Dollar General Corp (DG)

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Dollar General Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

31.15% for Jan. 31, 2019
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Dollar General Corp Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Jan. 31, 2019 31.15%
Oct. 31, 2018 29.53%
July 31, 2018 30.65%
April 30, 2018 30.46%
Jan. 31, 2018 32.06%
Oct. 31, 2017 29.92%
July 31, 2017 30.72%
April 30, 2017 30.29%
Jan. 31, 2017 31.63%
Oct. 31, 2016 29.84%
July 31, 2016 31.19%
April 30, 2016 30.63%
Jan. 31, 2016 31.82%
Oct. 31, 2015 30.33%
July 31, 2015 31.17%
April 30, 2015 30.47%
Jan. 31, 2015 31.70%
Oct. 31, 2014 30.14%
July 31, 2014 30.81%
April 30, 2014 30.02%
Jan. 31, 2014 31.93%
Oct. 31, 2013 30.32%
July 31, 2013 31.34%
April 30, 2013 30.59%
Jan. 31, 2013 32.51%
   
Oct. 31, 2012 30.93%
July 31, 2012 31.99%
April 30, 2012 31.48%
Jan. 31, 2012 32.17%
Oct. 31, 2011 31.04%
July 31, 2011 32.12%
April 30, 2011 31.50%
Jan. 31, 2011 32.42%
Oct. 31, 2010 31.35%
July 31, 2010 32.23%
April 30, 2010 32.13%
Jan. 31, 2010 32.19%
Oct. 31, 2009 30.84%
July 31, 2009 31.22%
April 30, 2009 30.77%
Jan. 31, 2009 29.44%
Oct. 31, 2008 29.72%
July 31, 2008 29.05%
April 30, 2008 28.84%
Jan. 31, 2008 28.93%
Oct. 31, 2007 27.97%
July 31, 2007 26.55%
April 30, 2007 27.82%
Jan. 31, 2007 25.29%
Oct. 31, 2006 23.78%

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About Gross Profit Margin

A gross profit margin is the difference between sales and the cost of goods sold divided by revenue. This represents the percentage of each dollar of a company's revenue available after accounting for cost of goods sold.

If a company produces phones and earns $32 million in sales but pays $24 million for the items sold, then the company's gross profit margin would be ($32M - $24M) / $32M = 25 percent.

Cutting costs result in higher gross profit margins. If a company sells phones for 500 dollars and the cost of the producing the phone is $250, the current gross profit margin is 50 percent ((500-250)/500). If the company is able to reduce production costs from $250 to $200, the gross profit margin is 60 percent ((500-200)/500).

Note : Profit margins are very dependent on sector. Companies that sell bland potato chips may not have very high margins, but will sell a sizable quantity of potato chips. A company that sells consulting services will likely have higher profit margins, but sell lower quantities.
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DG Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Benchmarks
Costco Wholesale Corp 13.21%
Dollar Tree Inc 30.81%
Target Corp 30.52%

DG Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 29.53% Oct 2018
Maximum 32.06% Jan 2018
Average 30.76%

Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: gross_profit_margin
  • Data Point Example: =YCP("DG", "gross_profit_margin")
  • Data Series Example: =YCS("DG", "gross_profit_margin", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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