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Dollar General Corporation Reports Quarterly EPS of $1.84


Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 

March 14 (Reuters) - Dollar General Corp ::DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION REPORTS 4.0% SAME-STORE SALES GROWTH FOR FOURTH QUARTER 2018 .Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.84.Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $1.88 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.Q4 SALES $6.6 BILLION VERSUS REFINITIV IBES ESTIMATE OF $6.61 BILLION.Q4 SAME-STORE SALES INCREASED 4.0%.BOARD OF DIRECTORS INCREASES SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION BY $1.0 BILLION.BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECLARES INCREASED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.32 PER SHARE.AS OF FEB 1, TOTAL MERCHANDISE INVENTORIES, AT COST, WERE $4.1 BILLION VERSUS $3.6 BILLION AS OF FEB 2, 2018.QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.32 PER SHARE ON CO'S COMMON STOCK, IS A 10% INCREASE OVER PRIOR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND.SEES 2019 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES IN RANGE OF $775 MILLION TO $825 MILLION.SEES FISCAL YEAR 2019 NET SALES GROWTH OF APPROXIMATELY 7%.SEES 2019 SAME-STORE SALES GROWTH OF APPROXIMATELY 2.5%.SEES FISCAL YEAR 2019 DILUTED EPS IN RANGE OF $6.30 TO $6.50.QTRLY DILUTED EPS INCLUDES ESTIMATED $0.04 NEGATIVE IMPACT FROM Q4 DISASTER-RELATED EXPENSES.FY EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $6.65 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.