Aspen Insurance Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. is a holding company that provides property/casualty insurance and reinsurance. The Company offers property and liability insurance in the United Kingdom and United States, and marine, energy, and aviation insurance and reinsurance worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Aspen Insurance Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.08 per share on revenues of $567.40 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.18.

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 $0.87 to a profit $1.01. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.33, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Aspen Insurance Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,791 2,083 2,204 2,171 2,329
Diluted EPS ($) 0.89 5.64 3.62 -1.88 3.38

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 ($) in millions 573.10 564.50 567.50 575.60 621.80
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.99 1.03 1.45 -0.09

Past Performance:
Aspen Insurance 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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