Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR) is one of 12 public companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Dollar Tree to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Dollar Tree and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Dollar Tree||$22.25 billion||$1.71 billion||20.46|
|Dollar Tree Competitors||$65.63 billion||$1.74 billion||21.52|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
90.9% of Dollar Tree shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Dollar Tree shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.8% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Dollar Tree and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Dollar Tree Competitors||163||1263||1690||90||2.53|
Dollar Tree currently has a consensus price target of $107.64, suggesting a potential upside of 8.26%. As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 4.97%. Given Dollar Tree’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Dollar Tree is more favorable than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
Dollar Tree has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar Tree’s peers have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Dollar Tree and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Dollar Tree Competitors||3.76%||15.00%||6.64%|
Dollar Tree beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Dollar Tree Company Profile
Dollar Tree, Inc. operates variety retail stores in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. The Dollar Tree segment offers merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. It provides consumable merchandise, including candy and food, and health and beauty care products, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; various merchandise comprising toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods, which include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise. This segment operates under the under the Dollar Tree and Dollar Tree Canada brands, as well as 11 distribution centers in the United States and 2 in Canada, and a store support center in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Family Dollar segment operates general merchandise discount retail stores that offer consumable merchandise, which comprise food, tobacco, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper products, hardware and automotive supplies, diapers, batteries, and pet food and supplies; and home products, including housewares, home décor, and giftware, as well as domestics, such as blankets, sheets, and towels. It also provides apparel and accessories merchandise comprising clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise, which include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise, as well as personal electronics that comprise pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates under the Family Dollar brand, 11 distribution centers, and a store support center in Matthews, North Carolina. As of March 1, 2018, the company operated 14,835 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, and 5 Canadian provinces. Dollar Tree, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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