FCAU: Bullish Analysts, Revenues in Focus before 1Q17 Earnings

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Could Fiat Chrysler’s 1Q17 Revenues Rise?

Fiat Chrysler’s 1Q17 earnings

Previously in this series, we saw that the majority of analysts are still favoring a “hold” recommendation for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock. The company generates the majority of its revenues from its North America region, paralleling its closest peers General Motors (GM), Ford (F), and Toyota (TM). 

Let’s see what Wall Street analysts are estimating for Fiat Chrysler’s 1Q17 revenues.

Could Fiat Chrysler&#8217;s 1Q17 Revenues Rise?

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1Q17 revenue estimates

Analysts estimate Fiat Chrysler’s 1Q17 revenues to be ~27.6 billion euros, or ~$29.6 billion. This would be about 3.8% higher than its revenues in 1Q16.

Increased US auto demand (IYK) for heavyweight vehicles such as the Jeep and Ram brands could boost FCAU’s 1Q17 revenues. Also, the company’s strong first quarter performance in the European market could be another reason why analysts are not expecting an increase in its 1Q17 revenues.

In March 2017, Fiat Chrysler’s sales rose more than 18% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. With this, the company reported an ~8.1% YoY increase in its first quarter European sales.

Existing revenues trend

In 4Q16, Fiat Chrysler’s (FCAU) net revenues stood at 29.7 billion euros, or $31.7 billion. After excluding revenues for the Ferrari segment, FCAU’s revenues rose 1.0% YoY. Despite lower shipments to North America, the company’s revenues rose primarily due to solid European market performance in 4Q16.

In the next article, we’ll see what investors can expect from FCAU’s 1Q17 margins.


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