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Mixed Bag for Family Dollar: Fool by Numbers
By Nathan Parmelee (TMF Doraemon)
September 28, 2006

On September 28, Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) released full year earnings for the period ended August 26, 2006.

Sales met estimates and earnings exceeded estimates when adjusted for an $0.18 legal settlement.
Gross margins improved slightly, but increased operating expenses and a legal settlement pushed down operating margins and net margins.
Free cash flow improved dramatically from $70.3 million to $258.8 million.......
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