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Inside the Consumer Sector’s Earnings: Last Week and Now

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Dec. 11 2017, Updated 3:24 p.m. ET

Upcoming consumer sector earnings this week

Issaquah-based Costco Wholesale (COST) is scheduled to report its fiscal 1Q18 earnings on December 14, 2017. The company is expected to post EPS (earnings per share) of $1.34 in fiscal 1Q18, which would be a 14.5% YoY (year-over-year) rise. COST is projected to report revenues of $31.4 billion for fiscal 1Q18, which would be an 11.9% YoY rise.

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Earnings released last week

Tennessee-based retailer Dollar General (DG) announced its fiscal 3Q17 results on December 6, 2017. The company’s earnings rose 10.1% YoY to $0.98 per share, and its revenues grew 11.0% YoY to $5.9 billion. Its earnings beat estimates by 4.3%, while its revenue beat estimates by 1.8%.

Missouri-based H & R Block (HRB) reported its fiscal 2Q18 results on December 6, 2017, recording a loss of $0.71 per share, compared with its $0.67 loss per share in 2Q17. HRB’s earnings came in 1.4% lower than the analysts’ estimates, but its revenues rose 7.2% YoY to $140.8 million, beating the estimate by 7.0%.

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) announced its fiscal 3Q17 results on December 6, 2017, reporting EPS of $0.56, compared with its 3Q16 EPS of $0.47. Its revenues rose 13.7% YoY to $619.02 million, with its earnings surpassing the estimate by 8.0% and its revenues beating the estimate by 1.5%.

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