Analysts Expect WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) to Announce $0.50 EPS

Wall Street brokerages forecast that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.50 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Eight analysts have provided estimates for WNS’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.46 and the highest is $0.53. WNS posted earnings of $0.49 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 18th.

On average, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.02 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.98 to $2.06. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $2.23 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.15 to $2.31. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for WNS.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $182.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $175.36 million. WNS had a return on equity of 19.23% and a net margin of 7.24%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS.

Several analysts have recently commented on WNS shares. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of WNS in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on shares of WNS in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of WNS in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of WNS from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of WNS in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Thirteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $42.83.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WNS. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in WNS by 116.4% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 526,325 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $18,085,000 after purchasing an additional 283,085 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of WNS by 32.6% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,081,253 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $37,152,000 after acquiring an additional 265,904 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of WNS by 228.1% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 272,284 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,938,000 after acquiring an additional 189,308 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of WNS by 183.0% during the second quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 235,060 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,076,000 after acquiring an additional 152,014 shares during the period. Finally, Pier Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the third quarter worth $5,504,000. 86.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of WNS (WNS) traded up $0.02 during trading on Friday, hitting $41.15. The stock had a trading volume of 130,741 shares, compared to its average volume of 166,240. The firm has a market cap of $2,071.62, a PE ratio of 26.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.02. WNS has a fifty-two week low of $25.10 and a fifty-two week high of $42.36. The company has a current ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.

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WNS Company Profile

WNS (Holdings) Limited is a global provider of business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Company’s segments include WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. Its operating segments include travel, insurance, banking and financial services, healthcare, utilities, retail and consumer products groups, auto claims and others.

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