United Rentals (NYSE: URI ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 16. 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 United Rentals's revenues will expand 23.3% and EPS will expand 57.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.22 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.04.
Last quarter, United Rentals notched revenue of $1.10 billion. GAAP reported sales were 68% higher than the prior-year quarter's $656.0 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 $0.58. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q1 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 35.0%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.6%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.66.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 208 members out of 226 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 75 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 72 give United Rentals a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Rentals is outperform, with an average price target of $63.58.
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