Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ - Get Report)  beat Wall Street's expectations for second-quarter earnings and revenue.

The company posted adjusted profit of 74 cents a share in the second quarter compared to losses of 17 cents a year ago. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 22 cents a share.

Sales hit $2.5 billion in the three months through June 30, up 5% from $2.4 billion the year before. The revenue was 2.5% ahead of analysts' average expectations, according to Zacks.

Digging into the numbers, sales growth was entirely attributable to the U.S. car rentals operations which saw a 10% increase in revenue. That compares to a sales drop of 5% for international rentals, and a 3% fall for all other operations.

"Through disciplined execution, investments in new revenue opportunities and by aligning ourselves with our customers, we are strategically positioned for future growth," said CEO Kathryn Marinello in a statement.

Shares rose 5.76% in after-hours trading on Tuesday to $15.80.

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