stocks dividend with other General Retailers companies or other of the high USA dividend stocks list.

Dividend yield of Dollar General

Dollar General Dividend Payout

About the ability of Dollar General to maintain his current dividend of USD 2.35 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.70%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). Dollar General payout on ernings is currently 21.21%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Consumer Services industry, which are 39.34% and 31.45% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that Dollar Generalcan maintain his current dividend.

The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this last amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of Dollar General is USD 9.05 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 2.35, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.

The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of Dollar General, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Consumer Services industry and General Retailers sector companies.

Dollar General payout

Dollar General Dividend History

Below you will find a table with the historical evolution of Dollar General's dividend stock, both in percentage and in USD, its Payout on Earnings and the number of shares (in case there is an split, number shares altered the dividend per share).

Year Yield  USD  Paypout  Shares* 

*In millions

Then you can see the evolution of Dollar General dividend stock, and compare it with the average of USA stocks and that of the General Retailers stocks.

Dollar General stock dividend history

Dollar General Stock performance

Finally, last moth Dollar General showed a return of -18.00% compared to a worldwide -2.49% average, and a -3.06% of Consumer Services firms. Over the last year, the company obtained a -41.70% versus a worldwide performance of a 8.71%. More detailed information can be seen in the following graph for USA and General Retailers firms.

Dollar General stock and market return