WNS (WNS) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.06 EPS

WNS (NYSE:WNS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The business services provider reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.06, Yahoo Finance reports. WNS had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 19.23%. The company had revenue of $185.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.49 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 32.5% compared to the same quarter last year. WNS updated its FY18 guidance to $2.18-2.22 EPS.

Shares of WNS (NYSE WNS) traded down $1.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $44.08. 313,415 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 328,123. The company has a quick ratio of 2.37, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. WNS has a 1-year low of $27.43 and a 1-year high of $46.00. The company has a market cap of $2,220.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.40, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.01.

WNS declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, January 18th that authorizes the company to repurchase 3,300,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the business services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of research firms recently commented on WNS. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up from $43.00) on shares of WNS in a report on Thursday. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of WNS from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of WNS to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Loop Capital upped their price target on shares of WNS to $50.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Maxim Group upped their price target on shares of WNS from $42.00 to $56.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.85.

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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.

Earnings History for WNS (NYSE:WNS)

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