Dollar General 1Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Last quarter Dollar General beat estimates by 3 cents per share and it is up again on Monday, June 4, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Dollar General to come in with earnings of 59 cents per share on revenues of $3.82 billion. Estimates range from 57 cents per share to 63 cents per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 61 cents.

Last Quarter's Results

In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 31.4% to $292.5 million (85 cents a share) from $222.5 million (64 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 20.1% to $4.19 billion from $3.49 billion.

Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as 13 analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $2.57 per share between March 16, 2012 and March 26, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, from March 1, 2012 and May 25, 2012, the stock price is up $4.57 (10.6%), from $43.01 to $47.58.

Company Fundamental Trends

Summary

Reporting Period: 1Q

Date of Release: Monday, June 4, 2012

EPS: 59 cents

Revenue Estimate: $3.82 billion

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