Navigators Group Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international commercial property & casualty specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, and underwriting management companies. The Company has offices in communities across the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Navigators Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.75 per share on revenues of $209.84 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.78.

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 $0.77 to a profit $0.78. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.06, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Navigators Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 683.67 762.88 776.98 766.38 877.92
Diluted EPS ($) 3.04 3.65 4.24 1.69 4.45

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 ($) in millions 211.32 196.98 215.90 220.41 244.63
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7109 0.56 1.05 0.90 1.928

Past Performance:
Navigators Group 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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