Having met analysts' estimates last quarter, Fidelity National Info (NYSE:FIS) is expected to deliver its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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Analysts currently expect Fidelity National Info to come in with earnings of 58 cents per share on revenues of $1.5 billion. Estimates range from 56 cents per share to 61 cents per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 61 cents.
Last Quarter's Results
In the first quarter, profit fell 6.1% to $87.1 million (29 cents a share) from $92.8 million (30 cents a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.6% to $1.45 billion from $1.38 billion.
Analysts think investors should stand pat on Fidelity National Info with seven of 14 analysts rating it hold.
In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $2.31 per share between June 25, 2012 and July 3, 2012.
Company Fundamental Trends This earnings announcement is definitely a chance to return to form after last quarter's profit drop broke a streak of income increases. Before falling in the first quarter, revenue rose 37.4% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 23.5% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 5.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year. On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 12.1% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 4.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter.
Reporting Period: 2Q
Date of Release: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
EPS: 58 cents
Revenue Estimate: $1.5 billion
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)