NYSE:WNS - WNS Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$51.32 -0.47 (-0.91 %)
(As of 08/22/2018 01:21 AM ET)
Previous Close$51.79
Today's Range$51.20 - $51.92
52-Week Range$34.70 - $54.38
Volume85,900 shs
Average Volume217,746 shs
Market Capitalization$2.60 billion
P/E Ratio28.45
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.69
WNS logoWNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, together with its subsidiaries, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. It operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The company offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunication; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries. It also provides shared services, such as customer interaction, finance and accounting, research and analytics, technology, legal, and human resources outsourcing services. In addition, the company offers transformation services designed to help its clients to modify their business processes to enhance productivity, as well as manage changes in the business environment and leverage business knowledge to increase market competitiveness. Further, it provides claims handling and repair management services for automobile repairs through a network of third party repair centers; and a suite of accident management services, such as credit hire and credit repair. WNS (Holdings) Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Mumbai, India.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNYSE:WNS
CUSIPN/A
Phone91-22-4095-2100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.13
Current Ratio1.91
Quick Ratio1.91

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio28.45
Forward P/E Ratio27.15
P/E Growth2.17

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$758 million
Price / Sales3.40
Cash Flow$2.5998 per share
Price / Cash19.74
Book Value$9.81 per share
Price / Book5.23

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.81
Net Income$86.43 million
Net Margins11.84%
Return on Equity22.42%
Return on Assets14.33%

Miscellaneous

Employees36,540
Outstanding Shares50,210,000
Market Cap$2.60 billion

WNS (NYSE:WNS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is WNS's stock symbol?

WNS trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WNS."

How will WNS's stock buyback program work?

WNS announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, January 18th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase 3,300,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were WNS's earnings last quarter?

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 19th. The business services provider reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.08. The business services provider earned $196 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $193.79 million. WNS had a return on equity of 22.42% and a net margin of 11.84%. WNS's revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share. View WNS's Earnings History.

When is WNS's next earnings date?

WNS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, October, 26th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for WNS.

What guidance has WNS issued on next quarter's earnings?

WNS updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.23-2.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.35. The company issued revenue guidance of $777-821 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $824.27 million.

What price target have analysts set for WNS?

10 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for WNS's stock. Their predictions range from $43.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate WNS's stock price to reach $51.80 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for WNS.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WNS?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WNS in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for WNS.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about WNS stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about WNS stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WNS HOLDINGS is a recognized leader in business process outsourcing.Their proposition is simple: They deliver value to their clients by bringing operational excellence and deep industry and functional knowledge to their critical business processes. They serve several industries, including travel, insurance, financial services, healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, distribution and retail. They also provide essential corporate functions, such as finance and accounting, human resources research and analytics. " (7/26/2018)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We have an OUTPERFORM investment rating on WNS shares and a 12‐ month price target of $53. Our price target is based on 23.8x our calendar 2018 non‐GAAP EPS forecast of $2.23. WNS shares are trading at a discount to the peer group average on several key metrics, which include enterprise value to adjusted EBITDA, PE and PE to growth (PEG) multiples for calendar year 2018." (3/2/2018)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "We will be catching up with the management of WNS, who will be on the hot seat" on January 23rd on the West Coast. Please ask us or your Cantor salesperson for details or let us know if you have any questions for management." (1/21/2018)

Who are some of WNS's key competitors?

Who are WNS's key executives?

WNS's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Sanjay Puria, Group Chief Financial Officer (Age 44)
  • Mr. Ronald Gillette, Chief Operating Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Swaminathan Rajamani, Chief People Officer (Age 41)
  • Mr. Alan Stephen Dunning, Co-Founder, Sr. Advisor and Chairman of WNS U K (Age 61)

Has WNS been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WNS stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WNS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.27 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for WNS.

Who are WNS's major shareholders?

WNS's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (15.57%), FMR LLC (9.40%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.67%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (2.69%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.29%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.90%).

Which institutional investors are selling WNS stock?

WNS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Grandeur Peak Global Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., Todd Asset Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware and Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC.

Which institutional investors are buying WNS stock?

WNS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Janus Henderson Group PLC, FMR LLC, Sensato Investors LLC, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd. and Fiera Capital Corp.

How do I buy shares of WNS?

Shares of WNS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WNS's stock price today?

One share of WNS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.32.

How big of a company is WNS?

WNS has a market capitalization of $2.60 billion and generates $758 million in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $86.43 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.81 on an earnings per share basis. WNS employs 36,540 workers across the globe.

How can I contact WNS?

WNS's mailing address is GATE 4 GODREJ & BOYCE COMPLEX PIROJSHANAGAR VIKHROLI (W), MUMBAI K7, 400079. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 91-22-4095-2100 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for WNS (NYSE WNS)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  322 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  239 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  561
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WNS and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WNS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WNS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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