Dollar General was a darling of the market for the past decade. In a classic example of how quickly a retailer can be humbled by the market and competitive forces, the share price has collapsed this year and there are good reasons why. Far from being a bargain, we think the pain is only just starting. With a strategy that seems certain to cause a structural drop in margins, Dollar General is in trouble.
Kroger is the OG - Original Grocer! With a history of organic growth and M&A to supplement the story, Kroger has now embarked on the biggest acquisition in its history: the proposed merger with Albertsons. It introduces a lot of risk into the mix, but can it propel the share price CAGR above the index and make this a worthwhile stock to hold?
When we first covered PepsiCo, we thought it would be a strong player in an inflationary environment. We were right about that, with the valuation multiples having moved upwards as a result. But what does the risk-reward position look like now?
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Procter & Gamble and its Q2'23 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 26 January 2023) From moisturiser to fabric softener - at Procter & Gamble, Head & Shoulders is a brand rather than a share price chart pattern! Alongside the likes of Pampers, Oral-B, Vicks and Gillette, P&G owns brands that tend to dominate the health and beauty aisle at your local retailer. The last decade has been all about focus, with P&G ultimately acting as an allocator of capital to the brands that show the [...]