Equities analysts expect ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) to post earnings of $0.72 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have provided estimates for ExlService’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.70 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.75. ExlService reported earnings per share of $0.74 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 2.7%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that ExlService will report full year earnings of $3.02 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.00 to $3.05. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $3.39 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.28 to $3.46. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow ExlService.

ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 29th. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $251.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $256.60 million. ExlService had a return on equity of 13.56% and a net margin of 5.17%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS.

EXLS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on ExlService from $75.00 to $74.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut ExlService from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, ValuEngine cut ExlService from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. ExlService has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.83.

Shares of NASDAQ:EXLS traded down $0.48 on Monday, hitting $69.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 168,283 shares, compared to its average volume of 119,484. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $67.83 and a 200 day simple moving average of $65.77. ExlService has a 1 year low of $44.29 and a 1 year high of $70.91. The company has a market capitalization of $2.38 billion, a PE ratio of 30.01, a PEG ratio of 2.70 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 2.69 and a quick ratio of 2.69.

In other news, COO Pavan Bagai sold 10,346 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.52, for a total transaction of $708,907.92. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 45,416 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,111,904.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.06, for a total value of $1,726,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 267,577 shares in the company, valued at $18,478,867.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 54,652 shares of company stock worth $3,781,637. Insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EXLS. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of ExlService by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 13,468 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $891,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. We Are One Seven LLC increased its position in shares of ExlService by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. We Are One Seven LLC now owns 10,659 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $704,000 after purchasing an additional 165 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System increased its position in shares of ExlService by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 53,272 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,523,000 after purchasing an additional 324 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio bought a new position in shares of ExlService during the 2nd quarter valued at about $72,000. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its position in shares of ExlService by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 10,270 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $679,000 after purchasing an additional 230 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.57% of the company’s stock.

ExlService Company Profile

ExlService Holdings, Inc provides operations management and analytics services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company offers business process management (BPM) services to the insurance industry in the areas of claims processing, subrogation, premium and benefit administration, agency management, account reconciliation, policy research, underwriting support, new business processing, policy servicing, premium audit, surveys, billing and collection, commercial and residential survey, and customer services.

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