priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 priceline.com's revenues will grow 19.9% and EPS will increase 21.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $6.50.
Last quarter, priceline.com booked revenue of $1.71 billion. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.45 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 $12.40. GAAP EPS of $11.66 for Q3 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.17 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 81.8%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 45.0%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 35.0%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $30.89.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,247 members out of 1,609 rating the stock outperform, and 362 members rating it underperform. Among 419 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 338 give priceline.com a green thumbs-up, and 81 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on priceline.com is outperform, with an average price target of $704.79.
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