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Dollar Tree's Optimization Efforts Should Boost Family Dollar, but Competition Limits Margins

Zain Akbari, CFA Equity Analyst

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| Zain Akbari, CFA |

Dollar Tree's namesake banner has a long history of strong performance, enabled by its differentiated value proposition, but, aside from the pandemic era, its Family Dollar unit has struggled to generate top-line and margin growth. We suspect the Dollar Tree banner is better positioned long-term, but do not believe the aggregated firm benefits from a durable competitive edge, as competitive pressure in a fast-changing retail environment amid minimal switching costs limits results.

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Dollar Tree operates discount stores in the U.S. and Canada, including 8,647 shops under its namesake banner and 8,016 Family Dollar units (as of the end of fiscal 2021). The eponymous chain features branded and private-label goods, generally at a $1.25 price. Around 45% of Dollar Tree stores' fiscal 2021 sales came from consumables (including food, health and beauty, and household paper and cleaning products), nearly 50% from variety items (including toys and housewares), and just over 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 2021 sales from consumables, 9% from seasonal/electronic items (including prepaid phones and toys), 8% from home products, and 6% from apparel and accessories.

500 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA, 23320
T +1 757 321-5000
Industry Discount Stores
Most Recent Earnings Jul 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Jan 28, 2023
Employees 210,565

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