| Dollar General is a discount retailer. Co.'s consumable category includes paper and cleaning products, packaged food, perishables, snacks, health and beauty, pet and tobacco products. Co.'s seasonal products include holiday items, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, automotive and home office supplies. Co.'s home products include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed and bath soft goods. Co.'s apparel includes casual everyday apparel as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes and accessories. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DG shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DG market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DG market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DG's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of DG versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DG market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like DG can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DG by allowing them to research the DG market cap history.