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>>> Syntel's Repatriation Plan For Foreign Earnings Cashes Out At $15/Share Special Dividend

Jayson Derrick


September 13, 2016

Syntel, Inc.

SYNT's decision to give shareholders a one-time special dividend of $15 per share by repatriating cash held by its foreign subsidies isn't enough to turn Joseph Foresi of Cantor Fitzgerald bullish.

In a research report on Tuesday, Foresi noted that Syntel will repatriate approximately $1.24 billion in cash and will incur a one-time tax expense of $264 million.

The company also lowered its earnings guidance to reflect the charge and costs for the special dividend. Specifically, the company's project earnings per share range is ($0.60) to ($0.75) from a prior $2.55 to $2.70. Accordingly, the analyst lowered his third-quarter earnings per share estimate from $0.62 to ($2.60) but maintains his revenue estimate of $245.20 million.

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Foresi continued that his Hold rating, which he reiterated, is based on the fact that he is looking for a catalyst to drive revenue growth above industry rates.

Looking forward, the analyst also lowered his 2017 earnings per share estimate to $2.56 from $2.70 due to a "projected reduction in annual other income." Nevertheless, his $43 price target remains unchanged and his based on a 17x multiple to his 2017 earnings per share estimate


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