Endurance Specialty Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Endurance Specialty Holdings (NYSE:ENH) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Endurance Specialty Holdings Limited, is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance Limited, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Endurance Specialty Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.11 per share on revenues of $907.70 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.58.

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 $1.34 to a profit $1.36. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.37, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,835 1,907 1,958 2,103 2,256
Diluted EPS ($) 1.31 8.69 6.38 -2.95 3.00

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 ($) in millions 544.29 473.36 565.68 606.37 610.93
Diluted EPS ($) -0.8749 1.72 1.48 0.74 -0.9580

Past Performance:
Endurance Specialty 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)