DST Systems (NYS: DST) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 31. 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's revenues will grow 17.1% and EPS will increase 2.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $507.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.92.
Last quarter, DST Systems logged revenue of $465.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $582.2 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 $0.77. GAAP EPS of $3.17 for Q2 were 171% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 15.9%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.5%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 22.9%, 1,340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.29.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 111 members out of 119 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give DST Systems a green thumbs-up, and one give 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 $58.20.
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