Can Hertz Global Holdings Meet These Numbers?

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Hertz Global Holdings (NYS: HTZ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 29. 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 Hertz Global Holdings's revenues will grow 21.7% and EPS will grow 28.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.71 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Hertz Global Holdings booked revenue of $2.44 billion. 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 details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.21. GAAP EPS were $0.04 for Q1 against -$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.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 21.1%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.7%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.90.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 207 members out of 285 rating the stock outperform, and 78 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 74 give Hertz Global Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 10 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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