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Casey`s General Stores Inc. Q1 Income Rises

Casey`s General Stores Inc. (CASY) reported a profit for its first quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $70.22 million, or $1.90 per share. This compares with $56.76 million, or $1.46 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.66 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 23.9% to $2.59 billion from $2.09 billion last year.

Casey`s General Stores Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $70.22 Mln. vs. $56.76 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $1.90 vs. $1.46 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.66
-Revenue (Q1): $2.59 Bln vs. $2.09 Bln last year.

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