Equities analysts expect ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) to report $1.38 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for ASML’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.41 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.34. ASML posted earnings per share of $1.12 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 23.2%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that ASML will report full year earnings of $7.31 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.75 to $8.83. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $9.08 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.57 to $10.16. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover ASML.
ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The semiconductor company reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.52. ASML had a net margin of 24.28% and a return on equity of 21.16%. The firm had revenue of $2.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.15 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.23 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.3% compared to the same quarter last year.
ASML (NASDAQ ASML) traded up $3.51 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $211.53. 733,383 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,010,000. ASML has a 12-month low of $123.86 and a 12-month high of $213.60. The stock has a market cap of $91,740.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 2.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.
The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 9th. Investors of record on Monday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $1.7181 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 27th. This is an increase from ASML’s previous annual dividend of $0.71. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. ASML’s payout ratio is 18.26%.
ASML declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, January 17th that authorizes the company to buyback shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership grew its stake in shares of ASML by 8.7% during the 3rd quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 2,422,603 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $414,750,000 after acquiring an additional 193,896 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of ASML by 2.8% during the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 2,075,281 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $360,725,000 after acquiring an additional 57,055 shares during the period. Winslow Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of ASML by 0.4% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC now owns 1,975,807 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $343,435,000 after acquiring an additional 7,868 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its stake in shares of ASML by 18.1% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,839,320 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $314,892,000 after acquiring an additional 282,357 shares during the period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. grew its stake in shares of ASML by 11.8% during the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 737,887 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $126,326,000 after acquiring an additional 77,648 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 16.90% of the company’s stock.
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ASML Company Profile
ASML Holding N.V. is a holding company. The Company is a manufacturer of chip-making equipment. The Company is engaged in the development, production, marketing, selling and servicing of semiconductor equipment systems, consisting of lithography systems. The Company’s products include systems, and installed base products and services.
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