Dollar General: Can It Outperform Expectations in 4Q17?

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Dollar General: Can It Outperform Expectations in 4Q17? PART 1 OF 4

Dollar General: What’s Expected in 4Q17?

Series snapshot

Tennessee-based Dollar General (DG) is slated to release its 4Q17 results on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The results relate to the three-month period ended February 2, 2018.

Wall Street has projected a 0.7% YoY (year-over-year) decline in the company’s EPS (earnings per share) to $1.48. Total sales are expected to increase 3.3% YoY to $6.2 billion. The discount retailer surpassed consensus expectations on both its top and bottom lines during the first three quarters.

Dollar General: What&#8217;s Expected in 4Q17?

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In Parts 2 and 3 of this series, we’ll look at the company’s year-to-date performance and expectations for the coming earnings release.

Stock recommendations and upside

After its stock rose 25% in 2017, Dollar General hasn’t been able to impress investors so far this year. However, Wall Street is confident that the company has a substantial upside. In Part 4, we’ll look at the company’s stock performance and associated upside.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. As of November 2017, it operated 14,321 stores in 44 US states.

In comparison, competitor Dollar Tree operates 14,744 stores across 48 US states and five Canadian provinces.

Investors looking for exposure to Dollar General can consider the VanEck Vectors Retail RTF (RTH), which invests 2.6% of its total holdings in Dollar General.


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