H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported ($0.71) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.72) by $0.01, Briefing.com reports. H&R Block had a net margin of 13.19% and a negative return on equity of 101.42%. The firm had revenue of $140.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $131.24 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.67) earnings per share. H&R Block’s quarterly revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

H&R Block (NYSE HRB) opened at $28.99 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.97. The company has a market cap of $5,496.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 0.56. H&R Block has a one year low of $19.85 and a one year high of $31.80.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.31%. H&R Block’s dividend payout ratio is presently 49.48%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on HRB shares. Oppenheimer reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of H&R Block in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of H&R Block in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of H&R Block from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Northcoast Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of H&R Block in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, BTIG Research restated a “sell” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of H&R Block in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.67.

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H&R Block Company Profile

H&R Block, Inc (H&R Block), through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and other services. The Company provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia and their respective territories.

Earnings History for H&R Block (NYSE:HRB)

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