Analysts predict that Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.03 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.97 and the highest is $1.07. Dun & Bradstreet reported earnings of $0.95 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.4%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full-year earnings of $8.00 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.40 to $8.39. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $8.36 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.92 to $8.85. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Dun & Bradstreet.
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $3.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.04 by $0.18. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 8.09% and a negative return on equity of 29.86%. The firm had revenue of $528.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $535.82 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.99 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Dun & Bradstreet by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,148,246 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $372,783,000 after purchasing an additional 35,296 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet by 3.0% during the third quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,323,140 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $154,027,000 after acquiring an additional 38,076 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet by 3.2% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 558,374 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $65,000,000 after acquiring an additional 17,549 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet by 38.6% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 460,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $54,540,000 after acquiring an additional 128,300 shares during the period. Finally, Hermes Investment Management Ltd. increased its position in Dun & Bradstreet by 6,933.3% during the fourth quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. now owns 375,013 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $44,405,000 after acquiring an additional 369,681 shares during the period. 94.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) traded up $0.59 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $121.16. 386,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 379,818. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.93, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92. Dun & Bradstreet has a 1 year low of $101.17 and a 1 year high of $125.32. The company has a market capitalization of $4,478.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.97, a P/E/G ratio of 3.03 and a beta of 1.27.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be given a $0.5225 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. This is a positive change from Dun & Bradstreet’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. This represents a $2.09 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Dun & Bradstreet’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.03%.
About Dun & Bradstreet
The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is the source of commercial data, analytics and insight on businesses. The Company operates through two segments: Americas, which consists of its operations in the United States and Canada, and Non-Americas, which consists of its operations in the United Kingdom, Greater China, India, and its European and Asia Pacific Worldwide Networks.
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