HCC Insurance Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE:HCC) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. underwrites property and casualty insurance. The Company provides property insurance in the United States and marine, aviation, offshore energy, accident, and health insurance worldwide. HCC’s customers include ocean marine fleets, multinational energy businesses, and international aviation operations.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Hcc Insurance Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.83 per share on revenues of $578.06 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 10.91.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.85 to a profit $0.84. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.39, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,279 2,319 2,302 2,374 2,526
Diluted EPS ($) 2.61 3.11 2.99 2.30 3.83

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 ($) in millions 614.92 609.52 632.29 631.67 652.34
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7516 0.79 0.92 1.05 1.081

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