Analysts Anticipate KEYW Holding Corp. (KEYW) to Announce -$0.02 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts predict that KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) will post ($0.02) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have issued estimates for KEYW’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.01 and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.06). KEYW posted earnings per share of ($0.01) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 100%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, March 21st.

On average, analysts expect that KEYW will report full-year earnings of ($0.36) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.39) to ($0.32). For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.03 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.03) to $0.12. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover KEYW.

KEYW (NASDAQ:KEYW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The software maker reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $126.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $125.51 million. KEYW had a negative return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 0.09%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.08) EPS.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on KEYW. ValuEngine lowered KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Drexel Hamilton lowered KEYW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised KEYW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, William Blair began coverage on KEYW in a research report on Monday, October 1st. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $9.75.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in KEYW in the 2nd quarter valued at $104,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in KEYW in the 2nd quarter valued at $109,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH acquired a new stake in KEYW in the 3rd quarter valued at $181,000. First Command Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in KEYW in the 3rd quarter valued at $264,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in KEYW by 55.2% in the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 36,228 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $314,000 after purchasing an additional 12,886 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of KEYW traded up $0.25 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $9.61. The stock had a trading volume of 523,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 485,893. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $433.27 million, a P/E ratio of -21.10 and a beta of 0.77. KEYW has a 12-month low of $4.96 and a 12-month high of $9.84.

About KEYW

The KeyW Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering and technology solutions to support the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information across the spectrum of the intelligence, cyber, and counterterrorism communities in the United States. The company's solutions are designed to meet the critical needs of agile intelligence and U.S.

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