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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DST Systems's revenues will grow 2.2% and EPS will grow 36.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $475.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Last quarter, DST Systems notched revenue of $495.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $653.2 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 $0.99. GAAP EPS of $2.04 for Q1 were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 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 15.8%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.9%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.7%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.94 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.44.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 122 members out of 130 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give DST Systems a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DST Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $74.00.
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