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Dollar General (NYSE:DG) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, March 25th. Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dollar General Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.90 per share on revenues of $4.26 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.24.
Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.74 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.85, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Dollar General has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||9,495||10,460||11,800||13,040||14,810|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.02||0.34||1.04||1.82||2.22|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Oct. 31, 2011||Jan. 31, 2012||Apr. 30, 2012||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||3,595||4,185||3,901||3,949||3,965|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.50||0.85||0.63||0.64||0.62|
Dollar General has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)
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