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July 10, 2014
07:05 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sees FY14 EPS $3.07-$3.17 ex-items, consensus $3.15
Sees low single digit increase in FY14 net sales, low single digit decline in SSS. Sees approx. 525 new store openings and approximately 400 store closings. Sees FY CapEx $450M-$500M. As part of its ongoing business review, the Company is taking deliberate actions to strengthen its value proposition, increase operational efficiencies and improve its financial performance. As previously announced, the Company has: Lowered prices on nearly 1,000 basic items, investing more than $50 million, on an annualized basis, to deliver more compelling values to customers; Reduced corporate overhead and re-aligned key organizational functions to improve execution and reinforce a commitment to being an efficient, low-cost retailer; Launched a process to close approximately 370 underperforming stores in the second half of fiscal 2014. Building on efforts to capture more food trips, the Company intends to further expand its cooler program beginning in fiscal 2015; Continuing to expand traffic-driving categories with a multi-year rollout of beer and wine, beginning in fiscal 2015; and Leveraging the scale and considerable diversity of the chain to launch a multi-year clustering initiative designed to enhance store productivity. The Company’s in-depth business review remains on-going, and the Board and management team continue to evaluate additional opportunities to drive efficiency in stores, and further increase value and convenience for the customer.
News For FDO From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
07:43 EDTFDODollar Tree price target raised to $74 from $68 at UBS
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November 20, 2014
09:30 EDTFDODollar Tree says working to close Family Dollar deal 'as soon as possible'
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November 19, 2014
15:15 EDTFDODollar General affirms commitment to Family Dollar deal, says FTC review ongoing
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15:14 EDTFDODollar General says actively engaged in ongoing FTC review process for deal
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15:13 EDTFDODollar General affirms commitment to Family Dollar acquisition
08:31 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reschedules special meeting of shareholders to December 23
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06:39 EDTFDODollar General may have to sell over 4K stores for deal approval, NY Post says
The Federal Trade Commission may require Dollar General (DG) to sell more than 4,000 of its stores to gain approval of its deal to buy Family Dollar (FDO), according to The New York Post. Dollar General had previously said that it was willing to sell 1,500 of its stores to facilitate the deal, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
17:27 EDTFDOPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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November 12, 2014
07:04 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reaffirms recommendation to merge with Dollar Tree
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November 7, 2014
17:10 EDTFDODollar Tree certifies substantial compliance with FTC second request under HSR
Dollar Tree (DLTR) announced that it has certified substantial compliance with the Request for Additional Information and Documentary Materials issued by the FTC on September 8, regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores (FDO). Family Dollar previously certified substantial compliance with the FTC on October 21. In order to facilitate the FTC’s review, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have agreed not to close the Proposed Merger prior to December 30, unless the FTC completes its review of the Proposed Merger and terminates the waiting period at an earlier date. The FTC staff has indicated that it is examining whether prices would increase if the parties no longer had to compete with each other, and an important factor in this examination is how prices would change under either of the merging parties’ current pricing policies. The FTC staff has also focused on the similarity and differences between the parties’ stores and other competing retail chains. The concerns and competitive theories articulated by the FTC staff would require divestitures in connection with the Proposed Merger. As Dollar Tree remains confident that it will obtain antitrust approval to consummate the Proposed Merger reasonably promptly. Dollar Tree is committed to cooperating with the FTC’s investigation of the Proposed Merger, and providing all of the necessary information for the FTC to advance its review as promptly as practicable. The special meeting of Family Dollar shareholders to vote on the Proposed Merger is currently scheduled for December 11.

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