Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 18.52% to $0.32 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.27 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 23.28% to $674.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Arthur J Gallagher & Co. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.32 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.24. It beat the average revenue estimate of $610.67 million.
Quoting Management: “We had an excellent start to 2013″ said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. “In the first quarter, our combined Brokerage and Risk Management segments posted 16% growth in adjusted total revenues, 6.0% organic growth in base commission and fee revenues, 24% growth in adjusted EBITDAC and adjusted EBITDAC margins improved by 107 basis points.”
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Revenue increased 0.13% from $673.2 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 8.57% from $0.35 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: 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 $0.66 to a profit $0.71. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.14 to a profit of $2.20 over the last ninety days.
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