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Shoppers Drug Mart Q1 Profit Up; Declares Dividend - Quick Facts

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (SC.TO) reported that its first-quarter net earnings were C$119 million or C$0.56 per share, up from C$118 million or C$0.54 per share in the year ago quarter.

Third quarter sales were C$2.394 billion, an increase of 2.0% over the same period last year, driven by sales growth in both prescriptions and in the front of the store. On a same-store basis, total sales increased 1.5% during the quarter.

On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.57 per share on revenues of $2.41 billion. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of 26.5 cents per common share, payable July 13, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 29, 2012.

by RTT Staff Writer

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