Equities research analysts expect NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) to post earnings per share of $2.10 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have made estimates for NXP Semiconductors’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $2.17 and the lowest is $2.07. NXP Semiconductors posted earnings per share of $3.21 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 34.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors will report full year earnings of $7.15 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.08 to $7.43. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $8.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.80 to $9.38. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover NXP Semiconductors.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The semiconductor provider reported $1.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $2.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.43 billion. NXP Semiconductors had a return on equity of 18.08% and a net margin of 28.38%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup reduced their target price on NXP Semiconductors from $94.00 to $88.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “sell” rating on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a report on Thursday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on NXP Semiconductors from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on NXP Semiconductors in a report on Friday, September 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $125.00 target price for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on NXP Semiconductors from $105.00 to $100.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $101.97.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in NXPI. Third Point LLC purchased a new stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors during the second quarter worth $1,174,652,000. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors during the third quarter worth $245,762,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board purchased a new stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors during the third quarter worth $225,934,000. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its holdings in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 10,111.1% during the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 2,458,011 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $210,159,000 after acquiring an additional 2,433,939 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royal London Asset Management Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 1,286.1% during the third quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,948,362 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $109,338,000 after acquiring an additional 1,807,802 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.58% of the company’s stock.

NXPI opened at $76.50 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $28.20 billion, a PE ratio of 11.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.93. NXP Semiconductors has a 12-month low of $69.72 and a 12-month high of $125.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 7th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. NXP Semiconductors’s dividend payout ratio is 11.84%.

NXP Semiconductors Company Profile

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.

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