Total System Services (NYS: TSS) reported earnings on Oct. 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Total System Services met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins expanded across the board.
Total System Services notched revenue of $468.1 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $469.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $459.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.32. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.32 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q3 were 6.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 32.6%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $486.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.29.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 182 members out of 198 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give Total System Services a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Total System Services is hold, with an average price target of $25.12.
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