Old Republic International Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Old Republic International Corporation is an insurance holding company whose subsidiaries market, underwrite, and provide risk management services. The Company provides services for a variety of coverages in the property and liability, mortgage guaranty, title, and life and health insurance fields.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Old Republic International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.04 per share on revenues of $1.22 billion.

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 $0.03 to a profit $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.42, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Old Republic International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,238 3,804 4,103 4,646 4,970
Diluted EPS ($) -2.41 -0.42 0.104 -0.44 -0.216

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 ($) in millions 1,308 1,158 1,224 1,305 1,283
Diluted EPS ($) 0.33 0.00 -0.13 -0.06 -0.026

Past Performance:
Old Republic International has missed analyst estimates 4 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)