Argo Group International Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ:AGII) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. offers property casualty insurance and reinsurance. The Company offers excess and surplus lines, select markets, and international specialty insurance.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Argo Group International Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.67 per share on revenues of $336.30 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.23.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.81 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.11, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Argo Group International Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,249 1,545 1,384 1,258 1,336
Diluted EPS ($) 2.05 3.81 2.76 -3.02 2.01

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 318.60 323.10 318.00 344.50 350.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0527 0.74 0.92 0.52 -0.1874

Past Performance:
Argo Group International Holdings has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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