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Dollar General Corporation Profit Retreats In Q2,but beats estimates

Dollar General Corporation (DG) revealed earnings for second quarter that declined from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $637.02 million, or $2.69 per share. This compares with $787.60 million, or $3.12 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.57 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter fell 0.3% to $8.65 billion from $8.68 billion last year.

Dollar General Corporation earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $637.02 Mln. vs. $787.60 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $2.69 vs. $3.12 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.57
-Revenue (Q2): $8.65 Bln vs. $8.68 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $9.60 - $10.20

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