Fidelity National Information Services Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 13, 2012. Fidelity National Information Services 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 profit of 65 cents per share, a rise of 1.6% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 12.4% versus last year to $2.27.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last two quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped the forecasts by one cent, reporting net income of 62 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 61 cents. In the second quarter, the company exceeded forecasts by one cent with net income of 55 cents versus a mean estimate of profit of 54 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.49 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6.4% 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 this stock with nine analysts rating it as a buy, one rating it as a sell and four rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 23.5% to $136.3 million (44 cents a share) from $110.4 million (33 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.3% to $1.43 billion from $1.37 billion.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 12.1% in the second quarter from the year earlier, climbed 10.7% in the first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 8.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Stock Price Performance: During November 9, 2011 to February 7, 2012, the stock price had risen $4.08 (16.4%) from $24.82 to $28.90. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 13, 2012 and January 30, 2012 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 6% (+$1.62) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 14, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 5.5% (-$1.72) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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