Ankeny, IA - Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol CASY) today issued the following statement regarding a letter to Casey's shareholders publicly released earlier today by JCP Investment Management, LLC, BLR Partners LP and Joshua E. Schechter, who collectively own approximately 1% of Casey's outstanding shares.
Ankeny, IA - Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol CASY) today reported diluted earnings per share of $1.28 for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 ended October 31, 2017, compared to $1.44 per share for the same quarter a year ago. "The Company surpassed the 2,000 store milestone and now has 200 new-store sites either under agreement or under construction at the end of the quarter, including its first store in the state of Michigan," said Terry Handley, President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, we recently began the consultation phase of our digital engagement and price optimization projects. We continue to make investments to enhance ongoing operations and support our long-term vision to create shareholder value."
Ankeny, IA - Casey's General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol CASY) today reported diluted earnings per share of $1.46 for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 ended July 31, 2017, compared to $1.70 per share for the same quarter a year ago. Changes in vesting provisions that accelerated expense in the current grant awards under the long-term stock incentive plan, combined with increases to Illinois state tax rates lowered diluted earnings by $0.17 per share. "Expansion activity for new store construction continues to increase as there are now 179 sites either under construction or under agreement," said Terry Handley, President and CEO. "We are well positioned to sustain a higher level of unit growth in fiscal 2018 and beyond."