$202.29 Million in Sales Expected for The Advisory Board Company (ABCO) This Quarter

Equities analysts forecast that The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:ABCO) will announce sales of $202.29 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Ten analysts have made estimates for The Advisory Board’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $194.00 million to $210.70 million. The Advisory Board posted sales of $200.46 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 0.9%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th.

On average, analysts expect that The Advisory Board will report full year sales of $202.29 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $792.87 million to $819.50 million. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post sales of $845.76 million per share, with estimates ranging from $821.50 million to $862.00 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow The Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.08). The Advisory Board had a return on equity of 12.69% and a net margin of 13.65%. The company had revenue of $200.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $196.16 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.46 earnings per share. The Advisory Board’s revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis.

ABCO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut The Advisory Board from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Wells Fargo & Company cut The Advisory Board from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $57.00 to $54.00 in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of The Advisory Board in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of The Advisory Board in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $56.00 price target (up previously from $53.00) on shares of The Advisory Board in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.95.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in The Advisory Board during the first quarter worth approximately $109,000. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. bought a new stake in The Advisory Board during the second quarter worth approximately $137,000. Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in The Advisory Board during the second quarter worth approximately $204,000. First Capital Advisors Group LLC. bought a new stake in The Advisory Board during the second quarter worth approximately $221,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in The Advisory Board during the second quarter worth approximately $221,000.

The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) remained flat at $53.90 during midday trading on Tuesday. The company had a trading volume of 553,924 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.47 and a beta of 1.33. The Advisory Board has a 52 week low of $24.85 and a 52 week high of $59.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $53.66 and a 200 day moving average price of $52.43.

The Advisory Board Company Profile

The Advisory Board Company is a provider of software and solutions to the healthcare and higher education industries. The Company offers subscription-based membership programs, software and data-enabled services. All of its programs are rooted in best practices and extends across four areas, including Best practices research, Technology, Data-enabled services and Consulting services.

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