MGIC Investment Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Falling Now

MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) had a loss and missed 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 7.48%.

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MGIC Investment Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.31 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.48 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 29.1% to $269.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: MGIC Investment Corp. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.31 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.15. It missed the average revenue estimate of $281.31 million.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from the management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 27.51% from $371.37 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $-0.31 in the quarter versus EPS of $-1.01 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 loss of $0.17 to a loss $0.16. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of $0.9 to a loss of $0.74 over the last ninety days.

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

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