$1.13 EPS Expected for Fair Isaac Co. (FICO) This Quarter

Equities research analysts predict that Fair Isaac Co. (NYSE:FICO) will report earnings per share of $1.13 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Fair Isaac’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.14 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.12. Fair Isaac posted earnings per share of $1.16 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 2.6%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, January 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Fair Isaac will report full-year earnings of $5.42 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.32 to $5.49. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $6.57 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.37 to $6.79. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Fair Isaac.

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.48. The business had revenue of $253.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $249.11 million. Fair Isaac had a return on equity of 30.03% and a net margin of 13.76%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.28 EPS.

FICO has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays lifted their price objective on Fair Isaac from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd.

In other news, Director Joanna Rees purchased 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $152.00 per share, for a total transaction of $456,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,989 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $758,328. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of Fair Isaac stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total value of $752,300.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 21,259 shares in the company, valued at $3,198,629.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 1st Global Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Fair Isaac by 1.3% during the second quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc. now owns 3,069 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $428,000 after purchasing an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in shares of Fair Isaac by 0.5% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 11,860 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,653,000 after purchasing an additional 58 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Fair Isaac by 2.2% during the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 3,068 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $428,000 after purchasing an additional 66 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in shares of Fair Isaac by 4.5% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 4,448 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $620,000 after purchasing an additional 191 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its position in shares of Fair Isaac by 17.9% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,297 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $181,000 after purchasing an additional 197 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) traded up $2.25 during trading on Friday, reaching $163.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 195,303 shares, compared to its average volume of 142,954. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The stock has a market cap of $4,868.01, a PE ratio of 41.17, a P/E/G ratio of 4.40 and a beta of 1.26. Fair Isaac has a 1-year low of $119.54 and a 1-year high of $164.76.

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About Fair Isaac

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.

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