Dollar General Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Dollar General (NYSE:DG) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, June 4th. Dollar General Corp. operates a chain of discount retail stores located primarily in the southern, southwestern, midwestern and eastern United States. The Company offer a broad selection of merchandise, including consumable products such as food, paper and cleaning products, health and beauty products and pet supplies, and non-consumable products such as seasonal merchandise.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dollar General Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.71 per share on revenues of $4.24 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.12.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.76 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.28, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dollar General has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 10,458 11,796 13,035 14,807 16,022
Diluted EPS ($) 0.34 1.04 1.82 2.22 2.85

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 3,901.21 3,948.66 3,964.65 4,207.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.63 0.64 0.62 0.97

Past Performance:
Dollar General has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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