Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ ) reported earnings on Feb. 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hertz Global Holdings beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share shrank to a loss.
Margins dropped across the board.
Hertz Global Holdings reported revenue of $2.32 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $2.30 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.01 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.33. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.31 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q4 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.09 for Q4 compared to $0.11 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 22.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.4%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.6%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $10.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.89.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 182 members out of 261 rating the stock outperform, and 79 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give Hertz Global Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 12 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 $21.43.
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