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Dollar General Corp Lowers High End Of Prior FY 2012 Revenue Guidance; Lowers FY 2012 Operating Profit Guidance; Revises FY 2012 Store Sales Guidance; Comments On Q4 2012 Store Sales Guidance

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 07:00am EST 

Dollar General Corp updated its financial outlook to reflect the results of the third quarter and expectations for the remainder of 2012. The Company expects total sales for fiscal 2012 to increase by 8.0% to 8.5% over the 53-week fiscal 2011, or 10% to 10.5% on a comparable 52-week basis. Same-store sales, based on a comparable 52-week period, are now expected to increase 4.5% to 5.0%. For fiscal 2012, operating profit, excluding expenses resulting from secondary offerings of the Company's stock, is expected to be between $1.630 billion and $1.645 billion. For the fourth quarter, the Company expects comparable store sales to increase by 3% to 4%. Diluted EPS for the 52-week fiscal 2012, adjusted to exclude losses resulting from redemption of the senior subordinated notes, charges or expenses relating to amendments to or refinancing of any notes, loans or revolving credit facilities, the settlement of interest rate swaps and expenses resulting from secondary stock offerings, is expected to be approximately $2.82 to $2.85, including approximately $0.04 from the favorable resolution of tax audits in the second quarter. The Company reported revenues of $14.807 billion in fiscal 2011. According to I/B/E/S estimates analysts' were expecting the Company to report revenues of $16.122 billion, EBIT of $1.671 billion and EPS of $2.86 for fiscal 2012. 

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