Maiden Holdings Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Maiden Holdings Ltd. offers reinsurance services to subsidiaries of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., small insurance companies and managing general agents in the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Maiden Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.27 per share on revenues of $495.36 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.17.

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 $0.3 to a profit $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.17, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 419.77 983.15 1,248 1,640 1,900
Diluted EPS ($) 0.32 0.87 0.98 0.39 0.64

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 ($) in millions 439.04 463.05 456.54 475.56 504.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2404 0.28 0.20 0.30 -0.0924

Past Performance:
Maiden 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)