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Dollar General Corp Reports Advance In Q1 Earnings

Dollar General Corp (DG) reported earnings for its first quarter that advanced from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $364.85 million, or $1.36 per share. This compares with $279.49 million, or $1.02 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.4 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 8.9% to $6.11 billion from $5.61 billion last year.

Dollar General Corp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $364.85 Mln. vs. $279.49 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $1.36 vs. $1.02 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.4
-Revenue (Q1): $6.11 Bln vs. $5.61 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $5.95 to $6.15

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