Equities research analysts forecast that WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have provided estimates for WNS’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.66 and the highest is $0.71. WNS posted earnings of $0.63 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 9.5%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, April 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that WNS will report full-year earnings of $2.66 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.63 to $2.68. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $2.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.69 to $2.86. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover WNS.

WNS (NYSE:WNS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 17th. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $199.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $195.32 million. WNS had a net margin of 12.52% and a return on equity of 23.78%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS.

WNS has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WNS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 27th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective (up from $52.00) on shares of WNS in a report on Thursday, March 7th. Wedbush upped their price objective on shares of WNS from $55.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of WNS in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $60.57.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FDx Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in WNS by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. now owns 5,869 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $242,000 after purchasing an additional 271 shares during the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new stake in shares of WNS during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $27,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 20.0% during the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 5,759 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $237,000 after purchasing an additional 959 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 26.9% during the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,004 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $206,000 after purchasing an additional 1,060 shares during the period. Finally, Navellier & Associates Inc boosted its stake in shares of WNS by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 42,160 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,740,000 after purchasing an additional 1,078 shares during the period. 84.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE:WNS traded down $0.33 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $54.13. The company had a trading volume of 41,080 shares, compared to its average volume of 158,634. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a current ratio of 1.97. The company has a market capitalization of $2.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.08. WNS has a 52-week low of $39.24 and a 52-week high of $54.65.

About WNS

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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