(Reuters) - Family Dollar Stores Inc
The discount chain, which warned months ago that the economy was taking a toll on its shoppers, earned $102.2 million, or 88 cents per share, in the fiscal fourth quarter ended August 31, up from $80.9 million, or 69 cents per share, a year earlier.
Sales rose 5.8 percent to $2.5 billion. However, same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, were flat. Back in July, the company had anticipated its same-store sales would rise about 2 percent in the quarter.
(Reporting by Jessica Wohl in Chicago; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)