Comparing Fred's and Family Dollar Stores

January 14, 2003 Data

FRED FDO
Price/Share $28.59 $30.80
Sales, millions 1008 4163
Sales / Employee, thousands 128 183
Net Margin, % 2.3 5.2
Return on Equity, % 10.0 18.8
Return on Assets, % 7.7 12.4
Current Ratio 3.4 2.0
LT Liab / Liab+Equity, % 2.6 3.9
Free Cash Flow/Sales, % -0.4 5.2
Earnings/Share (Estimated) 1.26 1.69
Price/Book 3.1 4.6
Price/Sales 0.7 1.3
Price/ Estimated Earnings 23 18
Dividend Yield, % 0.5 0.8

All values are based on information in Morningstar Quicktake Reports.

The estimated values of P/E are for the latest fiscal year listed by Morningstar.

See the complete reports for FRED and FDO to verify the accuracy of values summarized in the above table.







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