For the fourth quarter, the Company expects comparable store sales to increase by 3 to 4 percent. Gross profit, as a percentage of sales, for the fourth quarter is expected to be flat or modestly below the comparable 2011 period, resulting in a modest decline in the gross profit rate for the full year.SG&A for the 2012 13-week fourth quarter is expected to increase approximately 4 percent over SG&A in the 2011 14-week fourth quarter, after excluding $10.3 million relating to the acceleration of equity-based compensation and other expenses relating to a secondary offering of the Company’s stock in the 2011 fourth quarter.
Dollar General Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter 2012 Sales And Earnings
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