Insperity Earnings Preview

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Insperity (NYS: NSP) will try to beat its earnings estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 14. Insperity provides personnel management encompassing a range of services, including benefits and payroll administration, health and workers' compensation insurance programs, and personnel records management.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Insperity with four of seven analysts rating it hold. Analysts like Insperity better than competitor Korn/Ferry International overall. Two out of six analysts rate Korn/Ferry International a buy compared to three of seven for Insperity. Analysts' rating of Insperity has stayed constant from three months prior.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $499.4 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 14.7% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.36 per share. Estimates range from $0.35 to $0.37.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are in strong support of the stock, with 93.1% giving it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community is in line with the All-Stars, with 93.4% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Even with a robust four out of five stars, Insperity's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Insperity's income has fallen year-over-year by an average of 26.7% over the past five quarters.

Now let's get some insight into how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The company's gross margins have been increasing year-over-year for the last four quarters. Gross margins reflect the total sales revenue retained after costs. See how Insperity has been doing for the last four quarters: 

QuarterQ3Q2Q1Q4
Gross Margin18.4%17.7%17%18.6%
Operating Margin3%2.4%2.8%2.9%
Net Margin0.9%1.4%1.6%1.8%

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