General Growth

Dollar General has seen same-store sales accelerate and margins increase since new management took hold in 2007. Below is a chart detailing the chain's progress since public reporting of quarterly results resumed three years ago. PERIODSAME-STORE SALESGROSS MARGIN(AS % OF SALES) Q1 2010+6.7%32.1% Q4 2009+7.4%32.2% Q3 2009+9.2%30.8% Q2 2009+8.6%31.2% Q1 2009+13.3%30.7% Q4 2008+9.4%29.4% Q3 2008+10.6%29.7%

Dollar General has seen same-store sales accelerate and margins increase since new management took hold in 2007. Below is a chart detailing the chain's progress since public reporting of quarterly results resumed three years ago.
PERIOD SAME-STORE SALES GROSS MARGIN
(AS % OF SALES)
Q1 2010 +6.7% 32.1%
Q4 2009 +7.4% 32.2%
Q3 2009 +9.2% 30.8%
Q2 2009 +8.6% 31.2%
Q1 2009 +13.3% 30.7%
Q4 2008 +9.4% 29.4%
Q3 2008 +10.6% 29.7%
Q2 2008 +10.1% 29.1%
Q1 2008 +5.4% 28.8%
Q4 2007 +0.4% 28.9%
Q1 2007 +2.4% 27.2%

Notes: Dollar General's fiscal year ends Jan. 30. The company did not publicly report results for the second and third quarters of 2007 while it transitioned to new ownership under KKR.

SOURCE: Company reports