$0.87 EPS Expected for WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNSGet Rating) to report earnings of $0.87 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for WNS’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.85 to $0.89. WNS posted earnings of $0.71 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 22.5%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Monday, January 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS will report full year earnings of $3.37 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.34 to $3.45. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $3.76 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.69 to $3.86. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for WNS.

WNS (NYSE:WNSGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The business services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 return on equity of 19.13% and a net margin of 11.44%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.57 EPS.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 24th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on WNS in a report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on WNS from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, WNS presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.33.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WNS. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its position in WNS by 31.1% in the 3rd quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 49,345 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,036,000 after buying an additional 11,713 shares during the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC increased its position in shares of WNS by 68.5% during the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,001 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $82,000 after purchasing an additional 407 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in shares of WNS by 44.1% during the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 87,556 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $7,162,000 after purchasing an additional 26,776 shares during the last quarter. B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the 3rd quarter valued at $1,333,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of WNS by 14.3% during the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 844,049 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $69,043,000 after purchasing an additional 105,517 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of WNS stock traded down $2.23 on Thursday, reaching $81.77. 20,092 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 158,356. WNS has a 52 week low of $67.36 and a 52 week high of $91.48. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $84.85 and its two-hundred day moving average is $85.76. The company has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.38.

About WNS (Get Rating)

WNS (Holdings) Ltd. engages in the provision of business process management solutions. Its services include industry-specific offerings, customer interaction, finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, and research and analytics. It operates through the WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM segments.

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