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CarMax, Inc (KMX) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on September 22, 2011.

Overview
KMX trades an average of 2.8 million shares per day.

CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

52 Week High: $37.02
52 Week Low: $24.93
Book Value: $10.75
Float Short: 5.33%

On average, 12 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.04 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.55. Investors will be looking to top $0.51 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.47 and $0.55 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.5 The forward P/E ratio is 15.6. The stock has moved higher in price 10.11%, with a one year change of 20.02%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 3.88% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year to date difference is -6.89% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $8.98 billion for 2011 vs. $7.47 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $380.88 million for 2011 vs. $281.67 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $616.12 million for 2011 vs. $455.40 million for 2010.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11 $ 2.53 B $ 2.68 B $ 154.15 M 6.1%
Feb-11 $ 2.18 B $ 2.25 B $ 76.88 M 3.53%
Nov-10 $ 1.97 B $ 2.12 B $ 149.39 M 7.58%
Aug-10 $ 2.27 B $ 2.34 B $ 72.99 M 3.22%
May-10 $ 2.08 B $ 2.26 B $ 179.93 M 8.64%
M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS.)

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

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Source: Earnings Preview: CarMax Reports Q2 Results