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CarMax, Inc (NYSE: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