$1.33 EPS Expected for SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) This Quarter

Equities analysts predict that SAP SE (NYSE:SAPGet Rating) will post earnings per share of $1.33 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for SAP’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.44 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.25. SAP reported earnings per share of $2.11 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 37%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that SAP will report full-year earnings of $5.64 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.38 to $6.37. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $6.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.05 to $6.89. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for SAP.

SAP (NYSE:SAPGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 27th. The software maker reported $1.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.61 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $9.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.13 billion. SAP had a net margin of 17.46% and a return on equity of 13.68%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on SAP shares. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on shares of SAP from €152.00 ($163.44) to €142.00 ($152.69) and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 25th. Jefferies Financial Group decreased their price objective on SAP from €130.00 ($139.78) to €120.00 ($129.03) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SAP from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $113.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, March 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on SAP from €135.00 ($145.16) to €115.00 ($123.66) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, Cowen reduced their target price on SAP from $145.00 to $136.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 28th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $110.44.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Montag A & Associates Inc. bought a new position in SAP in the first quarter worth approximately $45,000. DAVENPORT & Co LLC boosted its holdings in SAP by 2.0% in the first quarter. DAVENPORT & Co LLC now owns 27,268 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,026,000 after acquiring an additional 525 shares in the last quarter. Personal CFO Solutions LLC raised its holdings in SAP by 8.2% during the first quarter. Personal CFO Solutions LLC now owns 4,051 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $449,000 after buying an additional 307 shares during the last quarter. Capital Investment Counsel Inc raised its holdings in SAP by 151.3% during the first quarter. Capital Investment Counsel Inc now owns 34,630 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $3,843,000 after buying an additional 20,850 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. raised its holdings in SAP by 29.7% during the first quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 1,702 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $193,000 after buying an additional 390 shares during the last quarter.

NYSE SAP traded up $1.58 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $102.38. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 58,692 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,135,544. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $109.02 and a 200-day simple moving average of $126.56. The stock has a market cap of $125.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.81, a P/E/G ratio of 5.39 and a beta of 1.15. SAP has a 52 week low of $98.90 and a 52 week high of $151.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 1.24.

The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 20th will be issued a $2.66 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.9%. This is a boost from SAP’s previous annual dividend of $2.19. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 19th. SAP’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.13%.

About SAP (Get Rating)

SAP SE, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an enterprise application software company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Applications, Technology & Support; Qualtrics; and Services. It offers SAP S/4HANA, an ERP suite with intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics; SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management provides cloud-based solutions, such as a human resources management system for core HR and payroll, talent management, employee experience management, and people analytics; and intelligent spend management solutions, including products branded under the SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, and SAP Fieldglass names.

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