DLTR Stock Slumps as Dollar Tree Cuts Outlook


  • Dollar Tree (DLTR) stock is sliding lower with its latest earnings release.
  • That’s due to the company lowering EPS estimates for 2022.
  • That’s despite Dollar Tree beating estimates for the third quarter of the year.
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Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) stock isn’t doing so hot on Tuesday after the company lowered its outlook in its latest earnings report.

The big news here is that Dollar Tree expects its diluted earnings per share for 2022 to be in the lower half of its prior range between $7.10 and $7.40. To put that in perspective, Wall Street expects the company to report diluted EPS of $7.33 for the year.

However, it’s worth noting that Dollar Tree did increase its revenue guidance for 2022. The company now expects revenue to range from $28.14 billion to $28.28 billion. The previous range had been for between $27.85 billion and $28.10 billion. The new range should see the company beat out analysts’ estimate of $28.08 billion.

Q3 Results Beat Estimates

Investors will also want to note that Dollar Tree brought in diluted EPS of $1.20 alongside revenue of $6.94 billion. Both of these came in above Wall Street’s estimate of $1.18 per share and revenue of $6.84 billion.

Mike Witynski, President and CEO of Dollar Tree, said the following in the earnings report:

“Our third quarter sales performance reflects the timely execution of merchandising initiatives to drive our consumables business in this uncertain and inflationary environment. Same-store sales for both segments improved from the prior quarter and delivered a sequential monthly improvement throughout the quarter.”

DLTR stock is seeing heavy trading today with the release of its latest earnings report. This has some 2.6 million shares of the stock changing hands. That already matches the company’s daily average trading volume.

DLTR stock is down 10.6% as of Tuesday morning.

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