Avis Budget Group (Nasdaq: CAR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Avis Budget Group's revenues will expand 0.2% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.07.
Last quarter, Avis Budget Group booked revenue of $2.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.62 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 $1.46. GAAP EPS of $2.38 for Q3 were 266% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 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 33.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.5%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 780 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.42.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 245 members out of 380 rating the stock outperform, and 135 members rating it underperform. Among 106 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give Avis Budget Group a green thumbs-up, and 38 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Avis Budget Group is buy, with an average price target of $24.38.
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