United Continental Holdings (NYS: UAL) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 26. 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 Continental Holdings' revenues will improve 2.5% and EPS will expand 16.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $10.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.73.
Last quarter, United Continental Holdings booked revenue of $8.60 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $8.20 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.87. GAAP EPS were -$1.36 for Q1 versus -$0.65 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 20.1%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.2%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.2%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $38.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.36.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 391 members out of 804 rating the stock outperform, and 413 members rating it underperform. Among 191 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 give United Continental Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 114 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Continental Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $31.57.
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