On March 13th, Dollar Tree released its 2014 annual report. Within the report, Dollar Tree stated it delivered an EPS of $2.90 which was an increase of 6.6% over the previous year. It reported that in 2014 sales increased by 9.72% and reached $8.602 billion which was a record for the company. Within the same report, Dollar Tree reported that same store sales increased by 4.3%, which was the largest increase since 2012.
In January of 2015, Family Dollar’s (FDO:NYSE)
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Over the past five years, many of the discount retailers such as Dollar General (NYSE:DG), have been on a robust run. As Dollar General is up over 178% over the past 5 years, a few questions begin to arise. Is this the time to invest? What are some of the strengths moving forward? and what are some of the headwinds that Dollar General will face?
On March 12th, Dollar General released their Q4 and 2014 annual report. Within the report,
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There is no doubt that over the past couple of years, shareholders of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) have watched this company battle significant obstacles. With the data breach at the end of 2013 and its expansion north of the 49th which cost the company over $5 billion, this begs to ask, where is this company headed next? Are they setting themselves up for more turmoil down the road or are they positioning the ship and heading in the “right” direction?
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A couple of weeks ago, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) reported its Q2 earnings for FY 2015. Within the report, Costco stated it delivered an EPS of $1.35 earnings per share which was supported by a $57 million or $0.13 a share income tax benefit. Without this tax benefit, the company would have reported an EPS of $1.25, which still outpaced many estimates. Costco’s revenue of $27.454 billion missed some expectations, but still delivered an increase of 4.4% over last year’s
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When Muhtar Kent became CEO of Coca-Cola (KO) in 2008, he established a long-term vision for restoring growth. “2020 Vision” was designed to help the company focus on understanding the trends and forces that will shape their business in the future and enable them to move swiftly in preparation for what’s to come. In short, the company must get ready for tomorrow, today.
In a 2011 article published by the Harvard Business Review, CEO Muhtar Kent indicated he was not
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