Dollar General (DG) Misses Q4 EPS by 1c; Guides FY14 EPS Below Consensus

March 13, 2014 7:03 AM
Dollar General (NYSE: DG) reported Q4 EPS of $1.01, $0.01 worse than the analyst estimate of $1.02. Revenue for the quarter came in at $4.49 billion versus the consensus estimate of $4.62 billion.

Same-store sales increased 1.3 percent, resulting from increases in both customer traffic and average transaction amount. Same-store sales increases were driven by sales of tobacco products and perishables.

For the 2014 fiscal year, the Company expects total sales to increase 8 to 9 percent over the 2013 fiscal year. Same-store sales are expected to increase 3 to 4 percent. Adjusted operating profit for 2014 is expected to increase 2 to 5 percent. Sees FY2014 EPS of $3.45 - $3.55, versus the consensus of $3.69.

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