The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Fiserv's revenues will expand 8.2% and EPS will grow 11.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.34.
Last quarter, Fiserv booked revenue of $1.16 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 $1.39. GAAP EPS of $1.32 for Q4 were 32% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 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 43.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.0%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.5%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.97.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 315 members out of 343 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 95 give Fiserv a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fiserv is hold, with an average price target of $81.39.
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