Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) will issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, April 19th.
Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The business services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $82.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $80.27 million. Exponent had a return on equity of 17.81% and a net margin of 11.88%. The company’s revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 EPS. On average, analysts expect Exponent to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.
NASDAQ EXPO opened at $82.45 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,103.76, a PE ratio of 38.53 and a beta of 0.62. Exponent has a 1-year low of $56.95 and a 1-year high of $82.50.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were paid a $0.26 dividend. This is a positive change from Exponent’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. Exponent’s payout ratio is currently 48.60%.
EXPO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Exponent from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 29th. SunTrust Banks raised Exponent from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Exponent from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Exponent from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $84.67.
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Exponent, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a science and engineering consulting company worldwide. Its services include analysis of product development, product recall, regulatory compliance, and the discovery of potential problems related to products, people, property, and impending litigation.
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