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Dollar Tree Missed Top-Line and Bottom-Line Expectations


Mar. 9 2018, Published 8:36 a.m. ET

Dollar Tree’s 4Q17 results

Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported results for 4Q17 on March 7, 2017. The results relate to the three-month period ending February 3, 2018. The company reported a 12.9% YoY (year-over-year) increase in total sales to $6.4 billion, missing the consensus expectations by $30 million. Earnings per share rose 39% to $1.89, missing expectations by one cent. Read more about the company’s performance in parts two, three, and four of this series.

Investors seemed unimpressed with the company’s performance and its guidance for fiscal 2018. DLTR’s stock price slid a massive 14.5% after the results on March 7. Read more about the slide in part five of the series.

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About Dollar Tree

Founded in 1986, Dollar Tree is one of America’s top discount variety store chains. It operated 14,835 stores as of February 3, 2018, in the US and Canada under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar banners.

Family Dollar stores offer food, tobacco, home products, apparel and accessories, and personal electronics. Dollar Tree stores provide merchandise, everyday consumables, food, health and beauty care products for a fixed price of $1.

The company is included in the Fortune-200 list. It clocked total sales of $22.3 billion over the last 12 months and had a market capitalization of ~$21.2 billion as of March 7, 2018.

Investors looking for exposure to Dollar Tree through ETFs can consider the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT), which invests 0.9% of its total holdings in the company.


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