AMERCO Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The company is North America’s ‘do-it-yourself’ moving and storage operator through its subsidiary U-Haul International, Inc.

AMERCO Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst is estimating a loss of 48 cents per share, a wider loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 43 cents. Estimates range from net loss of 77 cents per share to a loss of 20 cents per share. Over the past three months, the consensus estimate has moved up from a loss of 53 cents. The consensus estimate is unchanged from a month ago. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $8.10 per share, a rise of 195.6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting net income of 80 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had profit of $4.22.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $466 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 5% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.22 billion for the year, from last year’s revenue of $2 billion.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 11.9% to $530 million in third quarter of the last fiscal year. The figure rose 19.6% in second quarter from the year earlier and climbed 7.6% in first quarter from the year-ago quarter.

Competitors to Watch: Avis Budget Group Inc. (NYSE:CAR), Zipcar Inc (NASDAQ:ZIP), Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc. (AMEX:XPO), Hertz Global Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), Dollar Thrifty (NYSE:DTG), (NASDAQ:PCLN), Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATR).

Recent Price Movement: From two months ago, the stock price has fallen $14.79 (-17%) from $99.45 on April 5, 2011 to $85.15.

(Sources: YahooFinance and Xignite Financials)

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