Dollarama Inc. reported a third-quarter profit of $138.6 million, up from $132.1 million in the same quarter last year, helped by a boost in sales.
The discount retailer says the profit amounted to 44 cents per diluted share for the 13-week period ended Nov. 3 compared with a profit of 40 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.
Sales in the quarter totalled $947.6 million, up from $864.3 million.
The improvement in sales came as comparable store sales, a key metric for retailers, grew 5.3%.
Dollarama says the average transaction size grew 2.8%, while the number of transactions rose 2.4%.
Analysts on average had expected sales of $936.8 million and a profit of 45 cents per share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.