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Dollar Tree Inc DLTR

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Outlook Intact for Dollar Tree Despite Soft End to Fiscal 2020, New Rural Store Format; Shares Rich

Zain Akbari, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Zain Akbari, CFA |

Our $96 fair value estimate is unlikely to change much after no-moat Dollar Tree posted fourth-quarter earnings that lagged our targets, with an adjustment related to the time value of money offsetting the earnings miss. With the softness mostly attributable to the impact of December’s surging COVID-19 case counts (which slowed holiday discretionary sales), our long-term targets are still mid-single-digit yearly top-line growth and high-single-digit adjusted operating margins. We suggest investors await a more attractive entry point.

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Company Profile

Business Description

Dollar Tree operates discount stores in the U.S. and Canada, including over 7,800 shops under both its namesake and Family Dollar units (nearly 15,700 in total). The eponymous chain features branded and private-label goods, generally at a $1 price (CAD 1.25 in Canada). Nearly 50% of Dollar Tree stores' fiscal 2020 sales came from consumables (including food, health and beauty, and household paper and cleaning products), just over 45% from variety items (including toys and housewares), and 5% from seasonal goods. Family Dollar features branded and private-label goods at prices generally ranging from $1 to $10, with over 76% of fiscal 2020 sales from consumables, 9% from seasonal/electronic items (including prepaid phones and toys), 9% from home products, and 6% from apparel and accessories.

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500 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA, 23320
T +1 757 321-5000
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Discount Stores
Most Recent Earnings Jan 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Jan 29, 2022
Stock Type Classic Growth
Employees 199,327

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