Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. BR is scheduled to report first-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Nov 6, before the opening bell.
Notably, the company's shares have rallied 34.4% over the past year compared with the industry 's growth of 14.1%.
Here are the expectations.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $975 million, indicating an improvement of 5.4% from the year-ago quarter. The expected improvement is likely to be on the back of strong recurring revenue growth, driven by internal growth and acquisitions. This growth is likely to be partially offset by decline in event-driven revenues.
In fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, total revenues of $1.32 billion declined 1.9% on a year-over-year basis.
The consensus estimate for earnings per share is pegged at 70 cents, indicating year-over-year growth of 29.6%. The upside is likely to be driven by lower tax rates as a result of the 2017 tax reform policy (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), partially offset by decline in excess tax benefit (ETB) and strong operations. Moreover, increased investments in new products and technologies are likely to offset bottom-line growth.
In the last reported quarter, adjusted earnings of $1.86 per share increased 8.8% on a year-over-year basis.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise | Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Quote
Please note that according to the Zacks model, a company with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) has a good chance of beating estimates if it also has a positive Earnings ESP .
Broadridge has a Zacks Rank #2 and an Earnings ESP of +12.23%, a combination that increases the odds of an earnings beat.
Stocks with a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) or 5 (Strong Sell) are best avoided, especially if the companies are witnessing negative estimate revisions. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they're reported with our Earnings ESP Filter .
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Here are a few other stocks from the broader Business Services sector investors may consider, as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to beat estimates in the upcoming quarterly release:
National CineMedia, Inc. NCMI has an Earnings ESP of +3.45% and a Zacks Rank #2. The company is slated to report third-quarter results on Nov 5. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .
Paychex, Inc. PAYX has an Earnings ESP of +0.43% and a Zacks Rank #2. The company is expected to report second-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Dec 20.
EVO Payments, Inc. EVOP has an Earnings ESP of +1.17% and a Zacks Rank #3. The company is slated to report third-quarter results on Nov 7.
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