Brokerages expect Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) to report $0.51 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Cardtronics’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.53 and the lowest is $0.45. Cardtronics reported earnings of $0.61 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 16.4%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, August 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Cardtronics will report full year earnings of $2.08 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.06 to $2.10. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $2.27 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.15 to $2.40. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Cardtronics.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $318.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $310.99 million. Cardtronics had a net margin of 0.81% and a return on equity of 20.70%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.46 earnings per share.

Several brokerages have commented on CATM. Zacks Investment Research raised Cardtronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price objective on Cardtronics from $35.00 to $40.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 28th. Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Cardtronics in a research report on Monday, April 29th. ValuEngine raised Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Cardtronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $40.25.

NASDAQ:CATM traded up $0.37 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $30.20. The company had a trading volume of 444,128 shares, compared to its average volume of 330,620. The stock has a market cap of $1.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.23 and a beta of 1.32. Cardtronics has a 52 week low of $23.48 and a 52 week high of $39.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.33.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 21.9% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 109,062 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,836,000 after purchasing an additional 19,611 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 195.6% in the 4th quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 96,015 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,496,000 after purchasing an additional 63,531 shares during the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association purchased a new position in shares of Cardtronics in the 4th quarter worth about $1,373,000. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 1.6% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 434,060 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $11,285,000 after purchasing an additional 6,950 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oberweis Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Cardtronics in the 4th quarter worth about $1,240,000.

About Cardtronics

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, financial institutions, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, and train stations.

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