Wall Street brokerages expect that SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) will report $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for SAP’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.90 to $1.99. SAP posted earnings of $1.72 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 12.8%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that SAP will report full year earnings of $5.57 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.48 to $5.67. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $6.16 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.08 to $6.21. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow SAP.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 21st. The software maker reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $6.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.78 billion. SAP had a return on equity of 16.12% and a net margin of 12.62%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.14 EPS.

SAP has been the subject of several recent research reports. Oppenheimer restated an “outperform” rating and set a $150.00 target price (up from $141.00) on shares of SAP in a report on Wednesday. National Bank Financial raised their target price on shares of SAP from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 8th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price on shares of SAP in a report on Tuesday, October 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of SAP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Finally, Barclays restated a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 target price on shares of SAP in a report on Tuesday, October 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. SAP has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $117.79.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Next Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of SAP in the second quarter worth approximately $26,000. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. acquired a new stake in shares of SAP in the third quarter worth approximately $28,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. acquired a new stake in shares of SAP in the third quarter worth approximately $35,000. Sonora Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of SAP by 38.5% in the third quarter. Sonora Investment Management LLC now owns 313 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $37,000 after acquiring an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CWM LLC boosted its position in shares of SAP by 46.4% in the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 328 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $39,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. 5.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE SAP traded up $1.07 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $135.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 381,675 shares, compared to its average volume of 784,437. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.01. The company’s 50-day moving average is $126.78 and its two-hundred day moving average is $126.20. SAP has a fifty-two week low of $94.81 and a fifty-two week high of $140.62. The stock has a market cap of $161.58 billion, a PE ratio of 29.91, a PEG ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 1.12.

About SAP

SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software, and analytics and business intelligence company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Applications, Technology & Services; SAP Business Network; and Customer Experience. It offers SAP HANA, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Data Hub, a solution for businesses to manage data from various sources; and SAP Cloud platform that offers an enterprise platform-as-a-service.

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