Dollar General Corporation Q4 income drops in line with estimates

Dollar General Corporation (DG) released earnings for fourth quarter that decreased from the same period last year in line with the Street estimates.

The company's earnings totaled $597.43 million, or $2.57 per share. This compares with $642.74 million, or $2.62 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts on average 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 rose 2.9% to $8.65 billion from $8.41 billion last year.

Dollar General Corporation earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $597.43 Mln. vs. $642.74 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $2.57 vs. $2.62 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $2.57
-Revenue (Q4): $8.65 Bln vs. $8.41 Bln last year.

Next quarter EPS guidance: $2.25 to $2.35

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