Analysts Anticipate WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) to Post $0.69 Earnings Per Share

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Analysts expect that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will announce earnings of $0.69 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Eight analysts have provided estimates for WNS’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.71 and the lowest is $0.66. WNS posted earnings per share of $0.63 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 9.5%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, April 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.66 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.63 to $2.68. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $2.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.69 to $2.86. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for WNS.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 17th. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $199.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $195.32 million. WNS had a net margin of 12.52% and a return on equity of 23.78%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.06 earnings per share.

WNS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 27th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “strong-buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price (up previously from $52.00) on shares of WNS in a research note on Thursday, March 7th. Wedbush upped their target price on shares of WNS from $55.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of WNS in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $60.57.

NYSE WNS traded down $0.33 on Wednesday, reaching $54.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 41,080 shares, compared to its average volume of 158,634. The stock has a market cap of $2.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.95, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.08. WNS has a 52 week low of $39.24 and a 52 week high of $54.65. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Dorsey Wright & Associates boosted its position in WNS by 3.9% in the first quarter. Dorsey Wright & Associates now owns 89,167 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,750,000 after buying an additional 3,308 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in WNS by 11.2% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 204,665 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,443,000 after buying an additional 20,664 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its position in WNS by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,501,805 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $61,964,000 after buying an additional 83,054 shares in the last quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. boosted its position in WNS by 19.9% in the fourth quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. now owns 911,626 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $37,614,000 after buying an additional 151,130 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP boosted its position in WNS by 94.4% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 84,230 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,475,000 after buying an additional 40,900 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.67% of the company’s stock.

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, together with its subsidiaries, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. It operates through two segments, WNS Global BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. The company offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; travel and leisure; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecommunication; utilities; consulting and professional services; healthcare; banking and financial services; and shipping and logistics industries.

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