Quantcast

Acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. by Dollar Tree, Inc. May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests - KOAM TV 7

Acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. by Dollar Tree, Inc. May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE Robbins Arroyo LLP

SAN DIEGO and MATTHEWS, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP are investigating the proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) by Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR).  On July 28, 2014, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Dollar Tree will acquire Family Dollar.  Under the terms of the agreement, Family Dollar shareholders will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in Dollar Tree shares, for a total consideration of $74.50 per share. Following the closing of the transaction, Family Dollar shareholders will own no less than 12.7% and no more than 15.1% of the outstanding common stock of Dollar Tree.

Robbins Arroyo LLP.

Is the Proposed Acquisition Best for Family Dollar and Its Shareholders?

Robbins Arroyo LLP's investigation focuses on whether the board of directors at Family Dollar is undertaking a fair process to obtain maximum value and adequately compensate Family Dollar shareholders.

As an initial matter, the $74.50 merger consideration is significantly below the target price of $79.00 set by an analyst at Jefferies on June 9, 2014.  Further, Family Dollar shares have traded above the merger consideration as recently as September 19, 2013, when it reached a high of $75.29 and closed at $74.70 per share on that same day. In addition, on July 10, 2014, Family Dollar released its results for the company's third quarter 2014.  For the quarter, Family Dollar reported a gross profit of $910 million, or 34.3%, of net sales of $2.66 billion.  Moreover, the company beat analyst estimates for sales in the third quarter.

In announcing these results, Family Dollar Chairman and CEO, Howard Levine, remarked, "We are executing our previously announced restructuring initiatives to improve our performance .… Our recent investment to permanently lower prices is resonating with customers; we are seeing savings from our workforce optimization efforts; and we are on track to close approximately 370 underperforming stores by the end of the fiscal year. We remain confident that these steps will position the Company to improve our financial performance and deliver higher long-term shareholder returns."

In light of these facts, Robbins Arroyo LLP is examining Family Dollar's board of directors' decision to merge the company now rather than allow shareholders to continue to participate in the company's continued success and future growth prospects.

Family Dollar shareholders have the option to file a class action lawsuit to ensure the board of directors obtains the best possible price for shareholders and the disclosure of material information.  Family Dollar shareholders interested in information about their rights and potential remedies can contact attorney Darnell R. Donahue at (800) 350-6003, ddonahue@robbinsarroyo.com, or via the shareholder information form on the firm's website.

Robbins Arroyo LLP is a nationally recognized leader in securities litigation and shareholder rights law.  The law firm represents individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits, and has helped its clients realize more than $1 billion of value for themselves and the companies in which they have invested.   

Attorney Advertising. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  

Contact:
Darnell R. Donahue
Robbins Arroyo LLP
ddonahue@robbinsarroyo.com
(619) 525-3990 or Toll Free (800) 350-6003
www.robbinsarroyo.com

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130103/MM36754LOGO

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.