Heartland Payment Systems, in the Spotlight Soon
Heartland Payment Systems (NYS: HPY) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 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 Heartland Payment Systems's revenues will increase 12.2% and EPS will expand 16.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $151.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Last quarter, Heartland Payment Systems reported revenue of $146.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $467.6 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 $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q1 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 15.3%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $608.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.17.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 389 members out of 409 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 157 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 153 give Heartland Payment Systems a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Heartland Payment Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $34.33.
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