$1.81 EPS Expected for Insperity Inc (NSP) This Quarter

Analysts expect that Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) will report $1.81 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Insperity’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.91 and the lowest is $1.61. Insperity posted earnings per share of $1.41 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 28.4%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Monday, April 29th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Insperity will report full-year earnings of $4.54 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.31 to $4.68. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $5.48 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.44 to $5.54. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Insperity.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 11th. The business services provider reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $966.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $959.22 million. Insperity had a return on equity of 126.19% and a net margin of 3.52%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share.

NSP has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on Insperity from $110.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. ValuEngine raised Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price target on Insperity to $129.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $119.80.

In other news, CFO Douglas S. Sharp sold 2,546 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.10, for a total value of $336,326.60. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 17,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,301,314.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Paul J. Sarvadi sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.19, for a total value of $3,755,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 720,698 shares in the company, valued at $90,224,182.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 102,544 shares of company stock worth $12,874,224. 9.58% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NSP. Brasada Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Insperity in the fourth quarter worth $29,000. Ffcm LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Insperity in the fourth quarter worth $34,000. Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new stake in shares of Insperity in the fourth quarter worth $48,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Insperity in the fourth quarter worth $65,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Insperity during the fourth quarter valued at $97,000. 86.86% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Insperity stock traded up $4.63 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $129.73. 677,939 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 360,953. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.86. The company has a market cap of $5.31 billion, a PE ratio of 38.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 0.94. Insperity has a 12 month low of $62.55 and a 12 month high of $132.50.

About Insperity

Insperity, Inc provides human resources (HR) and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company offers its HR services through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions, which encompasses a range of human resources functions comprising payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers' compensation, government compliance, performance management and training, and development services.

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