Brokerages expect WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) to report earnings per share of $0.50 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have provided estimates for WNS’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.53 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.48. WNS posted earnings of $0.45 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 11.1%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 19th.
On average, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.34 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.29 to $2.39. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $2.61 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.56 to $2.65. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow WNS.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $198.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $181.94 million. WNS had a return on equity of 21.54% and a net margin of 11.40%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.46 EPS.
WNS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Loop Capital raised their price objective on WNS to $57.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Barrington Research set a $53.00 price objective on WNS and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WNS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.08.
Shares of WNS stock traded down $1.44 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $51.29. The stock had a trading volume of 209,692 shares, compared to its average volume of 228,856. The company has a market cap of $2.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 2.39 and a quick ratio of 2.39. WNS has a 1 year low of $32.79 and a 1 year high of $53.88.
Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the 1st quarter valued at about $136,000. Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in shares of WNS by 89.4% during the 1st quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 3,278 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 1,547 shares during the period. Optimum Investment Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the 1st quarter valued at about $154,000. Fiera Capital Corp purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the 1st quarter valued at about $212,000. Finally, Castleark Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the 4th quarter valued at about $217,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.30% of the company’s stock.
WNS Company Profile
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. It operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The company offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in the insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunications; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries.
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