Dollar General Posts Q4 Sales, Profit Gains

Dollar General Corp. reported a surge in fourth-quarter profits, driven by a 7.4% gain in same-store sales.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. here on Wednesday reported a surge in fourth-quarter profits, driven by a 7.4% gain in same-store sales. Net income for the 13-week quarter, which ended Jan. 29, totaled $87.2 million, including a one-time, after-tax charge of $85.7 million.

Year-ago net income totaled $81.9 million. Sales for the quarter surged 11.9%, to $3.19 billi

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