Insperity (NSP) Releases Q1 Earnings Guidance

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.12-1.16 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.04. Insperity also updated its FY18 guidance to $2.96-3.08 EPS.

Shares of Insperity (NSP) opened at $57.30 on Monday. Insperity has a one year low of $34.88 and a one year high of $62.55. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The company has a market capitalization of $2,388.59, a PE ratio of 30.64, a PEG ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.96.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by ($0.37). Insperity had a return on equity of 94.38% and a net margin of 2.43%. The company had revenue of $826.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $813.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.58 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Insperity will post 2.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insperity declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 16th that allows the company to buyback 500,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the business services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on NSP. SunTrust Banks reiterated a hold rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Insperity in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Robert W. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Insperity in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $50.60.

In other Insperity news, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.01, for a total transaction of $585,050.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, President Richard G. Rawson sold 8,419 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $114.84, for a total value of $966,837.96. Following the transaction, the president now owns 97,410 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,186,564.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 44,319 shares of company stock worth $5,079,072 in the last quarter. 13.92% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Insperity Company Profile

Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).

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