Hertz Global Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hertz Global Holdings beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins grew across the board.
Hertz Global Holdings notched revenue of $2.01 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.99 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.84 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.24. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.21 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.11 for Q4 against -$0.07 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 21.3%, 690 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 490 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.94 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.25.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 171 members out of 252 rating the stock outperform, and 81 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Hertz Global Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hertz Global Holdings is buy, with an average price target of $20.60.
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