Below is a detailed look at the quarterly results of two dividend paying companies whose earnings were reported before today’s opening bell.
1. John Wiley & Sons Beats Q4 Estimates
John Wiley & Sons (JW-A ) a multinational academic publishing company well known for its “_For Dummies_” series of reference guides, published its Q4 numbers before today’s opening bell.
The company posted a Q4 profit of $0.81 per share, beating the consensus EPS estimate of $0.79 by 2 cents. For the entire year, the company reported a net profit of $176.9 million or an EPS of $2.97.
However, Q4 revenue at $442 million was lower than analyst estimates of $461.59 million. The company reported an annual revenue of $1.82 billion
The company now expects nominal revenue growth and little or no increase in EPS for FY 2016.
John Wiley & Sons currently pays an annualized dividend of $1.16 per share ($0.29 on a quarterly basis). The last dividend was paid out on 4/27/2015. The company has not announced the next dividend payout date.
2. FactSet Research Systems Beats Q3 Estimates
FactSet Research Systems (FDS ) is a global financial data and analytics company based in Norwalk, CT. The company reported its Q3 numbers before the opening bell today.
FactSet Research Systems announced Q3 earnings of $1.42 per share beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.01. The company reported a FY 2014 EPS of $4.92 per share.
The company posted a Q3 revenue of $254.5 million, barely beating the analyst estimate of $253.56 million.
FactSet Research Systems has updated its Q4 2015 guidance. The company now expects a Q4 2015 EPS of $1.46-$1.48 and revenue at $259-$263 million against the consensus EPS estimate of $1.46 and revenue estimate of $260.1 million.
The company currently pays an annualized dividend payout of $1.76 ($0.44 per quarter). The last dividend was paid on 06/16/2015. The company has not announced its next dividend payout date.