$0.50 EPS Expected for WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) This Quarter

Analysts predict that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will report earnings of $0.50 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for WNS (Holdings) Limited’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.46 to $0.53. WNS (Holdings) Limited posted earnings per share of $0.49 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, January 18th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited will report full year earnings of $2.02 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.98 to $2.06. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $2.23 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.15 to $2.31. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for WNS (Holdings) Limited.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The business services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.04. WNS (Holdings) Limited had a return on equity of 19.23% and a net margin of 7.24%. The company had revenue of $182.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $175.36 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.42 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.9% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have weighed in on WNS. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective (up from $42.00) on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective (up from $41.00) on shares of WNS (Holdings) Limited in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Barrington Research increased their price objective on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $40.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price objective on WNS (Holdings) Limited from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Thirteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $42.33.

Shares of WNS (WNS) opened at $39.78 on Tuesday. WNS has a 1 year low of $24.82 and a 1 year high of $41.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a current ratio of 2.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,011.68, a P/E ratio of 25.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.00.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 6.0% in the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 83,576 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,051,000 after purchasing an additional 4,701 shares in the last quarter. Pier Capital LLC purchased a new position in WNS (Holdings) Limited in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $5,504,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 18.4% in the 3rd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 119,102 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,311,000 after purchasing an additional 18,536 shares in the last quarter. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC increased its stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited by 5.8% in the 3rd quarter. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel LLC now owns 1,177,150 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $42,966,000 after purchasing an additional 64,225 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in WNS (Holdings) Limited in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $210,000. 85.22% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

WNS (Holdings) Limited Company Profile

WNS (Holdings) Limited is a global provider of business process management (BPM) services. The Company offers data, voice, analytical and business transformation services. The Company’s segments include WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. Its operating segments include travel, insurance, banking and financial services, healthcare, utilities, retail and consumer products groups, auto claims and others.

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