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Ferrari's (RACE) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimate, Up Y/Y

Ferrari N.V. RACE is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer. The company was a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. for more than a decade before it became an independent entity in Jan 2016.

Ferrari’s strong brand value is its biggest tailwind. The company is also consistently expanding its global presence. While its major revenues are generated from the sales of luxury cars, the company also sells engines and Ferrari brand merchandise.

Ferrari has witnessed consistent revenue growth in the last 10 years primarily due to increased vehicle shipments. Moreover, continuous demand from North America and Europe could have a positive impact in the company’s sales.

However, expenses related to the vehicle recalls and negative shift in product mix in some recent quarters are concerns. As a result, investors have been eagerly awaiting Ferrari’s latest earnings report.

Let’s take a quick look at this Italian automobile giant’s third-quarter release.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Investors should note that the Zacks Consensus Estimate for Ferrari for the third quarter earnings have remained unchanged over the past month.

Ferrari has delivered a flurry of positive earnings surprises. It has beaten the Zacks Consensus Estimate all the trailing 4 quarters with a positive average beat of 27.9%

Ferrari N.V. Price and EPS Surprise

Ferrari N.V. Price and EPS Surprise | Ferrari N.V. Quote

Zacks Rank

Ferrari currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but that could change following its earnings report which was just released. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:

Earnings

Ferrari raked in adjusted earnings of €0.74 per share (87 cents per ADR) that surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 72 cents. Adjusted earnings were 25% higher than the year-ago quarter.

Revenue

Ferrari logged revenues of €836 million, 7% higher than a year-ago.

Key Stats/Developments to Note

Ferrari reported a 3% increase in shipments to 2,046 cars in third-quarter 2017. The company continues to expect total shipments for 2017 to be around 8,400 units.

For full-year 2017, Ferrari expects net revenues to be around €3.4 billion, up from the previous estimate of around €3.3 billion. Also, for the full year, the company anticipates adjusted EBIDTA to be around €1 billion, higher than the prior expectation of €950 million.

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