Hertz Global Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Hertz Global Holdings beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins expanded across the board.
Hertz Global Holdings tallied revenue of $2.44 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $2.39 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.96 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 $0.21. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.17 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q1 were 320% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.05 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.04 for Q1 versus -$0.13 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 44.5%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.1%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.7%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.74 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $10.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.90.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 187 members out of 264 rating the stock outperform, and 77 members rating it underperform. Among 73 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Hertz Global Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hertz Global Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $23.88.
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