The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Global Payments's revenues will grow 7.7% and EPS will expand 10.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $584.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.87.
Last quarter, Global Payments booked revenue of $597.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $519.8 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 $0.97. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q4 were 92% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.72 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 64.3%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.8%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 1,040 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.61.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 238 members out of 265 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 91 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 84 give Global Payments 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 Global Payments is outperform, with an average price target of $52.22.
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