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Q3 Earnings Outlook For AutoNation

Benzinga Newsdesk

On Tuesday, October 29, AutoNation (NYSE: AN) will release its latest earnings report. Check out Benzinga's preview to understand the implications.

Earnings and Revenue

Wall Street expects EPS of $1.12 and sales around $5.38 billion.

AutoNation EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $1.24. Sales were $5.35 billion. If the company were to match the consensus estimate, earnings would be down 9.68%. Revenue would be up 0.58% from the same quarter last year. Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

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Quarter Q2 2019 Q1 2019 Q4 2018 Q3 2018
EPS Estimate 1.060 0.930 1.15 1.24
EPS Actual 1.200 1.050 1.1 1.24

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 20.01%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Analysts have adjusted their estimates lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on AutoNation stock is a Sell. The validity of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

AutoNation is scheduled to hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET and it can be accessed here.

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