Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 18.4% and EPS will drop -15.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $966.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, Expedia booked revenue of $974.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $787.1 million.
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 $0.04 for Q4 were 92% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 76.9%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.7%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.67 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.45.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 354 members out of 454 rating the stock outperform, and 100 members rating it underperform. Among 142 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 122 give Expedia a green thumbs-up, and 20 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 $63.33.
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