It's Showtime for Total System Services
Total System Services (NYS: TSS) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 23. 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 Total System Services's revenues will increase 3.9% and EPS will wither -5.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $480.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Last quarter, Total System Services booked revenue of $465.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $461.2 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 $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.30 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 31.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.9%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.43.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 193 members out of 208 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give Total System Services a green thumbs-up, and three 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 $25.32.
Is Total System Services playing the right part in the new technology revolution? Computers, mobile devices, and related services are creating huge amounts of valuable data, but only for companies that can crunch the numbers and make sense of it. Meet the leader in this field in "The Only Stock You Need To Profit From the NEW Technology Revolution." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Total System Services to My Watchlist.
The article It's Showtime for Total System Services originally appeared on Fool.com.Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.