Casey's General Stores Inc. reported earnings of $1.06 per share for its fiscal second quarter, which ended Oct. 31, compared with 85 cents per share for the same period last year. Year-to-date earnings were $2.50 per share, compared with $1.86 a year ago, according to a release. Same-store gasoline sales were up 4.2 percent for the quarter, with an average margin of 16.7 cents per gallon. "The fuel saver program implemented in December 2012 continues to drive new customers to our stores which was the primary reason we significantly exceeded our sales goal this quarter," Chairman and CEO Robert Myers said in the release. Year-to-date same-store gasoline sales were up 3.6 percent, with total gallons sold up 9 percent, with an average margin of 19.4 cents per gallon. Same-store sales of groceries and other merchandise were up 10.2 percent for the quarter, with an average margin of 32.3 percent. Also in the second quarter, same-store sales of prepared food and fountain items were up 12.3 percent, with an average margin of 61.8 percent. Casey's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share payable Feb. 17 to shareholders of record on Feb. 3.