Last quarter Total System Services (TSS) met Wall Street estimates, and it is scheduled to report again on Tuesday.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Total System Services to come in with earnings of 32 cents per share on revenues of $461.7 million. Estimates range from 30 cents per share to 33 cents per share. The average estimate has shown no movement over the last three months.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $1.88 per share between May 18, 2012 and May 29, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

The impending earnings announcement offers the opportunity expand on positive earnings momentum gained over last three quarters. Net income rose 27.1% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 26.9% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 3.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 6.1% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 7.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Total System Services with 10 of 18 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 15.6% to $56.4 million (30 cents a share) from $48.8 million (25 cents a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 7.4% to $461.2 million from $429.4 million.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EPS: 32 cents

Revenue Estimate: $461.7 million

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)