Brokerages expect AlarmCom Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:ALRM) to report earnings per share of $0.25 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have provided estimates for AlarmCom’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.27 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.24. AlarmCom posted earnings of $0.27 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 7.4%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 14th.

On average, analysts expect that AlarmCom will report full-year earnings of $1.21 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.20 to $1.24. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.39 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.33 to $1.49. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow AlarmCom.

AlarmCom (NASDAQ:ALRM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The software maker reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $104.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $94.72 million. AlarmCom had a net margin of 9.75% and a negative return on equity of 64.90%.

Several equities analysts have commented on ALRM shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of AlarmCom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. Jefferies Financial Group increased their price target on shares of AlarmCom to $55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of AlarmCom from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on shares of AlarmCom from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Imperial Capital reiterated an “in-line” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of AlarmCom in a research note on Thursday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.92.

In other news, VP Daniel Ramos sold 70,299 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.47, for a total transaction of $3,969,784.53. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Daniel Kerzner sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.66, for a total transaction of $496,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 322,730 shares of company stock worth $17,912,580. Insiders own 37.10% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ALRM. Polen Capital Management LLC grew its position in AlarmCom by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Polen Capital Management LLC now owns 9,546 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $385,000 after buying an additional 1,031 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its position in AlarmCom by 28.4% in the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,024 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 1,334 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in AlarmCom by 3.9% in the 1st quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 42,190 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,592,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its position in AlarmCom by 6.3% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 28,500 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,076,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP grew its position in AlarmCom by 13.1% in the 2nd quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 15,300 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $618,000 after buying an additional 1,770 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.04% of the company’s stock.

AlarmCom stock traded down $1.58 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $54.88. The company had a trading volume of 34,462 shares, compared to its average volume of 563,165. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 74.29, a P/E/G ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 1.33. AlarmCom has a 1 year low of $33.39 and a 1 year high of $59.05. The company has a quick ratio of 3.93, a current ratio of 4.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.08.

AlarmCom Company Profile

Alarm.com Holdings, Inc provides cloud-based software platform solutions for smart residential and commercial properties in the United States and internationally. The company provides interactive security solutions to control and monitor their security systems, as well as connected security devices, including door locks, motion sensors, thermostats, garage doors, and video cameras; and high definition video monitoring solutions, such as live streaming, smart clip capture, secure cloud storage, video alerts, continuous HD recording, and commercial video surveillance solutions.

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