Marsh & McLennan Companies Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling Stock Now

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 2.31%.

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 33.33% to $0.52 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.46 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 3.23% to $3 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.52 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.52. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.01 billion.

Quoting Management: “We look forward to the next chapter in our journey to become one of the world’s elite enterprises. We will strive to provide outstanding, innovative services to clients, make Marsh & McLennan Companies a great place to work for our colleagues and deliver long-term profitable growth for shareholders.” concluded Mr. Glaser.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 5.52% from $2.85 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 33.33% from $0.39 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.68 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.15 to a profit of $2.16 over the last ninety days.

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