Wall Street analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS - Get Rating) will announce sales of $270.20 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have issued estimates for WNS's earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $261.49 million and the highest is $275.19 million. WNS posted sales of $236.30 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 14.3%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Monday, January 1st.
On average, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year sales of $1.14 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.13 billion to $1.16 billion. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $1.25 billion, with estimates ranging from $1.24 billion to $1.27 billion. Zacks Investment Research's sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover WNS.
WNS (NYSE:WNS - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 21st. The business services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $275.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $265.54 million. WNS had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 20.26%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.57 earnings per share.
WNS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barrington Research reduced their price objective on shares of WNS from $104.00 to $97.00 in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on shares of WNS from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, January 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of WNS from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Cowen reduced their price target on shares of WNS from $100.00 to $98.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Cowen reduced their price target on shares of WNS from $100.00 to $98.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $98.43.
WNS stock opened at $71.13 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.36, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.36. WNS has a 1 year low of $67.07 and a 1 year high of $91.48. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $82.42 and its 200-day moving average price is $85.00.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in WNS by 0.7% during the third quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 17,422 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $1,425,000 after buying an additional 128 shares during the period. Harbor Investment Advisory LLC boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 11.3% during the first quarter. Harbor Investment Advisory LLC now owns 1,975 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $169,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the period. Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 46.9% during the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 626 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $53,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the period. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 2.0% during the fourth quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 11,825 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $1,043,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the period. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 103.6% during the fourth quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 458 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 233 shares during the period. 97.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About WNS (Get Rating)
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management (BPM) company, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. It offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecom; travel and leisure; healthcare; utilities; shipping and logistics; consulting and professional services; and banking and financial services.
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