Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Expedia's revenues will expand 17.9% and EPS will grow 12.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $928.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.65.
Last quarter, Expedia reported revenue of $1.20 billion. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 billion.
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 $1.32. GAAP EPS of $1.21 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.50 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 79.7%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.1%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.3%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.11.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 358 members out of 453 rating the stock outperform, and 95 members rating it underperform. Among 157 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 138 give Expedia a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Expedia is outperform, with an average price target of $52.71.
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