Fiserv reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Fiserv missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Fiserv notched revenue of $1.08 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $1.20 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.33. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.34 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.33 for Q1 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.20 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.87 for Q1 were 7.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.94 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 38.2%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.3%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.18 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.45.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.96.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 314 members out of 342 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 98 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 92 give Fiserv a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fiserv is hold, with an average price target of $86.63.
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