Hartford Financial Services Group: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. provides a range of insurance products. The Company’s products include property and casualty insurance, annuities, life insurance, investment services, and group insurance. Hartford Financial operates around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Hartford Financial Services Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.83 per share on revenues of $5.37 billion.

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 $0.7 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.16, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Hartford Financial Services Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 9,219 24,430 22,050 21,860 26,410
Diluted EPS ($) -8.99 -2.93 2.40 1.40 -0.18

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 ($) in millions 5,638 7,661 4,574 6,442 7,735
Diluted EPS ($) 0.25 0.18 -0.26 0.01 -0.11

Past Performance:
Hartford Financial Services Group has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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

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