Fidelity National Information Services Beats on EPS but GAAP Results Lag
Fidelity National Information Services (NYS: FIS) reported earnings on Feb. 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Fidelity National Information Services met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins improved, operating margins increased, and net margins dropped.
Fidelity National Information Services booked revenue of $1.49 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.49 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.40 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.66. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.65 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.4%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.9%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.8%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.52.
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