Expeditors Beats On Earnings & Revenues In Q4

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD - Free Report) reported fourth-quarter 2017 earnings per share (excluded 21 cents from non-recurring items) of 71 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 64 cents. Earnings increased 16.4% on a year-over-year basis. Results were aided by higher revenues.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

Investors should note that the earnings estimate revisions for Expeditors depicted a stable picture prior to the earnings release. The stock had seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter earnings being stagnant at over the last 30 days

Prior to the earnings beat in the fourth quarter, the company delivered a positive surprise in two of the last four quarters, met estimates in one quarter and lagged the same on one occasion.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise | Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Quote

Revenues Better Than Expected

Revenues came in at $1.9 billion beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.8 billion. Revenues improved 16% from the year-ago figure.

Key Stats to Note: Airfreight Services revenues improved 24% year over year to $854.45 million in the fourth quarter. Ocean Freight and Ocean Services revenues increased 3.6% year over year to $521.32 million. Customs Brokerage and Other Services revenues increased 16.8 % year over year to approximately $525.61 million.

Zacks Rank: Currently, Expeditors carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) which is subject to change following the earnings announcement. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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