Wall Street analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will post $0.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have issued estimates for WNS’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.58 and the lowest is $0.53. WNS reported earnings per share of $0.48 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 18.8%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, April 26th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.19 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.00 to $2.21. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $2.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.16 to $2.41. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow WNS.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 18th. The business services provider reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.06. WNS had a return on equity of 20.19% and a net margin of 7.96%. The business had revenue of $185.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.85 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.49 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 32.5% on a year-over-year basis.
WNS (NYSE:WNS) traded up $0.39 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 212,607 shares, compared to its average volume of 228,624. The company has a quick ratio of 2.54, a current ratio of 2.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. WNS has a one year low of $27.43 and a one year high of $46.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,303.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.43, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.88.
WNS announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, January 18th that allows the company to buyback 3,300,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the business services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of WNS during the third quarter valued at about $210,000. Castleark Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of WNS during the fourth quarter valued at about $217,000. Advisor Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of WNS by 731.2% during the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 6,417 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $234,000 after acquiring an additional 5,645 shares in the last quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. grew its stake in shares of WNS by 33.8% during the fourth quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. now owns 9,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $381,000 after acquiring an additional 2,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of WNS during the third quarter valued at about $587,000. Institutional investors own 86.41% of the company’s stock.
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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.
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