DST Systems (NYS: DST) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 DST Systems' revenue will expand 24.6% and EPS will contract 7.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $528.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.97.
Last quarter, DST Systems logged revenue of $653.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $591.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.05. GAAP EPS of $1.22 for Q1 were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.14 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 15.0%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.5%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.11.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 111 members out of 118 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 34 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give DST Systems a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DST Systems is hold, with an average price target of $55.60.
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