Ace Limited Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Ace Limited (NYSE:ACE) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, July 23rd. ACE Limited is the holding company for the ACE Group of Companies, a property and casualty insurance business. The Group provides a diversified range of products and services to clients through operations in countries around the world. ACE provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ace Limited Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.95 per share on revenues of $3.81 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.91.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $2.01 to a profit $2.04. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $8.07, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ace Limited has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 13,632 15,075 16,006 16,834 17,936
Diluted EPS ($) 3.53 7.55 9.11 4.65 7.89

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 4,286.00 5,215.00 4,435.00 4,114.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.96 1.86 2.22 2.77

Past Performance:
Ace Limited has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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