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What to Expect from Hawaiian Holdings

By Seth Jayson – Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:49PM

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Checking expectations

Hawaiian Holdings (Nasdaq: HA) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 Hawaiian Holdings's revenues will expand 12.8% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $491.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.24.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Hawaiian Holdings reported revenue of $493.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $434.0 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 $0.00. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q4 compared to $0.40 per share for 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 20.1%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.7%, 840 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.7%, 550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.92.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 207 members out of 249 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 70 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 48 give Hawaiian Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hawaiian Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $10.20.

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