Will Global Payments Beat These Analyst Estimates?

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Global Payments (NYS: GPN) is expected to report Q4 earnings on July 26. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Global Payments' revenue will grow 11.2% and EPS will expand 17.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $578.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.89.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Global Payments reported revenue of $533.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $456.4 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q3 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.59 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 63.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.9%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.29.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 239 members out of 267 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give Global Payments a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Global Payments is outperform, with an average price target of $52.52.

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