Employers Holdings: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Employers Holdings, Inc. provides workers’ compensation insurance. The Company focuses on small businesses involved in low to medium hazard industries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Employers Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $165.08 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 6.60.

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 $0.13 to a profit $0.14. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.61, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 396.78 495.94 415.60 464.15 579.18
Diluted EPS ($) 2.07 1.80 1.53 1.30 3.37

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 ($) in millions 138.43 130.14 138.31 151.14 159.59
Diluted EPS ($) 0.5858 0.19 0.16 0.26 2.805

Past Performance:
Employers Holdings has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)