priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 9. 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 23.0% and EPS will increase 23.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $5.28.
Last quarter, priceline.com logged revenue of $1.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $990.8 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 $6.77. GAAP EPS of $5.63 for Q4 were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.40 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 78.9%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.8%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.2%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $38.71.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,285 members out of 1,647 rating the stock outperform, and 362 members rating it underperform. Among 435 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 356 give priceline.com a green thumbs-up, and 79 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 $741.40.
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