Equities research analysts expect Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) to post earnings per share of $0.20 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Sapiens International’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.17 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.21. Sapiens International reported earnings per share of $0.19 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 5.3%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Sapiens International will report full year earnings of $0.82 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.71 to $0.88. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $0.92 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.85 to $0.99. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Sapiens International.

Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 14th. The technology company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. Sapiens International had a net margin of 8.06% and a return on equity of 17.25%. The company had revenue of $90.53 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.07 million.

A number of brokerages have commented on SPNS. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sapiens International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Sapiens International in a research note on Tuesday, February 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Sapiens International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 14th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sapiens International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 3rd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Sapiens International in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.94.

Sapiens International stock opened at $24.15 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.40. Sapiens International has a 1-year low of $13.55 and a 1-year high of $29.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 46.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 1.20. The company’s 50-day moving average is $21.81 and its 200 day moving average is $22.62.

The company also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 27th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 26th. This represents a yield of 0.58%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Aigen Investment Management LP acquired a new stake in Sapiens International in the first quarter valued at approximately $89,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Sapiens International by 79.5% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 7,405 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $170,000 after buying an additional 3,280 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Sapiens International by 313.1% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 8,630 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 6,541 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Sapiens International in the first quarter worth $196,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its holdings in shares of Sapiens International by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 14,042 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $323,000 after buying an additional 438 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 15.95% of the company’s stock.

Sapiens International Company Profile

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. provides software solutions for the insurance and financial services industries in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South Africa. The company offers software platform and solutions for personal, commercial, and specialty lines, as well as reinsurance and workers' compensation, including Sapiens CoreSuite and Sapiens IDITSuite; and life, pension, and annuities, such as Sapiens CoreSuite, Sapiens UnderwritingPro, Sapiens ApplicationPro, Sapiens IllustrationPro, and Sapiens ConsolidationMaster.

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