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.

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"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.

Constable owns none of the securities listed in this story.