The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), priceline.com missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
priceline.com logged revenue of $1.33 billion. The 19 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $1.35 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.10 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 $7.85. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $7.36 per share. GAAP EPS of $6.88 for Q2 were 37% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.02 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 75.7%, 780 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 34.5%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 26.6%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.79 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $12.81.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $31.28.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,114 members out of 1,484 rating the stock outperform, and 370 members rating it underperform. Among 388 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 302 give priceline.com a green thumbs-up, and 86 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 $785.04.
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