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.
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 $3.28, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Dollar General has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) 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|
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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)