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Casey`s General Stores Inc. Q1 Income Climbs

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

The company's bottom line totaled $66.62 million, or $1.80 per share. This compares with $48.92 million, or $1.28 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.61 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 18.1% to $2.54 billion from $2.15 billion last year.

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

-Earnings (Q1): $66.62 Mln. vs. $48.92 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $1.80 vs. $1.28 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.61
-Revenue (Q1): $2.54 Bln vs. $2.15 Bln last year.

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