Autonation Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Autonation (NYSE:AN) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. AutoNation, Inc. retails, finances, and services new and used vehicles. The Company also provides other related services and products, such as the sale of parts and accessories, extended service contracts, aftermarket automotive products, and collision repair services. AutoNation operates throughout the United States.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Autonation Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.73 per share on revenues of $4.33 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.61.
Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.75 to a profit $0.76. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.94, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Autonation has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||14,132||10,758||12,461||13,832||15,669|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-6.99||1.12||1.43||1.91||2.52|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012||Mar. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||3,904.50||3,933.80||4,173.50||4,096.40|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.64||0.66||0.67||0.67|
Autonation has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)