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United Rentals's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:53PM

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Checking expectations

United Rentals (NYSE: URI) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 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 grow 69.4% and EPS will expand 36.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.11 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.

Revenue details
Last quarter, United Rentals logged revenue of $1.25 billion. GAAP reported sales were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $746.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.27. GAAP EPS of $0.39 were the same as the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.6%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.84.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Rentals is outperform, with an average price target of $49.42.

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