S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. offers technology solutions, processing services to the financial services industry.
Fidelity National Information Services Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet
Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 54 cents per share, a rise of 17.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 55 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 54 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.30 per share, a rise of 13.9% from last year.
Past Earnings Performance: The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the first quarter, the company reported net income of 45 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 45 cents per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 4 cents.
Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.42 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 10.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $5.74 billion for the year, a rise of 10.4% from last year’s revenue of $5.2 billion.
Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on Fidelity National Information Services as six analysts rate it as a buy, one rates it as a sell and five rate it as a hold.
Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 10.7% to $1.38 billion in first quarter. The figure rose 8.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 60.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 54.1% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.
Competitors to Watch: Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE:ADS), MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), NetSpend Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NTSP), Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT), Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), M & F Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:MFW), and Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS).
Stock Price Performance: During April 15, 2011 to July 13, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.22 (-9.7%) from $33.21 to $29.99. Shares have been on an upward streak of late, closing up every day between July 7, 2011 and July 13, 2011. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2010, and August 3, 2010, when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 3.7% (-$1.07) over that span. Shares are up $2.69 (+9.9%) year to date.
(Source: Xignite Financials)
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