The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dollar General's revenues will grow 1.8% and EPS will grow 3.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.90.
Last quarter, Dollar General notched revenue of $3.96 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.60 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q3 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 30.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $16.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.84.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 204 members out of 232 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Dollar General a green thumbs-up, and eight 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 $61.20.
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