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Dollar General Corp Q2 Earnings Climb

Dollar General Corp (DG) announced a profit for its second quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's earnings totaled $407.24 million, or $1.52 per share. This compares with $294.78 million, or $1.08 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.49 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 10.5% to $6.44 billion from $5.83 billion last year.

Dollar General Corp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $407.24 Mln. vs. $294.78 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.52 vs. $1.08 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.49
-Revenue (Q2): $6.44 Bln vs. $5.83 Bln last year.

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

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