Syntel (Nasdaq: SYNT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Syntel's revenues will grow 7.0% and EPS will grow 2.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $184.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.03.
Last quarter, Syntel tallied revenue of $186.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $167.6 million.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.23. GAAP EPS of $1.23 for Q3 were 95% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 45.5%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.9%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.6%, 1,200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $720.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.27.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 201 members out of 215 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Syntel a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Syntel is outperform, with an average price target of $66.00.
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