| 2016-12-01 06:58:29|
DG 06:58 12/01 12/01/16
Dollar General sees FY16 EPS growth at low-end of 10%-15% long-term range
Consensus $4.49. On March 10, the company stated that it intended to update its diluted EPS guidance for the 53-weeks ending February 3, 2017 only if the company no longer reasonably expects diluted EPS to fall within the 10%-15% range outlined in the long-term growth model included in its press release issued on that date. The company now forecasts diluted EPS growth for fiscal 2016 to be at the low end of the company's long-term growth model range of 10%-15%. The company expects the 53rd week to contribute approximately 200 basis points to its net sales performance and continues to estimate a 9c per diluted share impact to EPS.