Wall Street analysts expect SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $1.78 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for SAP’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.73 to $1.82. SAP posted earnings per share of $1.64 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 8.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, January 30th.

On average, analysts expect that SAP will report full-year earnings of $4.95 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.88 to $5.03. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $5.17 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.00 to $5.35. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for SAP.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The software maker reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.12. SAP had a return on equity of 15.43% and a net margin of 15.80%. The business had revenue of $5.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.68 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on SAP shares. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of SAP in a report on Monday, September 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised SAP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “sell” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of SAP in a report on Thursday, October 12th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price objective on shares of SAP in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a report on Monday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $102.55.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Icon Advisers Inc. Co. bought a new position in shares of SAP in the third quarter worth $1,502,000. River Road Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of SAP in the third quarter worth $255,000. Westwood Management Corp IL boosted its holdings in shares of SAP by 2.1% in the third quarter. Westwood Management Corp IL now owns 207,500 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $22,752,000 after acquiring an additional 4,200 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of SAP by 6,475.0% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 396,409 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $41,493,000 after acquiring an additional 390,380 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of SAP by 8.2% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,107,059 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $121,363,000 after acquiring an additional 83,601 shares during the period. 3.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

SAP (SAP) opened at $110.13 on Tuesday. SAP has a twelve month low of $88.80 and a twelve month high of $116.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $134,100.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.

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About SAP

SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products).

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