Can Family Dollar Stores Meet These Numbers?

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Family Dollar Stores (NYS: FDO) is expected to report Q3 earnings around June 28. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Family Dollar Stores' revenues will grow 10.2% and EPS will grow 17.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.37 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.07.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Family Dollar Stores reported revenue of $2.46 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.26 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.15. GAAP EPS of $1.15 for Q2 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.98 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 34.9%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.0%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.67.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 555 members out of 602 rating the stock outperform, and 47 members rating it underperform. Among 177 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 167 give Family Dollar Stores a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Family Dollar Stores is outperform, with an average price target of $58.52.

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