Fidelity National Information Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Fidelity National Information Services met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.
Fidelity National Information Services notched revenue of $1.50 billion. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $1.51 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.68. The 19 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.69 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q4 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.02 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.1%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.47 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.10 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.81.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 115 members out of 132 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 40 give Fidelity National Information Services 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 Fidelity National Information Services is outperform, with an average price target of $38.59.
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