Equities analysts expect that Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) will post $347.15 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have made estimates for Cardtronics’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $332.58 million and the highest is $377.00 million. Cardtronics reported sales of $309.82 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 12%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Cardtronics will report full-year sales of $347.15 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $1.48 billion to $1.52 billion. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post sales of $1.31 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.25 billion to $1.37 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Cardtronics.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $402.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $383.97 million. Cardtronics had a positive return on equity of 29.32% and a negative net margin of 9.37%. Cardtronics’s revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.98 EPS.

A number of research firms have weighed in on CATM. Lake Street Capital cut shares of Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $31.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. William Blair cut shares of Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cardtronics from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Cardtronics in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Cardtronics from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.00.

Shares of Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) opened at $17.97 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64. Cardtronics has a 12-month low of $15.80 and a 12-month high of $56.00. The firm has a market cap of $849.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.55, a P/E/G ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 0.64.

In other Cardtronics news, Director Dennis Lynch acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $17.00 per share, for a total transaction of $85,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Edward H. West acquired 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $17.29 per share, for a total transaction of $216,125.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 20,000 shares of company stock worth $343,150 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Cardtronics by 0.4% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,432,333 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $178,509,000 after acquiring an additional 18,992 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its stake in Cardtronics by 33.3% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,634,132 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $119,417,000 after acquiring an additional 906,953 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Cardtronics by 4.6% during the third quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,358,071 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $54,259,000 after acquiring an additional 102,986 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Cardtronics by 78.8% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,346,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $44,236,000 after acquiring an additional 593,200 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Cardtronics by 8.2% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,336,328 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $30,750,000 after acquiring an additional 101,333 shares during the period.

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About Cardtronics

Cardtronics plc, formerly Cardtronics, Inc, provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMS) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The Company’s operations consists of its North America, Europe, and Corporate & Other segments. Its ATM operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are included in its North America segment.

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