Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 22. 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 Hertz Global Holdings's revenues will increase 12.6% and EPS will increase 29.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.27 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Hertz Global Holdings logged revenue of $2.52 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.43 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 $0.63. GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q3 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 29.3%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.5%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.33.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 184 members out of 262 rating the stock outperform, and 78 members rating it underperform. Among 78 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Hertz Global Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hertz Global Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $20.40.
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