NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Discount variety retailer Dollar Tree (DLTR) is scheduled to release its 2015 first quarter earnings results before the market open on Thursday. Analysts are expecting the company to report a year-over-year rise in earnings and revenue for the most recent quarter.
Dollar Tree has been forecast to report earnings of 75 cents per share on revenue of $2.20 billion for the 2015 first quarter.
Last year, Dollar Tree said it earned 67 cents per diluted share on net sales of $2 billion, for the 2014 first quarter.
Shares of Dollar Tree are lower by 1.08% to $76.71 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday.
Last summer, Dollar General offered to acquire Family Dollar (FDO) for $8.5 billion and in January of this year Family Dollar's shareholder's approved the companies' deal.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates DOLLAR TREE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate DOLLAR TREE INC (DLTR) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value."