CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.30 Per Share

Analysts expect that CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAIGet Rating) will post $1.30 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for CRA International’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.38 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.24. CRA International reported earnings per share of $1.53 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 15%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

On average, analysts expect that CRA International will report full-year earnings of $5.28 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.18 to $5.35. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $5.64 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.49 to $5.91. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for CRA International.

CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAIGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The business services provider reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.40. CRA International had a net margin of 7.50% and a return on equity of 20.92%. The company had revenue of $148.38 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $135.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.37 earnings per share.

Separately, StockNews.com started coverage on shares of CRA International in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They set a “strong-buy” rating for the company.

CRAI stock opened at $81.41 on Friday. CRA International has a one year low of $78.35 and a one year high of $116.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $599.99 million, a PE ratio of 14.46, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.43. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $84.24 and a two-hundred day moving average of $89.18.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 27th. CRA International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.02%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of CRA International in the 4th quarter valued at about $326,000. EAM Global Investors LLC acquired a new position in shares of CRA International in the 3rd quarter valued at about $3,069,000. Copeland Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of CRA International by 2.9% in the 4th quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC now owns 326,366 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $30,470,000 after purchasing an additional 9,343 shares during the period. EAM Investors LLC acquired a new position in shares of CRA International in the 3rd quarter valued at about $2,174,000. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P acquired a new position in shares of CRA International in the 3rd quarter valued at about $790,000. Institutional investors own 83.23% of the company’s stock.

About CRA International (Get Rating)

CRA International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides corporations through business strategy and performance-related issues.

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