Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.18 EPS

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) released its earnings results on Monday. The business services provider reported $3.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.18, Briefing.com reports. The company had revenue of $528.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $535.82 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a negative return on equity of 28.31% and a net margin of 11.12%. Dun & Bradstreet’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.99 EPS.

Shares of Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) traded up $2.44 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $111.63. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 520,274 shares, compared to its average volume of 333,175. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93. Dun & Bradstreet has a 12-month low of $101.01 and a 12-month high of $125.32. The company has a market capitalization of $4,035.63, a P/E ratio of 21.16, a P/E/G ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.27.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a $0.5225 dividend. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.87%. This is an increase from Dun & Bradstreet’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. Dun & Bradstreet’s payout ratio is presently 38.73%.

DNB has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Barclays upgraded Dun & Bradstreet from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Robert W. Baird dropped their target price on Dun & Bradstreet from $130.00 to $127.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Dun & Bradstreet in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $125.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $125.75.

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About Dun & Bradstreet

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Americas, which consists of its operations in the United States and Canada, and Non-Americas, which consists of its operations in the United Kingdom, Greater China, India, and its European and Asia Pacific Worldwide Networks.

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