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Dollar General Corporation Bottom Line Advances In Q3

Dollar General Corporation (DG) announced a profit for its third quarter that increased from last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $574.26 million, or $2.31 per share. This compares with $365.55 million, or $1.42 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.00 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 17.3% to $8.20 billion from $6.99 billion last year.

Dollar General Corporation earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $574.26 Mln. vs. $365.55 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $2.31 vs. $1.42 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.00
-Revenue (Q3): $8.20 Bln vs. $6.99 Bln last year.

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