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Fidelity National Information Services Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

Tuesday - 4/30/2013, 2:00am  ET

Fidelity National Information Services reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Fidelity National Information Services met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Fidelity National Information Services logged revenue of $1.48 billion. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $1.47 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 details
EPS came in at $0.62. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.60 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q1 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q1 were 69% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 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.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.8%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.6%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.81.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 137 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Fidelity National Information Services a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fidelity National Information Services is outperform, with an average price target of $40.00.

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