Analysts expect that Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.42 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Cardtronics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.38 to $0.45. Cardtronics reported earnings per share of $0.96 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 56.3%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, November 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Cardtronics will report full year earnings of $1.82 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.76 to $1.87. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $1.91 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.81 to $2.01. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Cardtronics.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.22. The firm had revenue of $341.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $324.03 million. Cardtronics had a negative net margin of 11.00% and a positive return on equity of 24.21%. The firm’s revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share.

A number of research firms have issued reports on CATM. ValuEngine upgraded Cardtronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 5th. TheStreet upgraded Cardtronics from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Monday, August 27th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Cardtronics in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.25.

In related news, Director Hudson Executive Capital Lp acquired 25,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $29.97 per share, for a total transaction of $755,244.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Mark Rossi acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $30.25 per share, for a total transaction of $151,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Cardtronics in the second quarter worth about $132,000. Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Cardtronics in the second quarter worth about $209,000. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new stake in Cardtronics in the second quarter worth about $227,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Cardtronics in the second quarter worth about $230,000. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its position in Cardtronics by 135.0% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 9,540 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $231,000 after acquiring an additional 5,481 shares in the last quarter.

CATM stock traded up $1.31 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $31.89. The company had a trading volume of 388,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 604,096. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.21, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.99, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.19. Cardtronics has a one year low of $15.80 and a one year high of $39.10.

Cardtronics Company Profile

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and bank balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, and train stations.

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