Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 Lender Processing Services's revenues will wane -8.6% and EPS will compress -8.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $488.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.
Last quarter, Lender Processing Services notched revenue of $512.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $519.4 million.
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 $0.71. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q3 were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 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 26.7%, 460 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.9%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.4%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.74.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 97 members out of 118 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Lender Processing Services a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lender Processing Services is hold, with an average price target of $27.43.
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