Total System Services Earnings Preview For Tuesday (TSS)
Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) is expected to report earnings for last fiscal quarter after the closing bell on April 24, 2012.
Who They Are:
Total System Services, Inc. provides electronic payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Columbus, Georgia. Total System Services trades an average of 1.1 million shares per day and has a marketcap of $4.4 Billion.
Book Value: $6.88
Float Short: 0.87%
What To Expect:
On average, 19 Analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.01 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.31. A surprise above $0.30 per share will top the estimated per share earnings.
For the last analyst update, a low of $0.28 and a high of $0.31 per share is what Wall Street is anticipating.
Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue for Total System Services.
Recent Stock and Valuation Performance:
The current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 20.4. The forward P/E ratio is 18.17.
In the last month, the stock has increased in price 2.07%, and changing from last year at this time 24.32%.
The stock is performing better than the overall market with a relative gain. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 7.30%.
Revenue year-over-year has decreased to $1.81 billion for 2011 vs. $1.72 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $222.66 million for 2011 vs. $205.62 million for 2010.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $322.46 million for 2011 vs. $309.43 million for 2010. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins in the earnings release to make sure the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.
The short interest is relatively low at 0.87%.
Here are the last few quarters to get an idea how well they perform compared to estimates
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.
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