Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is expected to report Q1 earnings around June 4. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dollar General's revenues will expand 8.7% and EPS will grow 12.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $4.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dollar General recorded revenue of $4.21 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.19 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.97. GAAP EPS of $0.97 for Q4 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.85 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 32.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.5%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $17.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.28.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 206 members out of 232 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Dollar General a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dollar General is outperform, with an average price target of $53.55.

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