Equities research analysts forecast that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.61 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for WNS’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.59 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.64. WNS posted earnings of $0.59 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.4%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 18th.
On average, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.81 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.77 to $2.89. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $3.09 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.00 to $3.15. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for WNS.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The business services provider reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $206.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $207.29 million. WNS had a return on equity of 23.64% and a net margin of 13.04%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.63 EPS.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on WNS shares. Barrington Research set a $68.00 price target on WNS and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 3rd. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Entasis Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $63.43.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Townsquare Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of WNS during the 4th quarter worth approximately $256,000. Barclays PLC increased its holdings in shares of WNS by 1,289.1% during the 4th quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 14,210 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $587,000 after buying an additional 13,187 shares during the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in WNS by 21.5% during the 1st quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 41,911 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,233,000 after purchasing an additional 7,418 shares during the period. Pier Capital LLC boosted its position in WNS by 3.5% during the 1st quarter. Pier Capital LLC now owns 140,067 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,461,000 after purchasing an additional 4,765 shares during the period. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. boosted its position in WNS by 43.9% during the 1st quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 9,741 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $519,000 after purchasing an additional 2,970 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.14% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NYSE:WNS traded down $0.50 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $59.38. 302 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 140,541. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $58.17. The company has a market capitalization of $3.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.35, a PEG ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a current ratio of 2.07. WNS has a 12-month low of $39.24 and a 12-month high of $60.48.
WNS Company Profile
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, together with its subsidiaries, 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 insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunication; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries.
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