Contrasting Dollar General (NYSE:DG) & Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación (OTCMKTS:DIDAY)

Dollar General (NYSE:DGGet Free Report) and Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación (OTCMKTS:DIDAYGet Free Report) are both consumer defensive companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Dollar General and Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dollar General 5.59% 36.34% 7.33%
Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dollar General and Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dollar General $37.84 billion 0.66 $2.42 billion $9.76 11.65
Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Dollar General has higher revenue and earnings than Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.4% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Dollar General shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Dollar General and Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dollar General 0 16 5 0 2.24
Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dollar General presently has a consensus price target of $159.41, indicating a potential upside of 40.25%. Given Dollar General’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación.


Dollar General beats Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dollar General

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Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, provides various merchandise products in the southern, southwestern, midwestern, and eastern United States. It offers consumable products, including paper and cleaning products, such as paper towels, bath tissues, paper dinnerware, trash and storage bags, disinfectants, and laundry products; packaged food comprising cereals, pasta, canned soups, fruits and vegetables, condiments, spices, sugar, and flour; and perishables that include milk, eggs, bread, refrigerated and frozen food, beer, and wine. The company's consumable products also comprise snacks, such as candies, cookies, crackers, salty snacks, and carbonated beverages; health and beauty products, including over-the-counter medicines and personal care products, such as soaps, body washes, shampoos, cosmetics, and dental hygiene and foot care products; pet supplies and pet food; and tobacco products. In addition, it offers seasonal products comprising holiday items, toys, batteries, small electronics, greeting cards, stationery, prepaid phones and accessories, gardening supplies, hardware, and automotive and home office supplies; and home products that include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, and bed and bath soft goods. Further, the company provides apparel, which comprise casual everyday apparel for infants, toddlers, girls, boys, women, and men, as well as socks, underwear, disposable diapers, shoes, and accessories. The company was formerly known as J.L. Turner & Son, Inc. and changed its name to Dollar General Corporation in 1968. Dollar General Corporation was founded in 1939 and is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

About Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación

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Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación, S.A. engages in the retail sale of food products in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina. Its stores offer food and household, and personal hygiene products. The company operated a network of 6,169 owned stores and 2,682 franchised stores under the names of DIA Market, DIA Maxi, La Plaza de DIA, Clarel, Minipreço, and DIA&go. The company was incorporated in 1966 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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