Department store chain The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) on Thursday said its third-quarter sales and adjusted earnings increased year-over-year. The latest numbers also exceeded the market’s expectations.
Net earnings attributable to the company, on an adjusted basis, rose to $0.88 per share in the October quarter from $0.78 per share a year earlier, surpassing the consensus estimates. Unadjusted profit, meanwhile, dropped to $398 million or $0.55 per share from $483 million or $0.64 per share in the same period of last year.
The bottom-line growth, on an adjusted basis, was driven by a 7% increase in net sales to $34.2 billion. Analysts had predicted a slightly slower growth. The company also provided guidance for the full fiscal year.
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“Kroger achieved strong results in the third quarter as we continue to execute our Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital strategy. Our associates are doing an outstanding job delivering a full, fresh, and friendly experience across our seamless store and digital ecosystem,” said Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen.
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