Dollar General Corp (NYSE: DG) reported a rise in its fourth-quarter profit. Dollar General's quarterly profit rose to $292.5 million, or $0.85 per share, versus $222.6 million, or $0.64 per share, in the year-earlier period. Its adjusted profit came in at $0.87 per share. Sales climbed 20% to $4.19 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.82 per share on sales of $4.1 billion. Dollar General projects current fiscal-year adjusted profit of $2.65 to $2.75 per share, versus analysts' estimates of $2.71 per share.
Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ: LULU) reported a rise in its quarterly profit. Lululemon posted its quarterly net income at $73.5 million, or $0.51 per share, up from $54.8 million, or $0.38 per share, in the year-ago period. Lululemon's revenue surged 51.4% to $371.5 million. However, sales at established stores surged 26%. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.49 per share on revenue of $362.37 million.
FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) posted a surge in its fiscal third-quarter profit. FedEx's quarterly profit surged to $521 million, or $1.65 per share, from $231 million, or $0.73 per share, in the year-ago period. Its revenue climbed to $10.56 billion from $9.66 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.34 per share on revenue of $10.60 billion.
ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) reported a rise in its third-quarter profit. ConAgra's quarterly profit surged to $271.6 million, or $0.65 per share, versus $214.8 million, or $0.50 per share, in the year-earlier period. Its net sales climbed 7% to $3.37 billion. Excluding items, ConAgra posted its earnings at $0.51 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.49 per share on sales of $3.36 billion.
Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE: SIG) reported a rise in its fourth-quarter profit. Signet's quarterly net income climbed to $156.6 million, or $1.79 per share, from 105.4 million, or $1.21 per share, in the year-ago period. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.77 per share. Signet's sales gained 6.6% to $1.35 billion, versus analysts' estimates of $1.36 billion. Sales at stores open at least a year surged 9.1%. Signet lifted its quarterly dividend by 20% to 12 cents.
Schiff Nutrition International Inc (NYSE: WNI) reported its Q3 EPS at $0.16 on revenue of $72.2 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.13 per share on revenue of $65.55 million.
IHS Inc (NYSE: IHS) reported a 26% drop in its fiscal first-quarter earnings. The company also announced its plans to buy IMS Research for $46 million. IHS lifted its full-year revenue forecast by $25 million to a range of $1.525 billion to $1.575 billion. IHS posted its quarterly profit at $23.5 million, or $0.35 per share, versus $31.9 million, or $0.49 per share, in the year-ago epriod. Excluding special items, IHS earned $0.77 per share. Its revenue climbed 17% to $342.7 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.81 per share on revenue of $357 million.
Perry Ellis International Inc (NASDAQ: PERY) reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit. Perry Ellis' quarterly profit dropped to $1.8 million, or $0.12 per share, from $7.7 million, or $0.54 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding items, Perry Ellis earned $0.38 per share. Its sales climbed 11% to $229.4 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.37 per share on revenue of $229.3 million.
UTi Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: UTIW) reported its Q4 EPS at $0.2 on revenue of $1.15 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion.
Kingfisher PLC (OTC: KGFHY) reported a 30% surge in its full-year profit. Kingfisher's net profit for the full year climbed to 649 million pounds ($1 billion), from £494 million in the previous year. Its sales surged 3.6% to £10.8 billion and climbed 1.3% on a comparable basis. Kingfisher lifted its full-year dividend by 25% to 8.84 pence.
Met-Pro Corp (NYSE: MPR) reported its Q4 EPS at $0.15 on revenue of $28.4 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.15 per share on revenue of $27.19 million.
Wharf (Holdings) Ltd (OTC: WARFY) reported a 14% drop in its net profit in 2011. Wharf's 2011 net profit fell to HK$30.57 billion, from HK$35.75 billion in the previous year. Its underlying profit climbed 14% to HK$8.08 billion from HK$7.09 billion. Wharf's revenue surged 24% to HK$24 billion from HK$19.38 billion.
GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) reported its Q4 EPS at $1.73 on revenue of $3.58 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.72 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd (OTC: SGMFF) swung to profit in fiscal 2011. Sigma posted a net profit of 49.2 million Australian dollars (US$51.4 million), versus a year-ago loss of A$235.4 million. Its revenue dropped 2.1% y/y to A$2.85 billion, from A$2.91 billion.
Dassault Aviation SA (OTC: DUAVF) reported a drop in its 2011 operating profit. Dassault Aviation's operating profit declined 36% to EUR377 million. Its revenue fell 21% to EUR3.31 billion. Dassault Aviation's net profit rose 10% to EUR407 million. Excluding the dividend from Thales, the company's core net profit declined 29% to EUR282 million.
Li & Fung Ltd (OTC: LFUGY) posted a 24% increase in its net profit for 2011. Li & Fung's 2011 profit rose to $681 million, versus a restated net profit of $548 million in 2010. However, analysts were expecting a profit of $617 million.
Partner Communications Company Ltd (NASDAQ: PTNR) reported a 60% decline in its adjusted fourth-quarter net profit. Partner's quarterly net profit, excluding one-off items, dropped to 123 million shekels ($32 million), from 304 million, in the year-ago period. Last month, Partner had expected a profit of 132 million shekels. Partner's revenue dropped 10% to 1.59 billion shekels.
Canada's Whitecap Resources Inc (OTC: SPGYF) posted a profit in the fourth quarter. Whitecap Resources posted a quarterly net income of C$3.2 million, or 4 Canadian cents per share, versus a year-ago net loss of C$4.1 million, or 12 Canadian cents per share. Its revenue jumped to C$47.5 million.
Hermes International (OTC: HESAY) reported better-than-expected full-year profit and lifted its dividend by 33%. Hermes will pay shareholders 2 euros a share on 2011 earnings, versus 1.50 euros per share, in the year-earlier period. Hermes' full-year net income surged 41% to 594 million euros, beating analysts' estimates of 560 million.
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