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Family Dollar Stores Inc Comments On Q3, Q4, H2, FY 2013 Store Sales Outlook; Issues Q4 2013 EPS Outlook In Line With Estimates; Lowers FY 2013 EPS Outlook; Issues Q3 2013 EPS Outlook Below Estimates


Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 07:00am EDT 

Family Dollar Stores Inc announced that sales in more discretionary categories will continue to be pressured in the second half of 2013 and comparable store sales in the second half of 2013 will increase between 2% and 4%. The Company expects comparable store sales in the third quarter 2013 will be in the lower end of this range and comparable store sales in the fourth quarter 2013 will be in the upper end of this range. The Company anticipates that many of the sales and margin trends that occurred in the first half 2013 will continue in the third quarter 2013 and EPS will be between $0.98 and $1.08 per share. As the Company anniversaries many of the sales-driving initiatives launched in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company expects that operating margin will increase and that earnings per diluted share will be between $0.85 and $0.95 per share. The Company now expects EPS in fiscal 2013 will be between $3.73 and $3.93. The Company's outlook for fiscal 2013 is based on an increase in comparable store sales of between 3% and 4%. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts were expecting the Company to report EPS of $1.18 for third quarter of 2013; EPS of $0.88 for fourth quarter of 2013 and EPS of $3.98 for fiscal 2013. 

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