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Can Orbitz Worldwide Meet These Numbers?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

Orbitz Worldwide is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 3. 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 Orbitz Worldwide's revenues will grow 4.5% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $198.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Orbitz Worldwide notched revenue of $189.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $177.1 million.

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, EPS came in at -$2.96. GAAP EPS were -$2.96 for Q4 compared to -$0.44 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 79.9%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.2%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -165.8%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $813.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 97 members out of 145 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Orbitz Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Orbitz Worldwide is hold, with an average price target of $2.91.

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