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Dollar Tree Reported Strong Q4 Results, Surpassed Consensus

On Wednesday, Dollar Tree, an extreme-discount retailer, reported robust fourth-quarter results which exceeded the analysts’ estimates. Its stock price improved by 1.95% to $148.12 per share on March 01. However, it is expected to decline by -0.08% to $148.00 apiece in the upcoming session.

The earnings per share of Dollar Tree increased to $2.04, beating the experts’ $2.02 forecast. In addition, it is higher than the previous $1.20 data. Likewise, its revenue jumped to $7.72 billion, higher than the $7.61 billion consensus. As a result, it is better than the prior $6.94 billion figures.

Also, its same-store sales of Dollar Tree rose by 8.70%, led by a 10.00% surge in average tickets. Yet, a 1.10% plunge in traffic partly balanced it. Moreover, its operating income went up by 6.80% to $618.10 million. Furthermore, the company produced a 39.00% gross margin, better than its normalized gross margin. The improvement was due to its evolving assortment for the new price point.

On the other hand, the retailer’s net income fell slightly to $452.20 million or $2.04 a share. It is lower compared to the former $454.20 million record. Still, markets expected a $2.02 earnings per share.

Meanwhile, the operating margin of Dollar Tree shrank by 8.00% to 20 basis points.

As of January 28, 2023, it held $642.80 million in cash and equivalents. In the same period, it had a remaining $1.85 billion under its share repurchase authorization.

New Management of Dollar Tree Brings Opportunities

On January 29, Dollar Tree entered its new fiscal year under the leadership of its new CEO, Rick Dreiling.

In fiscal 2023, its growth showed through an additional 50 stores to their 600 existing establishments. It reached a 43.00% development in the first half of the year.

According to Dreiling, shoppers making $80,000.00 a year trade down to the company’s stores amid the squeezing inflation.

Moreover, the hints of improvement at Dollar Tree and its Family Dollar chain are surprising. Despite the short time, the new management still turned the company around.

The entity’s progress proves that the store concepts are healthy when exposed to the correct merchandise mix and operating conditions.

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