Wall Street analysts expect that Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE:VNTV) will report $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Twelve analysts have provided estimates for Vantiv’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.96 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.93. Vantiv reported earnings of $0.75 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 26.7%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Vantiv will report full-year earnings of $3.35 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.34 to $3.37. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $3.76 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.53 to $3.95. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Vantiv.

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $551.77 million. Vantiv had a return on equity of 41.19% and a net margin of 6.07%. Vantiv’s quarterly revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.71 EPS.

Several research firms have commented on VNTV. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $63.00 to $85.00 in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Instinet restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Vantiv in a report on Monday, August 14th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. raised their price objective on Vantiv from $70.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Vantiv in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Vantiv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.60.

Vantiv (VNTV) traded up $0.54 on Thursday, reaching $69.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,696,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,832,389. The stock has a market cap of $12,320.41, a P/E ratio of 23.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 0.56. Vantiv has a one year low of $54.38 and a one year high of $73.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.45, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.72.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its position in Vantiv by 12.3% during the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,981 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $125,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its position in Vantiv by 404.7% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,170 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after acquiring an additional 1,740 shares during the period. Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. acquired a new stake in Vantiv during the 2nd quarter worth about $204,000. Great Lakes Advisors LLC lifted its position in Vantiv by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 3,218 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $204,000 after acquiring an additional 47 shares during the period. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Vantiv during the 2nd quarter worth about $204,000. 79.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Vantiv Company Profile

Vantiv, Inc is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. The Company is a payment processor. The Company’s segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Company offers a range of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider.

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