Dollar General Corporation Profit Falls In Q1, but beats estimates

Dollar General Corporation (DG) revealed earnings for first quarter that decreased from last year but beat the Street estimates.

The company's bottom line came in at $552.66 million, or $2.41 per share. This compares with $677.75 million, or $2.82 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $2.31 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 4.2% to $8.75 billion from $8.40 billion last year.

Dollar General Corporation earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q1): $552.66 Mln. vs. $677.75 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $2.41 vs. $2.82 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $2.31
-Revenue (Q1): $8.75 Bln vs. $8.40 Bln last year.

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