Wall Street brokerages forecast that Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) will announce earnings of $0.62 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have provided estimates for Cardtronics’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.66 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.57. Cardtronics reported earnings per share of $0.79 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 21.5%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, February 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Cardtronics will report full-year earnings of $2.89 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.84 to $2.93. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $2.14 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.05 to $2.27. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Cardtronics.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. Cardtronics had a negative net margin of 9.37% and a positive return on equity of 29.32%. The company had revenue of $402.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $383.97 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.98 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 22.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Cardtronics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 16th. Lake Street Capital downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $31.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Cardtronics in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.00.

In other Cardtronics news, Director Mark Rossi bought 2,500 shares of Cardtronics stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $16.81 per share, with a total value of $42,025.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Edward H. West bought 12,500 shares of Cardtronics stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $17.29 per share, for a total transaction of $216,125.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 20,000 shares of company stock worth $343,150 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CATM. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in Cardtronics by 77.7% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,731 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 1,631 shares during the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its position in Cardtronics by 69.8% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 4,088 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 1,680 shares during the last quarter. Petrus Trust Company LTA grew its position in Cardtronics by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Petrus Trust Company LTA now owns 6,191 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $203,000 after purchasing an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank grew its position in Cardtronics by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 6,294 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 331 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in Cardtronics during the 3rd quarter valued at about $157,000.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $20.65. 466,225 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 758,171. Cardtronics has a 52 week low of $15.80 and a 52 week high of $55.71. The company has a quick ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64. The company has a market cap of $915.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.91, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.64.

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Cardtronics Company Profile

Cardtronics plc, formerly Cardtronics, Inc, provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMS) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The Company’s operations consists of its North America, Europe, and Corporate & Other segments. Its ATM operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are included in its North America segment.

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