Dollar General: Fiscal Q1 earnings snapshot

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. today reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $552.7 million.

The company said it had profit of $2.41 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 24 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.32 per share.

The discount retailer posted revenue of $8.75 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Twenty-four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.71 billion.