Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Assured Guaranty Ltd. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 14.75% to $0.52 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.61 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Decreased 59.32% to $309 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Assured Guaranty Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.52 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.63. It beat the average revenue estimate of $202.2 million.
Quoting Management: “We continued to produce significant operating earnings in a challenging environment, once again demonstrating the effectiveness of our alternative strategies, as well as the strength of Assured Guaranty’s well-established business model,” said Dominic Frederico, President and CEO. “We are optimistic about our prospects in a higher interest rate environment and as the market gets to know our new, 100% U.S. municipal insurance platform, Municipal Assurance Corp. We also look forward to growth in our international business, where we closed two important UK infrastructure transactions in July.”
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Revenue decreased 275.57% from $176 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 61.19% from $1.34 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 $0.67 to a profit $0.68. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.74 to a profit of $3.34 over the last ninety days.
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