Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Is Family Dollar Stores, Inc. A Bargain?

I'm always on the lookout for new to me dividend growth companies and recently received a request to do a full analysis on Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO). What was really surprising is that Family Dollar Stores has a 38 year history of increasing the dividend to shareholders. Family Dollar Stores is a major player in the discount retail space operating over 8,000 stores throughout the United States. Shares of Family Dollar Stores closed trading on Friday, April 11th at $56.10 giving a current yield of 2.21%. 

Discounted Earnings: 

 Analysts followed by Yahoo!Finance expect Family Dollar Stores to grow earnings 3.15% per year over the next 5 years and I've assumed they can grow at 2.75% in perpetuity. Running these numbers through a discounted earnings analysis with a 10% discount rate and summing over 30 years yields a fair value price of $44.62. This means the shares are trading at a 25.7% premium to the discounted earnings analysis.

Click here to read the rest of the analysis over on Seeking Alpha.

I've updated my Stock Analysis page to include this analysis.

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4 comments:

  1. I like reading your analysis. I agree that FDO is a little overvalue.

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    1. FFDividend,

      I'm glad you like it. I think FDO is a bit pricey right now especially given what seems like some fairly aggressive expansion plans that have put a bind on the cash flow.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thanks for the analysis! My main concern is that with the consumer in the dumps, why is a dollar store having sales issues!

    I'd like to get a piece of them though, just have to wait for a better entry!

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    1. ILG,

      That's part of my concern too. Of course none of the dollar stores from any company are all that great to go into. The only time I really ever buy anything from there is if I need some really cheap stuff that I don't need to last more than a day or two.

      It's an interesting long term play and I was quite surprised to find out that they had 38 years of DG behind them. It's always interesting to find out about new to me companies.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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