Equities research analysts expect WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.61 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Eight analysts have made estimates for WNS’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.60 and the highest is $0.62. WNS posted earnings of $0.66 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, January 17th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS will report full year earnings of $2.50 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.48 to $2.52. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $2.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.60 to $2.72. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow WNS.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The business services provider reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $195.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $196.66 million. WNS had a return on equity of 23.67% and a net margin of 12.40%.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised WNS from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 20th. ValuEngine cut WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Loop Capital boosted their price objective on WNS to $63.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of WNS in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. Finally, Barrington Research set a $60.00 price objective on WNS and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $57.43.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC grew its stake in WNS by 5.2% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,965,235 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $251,986,000 after purchasing an additional 245,490 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its stake in WNS by 5.1% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,418,751 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $72,002,000 after purchasing an additional 68,589 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in WNS by 19.6% in the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,377,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $69,887,000 after purchasing an additional 225,586 shares in the last quarter. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors LLC grew its stake in WNS by 0.8% in the third quarter. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors LLC now owns 870,581 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $44,182,000 after purchasing an additional 6,775 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in WNS by 1.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 858,011 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $43,544,000 after purchasing an additional 15,512 shares in the last quarter. 84.18% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NYSE:WNS opened at $45.00 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.67, a quick ratio of 1.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.86, a PEG ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 0.86. WNS has a 12 month low of $39.24 and a 12 month high of $54.38.

WNS Company Profile

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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