Analysts’ Estimates for Expedia in 2017
Analysts expect Expedia’s (EXPE) revenue to rise 16.8% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.0 billion in 3Q17. For the fourth quarter, the revenue is expected to rise 15.6% YoY to $2.4 billion.
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For fiscal 2017, Expedia’s revenue is expected to rise 16.3% YoY to $10.2 billion. Analysts expect the revenue growth to slow down to 14.2% YoY to $11.7 billion.
Expedia’s EBITDA is expected to rise 12.8% YoY to $752.3 billion for 3Q17. For 4Q17, the EBITDA is expected to rise 13.8% YoY to $502.6 billion. Expedia’s growth is expected to come from the revenue growth. Analysts expect its margins to fall slightly in the year ahead.
For 3Q17, the EBITDA margins are expected to fall to 25% from 25.8% in 3Q16. For 4Q17, the margins are expected to fall to 20.8% from 21.1% in 4Q16.
For fiscal 2017, the EBITDA is expected to rise 14.7% YoY to $1.9 billion. The EBITDA margins are expected to fall slightly to 18.2% from 18.4% in 2016.
For 3Q17, Expedia’s EPS (earnings per share) is expected to rise 11.1% YoY to $2.7. For 4Q17, the earning growth is expected to rise 23.3% to $1.44. For fiscal 2017, analysts expect Expedia’s earnings to rise 12.8% YoY to $5.1. Its earnings are expected to rise to 31.5% YoY growth in 2018, which helped Expedia clock an EPS of 6.66.
Investors can gain exposure to Expedia by investing in the PowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum Portfolio (PEZ), which holds 3.2% of its portfolio in Expedia. PEZ also holds 4.3% in Priceline (PCLN). It doesn’t have any holdings in TripAdvisor (TRIP) and Ctrip.com (CTRP).