Dollar Tree, Inc (DLTR) is a leading discount stores business based in the US. Dollar Tree is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 56,900 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$60.2 - $115.45|
|50-day moving average||$109.9561|
|200-day moving average||$98.6727|
|Wall St. target price||$122.33|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.049|
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Valuing Dollar Tree stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dollar Tree's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Dollar Tree's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Dollar Tree shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Dollar Tree's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6213. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Dollar Tree's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Dollar Tree's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dollar Tree's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$25.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.11%|
|Gross profit TTM||$9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.71%|
|Market capitalisation||$25.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.1 million Dollar Tree shares held short by investors – that's known as Dollar Tree's "short interest". This figure is 17.5% up from 2.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Dollar Tree shares can be evaluated.
Dollar Tree's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dollar Tree shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dollar Tree shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Dollar Tree's SIR currently stands at 1.53. In other words for every 100,000 Dollar Tree shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1530 shares are currently held short.
However Dollar Tree's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dollar Tree shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dollar Tree shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dollar Tree's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dollar Tree shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.017% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dollar Tree shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Dollar Tree.
Find out more about how you can short Dollar Tree stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Dollar Tree.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 21.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dollar Tree's overall score of 21.54 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dollar Tree is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.86/100
Dollar Tree's environmental score of 4.86 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dollar Tree is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.35/100
Dollar Tree's social score of 11.35 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dollar Tree is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 7.84/100
Dollar Tree's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dollar Tree is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Dollar Tree scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Dollar Tree has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||21.54|
|Total ESG percentile||21.94|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
We're not expecting Dollar Tree to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Dollar Tree's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 June 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dollar Tree shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dollar Tree shares which in turn could have impacted Dollar Tree's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Dollar Tree's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.2 up to $115.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Dollar Tree's is 0.7736. This would suggest that Dollar Tree's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety retail stores. It operates through 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, as well as everyday consumables, such as household paper and chemicals, and frozen and refrigerated food; variety merchandise comprising toys, durable housewares, gifts, stationery, party goods, greeting cards, softlines, and other items; and seasonal goods that include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise. This segment operates 7,505 stores under the Dollar Tree and Dollar Tree Canada brands, as well as 13 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 and beverages, 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 comforters, sheets, and towels. Its stores also provides apparel and accessories merchandise comprising clothing, fashion accessories, and shoes; and seasonal and electronics merchandise that include Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise, as well as personal electronics, which comprise pre-paid cellular phones and services, stationery and school supplies, and toys. This segment operates 7,783 stores under the Family Dollar brand; and 11 distribution centers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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