Dollar General Corp (NYSE:DG) reported on Monday that profit in the first quarter moved up 36% on higher sales at its rising chain of discount stores.
Dollar General boosted its full-year guidance, but revenue for the period was just shy of market anticipations and its shares fell in after-hours trading on Monday.
The retailer announced after the market closed on Monday that it made $213.4 million or 63 cents a share in earnings during three months period ended May 4. That’s high from $157 million or 45 cents a share in its primary three months of previous year.
The company reported that it earned 48 cents a share in the previous year after adjusting for expenses linked with a secondary offering of its stock and other special items.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO) increased +1.01% to settle at $67.83, Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) moved up +2.05% to end at $101.99 while Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) jumped +0.65% to finish on Monday at $57.57.
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) last session volume of 5.20 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 2.60 million shares. The stock after opening at $48.87 hit high price of $48.97 and then closed at $48.49 by scoring -0.27%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.51 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.56 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.56. The Company had total cash at hand $127.50 million and a book value per share as $13.81 in the most recent quarter.
The stock price volatility was 2.26% for a week and 2.17% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.04.
DG generated revenue of 14.81 billion in the following twelve months and earned $766.69 million. The Company showed a negative 5.18% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 10.07%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 10.06%.
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