Fiserv (Nasdaq: FISV ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Fiserv's revenues will grow 1.7% and EPS will grow 9.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.18 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.39.
Last quarter, Fiserv reported revenue of $1.12 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.06 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.27. GAAP EPS of $1.01 for Q3 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.89 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 42.4%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.14.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 314 members out of 341 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 99 give Fiserv a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fiserv is outperform, with an average price target of $78.63.
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