United Rentals (NYSE: URI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict United Rentals's revenues will increase 69.2% and EPS will grow 23.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.26 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.01.
Last quarter, United Rentals logged revenue of $1.22 billion. GAAP reported sales were 71% higher than the prior-year quarter's $713.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.35. GAAP EPS of $0.70 for Q3 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 41.4%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.1%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.0%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.27.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 201 members out of 221 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 75 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give United Rentals a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Rentals is outperform, with an average price target of $49.00.
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