Total System Services (NYSE: TSS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 22. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Total System Services's revenues will grow 3.1% and EPS will expand 6.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $486.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Last quarter, Total System Services tallied revenue of $468.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $459.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q3 were 6.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 32.6%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.29.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 182 members out of 198 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 give Total System Services a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Total System Services is hold, with an average price target of $25.12.
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