Dollar Tree (NYSE:DLTR) stock experienced a 7% decrease in pre-market today, as the company revealed lower-than-anticipated profits for the third quarter. The company’s projected earnings per share (EPS) for the third quarter, ranging from $0.94 to $1.04, fell short of the Street estimate of $1.28. The estimated net sales for this period are anticipated to be between $7.3 billion and $7.5 billion, compared to the Street estimate of $7.3 billion.
In terms of full-year expectations, Dollar Tree foresees the EPS to be in the range of $5.78 to $6.08. However, the midpoint of this range falls below the Street estimate of $6.03. The company’s revenue is predicted to be within the range of $30.6 billion to $30.9 billion for the fiscal year, surpassing the expected $30.4 billion.
In the second quarter, the company reported adjusted EPS of 91 cents along with revenue amounting to $7.32 billion. This performance exceeded analysts’ predictions, as they were anticipating earnings of 87 cents per share on revenue totaling $7.18 billion.