Analysts predict that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) will announce $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ earnings. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted earnings per share of $0.81 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.4%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, April 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will report full year earnings of $3.20 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.65 to $3.67. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $3.40 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.19 to $3.60. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.03. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a net margin of 3.15% and a return on equity of 21.83%. The business had revenue of $30.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.94 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.70 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

FCAU has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 26th. HSBC cut shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. Barclays cut shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $15.23 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday. Finally, Societe Generale raised shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.22.

Shares of FCAU stock traded down $0.37 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $14.56. 5,873,083 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,299,531. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 0.86. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a one year low of $14.01 and a one year high of $24.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.85, a PEG ratio of 0.22 and a beta of 1.91.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of FCAU. Marshall Wace North America L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 1,031.5% during the third quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 493,187 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,635,000 after buying an additional 449,599 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 2.1% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 31,221,379 shares of the company’s stock valued at $546,687,000 after buying an additional 654,779 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 10.0% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 5,349,623 shares of the company’s stock valued at $93,672,000 after buying an additional 487,899 shares during the last quarter. WS Management Lllp bought a new stake in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during the third quarter valued at approximately $17,510,000. Finally, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board raised its holdings in shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by 9.7% during the third quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board now owns 417,003 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,314,000 after buying an additional 37,022 shares during the last quarter. 25.44% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes, and sells vehicles, components, and production systems. The company operates through six segments: NAFTA, LATAM, APAC, EMEA, Maserati, and Components. It provides passenger cars, trucks, and light commercial vehicles under the Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, and Abarth brands; and luxury vehicles under the Maserati brand, as well as related service parts and accessories, and service contracts under the Mopar brand.

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